users, try setting `flat-volumes=no` in your daemon.conf. I've done it recently and I don't get things like notifications from websites causing my music volume to go up and down happening any more which is nice.

Can't believe it's taken me until the 9th to play this song:

I've got a tradition of playing every July now.

America in 2020. People using forged (and mis-spelled) cards from a fictitious organisation to misrepresent legislation intended to protect disabled people so they can avoid showing a basic amount of courtesy to help protect others during a pandemic.

Not only is this bullshit ableist as hell, it would literally be easier just for these people to put a damn mask on their faces.

If you're in the US and someone hands you one of these, cut it in two and throw it in the trash.

Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

"an Algorithm did Evil Thing"

no. humans did an evil thing and blamed a computer. and now the news article title blames a computer instead of the cops being blatantly racist

Contemporary black experimental music:

I've put together a list of 32 black experimental artists currently working in genres as diverse as noise, hip hop, jazz, ambient and more.

Any suggestions for artists to add to this list are more than welcome!

#Music #experimentalmusic #blm #blacklivesmatter

If a white man wants to lynch me, that's his problem. If he's got the power to lynch me, that's my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it's a question of power. Racism gets its power from capitalism. Thus, if you're anti-racist, whether you know it or not, you must be anti-capitalist. The power for racism, the power for sexism, comes from capitalism, not an attitude.

β€” Stokely Carmichael

It's well worth remembering how dangerous these ideas were and still are to the capitalist state, enough to impel the murder of Fred Hampton in 1969.

I'm glad github are dropping references to master. I still don't like github, they need to stop collaborating with ICE for a start, but if nothing else it's highlighted people I don't need to see toots from with their crying about "woke micro$oft".

(I used to think putting a dollar sign in microsoft was cool then I grew up)

I'm gonna keep beating this drum πŸ₯ until people get it:

If you are standing up a brand new Internet service today, it needs to have from go.

If your hosting or network provider doesn't support this, engage them. If they won't budge, find a new provider.

New IPv6-only access networks are coming online every day. They have to maintain costly, latency inducing gateways to legacy Internet to reach all the old crufty stuff.

Don't be among the sites that require those gateways to stay alive.

tech people getting mad about dropping problematic terminology is exactly the same as boomers getting mad about their former high school dropping its racist mascot

More kitten vs cat pictures!

The other day I said they didn't fit on top of the tree any more, but it turns out I was wrong. They weren't too comfy up there though 🐱

I've slightly resized the first picture and had to crop the second one to try and keep the cat tree the same size for comparison. The pictures are about a year apart.

Police abolition is just Aβ€―FIRST STEP. Police murdering black people is just the most extreme display of systemic racism that exists. White supremacy is also prominent in justice, medical, educative, labor, housing systems. When cops are abolished we must keep fighting, keep pushing, and as white people we must unlearn our behaviors that keep white supremacy running, and learn to recognize it where it is

Turns out, pulling a statue down can sometimes teach people a lot more about history than leaving it standing would have.

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