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I've been on the fediverse since a _long_ time, previously mostly on, 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.


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fascists stop appropriating Norse mythology challenge

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As the deadline draws near, even old conservative scientists start to realize that technological solutionnism led us into a wall (we're about to smash the 1.5°C one) and only immediate and effective reduction of emissions and consumption may help us stay below 3°C.

"If we want to keep people safe then large and sustained cuts to carbon emissions need to happen now [...] The time for wishful thinking is over."

#climate #environment #actNow #science

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Putting "Asian and Pacific Islander" in your Youtube video/stream heading will get it shadowbanned (no notifications to subbed) if you aren't an approved 'corporate channel' or celebrity saying, 'the right things' about AAPI during this AAPI history month. They don't want us Asians and Pacific Islanders being heard, apparently.

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COBOL - Built to Last

In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.

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The problems in quants' claims of empiricism aren't just that they get it wrong - it's that they get it wrong, and then claim that it's impossible for anyone to do better.

This is - in Patrick Ball's term - "empirical facewash." Predictive policing apps don't predict where crime will be, but they DO predict where police will look for criminals.

Subjectively discarding the distinction between "arrests" and "crime" makes bias seem objective.


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Hello Fediverse!

I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️

#OpenSource #adobe #FollowerPower

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Writing another snark

Deleting it before sending

You're welcome, fedi

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@djsundog I think about how the eternal grind of capitalism and worker exploitation has had a major hand in this. When you’re in deep debt just going to University, you’re not so likely to pick up music, which requires an investment of time and money. When you have to work until you drop, where’s the time to play music?

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everything leans toward consumption.

creation is something others do, for money, in industry.

and that's bad news for storytelling, folks. and when storytelling suffers, we lose knowledge.

I have no citation for that, but it's a hill I'll die on.

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we're at a point where we've all but eliminated public resources for sharing music education en masse with our children through the public schools. sports and STEM absorb all possible funds.

fewer and fewer kids walk around with instrument cases. more and more earbuds though.

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So you have this static site generator and want to describe for non-technical users how to do a pull request of markdown content (#Gitea here).

Surprisingly hard to find an existing page that explains this crystal-clearly without all kinds of unnecessary complex stuff, and even harder to find such page that doesn't have a gazillion trackers on it.

Nigh impossible.. find a page that does not assume that you use #Github for this.


Any technical writers with some #foss contrib time to spare?

Watching some Starcraft casts on youtube it just strikes me what incredible amounts of ads I just do not have to deal with by mostly watching absolutely un-monetizable Content.

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Initial arrangement of The Altar, a mobile computer music workstation I'm working on that you kneel at.

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