@djsundog The policy contribution I'm most proud of was getting the preamble of every policy document to say "no disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who violates this policy in a good-faith effort to protect life, health, safety, or well-being"

If your policy doesn't put people first, it is bad and will fail

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If a small percentage of looting rioters discredits the entire movement, then what does a small percentage of bad cops do?🤔 - Anon

This weekend I made a program that coordinates other programs: as soon as one of them quits, it tells all the others to quit too. I'm kinda proud of the name I gave it. github.com/jameysharp/pact

@raye Oh, sorry, I assumed since you said "we" in your toot that you were part of the project, but I guess you were just quoting them, huh? Their Twitter account provided some more information in a thread they posted in the middle of the night so some of my questions are answered well enough now anyway.

@ninjawedding if it turns out to be useful to you I'd love to hear about it! after I tried it out I concluded that it probably isn't the right way to solve the problem I created it for, so I hope it solves other problems instead 😅

@raye I don't see any information on the project's web site or Twitter about what the project will actually do. What problem will a dedicated server let you solve? What parts go into that $800 figure? Do you expect to need new software developed or is there existing open source stuff that you just need to run somewhere? If you had the hosting today would you be up and running tomorrow, or are there more barriers in your way after this fundraising?

I ask all these things because I really care both about decentralized open communications and about supporting activists with technology where appropriate, and I'm in PDX, so I very much hope you succeed… but I'm also kinda cynical about a lot of technology projects 😞

This weekend I made a program that coordinates other programs: as soon as one of them quits, it tells all the others to quit too. I'm kinda proud of the name I gave it. github.com/jameysharp/pact

Curfews are a great example of how law works in this country. They don't create the curfew because they think it will prevent a behavior from happening, they create the curfew because they want a legal reason to throw you in jail and attack you. they create laws as justification to target specific people they hate.

Let's talk about electromagnetic interference and trunked radio systems, often used by police, fire, and EMS. Unfortunately, some of these systems have critical flaws.

No particular reason to be talking about this now, of course, but I'm bored.

@ehashman I look forward to seeing that blog post then 😁

@ehashman that's really cool! have you written it up or do you have a link to somebody else's writeup or something?

@clacke @brennen I agree that both views are useful. I was going to say more but then I realized I've already said everything I would have, here: jamey.thesharps.us/2016/05/19/

To your points, I think I particularly want to emphasize where I wrote that "we shouldn’t design our processes around the UX failures of our tools if we can just fix the tools instead."

(The first blog link from that post is broken; it should now go to sage.thesharps.us/2013/05/08/p )

Si MS-DOS es tan bueno por qué no hay un MS-TRES

These mussels guard the water supply for 8 million people in Poland

After passing three months of water across their discerning palates, the mussels are retired, to the body of water from whence they came

Rest easy you gallant bivalves, you’ve earned your peace

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