I remember learning in sunday-school a tale about early Christians, in the years when they were bootstrapping and still persecuted for their beliefs. Upon meeting a stranger, they would draw a little curve in the sand with their toe, and if the stranger responded not with bewilderment but by drawing the other half of the fish (you know, the one you see on the backs of minivans) they knew it was safe to talk Jesus.
for queer nerds today, i think that protocol starts with "omg I love your pins!!"
Due to a glitch, Amazon seems to be offering some audiobooks as part of KU without paying the authors. https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/08/08/indie-authors-audiobooks-are-getting-dragooned-into-kindle-unlimited-without-permission-or-payment/
I'm shocked, I tell you.
USpol, Jennifer Rubin, dump the gop Show more
Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin on Nunes and Paul Ryan: "these people really are irredeemable, and if you want a constitutional check on the president of the United States, you’re doing to have to change parties" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/401049-rubin-nunes-tapes-are-proof-irredeemable-gop-needs-to-be
pol, culture Show more
so much pop dystopia is so fucking bad. i may have rambled about this prior, but it feels like an necessary political genre defanged and made unbelievably derivative. i am so tired of seeing bad 1984s made by ppl with no interest in exploring real material conditions
amp laffs Show more
first: a thread page from my forum, running on shared hosting, with a bunch of external images (avatars), no fancy ~accelleration~
second: an amp-accelerated (lol) yahoo! article
third: the original non-amp yahoo! article
amp is only useful if you overload your website with a bunch of useless fucking garbage. it's like a trash compactor.
just.... don't include garbage! it is not that hard!
Good news: Facebook's web traffic has dropped by almost half in the last two years https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/good-news-facebooks-web-tra.html
Police brutality, graphic images, serious injuries Show more
This is the best reporting about the PPB's obscene use of force. This is not an aberration. This coulda happened to any of my comrades. There are photos of cops smiling as they unleashed terror
"Everything turned red, and I could hear my breathing. It was like a video game when you’re dying... I didn’t know if part of my brain was hanging out. I asked the medic if I was going to bleed out. I thought I was going to die."
The thing is Twitter has already painted itself into a corner. They are already going down. They are just doing it in slow motion.
Masto has introduced the concept of self hosted social media and that’s the nail in the coffin.
And with the ActivityPub protocal being formalized, we are going to see an entire new era of social media applications controlled by people and not faceless organizations.
It’s just a matter of time. We just have to make sure we’re ready when the turn happens.
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