CryptPad v4.0 is now available on GitHub https://github.com/xwiki-labs/cryptpad/releases/tag/4.0.0
Some highlights aside from the new logo and look 👇
very relatable quote from alexandra elbakyan on her plans for dealing with being sued by elsevier for creating scihub
source & transcript: https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/generalprofessionalissues/89261
stolen from someone who didn't add source or image description lol 🏴☠️
and you should too
"The predominant paradigm is still one of pegging “environment” against “economy”; yet in reality, the choice is between exiting overshoot by design or disaster—because exiting overshoot is inevitable one way or another."
If I recall correctly, and to correct inaccurate implications I made above --
- the poster said their partner needs a new PC to do deep learning development on
- I think unemployment was mentioned in the post
- I think the developer-in-need was described as having a phd in CS
- I remember seeing the post boosted "recently" but this year has done weird things to my perception of time, it might have been a week or two ago? No clue when the post was dated.
Mainstream white supremacy in the news
Wow, once you start to see the white supremacy it really pops up everywhere, dunnit
“This is the kind of violence, this is the kind of terrorism that I expected to see in Iraq as a United States Marine, not here in Washington, D.C., not an attempted coup on our own country,” he told WBUR.
This is a liberal elected official stating that it's normal that US intervention in brown countries is expected to result in this violence, but it's unacceptable for it to happen here.
Thanks to folks on here for the education that's let me start seeing this shit.
A pretty flowering tree on my walk this morning #florespondence
The other day I walked past a raven that was picking up bread chunks on the sidewalk. They daintily picked the best chunk, then hopped down off the curb in a vacant parking space, stopped there to rearrange the bread and pick up a second chunk, then very purposefully walked over to the edge of the traffic lane and *stopped to look both ways*, waited for a couple cars to pass, walked across two lanes of traffic and between the parked cars on the other side and hopped up on the far sidewalk.
I *had* to find out what was over there so I crossed to the far corner (to not be too close) and saw Walky Raven dunking the bread in a puddle of reasonably fresh rainwater. Guess it got stale sitting in the sun on the sidewalk all morning.
Hey folks, I've gotten some really good reading recommendations on here in the past, so let's give this another whirl.
Looking for science fiction and/or fantasy book reccos. Some authors who I've read recently include:
Robert Jackson Bennett
Charlie Jane Anders
Let the reccos fly!
#RustLang Experiment in Operating System Structure and State Management
5/ To learn more about this coup that successfully reshaped American politics, reverberating in this week's events, check out David Zucchino's "Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy." Out in paperback 1/19! https://firestorm.coop/products/15844-wilmingtons-lie.html
the real tragedy of the effort towards better handling of digital Arabic text is that even our loftiest goals are a compromise. most systems can't even do the super basic A in the first image correctly. few can pull off B, allowing letters to stack and bend, preserving some of the flourish and nuance of the script. the second image -- which is still text! -- is just not on the table. it's the kind of thing we're leaving behind to exist on computers.
Not about the politics:
I used to live in DC, while homeless, and there were frequent curfews due to political unrest.
This often led to homeless people who had nothing to do with the situation getting detained and harassed. This group is probably going to be doing a lot of work for the DC homeless community.
Please consider giving them some money. Thank you
One weirder.earth team post about it -- https://weirder.earth/@distel/105504029009840486
I want to co-sign the weirder.earth goodbye to Playvicious http://weirderearth.de/goodbyepv.html
If you see me fucking up -- especially in small ways, although also of course in big ways -- I'd be grateful if you let me know.
I appreciated this overview https://collectiveaction.tech/2021/the-abcs-of-googles-new-union/ "The ABC’s of Google’s New Union: An explainer on non-contract unions, how workers at Alphabet are using this structure to build and maintain power, and why you should too."
Colonization and Decolonization - A Manual for Indigenous Liberation in the 21st Century
is one of the best resources I've found to learn and understand colonization and decolonization. It's a comic by Gord Hill. With his permission, I converted the PDF of it to the web, for those who prefer to read that way.
Yesterday someone was looking for a self-hosted streaming solution ("self-hosted twitch"), I just found this in my bookmarks -- Owncast https://owncast.online via https://mastodon.social/@fribbledom/105198707466222616
Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.