rant about foss nerds and the software industry
It’s a great day to dunk on some chud-ass foss nerds. Let me tell you: I read the GNU manifesto when I was just starting my career. We were supposed to be increasing access to software for everyone! In the intervening 20-plus years, “open source” is used mostly by huge companies to save money, RMS has literally eaten his own feet, and the software industry is full of self important racists who think they’re in a meritocracy. Burn it all down.
new Shades of Brown episode!
This week @chosafine and I talk about small computers, cancelled computers, and then rant about poorly designed computers.
Episode 98: Mine Bitcoin With Solar Energy
“2600 Magazine has compiled a full listing of CBP concentration camps.
“And anyone who thinks this ISN'T 2600's mission—and if anything a RETURN to its original principles—has no idea what they're talking about.
“2600 was anonymous before anonymous was anon http://concentrationcamps.us/ ”
fedi meta, subtoot
"OSS does not appreciate leftism"
I *do* think we need to pivot from
libertarian, meritocratic, free as in "if you knew the twelve Frameworks this was written in you could just modify it yourself"
accessible, affirming, free as in "this is in one language, runs on a pi, and has plugins and config keys to lower the barriers to entry"
radical enabling shit. So open-source purity tests just don't feel compelling to me.
Things I wish people would tell me:
It's okay to be queer and not be some counter-cultural revolutionary. It doesn't invalidate you or make you any less of who you are, and it doesn't mean you don't belong. It's okay to just be who you are - and if that means just living your life and trying to find peace, that's perfectly acceptable.
Androgyne, coffee lover, absolute fucking nerd, admin of Jubilife
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