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.

Odoo (a k a OpenERP a k a TinyERP) founder:
"How I Grew From 1 To 250 Employees In A Few Years"

web.archive.org/web/2019081611…

A fun and uplifting read (even if tinted with some lightly problematic chauvinist humor), but also a sad one. Odoo is probably the largest free software ERP (and more), and probably the only free software ERP with a 500-person company behind it. But halfway along the way the founder felt the need to go open core to compete and survive.

Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

sadness is not weakness
sadness is sadness
weakness is weakness

they are two feelings
that might be components
for other feelings
but they aren't each other

you can tell
cause they are different words

#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.

gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/i

#antifa #FuckNazis #IsolateGab #Gab

Bought an old camera a few months back, discovered the previous owner had forgotten a roll of film in there. Got it developed and scanned, and it looks like these pics were taken in the 70s, then forgotten in the desert heat and super degraded. They're vaporwave as fuck.

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 

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 lucybellwood.com/100-demon-dia and every creative person (so, everyone) should at least read it, if not buy the book, because every single frame is RELATABLE.

#positivity #impostersyndrome #selfdoubt

if you use a crossposter to crosspost your mastodon posts to twitter you're a legend

if you use a crossposter to crosspost your twitter posts to mastodon you're the scum of the earth

I'm beginning to think I'm in the wrong instance...

Admin change. Again.

Honestly, a lot of FOSS shit is really susceptible to being hacked in a social sense by fascists who are willing to take advantage of it. Which is unsurprising because it's sort of... very codified liberalism in its mechanics and liberalism struggles with bad actors of the fascist sort.

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.

#FediverseRising
#Fediverse #Mastodon

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).

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