TIL: In Firefox dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled can be used to prevent websites from blocking your paste (e.g. for a login form).
so tired of anarchy's only vibe being punk.
instead of white boys drawing graffiti on brick walls, give me black lesbians harvesting the vertical farm on the side of their collectively governed skyscraper
instead of white boys wearing black and flipping off cops, show me an open air market that doesn't need police because everyone can take what they need
vandalizing walls and flipping off cops are valid forms of resistance, but what we're fighting for is beautiful too
Some developers in the IWW are making a FOSS, federated union comms app. They're also looking for developers, testers, and people who can help keep things organized.
This week in Drugs & Wires, Lin's taking us on a tour of her favourite parts of Unylsk. Whether we want to or not.
covid, social change
in germany, things that should become clearer with the #corona crisis:
- the meat industry needs to be stopped
- exploiting poor people from poorer countries in the meat and agriculture industry needs to be stopped
- car culture needs to be stopped
- excessive flying needs to stop
- people with kids need to be supported
- the police has to be abolished
- the medical sector should not be for profit but a public thing.
well,, it was all clear before corona.
Fellow white tech folk, listen. Stop defending the status quo of language used in tech because you don’t see the problem with it. White people not putting in the effort to see the problem *is the problem*.
Listen to BIPOC. If they say some language is harmful, then *that means it is*. The meaning of language is not solely defined by its etymology! The slight inconvenience of changing some terms you use to more neutral ones is a tiny inconvenience compared to the privilege being white has afforded you. It is your *responsibility* to listen to BIPOC and *act* accordingly. If you think it’s too great an inconvenience, I promise you, it’s far less work than you would put in to learning a new programming language, framework, CMS, API, etc etc. Does it still seem like the right thing to argue against? Confront your complacency because complacency is couched in privilege and privilege descends from inequality and violence.
Idk if anyone else here is a Tamora Pierce fan, but she's currently auctioning off some amazing pieces in support of #BlackLivesMatter related charities. https://m.charityauctionstoday.com/m/auctions/10308/items
Amateur musician (recorder, singing), history, archery, free software, SF&F fan. Networking specialist by day.
Cis guy; Pronouns he / him.
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