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nilix shared 21 Sep 2023 09:34 -0600
original: icy@h.icyphox.sh

in hindsight, i should've taken a similar stance to sqlite's on contributions to legit. open source but not open for patches (smaller bug fixes/typos or whatever i deem useful being the exception).

the reason? i built legit for myself, and envisioned more forks of it with people running customized versions, as opposed to them trying to upstream features. don't get me wrong, there were some excellent fixes/QoL improvements sent my way and they were merged -- because i happened to find them useful. the rest are others' opinionated features which i won't use. while i initially tried engaging, i guess i eventually just lost interest -- owing to the fact that i didn't deem it necessary/useful.

nilix shared 20 Sep 2023 11:01 -0600
original: zazzoo@mstdn.ca

Reminder: There is rally tomorrow from 9:00am to 11:30am at the Supreme Court.

While the extreme right is talking about freedoms while wrapping themselves in our appropriated national symbols on Parliament Hill, we will be standing up for the actual rights - and physical safety - of trans kids.


I've never asked before: Please boost to spread the word. They didn't stop at vaccines and they won't stop with the kids.

#Ottawa #TransRights #TransRightsAreHumanRights

A poster for the Ottawa (Canada) rally. The trans flag is the background, and a bunch of fists are raised in solidarity at the bottom.

It says:

Protect Trans Kids

Wednesday September 20th
9:00 am Supreme Court
301 Wellington St. 

Mask up
Don't film allies
Come with friends 
Don't talk to cops
Don't talk debate fascists

nilix shared 20 Sep 2023 11:00 -0600
original: AlexPed@mastodon.uno

almost everyone in Europe is breathing toxic air

📌 98% of Europeans breathing highly damaging polluted air linked to 400,000 deaths a year

📌The worst hit country in Europe is North Macedonia.

📌 Eastern Europe is significantly worse than western Europe, apart from Italy 🇮🇹, where more than a third of those living in the Po valley and surrounding areas in the north of the country breath air that is four times the WHO figure for the most dangerous airborne particulates.


nilix shared 08 Sep 2023 15:50 -0600
original: breadandcircuses@climatejustice.social

"It’s time for global leaders to start telling the truth. We will not limit warming to 1.5°C. We will not limit warming to 2°C."

That's from climatologist Andrew Weaver, a professor at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria in Canada.

He continues: "It’s all hands on deck now to prevent 3°C global warming — a level of warming that will wreak havoc worldwide."

This alarming statement comes as it is confirmed that Earth has just had its hottest three months on record.

FULL ARTICLE -- https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/09/06/its-time-to-start-telling-the-truth-is-summers-record-heat-a-sign-of-climate-breakdown
CHART SOURCE -- https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/earth-had-hottest-three-month-period-record-unprecedented-sea-surface (title added by me)

#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency

Bar chart shows global air temperature anomalies from 1980 through 2023, for the periods of June through August of each year. Summer 2023 shows the highest levels ever seen by far.

nilix shared 08 Sep 2023 15:07 -0600
original: CrimethInc@todon.eu

Acclaimed artist NO Bonzo has just published this allegory about the transmission of anarchist history, "The Beautiful Idea." Among other sources, it draws on a discussion that one of us engaged in with the From Embers podcast about our text, "Against the Logic of the Guillotine."

It's an honor for us to be connected with such an elegant and inspiring project.

You can view it online here:


Or order a magnificent print copy here:


The cover art for "The Beautiful Idea," a comic by NO Bonzo.

A frame from "The Beautiful Idea," a comic by NO Bonzo, in which two young people are reading a history text in which they encounter the famous newscaster's quotation about the 1999 black bloc against the WTO in Seattle:

"A flag with nothing on it?!"
"That's right. It's totally black."

A page of artwork from "The Beautiful Idea," a comic by NO Bonzo.

nilix shared 08 Sep 2023 12:49 -0600
original: flowerpatch@queer.af

@ariadne there is no more noble pursuit than alarming one’s corporate security people by installing software they’ve never heard of

nilix shared 07 Sep 2023 09:13 -0600
original: MnemosyneSinger@kolektiva.social

Still think we're exaggerating? Behold the right wing's latest genocidal plan for America

Still think we're exaggerating? Behold the right wing's latest genocidal plan for America

I don't like talking about bad news, I'd much rather shitpost. But I feel like everyone should know that the Heritage Foundation along with 50 other big money think tanks have come up with a detailed plan "Project 2025" whose explicit goal is to expand presidential power in order to, among other things, imprison LGBTQIA+ people, and eliminate us not only from the internet but from public life altogether.




nilix shared 31 Aug 2023 23:17 -0600
original: dirk@blog.ndrvn.nl

@nilix I have had great success with continuously asking the question "Why can't we deploy this today?" to find out the genuine reasons why today-deployment was not possible. Many of those reasons can be engineered (or negotiated) away.

nilix shared 31 Aug 2023 23:16 -0600
original: dirk@blog.ndrvn.nl

@nilix I'd go a step further: unless your deployment and testing is completely automated and executed so frequently that no-one has anxiety about it, don't work with a "release schedule". Also: if you have your deployment pipeline set up for anxiety-free deployment, the desire for release schedules generally disappears (unless working for a heavily regulated industry).

nilix replied 31 Aug 2023 20:54 -0600
in reply to: https://mastodon.cloud/users/ebiester/statuses/110986828008991851

@ebiester adhering to the release schedule for its own sake causes unneccesary work and risk, while we should be batching the features into fewer releases and doing heavier testing in staging

If the deployment process including verification was more automated it would justify the more frequent and regular releases.

nilix posted 31 Aug 2023 15:51 -0600

in other news my #lightphone chassis is falling apart after less than 2 years. Back to my shitty $40 backup phone.


