I resent that my computer, the most complex and powerful machine I'll likely ever use, is turned on by some pissant little five-cent plastic button like it's a shitty VCR from the 90's. I want a massive ornate copper knife switch, as long as my forearm, with the lower position hand-lettered "HALT" and the engaged position labelled "COMPUTE." When I go to use my computer, I want it to know I MEAN it.
Panic attacks/ RSD
It can be like watching a train wreck happen.
It can be telling someone you love to Fuck off, or kill themselves.
It can be pushing and pushing the people you need the most until they won't come back.
It's self-destructive, and you'll just watch yourself do it. Maybe not even just once, but again and again.
Because in that moment there's no stopping it.
open source software development advice
If you do a thing in an open source project, and you have a hard time doing it because it's not documented, after you finish doing the thing... document it. If the project has a wiki, put it in the wiki. If it has a docs repo you can write to, put it there. Or at least blog about it so search engines can index it.
Please don't leave the solution to languish in a chat log somewhere.
Alex Jones, USpol
Here is the story, btw. https://www.businessinsider.com/american-worker-less-vacation-medieval-peasant-2016-11
Our geography means we exist alone, compared with many of our world's nation-states.
Our rise into fascism will not force another world war.
Our imperialist tendencies will continue overseas. Foreign adversary defeating our government there will not liberate us here.
It falls to us to end our fascistic uprising.
Very Important, but: death, fascism (corrected)
Yesterday a woman, Emma Durutti,* put herself in a position to be murdered by cops.
Here's (allegedly) her own words about why. You must read this. It will hurt, regardless of your background and beliefs.
The author of this text is dead now. She chose to die, for the reasons here.
* She was trans, and is being dead-named and misgendered in most media, including my previous posts.
Seattlepol, presumed fash
#Seattle: anyone know what the rally the cops just escorted into Westlake Park is? I'm steering clear because we have two kids in tow today and it reeks from afar of kekky bullshit.
perhaps the most surreal part is not fash playing by the historical fash playbook, but by all the other major players fumbling to their tune. centrists thinking you can bargain and appease, cutting out and cutting off the non-compliant and the radical alike. perhaps that’s because that foolishness is foundational to a system of slavers, by slavers, for slavers — perhaps it’s only surreal because i am unprepared.
ICE agents went through a friend’s neighborhood today but national mews is reporting that the raids “didn’t materialize”
badged fash shot dead someone trying to destroy the tools of their cruel trade and within hours we’re awash in police misinfo about the killing
prez says “go back to your own countries” to elected officials who the dems have been punishing for objecting to funding concentration camps
it’s so much. all the time.
On the internet, nobody knows you're a human.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more