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So I was trying to express in "activist responsibility" toot that people shouldn't voluntarily cede their power & reach just because some antagonist might label them a hypocrite for having it.

But it could be read as "people who experience harassment or just feel bad using a platform must tolerate that in the name of activism." That wasn't what I wanted it to say at all.

I also meant "maybe" as in
"maybe? (what do you think?)" not
"maybe...! (i'm confident, so you should consider it)"

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@GinnyMcQueen you're right and others have mentioned this in replies too. Physical safety and mental health definitely overrule any activist responsibility to use bad platforms that I was considering.

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@deadsuperhero I wonder about the "contribute to the problem" part.

Family won't leave the network where I post personal updates, but maybe they'll leave if I post nothing personal, only reminders that they should leave.

Is the network effect still effective if your participation doesn't entice others to continue participating?

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@pho4cexa This is an interesting point. For ~1 year I didn't have an official Twitter account or Facebook page for the Mastodon project. I feel like that was a 1 year long mistake, because the people on those platforms are the people I need to be reaching out to...

➡️ when the FSF "had to" hand-deliver dead trees because the DMCA comments website used nonfree javascript

➡️ anti-Facebook activists who delete their own FB account, so the people who most need to see their message… don't

➡️ "you oppose capitalism and yet you use the products of capitalism"

🤔 maybe a disingenuous threat of being labeled a hypocrite has been effective in squelching activist voices in several domains

🤔 maybe activists against X have a _responsibility_ to endure X, to subvert it

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Those days when the caffeine kicks in real good like 🎆

@dthompson when browsing cabins and houses i'm astounded how often i see the phrase "... that I built myself."

like how the heck does someone (whose day job is not "expert house builder") acquire the skills and free time and confidence to just build a whole house? without a license or credentials or anything?

even my father, just a salesman, built his house in the woods decades ago (now sold.) i vaguely remember various stages of the construction and still can't imagine doing it myself

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it would be great if shells would discard input while a blocking command is running so I can type FUCK YOU, FINISH ALREADY WHY ARE YOU TAKING SO MUCH TIMEEEEEE HNNNNNNG in my term without getting a bunch of bash errors afterwards :thaenkin:

tired: data probe
wired: data proboscis

the single off-brand rechargeable AA battery powering my m570 wireless trackball finally ran out of juice. i don't think that's ever happened to me before.

i want to learn to design electronics with such power efficiency.

this, the little four-function calculator i bought more than 10y ago that probably runs on a coin cell, automatic watches... they all seem more and more impressive with every new phone and gadget that you must recharge daily or else.

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"i don't understand why these assholes intentionally make their stupid race cars sound like the muffler is broken,"

he complained to the internet using the noisiest-ass mechanical keyboard he could find

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Thank you generous people of the fediverse for allowing our small extraterritorial, sovereign, quasi-national entity to be part of your world.

@nev i'm switching to emacs after 15 years of vim and wishing i had done so sooner, it's great!

re: vim installed on every box you'll manage:
- emacs can edit files through ssh with no emacs on the remote box
- remote boxes are increasingly configuration-managed ("cattle not pets")
- unless you're planning to do big complex refactoring work within the remote box then a minimal vim literacy can get you by when you're without your home editor (and customizations)

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@CarlCravens i absolutely agree. if they're not going to pay me to public work why should they expect that i have anything published publicly already?

(well, because capitalism and patriarchy)

otoh i happen have some public code that, with some polish, would look a lot better than bullet points on my resume do, on the off chance somebody actually cares. even just saying it exists.

and i feel like the mess of my (pro alt's) molding-over website could even hinder me more than no site at all

... i need to
- apply for this job
but before that i need to
- clean up my site & public repos
but before that i need to
- improve my site generator
but before that i need to
- finish provisioning my git server
but before that i need to
- get fail2ban configured again
but before that ...
😵

Genuine LOL at this guy giggling and gushing over the "beefy" "mind-blowing" tactility of these new Kailh Box Navy Thick Click switches

and at myself because I'm pretty much right there with him 😳

youtube.com/watch?v=0HiO3G_ZV0

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I wrote about the 2010 rise and fall of Google Wave, and lessons we can learn from their attempt to roll up email and chat and wikis into a single federated tool: jamey.thesharps.us/2018/02/16/