China is poised to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/world/asia/china-hong-kong-crackdown.html We welcome the tens of thousands of Hong Kongers who have joined ProtonVPN and @protonmail to protect their privacy. We're proud to #StandwithHK https://protonvpn.com/blog/hong-kong-security-law/
Working on a project that uses [Digital Object Identifier](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_object_identifier), or DOI, to keep track of several data points.
If someone uses my tool to request a resource that they have not yet initialized, I give them a friendly reminder at the start of my error message:
Today I found out I've been sitting next to Addie.
(bandcamp job listing, click "unusually" in "unusually well-loved")
"The world is not divided into countries. The world is not divided between East and West. You are American, I am Iranian, we don’t know each other, but we talk together and we understand each other perfectly." https://pipedreamdragon.tumblr.com/post/190096255201
Big picture, in the next decade, I would like to see:
1. Federated free software services become the dominant platform for social media and messaging.
2. A more privacy-oriented and cryptographically-literate public, and simple, standard free software tools anyone can leverage for this purpose.
3. Open hardware, especially RISC-V, becoming the dominant approach for new hardware development.
4. Recapturing the mobile market from proprietary walled gardens, instead favoring models which put the user in control of their devices (e.g. pmOS).
5. Average (read: non-SV CEO) technologists becoming more politically engaged, including running for and winning offices, and using political will to reinforce the above and start making a difference outside of tech
Regulators only have 1 chance to make this right,especially as Europe considers the #DSA! @firstname.lastname@example.org nails it when he talks that #interoperability has a role to play! Regulating Big Tech makes them stronger, so they need #competition instead https://www.economist.com/open-future/2019/06/06/regulating-big-tech-makes-them-stronger-so-they-need-competition-instead
Majority of Americans know they're under constant surveillance, don't trust the companies doing it, and feel helpless to stop it
NYTimes article notes that the EPA will be intentionally disregarding research linking toxic pollutants to health problems, because money in politics.
Nothing will be fixed for us. We must repair on our own.
Wealth is not what can be extracted from the ground or built on the backs of other people's misery. Clean air and water, healthy food. People willing and able to take care of one another. No other bottom line is worth the cost.
Taking note that the "scratch your own itch" advice didn't get me moving nearly as fast as going out and volunteering.
Why do so many technical blogs use their entire screen width for lines of text? It feels like I'm using my eyeballs to mow a lawn.
PSA: If you have some pages published, PLEASE review Butterick's Typography in Ten Minutes with CSS open in an editor. https://practicaltypography.com/typography-in-ten-minutes.html
Regardless of what happens in the upcoming US election:
If you have not noticed that Marianne Williamson is becoming one of the most on-point thinkers and speakers of the current era, you are missing the plot.
My preferred #foss tool for time management is Wekan as hosted by Sandstorm.io.
Unfortunately, it's going out of business, even though technically they do turn a small profit.
Are you using a #foss Kanban tool that you are happy with? I'm capable of hosting my own thing, but in this case would prefer not.
Chatting with a colleague about #FOSS business models, because financial sustainability is a thing.
Only three seemed really comfortable: donations, consulting, or software as a service.
What if wealth is not GDP? What if wealth is people taking care of each other?
I want to find out if FOSS can make a living and also make life better.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!