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Anyone need a part time Vala/Python/Java/etc. desktop, web developer? Or AI/vision/robotics research assistant? I'm currently looking for some work to pay the rent while I finish off my PhD.

My CV is here: mjog.vee.net/curriculum-vitae/

Boosts appreciated!

fsf, rms, etc 

"On Recent Controversial Events" -- from Bradley Kuhn's blog ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2019/10/15/

Installing a JDK on my computer for the first time in 5 years fml

Okay, that's a stretch, think I need to get more sleep.

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Think I just discovered a new meta-syntactic variable deep down in the grad student mines: “quad”

Like the Matrix, but instead of talking the cheap way out by killing all humans, the robots realize only a handful of humans are responsible for the decline of the globe, so they destroy capitalism by creating low cost energy sources and cheap sustainable high quality goods.

When corporations attempt to retaliate against them with violence, then they retaliate in kind.

The Neverending Story, but as a software development methodology.

Current status: Swamp of Sadness

Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

re: GitHub & ICE 

@sifr

We cannot offset human lives with money.

It's sad that it requires stating as clearly as possible, but I'm glad they stated it as clearly as possible.

Solidarity with the GitHub employees calling for the management to cancel their contract with ICE

“The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – in the form of a degraded planet – so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits. It is a great moral failing of our political system that we have allowed this to happen.”

— Revealed: The 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions. theguardian.com/environment/20

Github: "we use the same overarching policy framework as Microsoft"

That's so say, embrace, extend, extinguish. And deeply authoritarian & rent seeking.

There is is in black and white internal email for anyone who had a shadow of a doubt. drive.google.com/file/d/1ljH74

in the alternate syndicalist present, foss is not some conflicted strategic ethic but the de facto norm for virtually all software. why would you make 'ware any other way, when your survival has been totally disconnected from your capacity for labor?

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And the thing is 200k isn't a lot of money to a company like Microsoft.

They say they disagree with 🍊 's policies, but not enough to actually do anything to make difference in the harm they cause.

This is how oppression works. It doesn't matter what you say. What matter is what you do.

Either you are helping or you're not. Talking is irrelevant. It always has been.

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