The Hippocratic License: A new software license that prohibits uses that contravene the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
for those wondering how to establish trade relations with crows:
- feed crows food A regularly
- when crows decide to bring you gifts, feed them food B
- when crows bring you different categories of gifts, feed them a food-per-category, ex: food C for jewelry, food D for paper money, etc
- crows will recognize these exchange patterns and opt to bring you things in order to acquire desired treats
good luck! 🐦
Thread: ‘Just Culture’ for safety
I’ve been thinking about approaches to respond to harmful acts, both from peers (e.g., social media users blocking and calling out) and authorities (e.g., states, and moderators). A lot of my thinking goes back to something that came up in my work life: the concept in safety engineering of a ‘just culture.’ So I thought I’d lay out the idea for anyone who isn’t familiar.
finding dory conspiracy theory time part 1
hello beautiful friends it’s finding dory conspiracy theory time!
It is my genuine belief that the plot of finding dory was changed halfway through production by disney to allow for maximum merch partnerships and toy distribution, in this essay I LITERALLY WILL EXPLAIN WHY
CW: Orthocosm, censorship, capitalism #mademethink, Engadget link
Came across this in my firehose of RSS feeds and it made me full of thinks and some sads, and I really hope that there are enough of people around my age that are taking the chance to work into the places where decisions like this were made and doing their best to change them when they can
I've been goin hard on solarpunk aesthetic and ideals lately. But let's not forget some other punk categories that heavily overlap, and some key features that might attract you:
Hopepunk is an umbrella term in which solarpunk sits. It is defined by the ideal that being hoepful is, at this point in our timeline, incredibly counterculture.
Some things you can do to be a hopepunk:
-sift through all the depressing news articles to find the stuff that talks about life saving inventions or the fact that flowers can hear bees
-love and support your friends, loved ones, and comrades
-make art that inspires others to be happy, mindful, or loving
-fix your shit up because no matter what repair culture is punk as hell
-do things with people that make you feel good about the future.
I'm so old I remember when the entire tech industry FREAKED THE HECK OUT at the idea of 'Total Information Awareness' and now it's just 'yeah, that's literally our business plan, what's wrong with it'
For the past several months, I've been sending american-flag-belt-coworker almost-weekly network messages through an app he logs into that I have full admin on. The message pops up in the bottom corner of your desktop, and gives no appearance of having anything to do with the app it's coming from.
For the first few months, he only received this message, over and over:
Notice that jeans come pre-torn but not pre-mended. The last thing the capitalists want us to do is to associate mends with fashion because then we might stop replacing our clothes every six months as they wear out.
... but mended clothes /are/ cool and they /are/ punk and there's nothing they can do about that.
Hobbyist programmer, robot lover, something or other. Occasionally attempts art, with mixed results. Formerly one of the developers of SRB2.
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