"Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. [...] It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency."
Today on the Internet I saw some TERF referring to preferred pronouns as "compelled/coerced pronouns" and likening them to being compelled by law to call your monarch "your majesty". That, of course, is astoundingly irritating, but I guess I'm to blame for knowingly reading something a TERF wrote.
Reminder that your domain hack or vanity domain probably funds either Verisign or Etisalat (look em up).
I didn't look up .codes before we grabbed it. It and a number of other new tlds common on fedi were owned by private equity firm Abry Partners, though Abry owners are "selling" it to another company they own, Ethos Capital. You might remember them as the private shell company that tried to buy up .org (and were rejected) in 2019.
I put "they/them" in my Slack and Zoom handles. I tell everyone before a public-facing meeting that this is the first job where I've come out as non-binary and that, I'm very chill about it in private, but in public events, it's important to me that people see my correct pronouns used. Everyone agrees this is important and that everyone should introduce themselves with pronouns. I show up to the meeting in femme-ish clothes and makeup. Mic fails. "He'll be right back folks." Doh.
@matthilde I hate to keep using you as my site status indicator, but it's looking like traffic isn't getting through to unix.lgbt?
Statement on Richard Stallman rejoining the FSF board
KDE: "On the reappointment of Richard Stallman as a director of the Free Software Foundation"
This sets the right tone. Proud of KDE.
http://solarprotocol.net/ is a website hosted from solar powered network of servers around the world. The node with the most sunlight at the moment is the active server
Trying to pull down my Youtube Music library so I can organize and DJ with it, and...wow, none of these mp3s have tags in them! I'm 90% sure they did when I moved them off iTunes into Google Play Music! It's all an undifferentiated, untagged mess that can't be easily organized. A big, jolly "fuck you" to Google again!
And in general - it’s okay to try new pronouns, or a new name, or different clothes, or hair, or other adjustments to your gender. You’re not appropriating or trespassing. It’s okay. And you don’t have to commit to any particular identity either - you can play around and try things, in private or in public, and find what makes you happy.
Signs & Codes Founder. Hacker, geek, ham, derby ref. Poly, kinky, queer.
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