This is not because I have anything against people locking their accounts btw. 😅
It’s because etiquette dictates that unless you’ve stated follow requests are okay in your bio or you’ve followed me first, I try to avoid sending one. @tootapp makes it tricky to stick to that rule.
#FDroid maintainers are still unwilling to take down apps that are used to access Gab. Even for-profit companies like PayPal, GoDaddy, and Medium have terminated their relationship with Gab, so for a commity project, this behaviour is simply embarrassing.
Guys, I just... I just found another food mall.
I just... found it.
There’s this 90s manga that got an OVA during its run called Yokohama Kaidashi that’s really interesting. It’s a post apocalyptic setting but instead of being edgey, it’s a slow, optimistic slice of life where humanity is living it’s twilight years out in peace. People work together and just live. The background art for the OVA is also gorgeous.
ranting about IQ
Honestly I get tired of people going arounding bragging about how high their IQ is.
IQ is not a good measurement of intelligence because there is no single type of intelligence.
Also it can be quite problematic in many ways, such as racist biases, and people like me who struggle with a lot getting my strugles ignored because "being a genius it should be easy to overcome problems" because I've gotten a 141 on an IQ test
Not to mention being told I'm a genius my whole fucking life has made my already crappy executive functioning worse because it allowed my yet undeveloped brain as a child to justify leaving shit to the last minute, and the stress of living up to expectations.
Also lets please remove the word "Genius" from our vocabulary as it does more harm than good.
It just occurred to me that I have sort of assumed everyone in the world had heard of 100 Demon Dialogues and I may be wrong.
It was Lucy Bellwood's 100-day project awhile back, a conversation between her and her Inner Critic. It became a book but all the comics are online at https://lucybellwood.com/100-demon-dialogues/ and every creative person (so, everyone) should at least read it, if not buy the book, because every single frame is RELATABLE.
It's clear that "technologically neutral" can lead to abuses: Tusky being "neutral because the tech permits it" could have led to more hate speech like "kill all Jews", Mozilla doing "nothing because certs are technically designed to work this way" lets the digital rights of Kazakhs be eroded.
It is clear that technology serves a human purpose, technology doesn't serve itself, so I believe we shouldn't let our human morals be a slave to technology, we should make technology reflect our humanism
'July 2019' or how 'the fediverse', a loose internet federation independent of the big tech companies, encompassing some of the internet's most marginalised communities, operating without any centralised command structure, with few resources other than themselves, their own ingenuity and endless determination, put aside their (vast, lol) differences to defend their communities from some of the internet's most toxic actors.
Stayed up pretty late solving a damn reverse DNS problem. Now our backups can be resumed (the culprit was recent changes to Bind9, and my reluctance to fall back to IP address in rsnapshot). #libreops