open source rant Show more
✨knowing how to code doesn't make you a fucking wizard ✨
open source economics Show more
I've spent many many hours of my life doing open-source work for free. I used to spend a lot more time on libraries and such (before working on Pinafore).
One thing that continually got on my nerves was people emailing me to say thing like, "This project is mission-critical for our business! We really need you to fix this bug / investigate our issue / get on a call with us!" And it's like, seriously? I'm doing this for free. On my weekends and evenings.
“If the term “working homeless” has not yet entered our national vocabulary, there is reason to expect that it soon will. Hidden within the world of homelessness has always been a subset of individuals, usually single parents, with jobs; what’s different now is the sheer extent of this phenomenon.“
Microsoft contractors listened to user audio from Xbox consoles
Gabber Running for Office in NC Show more
Before we got involved, the #NC09 Republican candidate's investment in #Gab was invisible. We helped change that and amplify it (esp on Twitter/FB) with other allies and it certainly isn't any more...
Help keeping spread the word so that North Carolina voters know what he is about before the Sept vote!
@Gargron an automated tool - I sync my maildir from my server to my computer every hour (very oldschool, I know lol) and I got something I'd never expect to hit: 'Gab match over expected threshold'
largely a small script checking all of my access logs and comparing it against fail2ban
No one is saying M4All is more important than climate change, justice reform, citizens united etc. What we ARE saying is sick people cant get into the streets, sick people can’t unionize, sick parents can’t fight to live AND fight for their childrens´ futures. How do you organize when you’re on chemo, trying to keep your job, fighting medical bankruptcy, possibly while also raising a family?
@denikombucha One of the issues Erica Garner was raising awareness about was the impact of 0 health/mental health care on activists and organizers. It was 3 YEARS until she saw any financial support from the civil lawsuit. 3 YEARS of fighting while pregnant, while raising her children, while watching her father’s death so many times she just had to see it as a case study and not her father. She spoke about how long it took to finally be able to see a therapist she desperately needed.
Organizers are dying or falling ill left and right and it doesn’t get spoken about. We’re not justice machines cranking out resistance. This level of stress, anxiety, and police/systematic brutality has a heavy price on the human body and mind. Activists are not consumables to be used up, thrown away, and be replaced with a younger model.
@sourcookie oh I won't be there until September
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