I'm at my wit's end with this sickness. I've been sick for a week and a half. I'm constantly in pain, my fever keeps coming and going. I just want to get back to feeling normal.
I thought my fever was gone so I clocked into work today. I took my temp an hour ago and it is back to 103. Wtf. I was 98 this morning and yesterday
Wobbly and National Lawyers Guild activist needs help paying medical bills
Whelp. The fever has started. 99.3 all weekend, 101 just now
I've been sick for a week with the following symptoms: body aches, light cough, brain fog, hot flashes, chills, and exhaustion.
I didn't think it was covid-19 because I didn't have a fever but now I'm reading that mild cases might not get a fever.
I blamed allergies, but OTC allergy meds did nothing. There's no tests anywhere so I'll probably never know if I have it. I guess I'm just going to self-quarantine and hope it goes away.
Ok, so I miss a payment and would normally be disconnected, what happens after the crisis? I'm sure they're coming for their money. Their altruism is bullshit.
(-) rant, pandemic, anti-work
I am feeling really guilty that I still have a paying job but feel like my boss is taking advantage of me. My mind keeps telling me, be happy with what you have, it could be worse.
That is usually the moment I get really angry. That anger feels futile though. What can I do? Go off on my boss? Try to organize my workplace in the middle of a pandemic? I don't have the spoons for that. I just feel trapped.
For the past week my allergies have been kicking my ass, I can barely breathe, I ache, I can't concentrate but I've been working because our FTO plan basically means, we'll guilt you if you take time off. We'll reprimand you if you take more time off than some arbitrary number we've come up with.
I don't know what to do. Bosses suck but I'm out of options.
@ me with torrents (or links to lists of torrents) of ebooks you'd want to have on hand if the Internet and book distribution both went away.
Field guides for various regions, basic engineering and architecture books, medical texts. Better to have it than not.
Also, related, @ me with links to any good PDFs on decolonization, and indigenous anarchy.
My history is as a union organizer. I have a specific set of organizing strategies that I am familiar with, that work in a certain broad set of contexts. But they don't work in all contexts!
I'm going to use this thread to share some of the strategies and analyses I have learned as a union organizer.
I would like to encourage other organizers to respond to this post to share what strategies they have learned.
Please boost this so we can reach as many organizers as possible!
My IWW chapter has a solidarity fund to help workers who are facing hardship. If you can help, we can use it. If you can only share this, we can use that too.
(-), anti-work, venting, ranting
Fuck. My boss thought now would be the best time to tell me I'm the lowest performer on the team in terms of points completed. I'm so angry. I don't need this added stress. What a callous peace of shit.
I am so done with this shit. I so sick and tired of the tech world. I'm tired of doing good work, being unappreciated, and being told I'm not cranking out bad work. I'm sorry I have pride in my work. I'm sorry I don't want to be woken up at 3am so I write code that prevents that. I could double my velocity by half assing my work like everyone else. I'm just sick of this entire industry. I'm sick of agile pushing us to the brink of exhaustion. I'm tired of never being able work on improvements because that would slow down feature work. I am just sick of it all.
I don't know what to do. I've been doing this for 20 years, my family depends on my income. I feel so trapped.
@kropotkhristian thank you for the tip! I looked into it and found a page describing how they did it: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2019/Streaming
It looks like they used an Icecast to stream it. That is a server/client system. What is was looking for was a peer to peer system where the stream is distributed by the viewers rather by a central server.
@kropotkhristian I couldn't find anything in my 5 minutes of searching. There was the defunct BitTorrent live and some whitepapers describing systems. I guess it isn't an easy problem to solve.
@boobs_idiot no. Please no. Crap too late it is in my head. It won't leave.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.