Thinking a lot today about being a better person over time but still being aware of how terrible a person I used to be, so:
In the spirit of Easter, if this toot gets 50 boosts I will link everyone to both of my poetry deviantart accounts, circa 2007, and you can roast the hell out me for eternity
With the increase in webapps, and userfriendly #Linux desktops, with #LibreOffice being an incredible office suite and playing well with Microsoft standards, with #FreeIPA as a decent authentication server, using #Ansible for configuration, and with many more #opensource alternatives, I only see one barrier to organizations who want to work with #FOSS: knowledge.
I'm considering starting a blog or YouTube channel to share our opensource adventure. We need to stop reinventing the wheel.
the idea that you can stop working and travel and engage in hobbies and stuff is a good-ish kind of dream but it's very much a limited I-got-mine dream and doesn't fit with the majority of human history.
... a better dream would be for all of us not to have to wait until we're nearly 70 (if we live that long) and if we've had a job that paid much more than average and we had a retirement plan and we didn't have life catastrophes, etc. etc. etc.
... what if we could all travel and engage in hobbies and also work but in life-affirming ways and didn't have to wait for a mixture of privilege/luck/exploitation and living long enough to make that happen.
re: le guin's, "the dispossessed" Show more
> And the strangest thing about the nightmare street was that none of the millions of things for sale were made there. They were only sold there. Where were the workshops, the factories, where were the farmers, the craftsmen, the miners, the weavers, [...], where were the hands, the people who made? Out of sight, somewhere else. Behind walls. All the people in all the shops were either buyers or sellers. They had no relation to the things but that of possession.
@genderlessmenace666 we help each other out with jokes and niceness and it's better than nothing
Re: Mastodon.social’s role in decentralization @Gargron
I cannot help but bring up one solution that would be very effective here on a variety of levels: finishing the account migration feature so it maintains followers in the move.
I think this would dramatically lower the barrier to changing instances, the anxiety of losing existing relationships, moving between communities when interests change, and more.
Please, #MastodonDev. I think we really need this feature.
three paintings that made powerful impressions on me as a young person, like, crystallized some very specific and intense but unarticulate emotion, were 1) frida kahlos self portrait with thorn necklace and hummingbird (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Portrait_with_Thorn_Necklace_and_Hummingbird i havent found out how to fomat links nice here if u can do that so enjoy these cumbersome ones) where the thorns are drawing a few drops of blood and and a dead hummingbird hangs from them and flower-dragonflies hover in the upper corners echoing her
Some lessons from web 2.0 Show more
#TodayILearned that renowned Indonesian painter Affandi (1907-1990) has been abroad, to New York and Rome at least, and have painted scenes while there.
Didn't know until today hehe 😅
Affandi - "A view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge" (1962)