hello my name is diana and i make bad software 👋 #introductions
i like to work with p2p tech like dat and ipfs and stellar, and distributed databases like couchdb. i really like mesh networks but i haven't had the chance to work on one -- yet!
i believe there is enough for everyone. scarcity is a fiction and poverty is inflicted. we can be a better world for each other. we can be the change ✊ ❤
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
cower: one who cows 🐮
me: hey maybe gamers should do the bare minimum to support the people who actually make games
a half dozen gamers crawling out of the woodwork like cockroaches: how DARE you expect us to do anything helpful. i would DIE before admitting that my favorite corporation has faults
the “no true gamer” fallacy
lalala fuck white people, etc:
(this time, re population control, a bad idea that doesn't seem to be going away)
Racism/anti-queer mention. Advice. Show more
I could talk about power structures and their required bigot/exploitive components all day. I'd write a book but my ideas are mostly from other folks in the queer community who say it better. But if I can give out one bit of unwanted advice. Listen to the black community, they kinda fought this longer than a lot of communities. And there are queer black folks who are very good at this whole ideas thing. (I am baaaadddd at it.)
We are all in this together~ ✊🏻
after Telltale fucked over most of its workforce there certainly were people talking about how abused they were who 24 hours earlier certainly weren't maybe comfortable talking about it, in part because they now had no Telltale job or Telltale boss to be concerned about. it's not like these issues are being made up by outside agitators.
i've talked to no shortage of folks involved at big-name studios this year who are like "yeah these are major problems and i hope you all come up with solutions but i can't endanger my job or the jobs of my team" and that's 100% a symptom of worker oppression. like i hate to use big dramatic words like "oppression" but idk what else to call it. "getting fucked over"? "threatened by the true precariousness of an abusive situation"?
an issue with discussing game labor issues, particularly when it comes to day to day exploitation, is that a lot of folks can't talk about it without fear of reprisal, and folks whose experience includes management/ownership will say it's just the price of doing biz, leaving people in the indie/press space to speak out most easily. which gives a false impression of the totality of who is/can be involved in it.
sears, the company that changed america, declares dankruptcy
I was asked at work once to guess what the biggest risk to the company might be in coming years. The answer is always "That climate change has tipping points and that we're nearing or beyond some of them", but that's not really the answer they were looking for, I suppose.
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Really down thinking that Rockstar's shitty working conditions are worse than Telltale's, and they're very public, they even admit to them.
But gamers will still buy that shit up and most games press will fawn over every release with no questions about the labour behind it.
“Node.js Security Handbook“ https://www.sqreen.io/checklists/nodejs-security-handbook
I don’t know when it happened, but sometime in the last 3 years, referring to people as “comrade” stopped feeling like a self-conscious quarter joke and started feeling like the most natural thing in the world, and I’m here for it.
harold and kumar go to the white castle (an elven diner which only appears during the gloaming under a crescent moon) due to harold having been bewitched by the queen of elves: an epic fantasy x stoner comedy
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You gotta understand, I’m from fucking Maryland, bro. We check bigots here. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-felons-voting-20160209-story.html
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