Can queers who don't use labels stop being smug about it and saying 'labels are bullshit' and things like that? Sure, nobody should apply labels to others without their permission and you definitely don't have to use them if you don't want, but the ones people choose for themselves can be really comfortable, afferming, and a source of pride. Get off your high horse, your identity isn't magically more progressive.

@neauoire Wow, this was a wonderful article! It's so rare to find other folx who see programming this way :o

COBOL - Built to Last

In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.

@lilletale @neauoire !!!!

This is what I get for only watching the video up to everything but the last 3 seconds! :o

Dearest universe:

please be full of fewer amazing cool things, so I can focus on just a couple of things at once.

Yours (literally/atomically),

~ Kira

@neauoire bummer :( you might be able to wget it though!

@neauoire the heck!? the page is plain hand-written html with no offsite logic or even any js!

@neauoire Can you try now? I added another video entry as video/ogv!

@neauoire oh weird!! It shows on my linux firefox. I can try an ogg transcode...

Ok! After lots of iterations and learning, I've finished my 🎍 bamboo pulley system 🎍 experiment! It was so much fun :3

You can learn more about it on my website:

Please ask any Qs you have -- I'm happy to talk about this!

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.