Happy 31st anniversary to the Max Headroom Broadcast Interruption
long thread: The Truth About The American Middle Class Show more
This is a thread on the (american) concept of "Middle Class" and what the reality is today on who is middle class, what middle class means, and how this relates to The Working Class that we talk about as Socialists. As well as some considerations about your own class status and some shocking revelations about where you really fall relative to other people. Wealth disparity has drastically changed the reality from the cultural concepts. Read more!
Don't use Airbnb.
No really, don't use Airbnb.
Hotels are regulated in ways that protect *you*, the person who stays in them. Airbnb's profits come from arbitrage: it skips the cost of adhering to the regulations.
If you like open source alternatives Show more
I’m getting ready to do more work on Calagator, a platform for community event listings. When we started, we were an alternate to Upcoming (around the time of its sale to Yahoo) and more locally relevant than Meetup. Now many communities share what they're up to on Facebook and have even less control over their data. A lot of my passion for sustainability in FLOSS comes from this project. So — I’m giving Patreon a shot https://www.patreon.com/calagator
why organize tech workers? Show more
> why organize? don't you, as a software dev, get paid enough?
1. no, i don't
2. without my knowledge or consent, things i've made have killed people, and my only options were to shrug or quit
3. work should not give you PTSD
4. worker rights and communal welfare is about more than pay. it's about power dynamics, accountability, representation, and taking the craft back from the profiteers who readily dispose of us
Always read Terraform's ".tf" file extension as "the fuck?" which depending on the infrastructure makes sense
this is Betty Holberton. she invented the concept of breakpoints for debugging. ever heard of her? you probably haven't, because our field sucks ass and constantly erases its own history.
This is going to be my new personal mantra. I’m thinking of making business cards...
Image: cross-stitch with the words no spoons left only knives, and 7 knives on it
i'm tickled that my wife's aquarium now lights up the room at night like hi-intensity CGA Mode 4/Palette 1 or a bi pride flag or a vaporwave album cover but she insists that it's a happy coincidence and there are very science reasons for these particular colors
Didn’t get as much reverse engineering of the Subaru’s CAN bus done as I would have liked, but I’ve got a plan for moving forward. Unfortunately the CAN analyzer I have already has crap software, hoping the CAN transceiver + microcontroller setup works out better.
bonus mode: pronounce any noun ending in -tes like its the name of a classical philosopher too
life tip: always pronounce -cles like the name of a Greek philosopher
Offering code of conduct assistance Show more
I’m thinking about offering a flat-rate code of conduct consultation again. I’d spend about an hour to read your policies and create a report with my recommendations, and a 30 min call to discuss. Any open source projects or user groups who might be interested?