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lol how is it 2019 and the earth is literally on fire, but the fossbros are still fortifying their position to die on the hill of "this software should be named after a slur"

Hey y'all, I took the time to write up my techbro's journey through the Fediverse in a more verbose format, that puts my arguments together in a bit more linear and rational order.

emsenn.net/essays/there-and-ba

Meet Gamma. Gamma dislikes advertisement-funded social media, so comes to the Fediverse. But without the systemic bias, he finds his opinions harshly criticized. This makes him uncomfortable.

Why, and what happens next?

image editor discourse 

Slur mention; FOSSbros 

Slur mention; FOSSbros 

What if we rename GIMP to "Bob FOSS Studio" and the logo is a stylish fro and goatee knockout over a painting of some happy little trees

suddenly remembered that about a decade ago, we made up a german word to describe the emails (from places like facebook) that tell you that something happened on their site, but not *what* happened:

"lufteinladung" (air invitation)

i would read the heck out of an alt-history sci-fi where

- the UK relented, accepted representatives in parliament from all overseas territories
- which nipped the budding colonial revolts in the bud, but didn't actually provide them enough votes to overturn the taxes to pay for the 7 years war
- causing the plantation colonies to still be part of the UK empire when it abolished slavery in the 1830s
- causing the "confederate revolt" to be 25 years earlier AND fought against the entire global empire

A praying mantis trapped in amber, approximately 12 million years old

i think this may legit be my favorite song of the year so far

louis cole "things"

youtube.com/watch?v=RhllQAiEQl

"I mean, The whole story of golang is: 'I know nothing, but I'm *confident* I can do it better!'"

i would read the heck out of an alt-history sci-fi where

- the UK relented, accepted representatives in parliament from all overseas territories
- which nipped the budding colonial revolts in the bud, but didn't actually provide them enough votes to overturn the taxes to pay for the 7 years war
- causing the plantation colonies to still be part of the UK empire when it abolished slavery in the 1830s
- causing the "confederate revolt" to be 25 years earlier AND fought against the entire global empire

"a former Google senior vice president who invented the Android operating system,"

lol no

I've been wondering if something happened with the History of Byzantium podcast or its author-- it's been almost a week since the last episode.

today, a nearly *two hour* episode dropped. title? "Manzikert"...

ohhhhhhh.

it seems like all tech jobs are about surveillance and/or ads now... nothing that would feel satisfying or uplifting.

I never thought I'd miss the zeroes but the collective shrug of this decade is much more demoralizing.

So!

I've gone ahead and created a google survey for researching if I should make more of these coasters, or other designs, or whatever.

At the end is a field to put your email address if you'd like to receive a discount code if I end up manufacturing and selling these. This is entirely optional.

Boosts would be greatly appreciated!

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

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