In defence of bro'ship. 

So being in my 40's I can read statistics. A huge number of men my age and older are incredibly lonely. They have accepted a patriarchal model of masculinity where friends are removed and distanced when you have a spouse or a family. Leaving social connections to your spouse if your straight means when the kids grow up or divorce happens - you are now isolated alone. Loneliness being the core driver for suicide among middle age men.

In defence of bro'ship. 

The one single effective method is to have close friends and especially friends of your own gender, bromances.

I have a handful of very-very-close-friends. Basically "friends who's genitalia I've seen in a very nonsexual manner" (of both sexes). A sort of siblinghood where you can hug, touch, and share secrets and sadnesses outside of the logic of dual genders and patriarchy. Where my male friends can be sensitive if they want.

We need more of this. Not less.

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Today is Overshoot Day,
the day where we as a species have used up the entirety of Earths Renewable resources and live on loans paid by the coming generations.

We as FLOSS enthusiasts can be part of a solution by designing not for an ever grander set of hardware, but for the reusage and improvement of OLD hardware.
Making old refurbished stuff attractive again, or ways to repurpose it so it doesn't have to be thrown away.

#OverShootDay #Ecology #FFF

My greatest skill that I've learned in middle age is to know when to open my stupid mouth and comment and when not to.

To know that my opinions doesn't become less valid just because I don't tell them, constantly, to everyone - but that they are useless if I never tell them to anyone.

(please note, "my stupid mouth" is still the same moron and in overuse - it's just not as MUCH in overuse now, than it was when I was young)

I amazed at how full featured the KDE's Falkon web browser is. Clean, all the features of a modern browser, fast, and works effortlessly within Plasma.

falkon.org/

Even if we don't talk much about the semantic desktop anymore, I still think graph databases are fascinating for how it stores data natively in the more natural knowledge graph format. Especially true now that there are much more performant open source graph databases than we had back in the semantic desktop days.

Checking Neo4j out right now. 🙂

neo4j.com/licensing/

It is obscene that system safety engineering relies so much on price gouge-ingly expensive proprietary tools and an almost complete lack of open standards. Safety affects every human being. We should be making it easier for engineers of any background to design, build, and operate safe and reliable systems and services.

To that end, I'm playing with the idea of working on some open data standards and a FLOSS library to help lower some barriers. Souls be fun! 😊

A new study found that adding time for dance, theater, or visual arts boosted students’ compassion for their classmates, lowered discipline rates and improved students’ scores on writing tests.
bit.ly/2EfjSdS

Go full historic with the most ambitious of free and open RPGs out there. Go and play 0 A. D. #ilovefs

Donate to 0 A.D.: play0ad.com/community/donate/

In the midst of a bout of insomnia last night, I found this article and picked up the book. A couple hours and 100 pages later, holy crap what a ridiculously fun read. Can't wait to continue reading tonight.
npr.org/2019/02/05/691679975/m

Congratulations to our friends in the @kde on their new Plasma 5.15 release! We are so proud of the exceptional work you have pulled off this cycle, and are thankful to have you working alongside us to develop the future of the libre desktop.

You all deserve a beer! 😋

I'm giving mastodon a more sustained try this time round cuz there is simply no home for me anymore on closed platforms. 🙂

I've engaged with social media with mixed feelings over the past year. So at the start of this year I felt I owed it to myself to find the right answers for me.

"Social media serves to amplify us at our worst even when, in the most optimistic sense, it has the capacity to also amplify us at our best."

dignitydesignpraxis.blogspot.c

More than software: What the KDE community got up to in 2017 and how we tried to make a better world for everybody.

dot.kde.org/2017/12/28/kde-com

The first transgender suicide hotline is now up and running in the U.S. You can reach Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.
If you need help, or need someone to talk to, please call. <3

@colomar what mobile app do you use for Mastodon? Or do you use an app at all?

People were worried when Mastodon went from 20,000 to 500,000 people too. I don't see why you would think 1mil -> 2mil to be any different. I really don't agree with the comments that suggest that Mastodon shouldn't grow.

Vote from inside the crew capsule with Mannequin Skywalker. 🤗

Watch "Mannequin Skywalker’s ride to space onboard Crew Capsule 2.0" on YouTube - youtu.be/6ZJghIk7_VA

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