re: transmysic trope, shitpost 

ok, i made a gofundme, if you can help at all my brother and i would be eternally grateful and you would be a literal life saver. i will still be paying for his appts whilst i can & we're raising money so if you'd prefer to give through paypal is boosts v much appreciated :heart_trans: #transcrowdfund

@natecull I've stashed that link for later on when I have a budget for pure software research*.

*ETA: n/a

grim 39th anniversary; pol 

@amphetamine @Y3WTREE

Fake abortion clinics have long been a common practice among forced-birth advocates (aka "pro-lifers").

@mewmew @hypolite Hubzilla does.

My Friendica instance has been down for a couple of years, so I can't answer for Friendica.

Capitalists hate communists because we look to fix problems, not create them.

@Google @xj9

Absolutely! I mean, who did all the hard work of taking other people's clever ideas and using them to manipulate the masses into giving them more and more money, amright?? Not the rank-and-file, that's for sure.

The world doesn't reward losers, and anyone who tells you different is just trying to take back what's been rightfully stolen from them, fair and square.

@Google I need to do a entry on the myth of "UBI will just raise prices for everyone"?

Not that Google's motives are pure, by any means, but UBI would srsly be a good thing and would directly undermine the capitalist hegemony (even if Google doesn't realize that).

cc: @xj9

@pzmyers It's been clear to me for years that the goals of social media corps are... not our goals.

Hence the fediverse -- most of the code for which is still too soaked in corporate thinking, but it's a start -- and the numerous projects to create more democratically-governed alternatives.

...and why I host my own instance.

(Eventually, maybe I'll even be able to figure out how it works and improve it >.>)

We all pretty much have stuff that needs fixing.

In a decent society, that wouldn't be a source of shame. It'd be a matter of course for people to be helping us to fix them.

Like... it isn't a stigma to need a bandaid when you cut yourself.

...but imagine if people were all "But you did it to yourself! Why do you think you deserve help with that bandaid? Other people have far worse injuries than you do -- those bandaids should be saved for them! What's wrong with you? You need to stop accidentally hurting yourself, if you want to live in this world."

The problem with these instructions is that they don't give you any information on how to diagnose what's happening when it doesn't work:

How can I tell if the server is serving properly? How can I tell what the client is doing when it's looking for a scanner? No information at all.

Setting up an image scanner for use over a network should be as easy as setting up a network printer, dangit... but it's no easier now than it was 10 years ago. .

re: trashpost plea for help, THIS IS NOT REAL IT IS NONSENSE. I AM FINE. I guess maybe commentary on broadness of term 'celebrity'? question mark? 

This seems like a silly thing, but...

I wish I had an app where I could enter in the pieces of lumber I have (usually leftovers) and the lengths I need, and it could tell me what lengths to cut from which pieces so as to minimize waste.

A similar app for postage stamps would be good too (enter in current stamp inventory and how much postage I need, and it figures out how to get that total with the fewest stamps... with an option to remove those stamps from inventory, and maybe even a feature which projects how soon you're likely to run out of each denomination at the current rate so you can order more ahead of time).

(Yes, we still use postage stamps occasionally for sending things too small for Priority. fite me.)

@kemonine @dredmorbius @eryn

Aren't there penalties to containerization, though? I don't actually know, but my impression is that it:

- adds some amount of extra resource load (RAM? CPU? don't know)

- reduces customizability

- hinders maintenance (in that you don't have direct access to the app, and have to go through the container's interface)

In general, isn't it also kinda putting more control in upstream hands?

@eryn @dredmorbius @kemonine

<could ramble further about *non*-SaaS services I'd like to provide/enable as well>
(Overambitious? Me??)

Toxic masculinity, question, boosts OK 

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