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I've been on the fediverse since a _long_ time, previously mostly on social.umeahackerspace.se, seen a lot of things move, seen a lot of things cool down.

I am, in no particular order, a musician of various kinds, a programmer, an academic, a white cis guy, a hacker, a burned-out activist ( among other things), a teacher, a student, appreciative and occasionally a contributor of art, of thought, and of justice.

Currently in CH, previously in SE.

He/him.

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Warner Bros wants you to know that transphobe J K Rowling is not involved in anyway with this new Harry Potter-verse game their cooking up.

None at all.

Except for money.

kotaku.com/transphobic-creator

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Schools and open source:

"Why, after all, proprietary software developers offer gratis copies of their nonfree programs to schools? Because they want to use the schools to implant dependence on their products, like tobacco companies distributing cigarettes to school children. They will not give gratis copies to these students once they've graduated... Once you're dependent, you're expected to pay, and future upgrades may be expensive."

gnu.org/education/edu-schools.

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its funny that peoplr act like wealth redistribution is this radical impossible political idea when in america every 10 years there is an economic contraction and you, the worker, have your wealth redistributed to the rich

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Gonna be doing a 24 hour gamedev cram session on Sunday starting 8am EST and will be live on my twitch. I am going to be learning renpy to work on my game dev class project.

Follow me on twitch to get notified when I go live!

twitch.tv/protodrew

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hmm today i will use my queerness as a way of never ever confronting my whiteness. surely this will go over well

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[fr] Bonjour le Fedivers !

[en] Good morning Fediverse!

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"Ah, er, yes.” Martín is trying to break some unfortunate news as gently as possible. “The point of these questions is… for you to write the program yourself, rather than using someone else’s code.”

You shift, surprised. “People haven’t seemed to like that so far.”

aphyr.com/posts/353-rewriting-

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I should probably write #Samizdat up, especially in the context of the research done lately, and on how it can be used.

tl;dr is that it is potentially useful not just as a censorship circumvention tool, as originally envisioned, but also:
a). a privacy-enhancing tool for readers of sensitive websites;
b). a way to build an CDN on IPFS.

All three use-cases have their different requirements, and all three would benefit the most from different transport plugins. I am starting to map that out.

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“The official reason given by Google for the removal of #Fediverse apps is that these apps can be used to access […] content which are dedicated to hate speech.”

privateinternetaccess.com/blog (hat tip to @Rigby_Koyaanisqatsi)

Somehow this doesn't motivate removal of other apps from Google's app store. What could explain this difference?

A better explanation, from @pluralistic: locusmag.com/2020/09/cory-doct

“The more freedom you have to leave Google, the bigger a risk you pres­ent to Google.”

palestine, irrational, war 

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Yet another "website" that displays a blank page with #Javascript turned off:
gather.town/

Have these people not heard of HTML / CSS?!?

#MakeJavascriptOptional!

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fascists have literally been attacking migrants on the shores of Southern England this summer, camps in Greece burned down and fascists attacking and killing refugees and the anti fascists defending them. I am sure there's a million other stories from across Southern Europe too

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there are people risking drowning every day only to face actual armed fascists all across Europe, not just in Greece, so they can live in the continent which bombed the fuck out of their homes and drew the arbitrary lines that created many conflicts they flee from. we can boost shit about fuck ICE until the cows come home, and it's important to show that solidarity, but there's work to be done here too

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currently reading, free software / hacker ethos 

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Right-wing violence, Sweden 

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I am playing this libre game called Critical Mass.. I generally don't play games but if it's libre I consider playing it. (Also I found out about this game from a website.. it tries to collect all such games, I'll share the link tomorrow)

#CriticalMass #libregames #freegames

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hey, Europeans, don't forget we have concentration camps too. migrant camps, immigration detention centres, they're all over the place here

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How do you yall go to a person's profile to request to follow them AND MISS the "DM me before requesting to follow"?

like, you're already on the page, it's right fucking there.

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