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open source software development advice 

If you do a thing in an open source project, and you have a hard time doing it because it's not documented, after you finish doing the thing... document it. If the project has a wiki, put it in the wiki. If it has a docs repo you can write to, put it there. Or at least blog about it so search engines can index it.

Please don't leave the solution to languish in a chat log somewhere.

When I asked for white people to be passionate about Black people and water I was talking about Flint NOT these virtual tiki-torch marches against the new Ariel. — Awa Gueye

“But people won’t work unless they’re threatened with homelessness and starvation!”

No, people won’t work for YOU unless they’re threatened with homelessness and starvation

There's a lot of under-aged anime avatars complaining about not being able to spew white supremacist talking points wherever they want?

What's up with that?

"Move to Europe," friends say, "we don't have Orange Nazi Rapist", they say. 😩

Security goon attacks Black American performer at concert in Austria.

Gab and moderates 

Moderates: Idk if blocking another instance is a good thing or not, it is a very difficult problem that I have to think hard about

Normal people: *Already blocked a bunch of bad instances; it turns out to be a fantastic idea*

Moderates: Okay that was good, but an app that's incompatible with some instances, idk if that's okay or not gosh this is so tricky

Normal people: If I knew where Gabbers were living I'd physically go to their houses and cut the internet line; fuck that

We really need a new radical feminism that understands gender but avoids the pitfalls of naive "gender critical" and steers far clear of being coopted by the authoritarians and right that creates TERFs.

Something something rational actors efficient markets something something queen of the social sciences

Pi is technically illegal since it contains every copyrighted string ever

I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

Seeing a uni (not mine) mid-level admin saying that universities need to consider the 10-month schedule when we're living in a 24/7/365 world.

I thing we need to think about caring for each other at all times, making sure people have housing, food, etc., year round.

But maybe. Maybe. Maybe we shouldn't reinforce a 24/7/365 kind of world. Maybe we should reinforce a spacious world.

IP thoughts 

When I say, "Disney is a rent-seeking parasite and shouldn't be allowed to extend copyright another 20 years in Canada"

If you interpret that as me saying, "small artists should have no protection for their creative works at all"

Then you fell for this trick HARD

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