For people looking for an alternative to Facebook events that isn't spammy like evite and the like, I recommend checking out https://gath.io
It requires no login, basically you provide an email address, you get a unique editing URL, you make a nice looking event form, and people can RSVP there. Your event and all related info is deleted from their DB 2 weeks after the event is over.
RIP Carlo Giuliani -- 18 years ago on this day he was shot by police while protesting in Genova against the G8 -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Carlo_Giuliani
software union dream
had another dream about a software union. this time about a workers org with lawyers, technical standards, work groups, apprenticeships, standard contracts, etc that fought with strikes and lockouts to produce and protect ethical software, and to assert and fortify humane labor norms. someday ✊️
Him, mid twenties, fresh out of college, first proper job in his life. Thinks he's seen it all and knows it all, just appropriate for him to make blanket, stereotypical comments about an entire industry.
We've all been there, myself included. But please: try and don't be that kind of person. It's really, really embarrassing.
This is great if you've ever wished that yelling at your computer would actually help: https://github.com/jthistle/SUDO
mastodon's distributed group of admins took more immediate and decisive action against the far right than twitter has in 13 years
Daughter has reached the age of asking "why?" to everything.
"hold on to that cup with both hands"
"i don't want you to drop it"
"It's made of glass, and if you drop a glass thing it can break"
"because glass is brittle"
"because supercooling molten silicon dioxide makes an amorphous solid which is weaker than the crystalline form"
"the crystalline form has a tetrahedral lattice of ionic bonds"
"because one silicon atom can bind with four oxygen"
Debian 10 buster has been released! https://bits.debian.org/2019/07/buster-released.html
You know what we need to bring back? Tunics. They’re a better summer option than either shorts or dresses because 1) shorts are nonsense wear and 2) not everyone wants to wear a dress, but a tunic combines the chill androgyny of shorts with the nether-ventilation of dresses. We could wear them Roman-style with a belt and sandals. WHO’S WITH ME.