Falls es einige Leute noch nicht mitbekommen haben: Wir haben einen "Verein Nicht-Binär" gegründet, für den feministischen Kampftag 8. März eine Rede beigesteuert, und unser erster Newsletter ist vergangene Woche raus gegangen:

venib.at/venib-newsletter-1/ #nonbinary #quiltbag

"die impfung ist ein kleines risiko, corona ist ein großes risiko." - so erkläre ich mittlerweile menschen die skeptisch sind warum ich für impfungen bin. gut? wie macht ihr das?

Today is the day Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies.

Gratitude to the soldiers of the Soviet Union, of the British and the US empires, to the French résistance and the Polish exiles, and everyone I forget.

Fuck you to my great-grandparents’ generation, and to all modern fascists, racists and anti-semites and .

covid, racism, vaccine 

yesterday I read an article where they spread the opinion of berlin "Amtsarzt" (doctors working for the government) who say that vaccination without appointment in poor city districts for poor inhabitants is useless because "these people lack information and believe all kinds of weird stuff about vaccines, they won't go"

well why haven't you given the information then? we are in the pandemic for more than a year now. there's no excuse.

#racism #corona #vaccine

Germanpost, stricken. 

Habe heute angefangen Stricken zu lernen. Maschen aufnehmen klappt schon mal, rechte Maschen muss ich noch üben. 😅


Weird and sad to see a customs sticker on a package from the UK.

The genderedness of emoji only makes sense to screen-readers, and only accidentally.
If you are sighted and look at them they just change their hair and maybe the colour of their clothes.
Should have just removed instead of adding "the other gender" and later a "gender-neutral" one (which in practice means medium-length hair, instead of long hair like the woman version or short hair like the man version.)
Just add a hair length modifier instead

@pants @balrogboogie The statement that "proprietary ownership of software gives the owner unjust power" is perfectly correct, of course. Because software is a means. But this is true of all means. Private ownership of Amazon warehouses gives the owner unjust power. Private ownership of land gives the owner unjust power. Of apartment buildings. Of natural resources by governments.

The problem with the free software movement wasn't that it defends free access to knowledge.
The problem with the free software movement is that it made sure to sabotage itself, by putting its head in the sand about systems of power and pretending this is a matter of elaborate law codes like a programming puzzle.

This is how there was so much incredible work poured into Linux and BSD etc. only for the Web to end up the way it is today, for e-commerce, mobile etc. to end up the way it is today.

@pants @balrogboogie "free" is a trap word to obscure the flows of power. if you say "water should be free for Nestlé to come and fence it", you are empowering Nestlé to the detriment of people (BSD license). If you say "the rivers in our city should be freely accessible by fascist warships", you are giving resources to fascists (GPL Freedom 0).

The refusal of the free software movement to take a stance against capitalists has empowered capitalists, because Amazon can get a lot more power out of all the "freely" available code than individual workers can, in the same way that Nestlé can get a lot more power out of a spring than you can.

Moreover the very unspoken premise that this is a problem solvable by licenses in a legalist framework pressuposes that laws and courts are good and work for the people, preventing reforms of the real cause of software injustice: private ownership of the means of production. The freedom to see the source code means nothing if the server farms, networks, computer factories etc. are all controlled by a handful of capitalists.

cursed marketing, even more cursed 

@toni chapters you can only read when purchasing the season pass. uuuuh, chapters in loot boxes! *KATSCHING*

cursed marketing, even more cursed 

Can‘t wait for the book publishing business to catch up to DLC and store exclusive chapters.

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cursed marketing 

„Look out for four exclusive books.“

„Exclusive books“ is a thing I hoped I would never read…

buying impulse 

I should clean and mod my grandpa‘s SLR instead.

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buying impulse 

I wouldn’t use it, probably ever.

I don’t want to pay the price for a working one.

I don’t want to buy a broken one, because I don’t need another repair project. Probably.

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buying impulse 

I saw one old commercial on YouTube, and now I want to buy an IBM Selectric Typewriter.

I won’t do it, though. Probably.

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