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I do help desk/service desk work, and am studying computer science as an older student. I love running services out of my home and tinkering with hardware.
I'm a democratic socialist / anarchist, love music like Scissor Sisters, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janelle Monae, Disasterpeace... hoping to find more #DSA people here
I'm overwhelmed with new homeowner issues and don't post much, but I might start treating my mastodon feed like my underused blog..
so follow me?
Guess I'll tag some of #interests for easier topic checking? Does that work?
Half a year later, I have a new job with a little more free time & less stress.
Decided to learn elixir/phoenix/erlang for a project I've been mulling over for a couple years. I was going to learn vue.js also, but I just heard about Phoenix Live View and it sounds exciting...
Maybe I should blog my progress and post here and stuff. I never do that sort of thing.
why i didn't go into netsec Show more
Federating technology isn't as important as democratizing technology. I find myself pretty in agreement with this article.
It's technically challenging to design and build these systems, but more fun and easier than actual social organizing and political activity.
The letter which is what is really needed to actually catapult use of federated services into the mainstream.
Alyssa Rosenzweig – The Federation Fallacy https://rosenzweig.io/blog/the-federation-fallacy.html
Christmas Show more
To my internet friends,
I hope that your gifts are well-received, that your relatives are tolerable, that your merriment is made, and that your hearts are full of peace and joy.
Serial abuser, sexual assault, LB Show more
Laurelai Bailey is an alleged serial sexual predator with several victims in the trans and leftist community. These claims do not come from Kiwifarms (where she was a member). They come from known individuals.
I have had little to no interpersonal interaction with her. She followed me for months on Twitter for my politics. I have no reason to hold a grudge. I simply believe her victims.
New users, stay safe. Avoid starrevolution and kitty.town.
my opinion on voting Show more
voting is harm reduction. it only changes things on the margins, but some people live and die by those margins.
re: computer sec/ops Show more
Use verifiable builds, and complain when your build system doesn't support them. Support the Debian verifiable builds project.
uspol, Howard Zinn Show more
Howard Zinn: Don’t Despair about the Supreme Court
"The courts have never been on the side of justice, only moving a few degrees one way or the other, unless pushed by the people. Those words engraved in the marble of the Supreme Court, "Equal Justice Before the Law," have always been a sham."
doctor who, just vaguely spoilerish Show more
What I particularly loved about the #DoctorWho premiere is that it's clear that *empathy* is back. And the know-it-all smarter-than-you attitude is gone or reduced. I loved *some* things about the Moffat era but my big mood is Good Riddance!
And something about the vibe & music & Jodie just feels like '70s who in good ways.
I have seen the new #DoctorWho and I am happy to report the show is in exceptionally good shape for 55 years old. And the new Doctor seems to have the right attitude from the start: she helps people.
Odd fact about me: my "first Who" is the wrong actor for the time I was watching the show. I started watching #DoctorWho in summer 1986, which was Colin Baker's era - but at that time, the station in Australia on which I was watching Doctor Who was airing Jon Pertwee episodes, so Pertwee is My Doctor despite my having been born after he left the role.
Pretty into the #DoctorWho premiere.
A space for your toots and braps. This is mainly a personally-run instance for me & my family, but we are friendly to socialists, anarchists, feminists, LGBTQIA+, the poly/non-monogamous, and general lefty activism. Also welcome: technology, programming, and whatever. Feel free to join! But don't expect 100% uptime. I'll try to alert when downtime might occur, it should be minimal. Alternate interface available at https://halcyon.brap.party ... Pinafore alt interface also coming soon.