2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

What is some convenient scripting system one can replace #Bash with? I feel like writing bash is so impossibly error-prone that it should have been banned from the internet for a long time. I'd even prefer to do something #Python or so. But even #Rust is probably more convenient.

@IceWolf probably better to use a deGoogled flavour of Android, then, with F-Droid instead of Play Store, and so on. Or neither. :)

"Explorer, what has your team found?"
"The planet is habitable. It was once home to a relatively developed species that called themselves 'humans', but they burned too many fossil fuels and caused a global climate catastrophe."
"Didn't they do anything to stop that?"
"Yes, they put their best minds to it and came up with a fool-proof plan: stop burning fossil fuels & leave nature intact so trees can suck the carbon out of the air."
"And did they succeed?"
"Naw, they went with Plan B: Let the market regulate itself."

#Microfiction #SciFi #ShortStory
#ClimateCrisis #FossilFuels #FossilFools #ListenToTheScience #ActNow #Capitalism #CapitalismKills #Extinction

The slides of my #FDroid talk from yesterday are now online here: bubu1.eu/fdroid_fsfe_berlin_fe

It contains some interesting stats about F-Droid over the last year.


@strypey But while you can pump it from the ground cheaply, it's wonderful.

Look up the story of Indian's end-of-the-century natural gas boom for a truly staggering lesson on hubris and idiocy:


#indiana #NaturalGas #NonrenewableResources #Idiocy

Lately I've seen some incorrect statements and facts about Linux on mobile being thrown around, and I decided to write a blog post to give some more correct info. Please give it a read fam-ribbers.com/2019/12/28/Sta 😄

If you see any mistakes I've made, please correct me!

RT @christineliuart@twitter.com

As a trained scientist and a self-taught artist, the strongest commonalities I see between science and art are the ways they teach and enable us to understand the world around us.

Drawing hard lines between the disciplines denies their overlap. Many great scientists were artists

🐦🔗: twitter.com/christineliuart/st

i3 is amazing. A bit of a learning curve but it's like vim of the editor world ;)

@alcinnz the modern web browsing experience is basically downloaded software running on your machine, much in contrast to the document-viewing paradigm of ye olde years.

Javascript is okay for an interactive web experience like Mastodon, but I don't appreciate having to enable five or more sketchy javascript modules just to read a news article.

@z428 @alexjgriffith @aadil The fact that piracy has gone down dramatically as less obnoxious legal options have become available tells me that people are willing to pay when you don't put stupid barriers in the way of their being able to pay.

Payment really needs to be built into the browser and not require special support from each merchant for some common middleman that takes its own fees.

The plurality of Linux distros is often spotlighted as some kind of issue. I agree that "fragmentation" is a marketing headache, but a technical one?

I don't think so.

Using Linux is (to me) inherently about choice. My choice, your choice, other people's choice. People choice to approach things in different ways for different reasons for different results. To experiment. To push boundaries. Reinvent. Rethink.

Linux is, for me, a momentum or a force, not a standardised end product or ideal.

"The web is optimized for transmission of large chunks of minimally-styled text; using it to simulate native applications, while impressive, is a terrible idea and should never have become normalized."


that way of thinking about software "apps" and "users are sheep that like shiny UI and addictive buttery UX" is a problem in itself. users should be more active participants in their experiences with software. that's a big ask for people who are used to the crack people distribute these days, but if we move the line that divides developer and user a bit things might be a lot better and easier to develop and grow.


we can't compete with megas on their terms, we need to come up with something that doesn't make sense to them that they can't copy without destroying their business model.

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