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i feel like old-skool free/open dudes would be apoplectic at the idea that nobody can run their own kernel on consumer hardware, and that all self-run software has to take place in the domain of VMs and emulators

yet they mostly didn't give a shit through decades of proprietary bioses and cpu designs

so uh

does it matter which level the turtles stop?

More progress on my baby steps into woodworking. Getting a bit more familiar with the plunge router, but that's still the flat bit of the learning curve. Surprised I managed the inside ledge without destroying the rest of the board.
The brad nailer is awesomeness!

I present you: mosey culture (as opposed to hustle culture)

Our goals are out there and we work toward them, but we take our time.

"Someday I want to achieve my goal, but for now check out this pretty flower I have 🌻 . I'm gonna stop and enjoy it before I mosey on to my next task."

FSF bullshit 

The fact the FSF is doubling down on RMS and effectively saying "we need him" is telling. It means they have a cult that can't survive without him, not a sustainable and vibrant organisation.

One day, RMS is going to die. This isn't an ominous threat or something, it's just what happens to everyone eventually. It could be tomorrow, or it could be 40 years from now. Realistically, the guy is 68. He is probably going to die within most of our lifetimes.

If the FSF cannot survive without RMS, then the FSF has no long-term future, by this simple fact alone. Not that open source or FOSS needs the FSF. It will survive with or without them, and continue with or without them.

If people can't accept that, then that's just too bad.

Mensch schreibt mir "Ich hab $anderesMensch mal angetooted", und jetzt müsst ihr leider mit mir leiden:

@tbr Are there any such games that can be played on a Pinephone (pronounced like Persephone)?

'Pronouncing “lootcrates” like a greek philosopher just to stress out gamers' (seen on other site)
Aaargh, can not unsee/unthink! 😂
Too bad (?) that I never talk to anyone about such topics.

- What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?

- I don't know and I don't care.

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Woah, I wanted an ebook today and I could download it as a PDF containing all 200+ pages, not chapter by chapter or DRMd or some other BS. I am a librarian and I am SHOCKED. (but delighted)

🐌 🙋‍♀️

These are confusingly similar.

Second dose is in my arm! Who's ready to party?

And by party, I mean stay at our separate homes and take naps.

Person to me: Wow how are you so good at that?
Me: Loads of practice over many years!

Also me: Ugh this is the second time I'm trying this why aren't I amazing at it already

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Think kernel modules from random companies are bad? Wait until you see their microcontroller code.

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.