  • signal, honk, web, ssh on the go
  • direct filesystem access
  • 5MP camera even if i forget my actual camera


  • alarm clock doesnt work without google play services enabled
  • aggressive OEM power management kills anything when memory pressure gets remotely high unless it's on a hidden whitelist (meaning any 3rd party apps including signal, 3rd party sms app, 3rd party alarm or calendar gets killed even when exempt from doze via adb)

Anybody have recommendations for cheap androids with minimal/no OEM interference?

#android #oem

nilix posted 31 Aug 2023 15:38 -0600

unless your deployment and testing is completely automated, please don't adhere to a "release schedule".



nilix shared 29 Aug 2023 10:45 -0600
original: thomasfuchs@hachyderm.io

Periodic reminder to not use Google Chrome (they’re moderating bookmarks now) https://strangeobject.space/@silvermoon82/110969122337810598

Use Firefox or Safari, they have proper end-to-end encryption (browser maker can’t read the data) of bookmarks and other private and personal browsing information (like your passwords!).

I can’t stress enough just how ridiculous it is that most of you just hand Google your passwords to everything from your bank accounts to porn sites.

nilix shared 18 Aug 2023 09:44 -0600
original: JulianOliver@mastodon.social

Excellent short article by an ecologist on how the biophysical demands we have placed on this planet make 'degrowth' inevitable, whether we like it or not.

"Access to fossil fuels has allowed us to temporarily overshoot biophysical limits. This lifted our population and demands on the biosphere past the level it can safely absorb. Barring a planned reduction of those biosphere demands, we will experience the same "adjustments" as other species."


nilix posted 17 Aug 2023 21:33 -0600

me: "How many eyes does your pet rock have?"

me: "How many eyes does your pet rock have?"

Z: "25 or 26!"


a "pet rock" with as many googly-eyes glued to it as will fit, with an orange feather sticking out sideways as well

nilix shared 17 Aug 2023 15:11 -0600
original: mauve@mastodon.mauve.moe

Every api call is a chance for them to make money off your data without your consent. Every stored file will get mined and sold to advertizers and LLMs

nilix shared 16 Aug 2023 15:14 -0600
original: peregrine@merveilles.town

my current rules:
- curiosity first
- 'yes and'
- recognize feelings first
- always more sleep
- do some cardio
- eat more beans

nilix shared 16 Aug 2023 11:53 -0600
original: Aepasek@scholar.social

The Critical Carbon Computing Collective's issue of Branch is now up!

We have a set of 4 keyword docs + an intro outlining our shared thinking on role of💻s in climate politics, widely defined.

Digital enviro governance is complicated! Let's talk about it!


Introducing Carbon Computing

Computers lie at the heart of climate politics. Computationally-intensive models frame and constitute how governing bodies and public perception alike understands
the problem of climate change, while a growing number of digital tools and systems are positioned as the solution to the climate crisis. The urgency of global warming isn’t in dispute but how the computing tech industry is setting the terms and horizons for mega climate change projects should be understood and recalibrated.
This inquiry attends to the material realities of computing technologies—including labor, supply chains, and digital infrastructures—and to the widespread faith that digital solutions and technological management are the best and only responses to
climate change. Even when carbon reporting mechanisms and software tooling
intended to reduce GHG emissions are most effective, it is unclear if 1) carbon cost
numbers are accurate across fully supply chains, 2) measuring and reporting
emissions leads to substantial reductions in GHG emissions (measurement is not
the same as action), and 3) an outsized focus on decarbonization casts aside or, at
the very least, deprioritizes other crucial environmental and social factors.

nilix shared 09 Aug 2023 14:39 -0600
original: protodrew@merveilles.town

so many people spend so much energy insisting that there is in fact no richness & beauty within the minutiae of everyday life; Any inconvenience is an opportunity for efficiency.

nilix shared 07 Aug 2023 15:20 -0600
original: esther@strangeobject.space

When you build your web app on standard HTML and reasonable JS and then test it for keyboard accessibility and of course it works because you didn't sign those things off to some half-assed UI framework. 😎


nilix replied 04 Aug 2023 12:55 -0600
in reply to: https://merveilles.town/users/neauoire/statuses/110832838300291849

@neauoire np! noticed after rebuilding taro with a fresh uxnemu last night that the window title didn't set so I was like "hmmm shouldn't be too hard to fix"

Also liking the recent change to the resize logic, much nicer integration for taro's resizing (although something about the change made resizing with the mouse a little more gfx artifact heavy)!

nilix posted 02 Aug 2023 12:01 -0600

give me a ports tree or give me death

nilix replied 01 Aug 2023 11:59 -0600
in reply to: https://mastodon.mauve.moe/users/mauve/statuses/110815580280965717

re: teeth, cavities

re: teeth, cavities

@mauve Ew, I am sorry - teeth problems are among the worst :<

Just cutting out the sugar will help so much though and you'll likely feel better in general! As @cblgh mentioned mate and green tea are nice low-acid options for caffeine and if you need a little more kick cold brew coffee seems to have a much lower acid content than 'regular' coffee