literally every time I use this fucking os
"you will now wait, you will not be told how long, and you will not ask why. that you did not request this does not matter. your time does not matter. you paid for this and you'll pay again"
i only use it for games and i swear it squanders at least a third of whatever time i manage to scrape together to play
anybody fond of the quip "free software is only free if your time is worth nothing" can go jump in a lake. only windows wastes my time like this
life hack: when you see someone who is nice and supportive to other people on masto, follow them! the influence of their boosts and toots on your timeline will make it feel like all of humanity is trending toward being less shitty to each other 🤗😍
a similar tactic also works if you'd like to see humanity gradually become more furry, etc 🦊
Just finished reading Kameron Hurley's The Stars are Legion.
Feminist space opera with great dollops of body horror. Living planetoid-sized bioships. No men. Wombs make everything. Middle part of the book is kind of like The Hobbit crossed with Fantastic Voyage and Gulliver's Travels. Holy crap.
When I plug my laptop into its dock thingy, there's some kind of race condition that makes the monitors get assigned their randr names DP-1 and DP-2 in random order. Which means if I save my randr layout they're sometimes the wrong way around.
This script is a quick and dirty hack workaround that figures out which is which based on their serial number (EDID).
Probably also useful if you have one multi-monitor randr arrangement at home and a different one at work.
A new alternatieve to GitHub etc, licensed under the AGPL 😀: https://drewdevault.com/2018/11/15/sr.ht-general-availability.html
What's that word that used to start with a vowel but accidentally got the "n" from "an" stuck to it?
For example, it would be like because of how we always say "an apple" one day we decide that the fruit is called napple so we start asking for napples at the market.
what if frankenstein's monster went to school and got a doctorate. what the fuck then
@enkiv2 random aside:
i desperately wanted, but didn't have any work space like a garage until buying my first home
and i'm very aware i'm lucky to be able to buy a home, unlike many people younger than me who will rent for higher prices, for even longer in life than i did
the more this happens, the more rich corporations will capture innovations that would otherwise have happened in individual tinkers' garages
"hackerspaces" are a holdover that gives me hope though
at a local nerdy meetup a couple weeks ago, i met a cool guy who *even though he uses apple products and not linux* knew:
- the difference between "open source" and "free software"
- what #copyleft is
- what tivoization is
- that GPLv3 protects against it while v2 doesn't
- that Linus dgaf about it
i was blown away y'all 👍
i previously thought only us crunchy granola free software activist longhairs had that kind of literacy, and we were utterly failing to reach even our fellow developers
Would anyone be interested in helping beta-read my novel?
It's a queer-friendly sci-fi book, set on solarpunk future world. A young scientist invents cool stuff, makes friends, has adventures, and overcomes trauma to help his planet deal with a political crisis.
If you're interested DM me. Boosting this is welcome. Thx!
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frustrating dream where i spent what felt like a very long time off the main plot just navigating a giant labyrinthine parking garage
then i woke briefly and went back to sleep
and had a dream about trying to find the irl parking garage that inspired the previous dream so i could toot about it
why can't we have spaceships or piloting giant mech dreams, brain
"People are still more worried that a third-party company like #CambridgeAnalytica used facebook's data instead of what they should actually be worried about: that #Facebook had that data to begin with"
"If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of facebook's data, imagine what facebook can and does do with the full set." - @aral
I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @Purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
PGP/GPG: FA9D 40F1 5FE1 D8AB 8312 4AAA 77E3 1447 CD1F C3F6
Facebook is in fact, just as disgusting of a company as we thought
(NYT article on how Facebook has done gross shit over the past three years and dozens of scandals)
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“...Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. It also tapped its business relationships, persuading a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.”
Migrate from Photoshop to The Gimp
This is the best guide I've ever seen helping digital artists with their migration from Photoshop to The Gimp. (And I say this after 20+ years as a Photoshop power user)
If you are a digital painter and you don't need to use a text tool, @kritafoundation is your best option.
Thankfully, excuses to keep using Photoshop are becoming less relevant these days.
Enjoy your freedom!
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