Very on brand of Facebook to make the “businesses deserve to spy on you so they can make money” angle. theverge.com/2021/5/2/22415824

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This is very cute! But to be fair I’m a sucker for anything with a dog in it. youtu.be/TP4VQTUbypM

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Thread, more thoughts on FOSS accessibility, accountability, ETC.
So, in many FOSS programs, there's this thing that says that that program shouldn't be counted on for any purpose and all that, that it may not work and such. And devs can hide under that, saying stuff like "well you know, out of scope, and besides it's my program, I don't have to make it accessible, do it yourself." Well, those devs should be scorned and boycotted, because they don't make FOSS better. The Pinephone in one project that said something like this, putting the blame on desktop Linux, while microaggressively telling me to do it myself. When you, as a developer, put something out there on Github, you are giving the community something, and if that something is inaccessible, it's your fault, and the community suffers for it. I no longer use Linux natively because of this repeated thing. No accountability, no responsibility, and no care for anyone besides biotypical and neurotypical people.

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"Biden’s promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 is going to mean life changes for everyone."

Yes, conservatives, that's the whole point!! We're already even doing it!

GOP America slogan: "America can't change anything anymore", apparently.

Because doing nothing and letting the planet go to hell obviously won't inconvenience anyone?!?
#EarthDay

Opinion | Biden’s climate summit is full of hot air:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

One intense day of chills and fatigue later, I’m feeling almost normal! Glad to have gotten this out of the way and now I’m just two short weeks from immunization! Truly a modern miracle

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

Update: worth taking the day to sleep. I’m just… exhausted.

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Transphobia, persecution, child abuse, genocide 

Families with trans kids have literally become refugees in the US, fleeing persecution. The Democrats and mainstream media are silent. Only LGBT outlets are talking about it.

‘It’s not safe’: Parents of transgender kids plan to flee their states as GOP bills loom nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/it

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We have been mired in an anti-science ditch for far too long. The Biden Administration is bringing about the resurrection of an essential part of our lives with these transformative acts.

Biden has proposed a 20 percent increase to the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous new investments totaling $180 billion in his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package: thehill.com/policy/finance/548

Got my second moderna shot today! A bit worried about the symptoms, but I’m excited to have gotten it!

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@TonyStark On the day it happened, it seemed like surely, SURELY this was going to be the breaking point for more than just a handful of Republicans. That feels like 5 years ago and I can't believe I was so naive; I've lived among Republicans my whole life. I know the cult mentality.

I'm going to be candid and say that I've had at least a couple of violent nightmares a month since 1/6 and I can't watch footage or see photos of it without a wave of anxiety, and all I did was see events unfold on live TV (and then watch hours of news about it afterward). I can only imagine the PTSD that people who were there might be suffering now. It will be an unforgivable insult to them, and to those who died, and to the idea of this country itself if the GQP keeps an independent commission from happening.

But am I surprised? Fuck no. People just want to forget bad things that have happened, which makes it easier for evil assholes like RepubliQans to wipe it from the record.

I will miss one person per elevator when the pandemic is over

"oopsie daisy" isn't good look for the 'deadly force' people. apple.news/ARa85o2TtTumW9p2KIN

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Interested in health research and iOS dev? Check out this really cool role with Apple’s Health Research Applications team! (Having worked on accessibility with this team, I can vouch for them being very cool humans.) jobs.apple.com/en-us/details/2

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