Once in a while, I'd think about how we could house and feed everyone in the world, but we spend more money on war, convincing people that luxury levels are a “thing” we should aim to have/go for and that it's always a good idea to take from people versus working with them. Thanks, Adam Smith and Satoshi Nakamoto, y'all done so much “good” for the world.

This thing is bigger than I expected. It might be the use of smaller devices over the last ~6 years that'd require this to feel okay to me. In the attached photo, it's using a darker screen brightness, that's (the ambient light detector and adjusting) been quite buggy since I got the PinePhone, so I usually just tweak it manually (and I prefer it low).

A picture of a PinePhone within a PinePhone keyboard case with a very dim screen.
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Side-note: @Twitter, what is this? There's more text but in this pop-over, it's truncated?! Guess that's why it's good to POSSE - then you know it works as intended.

Twitter's tooltip/dialog for showing ALT text truncating the ALT text of my last photo post.

I don't understand why the need to have some be the “leader” in “changing things” when the change usually boils down to reading, taking some time to reflect and then making choices to adjust one's own heading. I'm trying not to be overly descriptive here. This comes from circles I'm loosely associated that keep claiming that something shiny is definitely the way to change “the thing”. It's wild when there's evidence that the biggest thing holding things back is a lack of commitment to SEE things through and a need to de-center oneself (in terms of vanity, 'success' metrics tightly coupled to capitalism and the like). Focusing on the community (not the metaphorical aspect of it—like actually asking people what is it you need, observing how people use things and what they end up doing with it) will save us too much time versus running ahead and making something that's solely and purely an ego trip.

Long story short: read more anti-capitalist literature, let go of the idols put before us—they're meant to maintain the (broken) status quo and slow down.

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Maybe this is a side effect of a creative society under capitalism—it requires people who don't lead with their craft to be “over the top” when it comes to talking on their work and attempt to present it as if it's ushering in a new era. When it's doing nothing more than reinventing a lot of the same wheels and moving capital away from people and into their hands. It's gross, and I think it's really just me hating the concept of wealth accumulation for the sake of it is what makes my stomach turn.

I don't understand why the need to have some be the “leader” in “changing things” when the change usually boils down to reading, taking some time to reflect and then making choices to adjust one's own heading. I'm trying not to be overly descriptive here. This comes from circles I'm loosely associated that keep claiming that something shiny is definitely the way to change “the thing”. It's wild when there's evidence that the biggest thing holding things back is a lack of commitment to SEE things through and a need to de-center oneself (in terms of vanity, 'success' metrics tightly coupled to capitalism and the like). Focusing on the community (not the metaphorical aspect of it—like actually asking people what is it you need, observing how people use things and what they end up doing with it) will save us too much time versus running ahead and making something that's solely and purely an ego trip.

Long story short: read more anti-capitalist literature, let go of the idols put before us—they're meant to maintain the (broken) status quo and slow down.

I think I hate intentional laziness. Like if you're going out of your way to be lazy just because you know you can—not if something's preventing your willpower.
I really don't like being asked things that are designed to stoke a fire. Like, why is that the only things you feel comfortable saying to me are inflammatory? What is wrong with you?

a post on twitter.com

@jackyalcine The hardest "Meta" app to ditch for me and my family will be WhatsApp - it's the only thing my parents in law are accepting right now as chat app. We have about 7GB worth of picture files in our family group. I backed these up, but still will be hard to replace with anything else.
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Yeah, after successfully getting a good chunk of my family off of it—it looks like people have migrated back. Network effects are like mental shackles for people nowadays, and it's very hard to break.

Tried to directly like a post from a Plemora instance and Koype couldn't handle it. I guess that's one of the downsides of a site employing js;dr methodologies.

Every time I need to serialize something, I try using URL encoding because “the Web”! But then storing things like enumerations get hard, so I give up and use JSON. Sigh.