The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

Does Etherscan really requires an API key and then still returns a 403 redirecting to a captcha? What is the point of the API key?


We have found #funding and fedeproxy.eu is starting 🚀

Our #foss project team is *very* motivated to do the right thing, and we need your input and help 🙏

We'll offer @activitypub federation between #code #forges to provide seamless interop between repo's wherever they are hosted.

1st question: What's your preferred forge?

Other (please respond)

Boosts appreciated!

So, I'm going back to have a big, proper workstation under my desk. My laptop's battery failed last week and I realized that I haven't used it for any "portable" computing anyway. I am not a fan of multi-monitor setups and it always felt like a waste to have such a nice-but-small screen from the laptop closed and put aside out of the way.

After a few weeks of back-and-forth, Stripe reinstated my account that I was using to connect with the Github Sponsors project.

The reason they gave to canceling was the account was used in activities related to cryptocurrency - when the truth is that I am asking for sponsorships to work on Hub20, my cryptocurrency payment gateway project.

At least they put it back and admitted the error, but man if this is not a terrific example of why crypto is needed in the first place.

Designers can help OSS by doing advocacy and using more OSS in what they do. Swapping your proprietary software for OSS!

CNBC literally every 15 minutes outright begging, literally fucking begging, for Reddit to show mercy to billion dollar hedge firms

"People have pensions in there and a lot of people who aren't rich could get hurt :("

Guys uh... That's gonna fall flat. Millenials don't get pensions and zoomers have never heard of them. Some boomers can't afford gas for their boat this month. Boo hoo.

Everyday life in Germany - dull, gray, culturally and morally bankrupt, how hard they make it hard for individuals to take chances and prosper - makes me always dream of spend more time and invest in Brazil.

Hear news from Brazil, and all I can feel is the desperation in feeling how that country is *never* going to change. So much potential, all of it wasted.

Then I buy more crypto and talk to the wife about the possibility of moving to some island on the Mediterranean.

One very strange creature in GitHub-land is the man (always a man, don't know why) who forks *every* repo he think is interesting but never works on them. Why is that? Not familiar with the "star" function? Does forking a repo gives a sense of "having" or taking something for themselves?

I knew that Moxie was full of shit after I read his infamous "ecosystem is moving" piece, and this sort of threw me away from Signal.

Reading drewdevault.com/2018/08/08/Sig, made me realize *how* full of shit the man is. Refusing to release signal clients on F-Droid? Outright shutting down any attempt at federation? Not releasing the server code for months? How can anyone take him seriously ?

Starting new job, still some work on hub20 needed to be done to receive the last part of the grant, kids at home for 3 weeks straight due to closed kitas. How is your year going so far?

Few things tell me more about the decline of America than checking HackerNews and realizing how much it changed.

The place supposed to be flooding with non-conformists and individuals who want to challenge the status quo, reduced to a forum with discussions about whether we should just stick with the convenience with of subjugating to Apple/Google or if we should ask for Government to come and save us from ourselves.

Any message in the contrary gets downvoted to oblivion.

Fediverse Rant 

Like, that's the opposite of social! It fosters the opposite of a human connection. Instead of relating to the person it constantly suggests that you only engage with topics. What's so sad is that so many people are totally acclimated to this. They act like topics instead of people, and bring this attitude with them even off of social media.

When was the last time you asked someone to tell you about themselves and they just listed out things they like? Even I do this.

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Tl;dr: if you consider yourself a hacker and not just another code monkey wagie, then STAND UP FOR SOMETHING THAT KEEPS YOU FREE. STOP using trash like LinkedIn to schmooze up to mid life crisis money men losers in the hope you'll get a job. Stop using these crap platforms owned by people like Microsoft who'll just screw you out of every ounce of freedom you have. STOP COMPLYING.

It's weird how quickly we can adopt tooling that change our expectations about development processes even though it is mostly for aesthetics. Python's "black" let's me put code absolutely anywhere without thinking about it. Just save it and let it reformat it.

Javascript linters, on the other hand... As much as a dictator it wants to be with rules, I have two different vue.js projects that seem to be written by two different people. Even *on* the same codebase, style changes.

Manages to make a good criticism of Capt Marvel without falling into the cheap (though deserved) jab at woke culture.


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