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I’m choosing health insurance at my new job and it’s utterly demoralizing. Just the worst.

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"How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" by Cory Doctorow onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

As usual, I find Cory Doctorow's arguments very compelling. Rather than regulating big tech into deputies of the state that are too big to break up, focus on breaking them up. He also summarized his argument on Twitter: twitter.com/doctorow/status/12

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RT @aaronjmate
As I've said, it's The Intercept's business if they want to pay Risen $300,000 to write Russiagate fan fiction columns. But look at the result: he's now bringing his disinformation into his reporting. This man's death is an actual scoop; the way it's reported is disgraceful.

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Will miss the color of the sky in Coney Island when we leave

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This year I applied to a bunch of FAANG and a bunch of non-FAANG and FAANG show interest while non-FAANG immediately reject me.

Someone plz dissuade me from dual booting this MacBook with Arch

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Lots of talk about USA sliding toward fascism. It's too late, though! We are already living in a fascist dictatorship, in which the big banks are the dictator.

Now what?

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OpenOffice -> LibreOffice fork and transition seems particularly instructive here:

A huge, user-facing organization? ✅
Managing a bunch of connected, complex software projects? ✅
With a huge amount of documentation (wiki, etc) for both developers and users? ✅
Deeply engaged in open standards debates that affect everyone? ✅

It's not about the individual software projects. It's about all of the above. LibreOffice came out stronger after the fork. So could a fork of Mozilla.

#MozillaLifeboat

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Okay people, we've seen #Mozilla degrade more and more for years, and we've always hoped it will find its way and get better.

Now people working on Developer Tools, #MDN, and the Rust team - arguably some of the most useful and valuable teams at Mozilla - have been laid off, to make space for more profit making activities.

This is utter bullshit.

But perhaps this is also an opportunity. The FLOSS community forked OpenOffice, XFree86, and other huge projects.

#ForkMozilla?

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It's a 2014 MacBook, so probably not terrible. But still. It's probably going to be terrible.

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I've decided to go back to Arch. I am sketching it out. But I don't know when I'll be able to get a new box. So now I'm thinking of running it on this MacBook.

Someone should probably stop me from doing this.

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So, hey, I'm a translator. And I'm pretty much *always* looking for more work.

I translate to and from Polish.

Not the most in-demand language in the English-speaking world, but if you need a translation done or know someone who does, hit me up.

I'm good at what I do, I have low rates, and I can work pretty damn fast if that's what you need.

I am also pretty versatile, I've translated everything from literature to marketing to technical stuff.

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