@firstname.lastname@example.org is doing a sale on "Let this Radicalize You" at 30%! And the paperback comes with a free e-book! https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1922-let-this-radicalize-you
I've read the foreward and have been in awe of the authors — a strong recommendation to anyone who believes that we need to get free.
The class of folks in the electoral college, those in other complimentary services like a parliament and lords of a land of serfs are all the same; please try to change my mind.
So Intuit is giving money to politicians (or lobbying as neoliberalism defines it) to fight against the work I do at Code for America around free (and open source!) tax filing. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/intuit-lobbying-taxes_n_64623a10e4b018d846bf3e59. Private companies engaging and working like this are always no good (despite the coating of goodness they give you).
Please don't apologize: you've written code and shared it for free on the Web. You owe me nothing, and I appreciate you still spending time to maintain this project. Thanks, this'll make apps easier to debug.
So glad this came RIGHT before I take off tonight for DC! I'm fighting the urge to start reading this now.
This recent acquisition of Activision by Microsoft is still distasteful to me, and I'm hoping the affected teams are doing okay. XBox's not looking too hot right now.
A profile piece about the new CEO of Twitter. https://fortune.com/2023/05/14/new-twitter-ceo-linda-yaccarino-ad-industry-skills-but-challenge-elon-musk-leash/
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).