Belated intro Show more
I'm doing an #intro because I never did one when I actually joined a couple weeks back.
I'm in the US. I'm a career educator, currently in the library field. I read when I can. I play and record music (mostly noisegrind) with cheap equipment for fun and no profit. I love open-source software and tools with which people and communities can express and empower themselves. Glad to be here. Hello.
a capitalist taking about how they think capitalism works Show more
My electric company: "Dear customer, turn down that thermostat! Install solar power! Seal your windows!"
Also my electric company: "Dear utilities commission, we would like to raise rates to make up for losses related to reduced usage."
Hey people of the fediverse! Since we've published Tutanota on @fdroidorg we've immensely improved battery consumption. Now we'd like to know how much we've achieved. If you have adequate software on your phone, could you track battery consumption for Tutanota for 24 hours - without using the app! Consumption should only be tested for the Google-free notification system.
@charlag Please comment if testers need more technical info!
Since the topic of #censorship is going around again, it might be a good time to brush up on a PSA about how censorship and platforms work.
Just read toot!'s announcement about blocking gab and I fully support it.
What I don't like is the massed amount soap box suzies whining and complaining that what he's doing is "censorship".
Or "If you block this, how long till you block [utterly unrelated thing]?
Fuck you and fuck nazi's. Block their method of communication, give them no safe space, no where to relax, no allies.
Let them live in perpetual fear that they will be found.
Fuck nazi apologists.
library problems Show more
To folks who process incoming ILLs by putting a big sticky label over the cover so the lending library staff have to scrub the book with Goo Gone when it comes back to remove the huge sticky patch of glue and crud you left on the entire front cover:
WHY ARE YOU THE WAY THAT YOU ARE?
correction: it has come to our attention that the "PC police" does not refer to those who strengthen cyber-surveillance to shackle the working people and aid the capitalist class in their ceaseless hunger for power and control, but instead those who don't like slurs. we apologize for the confusion.
Oh hey, a recommendation for y'all with noise-sensory problems. I'm finding this site really helpful for making me less jumpy/grumpy in my office work setting: https://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/
There's nature sounds, drones, musical ones, transportation noise, industrial background, and more. All the visible ones are free. Toss him a few bucks if you like it, and you'll get access to more. My fave is the data center one, with the drones close behind.
Library/museum guy | Open-source enthusiast | Pinball nerd | Embarrasing metalhead dad with the camo shorts
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