If y'all wondered why America lost its electronics industry:
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
Kenya: The Fascinating History of How Residents Named Their Informal Settlements in Nairobi - allAfrica.com https://allafrica.com/stories/202105100176.html
if you abandon the idea of "not living up to your potential", I think you find that things become easier.
potential is fake. take care of yourself, do what you can to help, and find joy where you can.
and if it's big and messy and doesn't fit within the tidy confines of the life someone else planned for you, know that your Goblin Mom is still proud of you.
A liquid drum'n'bass track that samples music from Skyrim? Yes please!
Anyone have any recommendations for building a resource-oriented REST API in Python (preferably) or JS?
I'm not looking for something like Flask or FastAPI to build a REST-like API, I'm looking for actual REST - you know, where you do a `GET HTTP/1.1 /` and you get a list of links to valid sub-resources, and follow the links from there.
I have re-entered the world of blogs, by looking at my RSS reader again. I performed spring cleaning of old feeds, and would be happy to receive suggestions for blogs on: a) game design, b) networking (protocols, etc), c) cryptography.
There are probably quite a few other suggestions I'd check out, so don't feel restricted to these.
"The heating effect of carbon dioxide persists for 10,000 years or more, absent unproven technologies for scrubbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. In contrast, the sun-dimming particles in question drop out in a year or less, meaning that if you come to rely on geoengineering for survival, you need to keep it up essentially forever. Think of it as climate methadone. And if we are ever forced to stop, we are hit with dangerous withdrawal symptoms – a catastrophic “termination shock” wherein a century of pent-up global heating emerges within a decade."
Dismantling capitalism is our only hope, technology won't save us.
(still) need financial help, boosts welcome
Hey friends, I still could use some money for the end of the monts, I’m going to be broke very soon :x
And there has been some mishaps with my work’s HR that made it so I won’t be paid my full salary for the first two months and that’s going to complicate things for me.
It would be nice if you could send in some money, I really need it rn even though I wish I didn’t have to ask again.
And also a boost is free and always goes a long way <3
#nowplaying Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime // https://mdoumoctar.bandcamp.com/album/afrique-victime // ishumar // Niger // 2021
Initiative to ban mass biometric surveillance in EU
European citizens campaign to prohibit biometric mass surveillance practices
This is one of the few posts I put publicly and I ask for a Boost!
If you are from EU or you know EU people, it could be interesting.
This is not an usual random web petition, this is an official ECI (European citizens initiative)
Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.
The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.
Be cool if you signed it!
The logical (unfortunately) next step: #Bitcoin miners buy old fossil fuel power plants and fire them up again. Le sigh. https://www.nysfocus.com/2021/04/13/new-york-bitcoin-mining-threat/
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh?
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