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Yeah, hit me with your best "webpack for beginners who just want to have Sass with a static one HTML page and don't need all the heavy machinery" tutorials 😁
(I am still using gulp on my WP but for a new project it's time I play with new toys)
#askingforhelp #stack

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hello technology brothers

people will not change what shit they use just because you think its better if its harder for them to use to get real shit done

hope this helps

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Or annotated law: the official annotations that judges rely upon to interpret the law. States have partnered with outside orgs to create these, which means if you live in that state and want to know what your law means, you have to pay to see it.


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So a bunch of people who are making technology to improve the Web apparently /just/ found out that Google services don't allow many browsers, except Firefox/Chrome.

That's been policy for /months/. I have been complaining loudly for /three months now/ about how that fucked me over.

Y'all, please recognize that the ignorance to these events is demonstrative of the focus of these people building a better Web - they're able to go /three months/ without realizing that a the Web's largest service provider has cut off all but the largest browsers. Who are they talking to, or not talking to, that lets them maintain that sort of ignorance for so long?

In my circles the move was devastating /overnight/, as we all suddenly found ourselves needing to install Firefox on very old/weak computers, to check out texts and voicemails!

"The web as an open standards platform is rapidly falling apart. :\"

It fell apart /years/ ago, literally more than a decade, as service providers acquiesced to state communication monitoring services.

Just... how do you expect to build a better Web if you are so ignorant as to the broad strokes of its history, outside the bubble of commercialized English Web use, and its little subculture of "commercialized FOSS English Web use"?

Who are you building a Web for? What will be done on it?

I have been shouting as loud as I know that y'all are gravely underestimating the scope of the problem you are looking at. I've been shouting it in poetic language, and in pseudocode.

What is it going to take for folk to realize that in order to build a better Web, they're going to have to learn what the Web is, and in order to do that, they're going to have to learn what the culture of the Web is, and to do that, they're going to have to learn a lot more about cultural identity, at all.

(Which ironically is the same problem I have with most kyriarchists, regardless of field: an ignorance that their reality is a cultural perspective, nothing else.)

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Someone I know wants to try out Mastodon, but he doesn't know English. Is there:

A) A way to look for users speaking a particular language?

B) A Polish instance that's well moderated (no bigotry allowed on there)?

Please boost, even if you don't know 😓

#mastodon #help

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(One shark among the dead fish.) Dead fish are somewhat rare, speckled gulls a first, ducks a first, and loons are around, but not every day.

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Today's beach visit featured nine dead fish & some speckled seagulls (on the shore), &, in the water, six loons & a family of five ducks.

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Just know that your computer isn't yours. The issues with #Apple's latest OS update laid out very well by @sneakdotberlin but this is not much better on Windows, Android etc.

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I’m told that many Germans are stockpiling cheese and sausages in anticipation of a COVID lockdown — planning, in other words, for a Wurst-Käse scenario

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After more than three years of not using #Diaspora, I decided to make it kinda sorta official:

I feel Diaspora developers are being difficult about implementing #ActivityPub, which they could do for public posts and private messages.

I remember Diaspora being the biggest FLOSS social network and being somewhat smug about it, especially in any interoperability discussions. It's interesting to see the tables turned nowadays...

Still, hoping beyond hope they change tack.

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The RIAA threw an October Surprise late last month when it sent a takedown demand to Github over Youtube-dl, a general purpose, lawful tool that allowed people to download Youtube videos.

The RIAA's position on this was downright bizarre. First, it asserted that the kind of obfuscation that Youtube uses to hide the download URLs for its videos were a form of DRM, illegal to bypass under Section 1201 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


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Imagine being so racist that you're triggered by random illustration pictures.

I don't want to see blacks in my Nextcloud event images. How do I disable the image suggestions?
Blacks are in many of in the image suggestions of the Nextcloud calendar. I don't like seeing them.

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Police are starting to turn those Ring doorbells into an always on surveillance network. So, if you have one you are now literally snitching on your neighbors to the state. Throw it away.

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Je viens de retrouver mes filles. La grandette, outrée. Un débat sur la laïcité en cours de philo, le prof affirme que les femmes voilées ne sont pas libres. Un élève lui répond que sa mère porte le voile par choix et contre l'avis de son propre père. Réponse du prof : "ne me parlez pas de votre famille, je ne veux pas me faire décapiter." Aux élèves qui lui disaient que ces paroles n'étaient pas admissibles et qu'il devait s'excuser, le prof a répondu "oh ça va, depuis 2015 c'est qui qui tue ?"

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