1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.

2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.

3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.

4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.

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> implying anyone other than multinational and European orgs need to give a toss about

i still see mastodon/whatever as a stop-gap

we should store our own data on our own machines and understand everyone we share with can re-share

@ansugeisler @celesteh Except when you read about the philosophy a lot of it actually makes a ton of sense.

Its just terrible people ruin everything. I mean, name one political or philosophical movement that hasn't been ruined by terrible people.

Running was invented in 1612 by Thomas Running when he tried to walk twice at the same time

@maiyannah It's the same sort of regulatory capture as happens with the Linux project. Developers often like to think that they're immune from being influenced, but if you splash enough cash then most people can be bought into collaborating with any dubious political project, letter agency front organization or corporate monopoly agenda. It takes a rare kind of stubbornness to resist the temptation.

we're seeing whoopsie levels at about 99%

(99%) β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β–‘

cowboy levels are currently at 69% but fluctuating wildly

(69%) β– β– β– β– β– β– β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘

On my run this morning, I met a woman walking who had two artificial legs. She lost her legs to an infection a couple years ago, and had to have them removed. She was walking like it wasn't even a problem. She was working her way up to a goal. Very inspirational.
>Originally, Amaterasu shared the sky with Tsukuyomi, her husband and brother until, out of disgust, he killed the goddess of food, Uke Mochi, when she pulled "food from her rectum, nose, and mouth". This killing upset Amaterasu causing her to label Tsukuyomi an evil god and split away from him; separating night from day.

Interesting stories from Shinto mythology

@andrej #PureIdeology and generally high wages in recent decades. if everyone switches jobs every few years thinking they're about to be a multimillionaire, it's difficult to convince them to fight for stable wages and benefits. if the job market is hypercompetitive and work conditions are generally good (or people believe they are), they don't feel oppressed enough to really fight for representation.

solidarity unionism has been working in the very recent-term because it circumvents this

@andrej unions (at least as they exist in the US) are not well organized to address the sort of flexibility that has existed around tech in particular and employment in general since the beginning of my working career. It makes no sense to have to start over with a new union and a loss of seniority when moving from one company to the next.

Those sorts of jobs where a worker lived in the same town and worked for the same company were on their way out before I graduated high school.

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