If someone has a History Of Being Shitty, just because they are notionally "one of my people" doesn't mean I have to welcome them or accept people in my communities welcoming them. And I'm not tagging this with meta because this goes beyond recent events on this network, it's something that I see all the time and I will not fucking stand for it.
So after everything that's happened over the last week, here's a boundary that I shouldn't *have* to make explicit that I'll be pinning to my profile now because of abusive figures with clout in this network:
If you think that someone's marginalization excuses them from criticism, especially if they are acting in a way that marginalizes others, stay far the fuck away from me.
gdpr data export is better than your UX
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Shades Of Brown Episode 106: Better Than Electron
https://native-land.ca/ Come on everyone, let's learn where we live (and maybe places we frequent)
The IA just added a whole bunch of MS-DOS games, most of which are like, probably very bad, but you know, maybe the bad game will give you some nice nostalgia feelings https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games?and%5B%5D=emulator_start%3A%2Aiafix%2A&sin=&sort=-publicdate
Hi all! Happy indigenous peoples day. In the spirit of reparations, consider donating to the native focused domestic violence shelter I work at!
Important Telegram News - Back up your chats
Telegram - being the incompetent buffoons that they are - did an ICO a couple of years ago they never followed up on, and someone has taken this up to the US's SEC and they are not happy. There's now a change SEC might start seizing Telegram's assets, and this would mean Telegram wouldn't have enough money to function anymore.
Back up your chats and have alternative contact arrangements with your friends.
Also, while its great that so many cities and states are in favor of giving up Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, don't for a second forget that this is as much a placating gesture as anything else.
Politicians would rather rename a holiday than be taken to task regarding reparations towards the indigenous people, offering aid to those still living on reservations, or committing more action towards the staggering numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women. Don't let them skate by.
ableism, tech, politics kinda, rant
Reminder that if you think technology is just bad in itself and just doing without it is edgy or punk or whatever, you're probably being ableist.
I wear spectacles for my eyesight, and an exoskeleton on some joints, and have been pretty dependent on a bicycle as a mobility aid at various points in my life (and expect to be again). When I get to the point where leaving the house means using a powerchair, then I'll do that too.
Things like Alexa or whatever aren't terrible simply because they are convenient, it isn't immoral to find that some services make life easier. What is immoral is organising our society in such a way that the easiest and most accessible way for many people, especially oppressed people, to get things they need is to use corporations that treat people so badly.
And yes, boycotts can be part of reorganising things, but I'm still not going to ask e.g. my blind friend to stop using Amazon.
I know the vegan discourse was days ago but I think about it every time the topic comes up. I think about how the entire movement is rife with racism and classism and something needs to be done about that for it to reasonably become the status quo.
At the very least they need to stop pointing fingers at POC who aren't the primary contributers to the problem, vs the large corporations who are.
Androgyne, coffee lover, absolute fucking nerd, admin of Jubilife
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