One of my favorite authors is on here! https://wandering.shop/@nalohopkinson
Because it's dangerous to move without paying attention to what others are doing, I'm
hate-watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTxE9KV3YrE mainly to parse out what are new "talking points" that are debunkable because I keep hearing new things w.r.t crypto coming out those not normally plugged into it.
Dude is trying to purify Florida. https://newrepublic.com/post/171137/ron-desantis-florida-bill-felony-undocumented-person-home-car
A good (but long) read about how the majority of history that we do know is optimized for the promotion and maintaining of imperialism (even to a point of making it seem like "it's over"). A good extension even drawing the connection between how African history in schools only focuses on slavery (and even then, very lightly). https://www.liberatingnarratives.com/white-devils-all-over-asia/
Boeing, Raytheon and Microsoft wouldn't want this message out but it's nigh time to start funding the needs of people and not the war machine (that those three companies profit from). https://www.answercoalition.org/protest_march_18_19_peace_in_ukraine_say_no_to_endless_u_s_wars
When you refer to "multi-user API access", do you mean like a way to do something for multiple users using one access token? I don't think Mastodon provides this from their API (all are listed at https://docs.joinmastodon.org/methods/
We'd probably have to store info per-user, per-instance.
Two days until https://www.betterplatform.net/! Now more than ever, it makes sense for people to be directly involved in platform building. Join us on 16 Mar to see what that can look like. RSVP at https://lu.ma/apht.
If this seems improbable, look for any proposals, campaigns or the like that mention unhoused folks without being paternalistic (i.e.: blaming them for systematic failing, implicitly shaming them for their lack of a fully-formed shelter) and provide the cheapest and fastest solution — giving them a home.
It might exist in a video game, but not in any system that leans into capitalism and keeps planting "land rights" as a thing a nation-state that stole it can own.
That's to say the leftist politics of 2023 are the watered down, defanged form of the actual change needed and called for from the early 2000s.
What felt like "common sense" Left politics was considered too radical 50 years ago. Hell, even up to 30 if you throw in things around working hours and abortion — which has been added onto from earlier times. If wanting more for people equates to "radicalism", then so be it.
Good. To this whole thread. https://twitter.com/Altimor/status/1635311397570777090
A good way to describe this weekend. And a justification against attempting this as the system doing good - this was the "solution" after 2008; not actually holding anyone accountable. https://mastodon.social/@sethcotlar/110017517972146509. That money stored in DIF had to come from somewhere and if it can only be used to bail out banks, then it's being misused.
Like have we forgotten about the "promised" monthly checks that turned up being ... two?
Apt reading https://www.versobooks.com/books/3955-keystroke-capitalism in light of SVB and YC's failures.
LOL and now YC wanna do layoffs? Fuck all of these groups, man. YC could fall apart and save us a lot of heartache, frankly. https://techcrunch.com/2023/03/13/y-combinator-cuts-nearly-20-of-staff-scales-back-growth-stage-investments
A good reminder that corruption, not innovation, lives at the "top" of the pyramid of capitalism. https://slate.com/technology/2023/03/silicon-valley-bank-rescue-venture-capital-calacanis-sacks-ackman-tantrum.html
That's ... hm. Take that as y'all will, fediverse. https://twitter.com/mahdi/status/1632534581956968448
If you live in NYC, consider signing https://www.bklynlibrary.org/standup/contact since the mayor seems to be against libraries this week.
I don't think that's (learned helplessness) the alternative (and it hasn't been that - https://todon.eu/@jalcine/109920149898538200 mentions a book that shows that).
However, I have seen that they're paying people through the DIF (via https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/13/wall-street-not-taxpayers-will-pay-for-the-svb-and-signature-deposit-relief-plans-.html and ). That might be a good enough answer for most, but it still leaves a lot of open questions for me.
"Not working". https://thenib.com/not-working/. A beautiful read to the start of this week.
The disconnect here is that this happens way more often — it's just not reported on or shown as an issue. The fact that minimum wage is still a third of what's a true "living" wage makes people understand what it's like to not have financial security. https://twitter.com/soopa/status/1634772544422281216