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I mark the passage of time by how often I think "computers were a mistake".

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I think what excites me about things like is that it's simple enough I can wrap my head around it and a nice community around it. Gemini will probably never "take over the world", and I question if that's even desirable. It's just fun to play with and I like seeing what people can do with it.

SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comme

phillm.net/torrent-health-fron

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

the four american genders:
-american boy
-american girl
-american idiot
-american pie

I think I'm going to try to turn a raspberry pi into Spotify appliance for my stereo. I have one laying around that I got from a job interview 2 years ago that I never took out of its box.

@weirdwriter Other the other hand though. The consumer tech support industry seems to be a total mess, so maybe normies aren't usually getting support anyway 🤷. Idk it's complicated.

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@weirdwriter I think expecting volunteers to provide free tech support is unreasonable. But, that can leave users with no support, which isn't good either. Blinding pushing normies toward foss can be naive and leave users in a spot where no one will support them.

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@weirdwriter I caught your toot about foss and support before your other account got deleted and I just wanted to respond briefly:

I agree that foss can be somewhat hostile to non-technical users and that's something we should care about. I think at least part of the reason for the conflicting messages is that they're coming from different parts of the community.

So i somehow managed to get my own paragraph of research quoted in The Guardian but its wrongly attributed to a UK trans charity.

I have become the shadowy trans activist spin doctor, working from beyond the veil.

Transphobia, Florida 

up in here like we need to look at kids genitals to "protect them". Shit's whacked yo!

I released a new version of my app launcher launcher, Poki Launcher! It now has optional integration. sr.ht/~zethra/poki-launcher/

Given @sir negative opinions of I find it pretty funny that rust is the second most popular tag on 😆

I'm floored, because DuoLingo launched a beta for Navajo!

It's honestly making me a little emotional, because my family never inherited our ancestral language. My grandfather's generation were taken from their families and forced into indian boarding schools where they beat you for practicing your culture.

Seeing an indigenous language preserved in a mainstream tool is incredible.

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

Anything using tokio takes *forever* to compile! The pervasiveness of async in the Rust ecosystem has been hell for compile times. Async should *not* be the default in most cases. If you're writing a cli app with an http client you probably shouldn't be using tokio. Long compile times are an anti-feature.

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As a developer I love Rust. As a packager I hate Rust. Compile take soooo long.

Old programmer wisdom:

"Fix someone's program, they're happy for a day. Teach someone to program and they're never happy again."

partial list of trans holidays:

• Transgender Day of Remembrance
• Transgender Day of Visibility
• Transgender Day of Paperwork
• Transgender Day of Explaining This Shit To Your Parents, Again
• Transgender Day of Dealing With Medical Insurance (formerly part of TDoP but it got too big)
• Transgender Day of Seeing Another Trans Person at the Coffee Shop But They Don't Have Any Openly Trans Signifiers and What Are You Gonna Say To Them Anyway, Hi, I'm Trans Too, How's It Going
• Halloween
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