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Hi friends,

I've been having a hard time lately for mh reasons and I think I'm going to stay away from social media and some other things for a bit.

I'll be back soon! Have a good one and if you need to contact me you probably have other ways to do so (I'll be off discord too)

disappointed there weren't any Wordle speedruns on AGDQ this year. Maybe next time?

Oooooof I fell this one

RT @petergyang@twitter.com

I'm often asked how to buy a house in the Bay Area.

It's quite simple really, but few know the process:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/petergyang/status/

me anytime someone shows me a YAML file: "ok but have you heard of kdl.dev yet, you should definitely rewrite your _entire_ thing to switch to kdl instead"

There’s no end to these scams

RT @BristolAFed@twitter.com

It is nearly as bad as that time I found out my employer was exploiting his ownership of the means of production by taking the value of my labour and only giving me a fraction of it back as a wage.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BristolAFed/status

Infuriating. Please be careful out there friends

RT @BristolAFed@twitter.com

Damn! Got caught in a scam, sharing so others are aware:

I've been spending most of my money on a flat to live in. Turns out the guy I've been paying got a loan to buy the flat, and I've been paying the loan off and giving him extra AND *he* gets to keep the flat.

Fuming.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BristolAFed/status

if you're already a sponsor over $10: You can help by telling me whether you have access to the private repo! I don't actually know if you do! That's why we're testing it :P

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I'm beta testing a new feature that lets me give my sponsors access to exclusive repos 👀

available to all monthly $10+ sponsors

github.com/sponsors/zkat

coooool

RT @ClassismExposed@twitter.com

@TheSELC@twitter.com has some great resources for companies (including ) looking to incorporate equity and reparations into their wage practices youtube.com/watch?v=SwpsHbmb2-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ClassismExposed/st

err, to clarify, I didn't write this. I just wrote cacache and corresponded with the author.

This middleware is also basically the caching part of `make-fetch-happen` but in Rust! Exciting.

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There's now an http client middleware for Rust that uses cacache-rs as a storage backend for doing cached http requests! Check it out! crates.io/crates/http-cache

Anyway if you got to the end of this and you like the software I write/maintain and the tweets I spit out, github.com/sponsors/zkat is right there. I'm trying to get to 100 sponsors!

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the log4j devs don't owe anyone shit

RT @zkat__@twitter.com

I also think there's some important nuance here re: no, I don't owe free labor to companies in the form of free support or more "active" work that doesn't directly benefit the commons. The commons is simply available, as-is, with no warranty, etc etc. We need to internalize that.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/zkat__/status/1481

Hmmm. I kinda wonder if why stuff like Github Sponsors feels so different from Patreon. Patreon feels very _transactional_, but all my patrons on GH Sponsors are just like "I just want to send a tip your way keep doing your thing you don't owe us anything"???

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(the other point I'm making is that doing-things-for-free that big-corps-do-for-profit is good, because it undercuts the corps and grows the commons)

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re: "devs gotta eat"

Yes.

That's what regular jobs (in our current system) are for. What I'm trying to say with this whole thread is that it's _incoherent_ to try and jam the job system into the open source system.

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I also think there's some important nuance here re: no, I don't owe free labor to companies in the form of free support or more "active" work that doesn't directly benefit the commons. The commons is simply available, as-is, with no warranty, etc etc. We need to internalize that.

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Contributing to the commons, a commons where others contribute for our benefit as well, is not the same as plain old labor. I'm starting to feel like trying to apply the "labor" lens to open source development is itself a problem that's pulling us in the wrong direction.

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maybe trying to jam capitalist concerns ("how do we pay for all this labor?") is always just going to be incoherent vs reality.

Maybe the focus needs to be "what are we doing for the commons which gives _us_ stuff for free?" and stop worrying about whether we're "paid fairly"?

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