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Ok now I love xmonad so much on my home machine that macOS stacking window management on the work machine feels really frictiony.

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I don't know who needs to hear this today but:
Being disabled is a full time job.

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US borders, phone data retention, - 

From the "But I Have Nothing To Hide" department:

"If a traveler's phone, tablet or computer ever gets searched at an airport, American border authorities could add data from their device to a massive database that can be accessed by thousands of government officials. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders have admitted to lawmakers in a briefing that its officials are adding information to a database from as many as 10,000 devices every year, The Washington Post reports.

Further, 2,700 CBP officers can access the database without a warrant and without having to record the purpose of their search. These details were revealed in a letter Senator Ron Wyden wrote to CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus, where the lawmaker also said that CBP keeps any information it takes from people's devices for 15 years."

engadget.com/us-border-forces-

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something that keeps me going is the idea that if the situation really were hopeless, the propaganda wouldn’t be necessary.

keep fighting

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if you overload microsoft.​com with requests, that's an MS-DOS

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If the fedi wanted to be better, it would have happened by now.

It's a great idea, and I'm fortunate because I've met a lot of cool people here. I'm grateful for it because it was a significant step forward in my understanding of what social media could be.

But cultural progress on the fedi has hit a wall and does not want to progress anymore. There are more people invested in keeping it what it is than allowing it become what it could be organically.

I'll keep this lighthouse instance going for myself but in terms of a healthy and progressive community solution, the fedi ain't it.

And it never will be.

It's just time for new ideas.

We have a new invasive species here: the lanternfly. Seein’ a lot of ‘em. I wonder what year they will destroy all our trees.

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🎶 Fred-hundred Dursty-five thousand Limp-hundred Bizkits 🎶

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Keep in mind the hopelessness you feel at times is the desired result of the capitalist society we exist in, so we don't fight it.

Every act we do, from calling it out to housing unhoused people and creating sustainable methods to how we feed each other, matters.

We are limiting ourselves if we fight how bigots fight.

And there are more of us than them.

work rant 

In tech it’s understood that you’re always learning new things, but there is not actually time to do so on the job (at least at my job).

The 100% solo organ score for 90 minutes? Bold move, not enough people talking about it. Otherwise though no way that film needs to be 90 minutes.

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Oh I predict this because Elizabeth was loved and Charles is disliked

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The great thing about the queens death is that Charles will lose a few more bits of Commonwealth. Shrinking of monarchy is always good. Oz, Aotearoa, Canada, my settler colony bros, lookin at youse 👀

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me: lol do you ever get tired of barking

some dog: I dunno, do you ever get tired of looking at your phone

me: ok listen

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