not free as in gratis, but libre as in fuck you

@SallyStrange @scarly I’m overly amused by this because my spouse’s job literally is talking to nurses and doctors about how the patient management system should work and then turning that into specs for the programmers

Mind you, this is the first job she’s ever had where they really genuinely get the value of having someone do that

@scarly
*Hospital gets new patient information software* "Gee I wish the programmers had talked to some nurses and doctors instead of just other programmers"
*School gets new student assessment software* "Gee I wish the programmers had talked to some teachers and students instead of just other programmers"
*Construction company gets new materials tracking software* "Gee I wish the programmers had talked to some installers and estimators etc"

Just a trend I've noticed

@sophia People in my research group have collected terabytes of evidence in favor of this hypothesis

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Hey everyone, my wife and I are starting a new side project shooting reference photos for creators. You can check them out at reference.pictures

There's tons of free stuff as well as our first paid pack. All proceeds will go back into funding more cool shoots like this one.

Thanks for being awesome. <3

@meejah I’m not sure what I’m looking at here but it sure isn’t a fluffy animal...

Frustrating conversation on birdsite with someone I probably shouldn’t have engaged in the first place.

Why is it so hard for some people to understand that sometimes other people just won’t do what you want and that’s their choice and you cannot demand anything of them?

My evening is spoiled, please send pictures of cute fluffy animals.

Gotta love tzdata updates. “Urgency high, as the change is effective in a few hours.”

@sophia going by beekeeping3.com/2016/04/02/the the bees will need a space of 3/8" between pasta layers, so, uh, how big is your lasagna pan?

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

So I’ve been using GNOME for like fifteen years now and it’s, y’know, fine, but I may have the mental bandwidth to try something new this month and here’s what I am looking for: I want a desktop environment that implements middle mouse paste correctly. “Correctly” is defined as the way Xt and OLWM behaved in 1996. See bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cg for excruciating detail. Yes, that really is the thing I care most about.

Whatcha got for me, nerds?

thinking of writing a crossover fanfic where #seinfeld takes place in the same universe as twin peaks and retcons the renunion by having the gang pulled into increasingly lovecraftian/lynchian horror as they are picked off one by one. all of this so i can write a 40 page scene where kramer is trapped in a door knob.

The World President took the call.
"All right, Dr Dastard, what are your demands?"
"Media always talk about my inventions and schemes, and call me 'mad scientist' or 'evil genius'."
"I can't control media-
"But it's not just me! It's never a lone genius! My team deserves credit!"

To change the tone a bit here, this is unironically a massive gripe of mine.
A lot of the world is locked out of a lot of the modern web due to bloated pages and endless streams of content that even the best connections can't fully get access to.
Service upon service are somehow attempting to offer more convenience and visual attractiveness while requiring more and more data, rather than considering efficiency and access.

#SolarpunkReporting or maybe #reporting in general:

Have you heard about Solutions Journalism? Its main idea is to step beyond the regular investigative journalism and show solutions to the problem which worked in other places.

It combats news fatigue and allows people to see that they _can_ do something. It gives hope where regular journalism just exhausts us with a constant stream of bad news.

storytracker.solutionsjournali

solutionsjournalism.org/

#solarpunk #journalism

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