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The fall chill is back! Which means it's time for cheesy coffee shop type music and evening tea :-3

If you want to leave GitHub due to their recent bad behavior but still need a presence there, you can absolutely do that.

What FOSS developers provide them is credibility. If you move your cool projects elsewhere and mirror them to Github with a pointer to the real repo, the message is clear: you're only on Github because you have to be.

Boycotting $BIG_COMPANY 95% of the time is almost as effective as boycotting it 100% of the time; this isn't an all-or-nothing deal.

police sirens are a reminder that there are still people to free from slavery

Selfie, self-develooed photos 

I did it! Developed my own film! The scanning setup needs help, but I call this a win.

This is also incredibly dangerous because I can play the ebay roulette over and over at reasonably affordable prices

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The past few weeks, I've been getting into film photography. Got an old Pentax K1000, and I've been trying to snap pictures everywhere I go.

This weekend, my partner got me a kit of stuff to develop my own film, which is as close to magic as anything I've ever experienced.

I can tell my 30s are going to be defined by being upset that I was never exposed to the arts more growing up!

Louisville Protests, Sep 24 

A local Unitarian church is offering sanctuary to protestors who defied curfew to call attention to the injustice of the Kentucky Grand Jury failing to indict on the murder of Breonna Taylor.

The police are considering *storming the fucking church* to arrest these protestors as we speak.

A state senator has been arrested, along with a women who has spent the past 100+ days working to mediate between cops and protestors.

I am absolutely tired of liberals saying that these racist cops, prosecutors, and attorneys general are "on the wrong side of history."

History is not a linear path towards tolerance, and that thinking is itself white supremacist.

History is a messy course, and right now hate, fascism, racism, and others are winning in a lot of places.

To tut-tut about being on the "wrong side of history" is to excuse yourself from doing the work of dismantling systems of white supremacy.

Louisville, from a Louisvillian 

The police here in Louisville have been planning for days now to make this a march for the victory of white supremacy.

They're succeeding.

What it's like in Louisville right now 

I can hear at least 4 helicopters overhead. At least 2 of them are police choppers. My friends have been arrested at multiple locations along the road I live on. Cops are arresting journalists and livestreamers. A nearby supply drop-off for protestors has been raided. There are armed militias roaming around downtown, unchecked by police, heckling drivers and pedestrians.

It's a Morse Fotomatic IV 4400. Built by Toyota in the late 1950s, it's a champ. Still works incredibly well. The guy I bought it from didn't quite get the upper tension assembly repaired right, but I've got a new assembly on the way, along with a replacement bobbin tire.

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Like my dream job is someone pays me some modest amount to work on embedded rust devices, tools for hardware developers, and to stream hardware development, but failing that I guess I'll do something that's profitable to someone 😂

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Pandemic has made it ridiculously obvious how bad this job is.

So, time to start looking for another!

Anyone needs an electrical engineer with experience in space systems and a big interest in embedded rust?

Job Whinging 

I am so tired of capitalism, and honestly don't want to work at all.

I'm thinking about applying to a new job that is remote, pays more, but outside of my big "career interest". It's tough to work up the motivation to update the resume and write a cover letter that expresses the appropriate amount of energy and enthusiasm when I really, really don't have it.

It was a mistake to be born with a non-prime number of fingers anyway.

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