I just programmed an open source tool called semiphemeral that lets you automatically delete your old tweets, except for the ones you want to keep. Would be cool to add support for making your toots semiphemeral too, one day... micahflee.com/2019/06/semiphem

The Intercept is hiring a digital security specialist in NYC, if anyone is interested!

You’ll work directly with journalists on operational security issues related to securing devices, communicating with sources, protecting document sets, and collaborating securely. You'll also develop curriculum for and help run an internal digital security training program.

This is a union job. POC, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


"A Google employee spoke with the Bay Area Reporter on the condition of anonymity about the current mood among LGBTQ Googlers, saying by phone that, "I'm really worried that they [company leadership] don't know how unsustainable this is. They want to have it both ways: to monetize the engagement that comes from really odious content, but to bear no responsibility for it. And all of us queers who work here see how they're getting away with making money off people who hate us while doing nothing to stop them. Meanwhile, most queer creators' channels are demonetized or marked 'adult' because they use words like 'trans.' Google has no right to be at Pride. They're just capitalists. They don't care."


has a new release, peep the changelog, lots of nice little functionality improvements 🙌🏾🙌🏾

“My gender is not up for debate. I am a woman. Any trans discourse that does not proceed from this initial assumption — that trans people are the gender that they say they are — is oppressive, regressive, and harmful.”


ooh I should prob check out my pixelfed account

@therealraccoon I never liked the guillotine iconography and its appearance in recent years is an ominous sign. I think it comes from people's frustration with an entrenched elite and a desire for genuine change.

I've been around on the "open web" for a long time and so I remember that not so long ago ISIS was parading its gruesome spectacles on some sites. Guillotines don't bring liberation. They bring fear and terror.

- guillotine jokes are not funny
- actually deploying guillotines would be a mere inversion of power dynamics, not the abolition of rulers
→that's very reactionary and in no way anarchist

so between today & this weekend I plan to read the documentation to hopefully learn about writing/editing mkv metadata with ffmpeg

currently listening to an embedded bandcamp track. no idea how long that's been a thing

Amazon's warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor's involvement.

Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers' productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork to fire them for failing to meet expectations.
They confirmed that it fired hundreds of people for productivity reasons in just one facility over one year's time.


#gigEconomy #surveillanceCapitalism

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One has to wonder if their investors feel ripped off about this... After all, there are more than 2,000 installations of Mastodon and the costs begin at $5/mo, not $5M

A serious reminder: Please note that prison labor In the US is not "like" slave labor, it is expressly slave labor. The constitution allows for forcing slave labor upon inmates. It *is* slave labor, it is exactly slave labor, and it has never been anything but slave labor.

The exact wording of the 13th Amendment is "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Expressly, slave labor is still perfectly legal, so long as the state can make you into a criminal, and it will if it can.

reminder that any instance you register for free on is spending money on maintaining the instance, and if that income doesn't come from patreon, liberapay, etc, then it comes from their own pockets
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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more