So Mastodon is now part of Github's Archive Program and its source code will be kept for 1000+ years in Arctic Cold Vault.

Congrats, @Gargron !

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One of my all-time favourite new Unix tools is fd.

fd epitomize the idea of a tool understanding what you want and helping you get stuff done. In this case, finding that file you only remember the first part of.

#tools #unix #cli

COVID is doing so many scary things to people. 😬 

And watching this country "open up" with no vaccine in sight seems like just the *worst* idea.

GitHub's mysterious secret user repos:

Want your own profile to look like that? Just create a repository that matches your GitHub username and create a README there.

Oh lord.

It looks like the 'Open JS Foundation' has got their priorities in a twist.

Let's start off with the elephant in the room, and something they have blown up on their homepage: they support AMP, a 'standard' by Google that has one goal, which is to centralise the web.

Any and all content using AMP, if the user if using Google Search, is actually served from Google's servers.

Even worse: Google are pushing to make a standard that allows them to hide the fact that this is being served from Google, by playing silly buggers with domain names.

So if you Google 'cats', and one of the results uses AMP, you might get 'sent' to, but actually you're using Google's servers.

Even more surveillance, and centralisation of information.


Moving on to my next grudge:

The 'Open JS Foundation' doesn't actually support the Open Registry, which is an attempt to put Node package management back in the hands of the people.

Open Registry is open source. NPM is not.
Open Registry is hosted by the people, for the people. NPM is not.
Open Registry is looking into decentralisation. NPM is not.

It strikes me as ODD that this foundation chooses to support an obstruction to the freedom of the internet, meanwhile not paying attention to something that could change Node package management forever.

It scares me that foundations that are SUPPOSED to be serving as the pinnacle of JavaScript development, is choosing to support Google in their mission to destroy any remnants of the open web.


I've emailed them, but have had no response yet. It's a pretty hot topic, and it looks like Google have got their hooks in well this time.

Don't worry, I'll always be fighting for the open web.

If you have 2 minutes, PLEASE email the 'Open JS Foundation', and voice your anger about this support.

See contact details here:

Remember: everyone that helps fight for an open web is helping to ensure that their children and grandchildren are not censored, or robbed of personal data online.

Thank you.

There's just really no way to stop people from telling you what's happening on Twitter huh

US Pol, covid-19 coronavirus pandemic 

I keep seeing people trying to clarify that we shouldn’t be mad at the maskless people going out to party at bars or going to eat at fucking olive garden or whatever but instead at the government for failing its handling of everything and like...

no, actually, I’m capable of being mad at both simultaneously, turns out both groups are in the wrong on this one so I won’t be following your guidance on this one, but thanks for your input anyways!

I finished this! I tried a few different things with this one and Im really pleased with how it came out!

Tobi Kadachi is a great monster so I'm glad I could make a cute picture with one^^

#monsterhunter #fanart #clipstudiopaint #illustration #chibi #cute #tobikadachi

"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "

All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?

@darius in

A month ago, I offered free editorial services, with priority given to bipoc, lgbtia+, and similar marginalized people. Nobody has taken me up on it, but the offer still stands. I'm a technical writer with a thirty year career, and a ttrpg author and book editor with twenty years of publications across multiple companies. Please help me find relevance by helping you.

God, Angela Davis is a powerful speaker. She commands attention while also being intensely human. She stutters, she misspeaks, she fills gaps with "um," she is not holding herself on a pedestal above the people to whom she is speaking. She educates and empowers.

Go listen to Angela Davis's lectures today.

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Work from home routine:

1. Wake up, eat breakfast, login to work computer

2. Frantically get nothing done. It’s somehow 4pm

3. Wash dishes and go to bed

Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

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