#homelab overview: pfsense w/ VPNs, old WAPs, running a network for 4 housemates and ~20 devices. debian xen server and proxmox server, running a variety of services: freepbx, web dev LAMP stuff, git/gitosis, apt-cacher-ng, deluge seedbox, zabbix network monitoring.
I'm in the process of breaking up with the cloud. Planning on doing email, PBX forwarding VoIP calls to a burner phone, and my own SMS/MMS to email bridge. Probably something like ownCloud or nextCloud too.
Why would you follow Xi Jinping's 5-Year plan when you could follow OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST's 2000-year plan? 🤔 ✝️ #GodsPolitburo
Technology isn't on its own a force for good or evil until it's design reaches a level of sophistication where the political goals of the designers inform its function and goals. Circuits and screws are neutral, but the program which is managing workers is not. Primitivists childishly throw-out this distinction and say all technology is bad.
What needs to change (or be removed entirely) are the people who control the design goals of technology, the managers and the social systems which inform and motivate their malicious design decisions, Capitalism and Authoritarianism. I think it is possible to design free technology for free people, but it cannot happen unless either the people informing the design process or their motivations are subverted.
this whole thread is a must-read for any CS students, for a good case study on ethics in software system design.
The whole #Gab controversy is a perfect example of the far right screaming "free speech" and "freedom of choice" and then getting upset when people choose to ignore them.
Late stage capitalism: embed ads in every email your employees send, thats a lot of potential engagement with a highly-attentive audience! Thanks, I hate it.
<3 my Noodler's Creeper flex #fountainpen. I tinkered with the zebra G flex-mods on jinhao pens, but a proper flex nib/feed made for it are great!
And Platinum Carbon ink, good stuff.
[fascists approach a diverse* community]
marginalized: close the gates!
privileged: We don't know if that's the best thing to do!
m: they're getting in
p: We can reason with them!
p: Have you tried reasoning with them? They seem reasonable, when we debate them.
m: they're threatening my safety i'm going to leave
p: We're just doing our best
m: i'm leaving
p: Hmm the conflict stopped. Our best must've worked! Go us!
* containing both marginalized and privileged communities within itself.
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