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<Politicians decide in favor of mild reforms for CO2 emissions.>
Automobile industry: "B-B-But jobs!"
Their spiel is always the same - it is laughably predictable.
One should remember though that the only reason they keep threatening to cut jobs, is because it always worked in the past.
The screen reader also slows everything down significantly, for no discernable reason.
I just tried navigating GNOME exclusively with a screen reader and I am sadly not surprised to see that it is effectively impossible.
I can't even properly select categories in the Settings app - y'know the central component for tweaking accessibility parameters.
Does anyone else write FIXME instead of TODO in their code because they think it's cute?
Don't go on Reddit, ever.
Sp3r4z's stats page also has some stats regarding centralisation:
It lists the Gini index in regards to users on Mastodon instances. The Gini index is used in economics to measure income inequality, where a 0 would be perfect equality and 1 complete inequality (all income in the hands of one person).
The Mastodon federation Gini index in regards to users per instance is 0.96.
"The 3 biggest instances representing 52.26% of total users"
This is because I understand some things that many people do not, or do not want to. This isn’t because those people are stupid or purpousely ignorant; rather, my circumstances forced me to part with some of the comforts of predatory software, and it opened my eyes to the world that universal software freedom could create.
Some people here seem to genuinely think that the Fediverse can win (read: replace all centralised social networks) without it becoming everything we despise from places like Twitter & Co.
Do you just expect people to come here without companies taking note?
Do you expect them to just go away when we block them on our instances?
Do you expect them not to set up their own online space where they are allowed to flourish and take over the federated network?
Twitter isn't your enemy, capitalism is.
Ah yes I remember the olden days. One would boot up the computer, open the web browser and then go to work while loading a website, so that it would be loaded when you come back home.
Really makes you think how far we've come.
Becoming a cynic scares me, so I'll stop talking discourse.
@gingerrroot "if you don't like what I'm doing w/1000s of dollars a month+100s of hours of other people's volunteer labour, just do it by yourself for 0" has always been an ethically bankrupt position & I think the FOSSbros who take it know that. They want the prestige of everyone using the toys they make for themselves, but not the moral burden of acknowledging their luck & privilege, or of designing in a public space. "I have resources, what I do is complicated QED I deseve to do what I want"
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just like with the other outbursts at added features : it’s not solely about the feature.
it’s about the amount of power one person has over the fediverse. it’s about his lack of listening to marginalized voices. it’s about his seeming lack of care for those hurt by him and others he supports. it’s about him not taking abuse into consideration when implementing new things as well. it’s about the many ignored users and requests.
I'm afraid I won't be able to pull through with #adventofcode, as I have a lot of other things to do and also other things that I really want to prioritise. I'll see if I can scrape some of my spare time together and get a lot of the puzzles done in bulk. Maybe I'll do some live coding? I dunno yet.
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Gargron: "So, I got this new feature!"
Minorities: "Uh oh!"
G: "No, it's great - you see, people seem to have a problem with moving from a commercially driven social networks to the Fedivers, so I'm making my software more like those!"
M: "How is that a good thing?!"
G: "Well you see ..."
<unreasonable amounts of emotional labour later>
G: "Fine, here is a half-assed compromise!"
<a few months later>
G: "So, I got this new feature!"
Tech site headline: How to build your brand on Mastodon in 10 easy steps
So he just removes me from the directory as opposed to admitting it was a bad idea.
I really gotta get into Rust webdev so I can contribute to Rustodon.