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 (#telecomix 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.
This is awful and hilarious and weird and why is it so funny oh god this is the world we live in now oh god line go stop
I just open-sourced our surreal Zelda-like, Anodyne!!
The code, art, and music are now free to be used for mods, fan games, sprite webcomics, AMVs, etc! I also included the level editor. Check it out here and make something cool!!
Drugs; capitalist attrocities; ongoing assassination campaign; Coca-Cola
Did you know that Coca-Cola is named for the sources of the drugs in its original mixture?
The cola plant is where kola nuts were harvested. They contain caffeine, as well as theobromine/theophylline (stimulants also found in tea).
The coca plant is where cocaine was derived.
To this day, The Coca-Cola Company pays for the extraction of the majority of the world’s cocaine in order to provide decocainized coca leaves to maintain a similar flavor in their syrup.
This is done in nations where it is legal and then smuggled into countries it is not.
Not only is The Coca-Cola Company directly financing massive illicit cocaine operations worldwide, but they directly fund right-wing paramilitary groups in Colombia in exchange for the systematic killing of union organizers doing this work for them.
According to the results of the 2003 lawsuit regarding Coca-Cola’s anti-union death squads (Sinaltrainal v. Coca-Cola Co.), this is going to continue to be enabled by the U.S. because the deal was made in Colombia and is outside of the jurisdiction of the U.S. court system.
To Jitsi admins:
– Be aware of Google STUN servers in your configuration (see also https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/pull/5433).
– Change the default text of the landing page since it may incorrectly state that Jitsi is fully encrypted.
– Try to deploy HTTP security headers, like a strict Content Security Policy.
– Keep your server software up-to-date (see also https://infosec-handbook.eu/as-wss/).
– Be nice to each other.
Covid-19 and Stockholm
I've little left over for those Stockholmers who believe their vacations is more important than social distancing. I'm deeply disappointed that we now have a such a wide spreading of the virus because people couldn't skip out on visiting our skii-slopes this year. Knowing that our region have one of the oldest populations in Sweden.
Our mountains will remain till next year but our population might not.
I'm thinking about Zoom a lot these days, since I use it for teaching.
While it has clear problems, including privacy problems, a very common tip is to move to, of all things, Microsoft Teams.
I can't help but think that this is astroturfing from a monopoly power aimed at a (relatively) new and small company.
To be clear, something free/open source/self-hosted is def better than Zoom in almost all cases (BigBlueButton, Jitsi), and they deserve a lot of the shit they get, but just.. Microsoft?
A member of the #Brazilian indigenous group known for its #forest guardians who fight illegal #deforestation in their territory was killed Tuesday, marking the fifth slaying of a #Guajajara tribesman since November
Modern beatboxing is so fucking nuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXRPoXSq488
UKLG nous décrit sa version de l'expérience de Stanford, si elle avait lieu dans une société anarchiste (Anarres).
Prendre conscience de ça, ça ajoute vraiment quelque chose à la compréhension de ce passage je trouve.
Du coup, je vous invite à écouter l'émission de La Méthode Scientifique et à lire Les Dépossédés :-)
J'ai commencé à lire Les Dépossédés de Ursula K. Le Guin et au début du livre, il y a un passage bref sur l'expérience de la prison sur Anarres.
Coïncidence, ce matin, j'écoute La Méthode Scientifique (https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/la-methode-scientifique/experience-de-stanford-sommes-nous-tous-des-bourreaux-en-puissance) et ça parle de "l'expérience de Stanford", une tentative de démonstration (très contestée) sur l'effet de la prison sur le comportement humain.
L'exp. de Stanford date de 71, Les Dépossédés de 74.
Ça a fait tilt dans ma tête. 1/2
M Office and sketchy privacy practices
Toward the end of the article, Msft doesn't discuss how they use customer documents sent to their servers as part of their 'MS Editor' experience, with no user opt in or out for those on enterprise/education packages.
Kassiani [805 - 865] was an Byzantine abbess, poet, composer, hymnographer, medieval composers whose scores are both extant and able to be interpreted by modern scholars and musicians #arachnesound #αράχνήχος
Elina Pelikan sings the Hymn of St Kassiani
Them: I want to send a link to this person
Me: I want to receive a link from that person
Outlook: I will add all this shit to the link; I will automatically turn it into a redirect link where they have to sign in for the link to be used; I will make this link into its least usable form without breaking it completely; there is no way to disable this
Outlook: That's what you wanted, right?
PhD in theoretical CS, I do music, and hacking and stuff too.
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