One thing about https://socialismconference.org/ is that I can actually save up for this. This is cheaper than the conference my job's holding about civic tech. Sigh.
Ironically, Tachyons CSS was something I used quite a bit. Nowadays, I'll just write the CSS straight up — easier to debug and test in the browser (for me).
When will they come for your job? https://www.workers.org/2023/05/70878/
Nomadic software is the end-goal, IMO. Feudalistically designed systems can only take us so far (and will reintroduce to the same issues we've been seeing here). Not to say there isn't some huge challenges with nomadic systems (like updates and compatibility) but I think even that we're getting to a close on.
To this day, I can't grok Tailwind CSS. Like I'm not a pro CSS developer but I take the effort to learn properties and understand, to a degree, how it works. And trying to parse Tailwind feels like a heavy remaking of the wheel to little gain.
I can't do hour-long podcasts. Wrap it the fuck up! (lol) This makes it hard for me to do any of those "recorded talk shows" but I never really could do talk shows anyway.
Ahhh, my copy of "Let This Radicalize You" is shipping!
ASUS looked at the Steam Deck and said https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-ally-7-120hz-fhd-1080p-gaming-handheld-amd-ryzen-z1-extreme-processor-512gb-white/6542964.p
This is so cool! https://www.manton.org/2023/05/11/im-excited-to.html
Please don't misunderstand this as disappointment. I'm glad that I can donate blood now. But the fact that this is only possible NOW is what makes me so mad. That anger doesn't just disappear. It turns into deep disappointment. And a wave of small relief.
Progress in America moves at the speed of rocks. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/11/health/fda-blood-donations-gay-bisexual-men.html?. This took too. fucking. long.
More specifically, the Fediverse will be able to squelch a lot of critique if more work was spent into things like C2S (client to server), moving servers to local devices (and using relays to bridge to other network layers) and embracing more non-HTTP stacks. That's hard (hence the need to "build from scratch" in a lot of the P2P space).
One thing I have yet to see non-AP advocates bring up is the lack of the need to depend on centralized networks to use AP (at least, just AS). The e-mail model is a prime example and I think a lot of people look at it like IMAP (Internet e-mail) versus something like POP (which, tbh, just needs the IP stack).
Being "center" is no different from being right in this country (or in the world, frankly). You can't maintain the status quo without continuing the harm the status quo causes to people. Behavior and declarations like that are what people would refer to as "covert X" (where X would be sexism, transmisogyny (and transmisandry), racism, classism - all the -ism that stems from global white supremacy and hegemonic patriarchy).
(NGL, four years ago, I would have to look up each of those words, so I'm happy to define them once globally, if that means you'd be working to help dismantle them).
I hope y'all are understanding that CNN is right wing cosplaying as center now. There's way more important things to report on than that man — I haven't watched it (I don't dignify my time with State propaganda anymore) and I'm hoping y'all stop investing in outlets that do not give a fuck about y'all too.
This succinctly describes how I do think of the kind of projects (and what I hope more people) I aspire to:
The people at APHOT want to change the future of what news and social media can look like. Alciné said the team is hoping the learnings from the project can be used to build a new media platform centered on what people want, instead of corporate interests. Some examples he threw out were optimizing and prioritizing moderation instead of it being an additional feature, or making it clear to users how revenue works instead of privatizing advertising.
By 19th News: "'The world’s largest Black group chat': Behind the mission to preserve Black Twitter". The last event held by Wagatwe, Danny and I had a highlight in this article. Really eager to get to work on making this less of a project and more of a reality. https://19thnews.org/2023/05/black-twitter-archive-preserve-storytelling-community/
I want an OBS plugin that — once installed and with a click — allows me to handle my Owncast stream, similar to that for Twitch. Frankly, if it works without having to point it directly to Owncast (as I use a local restreaming service to send to Twitch and Owncast), that'd be a great add.
Can I write this in Rust? Maybe Python.
Okay, finally. If this can run on Android (and maybe iOS, thinking about the global context, not-US centric), this might be handy for $REDACTED. https://vlcn.io/background