Opinion | Welcome to the United States of ‘Idiocracy’
This toxic idiocy is getting people killed.
@thewife and I. ♥️
"Hundreds and thousands of kilometres away and apart, we all converge on the virtual space of an online class for a time specified in a schedule set in a different era to discuss literary works and cultural achievements from a different age. With the buildings outside my window abandoned, the universitas is not a fetishised location anymore. It has been forced to become a community again."
@angristan People still use Last.fm? 😅 I used it for years just to see my play statistics and then started sending stats to both last and libre fm .. but then last.fm locked down all their charts unless you paid and I was like 'well fuck that...' .. and I gave up on Libre too because .. eh .. I didn't really care about my frequently listened to stats 😋
Wireless is a trap https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/8hxvfZiqH24oqyr6y/wireless-is-a-trap
General-purpose OS, special-purpose OS, and now: vendor-purpose OS
Hey fediverse bot authors, this is for you.
Instead of having a bot that blindly follows someone, then having a pinned toot or description that reads, "DM me "unfollow" if you don't want me to follow you any more", how about you do something sensible like looking at a user's profile and discovering whether or not they have #nobot in it first?
Because if you write bots that don't respect #nobot, you're no better than a spammer.
I'd like to introduce a new #foss project: Open PGP Signature Verification or OPSV.
This eliminates the need to rely on #keybase verify function and, therefore, keybase at all.
Time to #DeleteKeybase once and for all
open source e-reader in a world full of amazon-controlled e-readers seems like a good move
I've always abhorred the idea of letting a third-party read what I write like Grammarly does. It's one thing to read business or school email but prose is very different. Though LanguageTool promotes its proprietary offering heavily, there seems to be a local server you can run. The browser extension can be configured to use it and I also found a vim client
Mistaking Wealth for Wisdom
This disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition, though necessary both to establish and to maintain the distinction of ranks and the order of society, is, at the same time, the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments. That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the contempt, of which vice and folly are the only proper objects, is often most unjustly bestowed upon poverty and weakness, has been the complaint of moralists in all ages.
-- Adam Smith
Our neighbour passed away a few months ago. She had a stroke, and my wife sat with her while waiting for the ambulance and just held and talked to her. She was an awesome strong-willed old lady, but unfortunately she passed a couple of days later in hospital.
My wife went to the funeral, and was on the receiving end of severely judgmental stares from the majority of the older folk there. That is, until the son introduced her to them after; my wife said she could see the inner conflict on their faces as they realised she was the lovely person that had sat with their dear friend.
Her look means she isn’t a nice person, obviously. 🙄