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any candidate who has the guts to walk on stage to 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' has my vote

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@pamela i just noticed your handle update and it looks fabulous on you. 👏 :patcat:

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*crawling under the table searching to and fro*

"What are you looking for?"

"The bass. I dropped it."

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Im losing my goddamn mind i just saw this in front of my car

Work week over, nice long weekend coming up and in the middle of a weather advisory for the next week.

Welp. *cracks knuckles* time to start plugging away on those side projects.

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"how would you describe your coding style?"

"acolyte of the drunken master"

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Midwest ex-pat living in East Bay with my wife, an asshole cat and our #boardgame collection. Dipping my big toe into #linux and #foss. Frequent, but not serious bicyclist. Lover of #pizza. #introduction

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for all the shit people give Gargron, you do have to recognize that he was so moved by the abuses of proprietary social media services that instead of working for a tech company and becoming part of the problem, he did something about it.

yes. Gargron is not perfect. but, none of us are. there is no single person who is absolutely free of sin.

yes. there's a lot of things I disagree with him about, like the 300k user instance that is mastodon.social, and the way half of Mastodon's features are designed.

but that doesn't change the fact that he chose to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. and so, as part of my yearly review of what I'm sponsoring on Patreon I decided to give him some of those resources.
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app to read these RFCs to me in Richard Armitage's voice whilst I rest on a shaded blanket near a meadow

I see you, bein you, the very best you that you want to be. and ya know what? its cute :3

thanks for being you. 🙇

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I often feel like I'm living in some combination of 1984 and cyberpunk, crudely duct taped together.
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I think this is one of the not so good fosdem talks.

https://ftp.fau.de/fosdem/2019/K.1.105/love_everyday.webm

It's a good illustration of how entangled open source became with some of the more regressive elements of capitalism. There's no thought or care for what Google or Amazon might be doing or where they might be taking the web. You just need to make sure you're on the right career path and and focus on community without considering the context in which the software exists.

It may be true that open source won, but the other question is what did it win, and for whom? With free software it's not so clear that there was any big victory and basic stuff like being able to use a phone without proprietary software is still hard.
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