if libraries didnt already exist liberals would say the idea was impossible and costs too much money

I think one of the most frustrating things about working with technology is that the hard problems, the problems worth solving, are never the problems that you can get time, money, or people to solve.

A nice-to-use GUI library that supports accessibility out of the tin? Nope, not gonna happen. Yet Another Javascript+Full Browser Engine chat app that doesn't even encrypt your messages? Here's $25 million, go crazy.

uspol 

Is it bad that I'm subconsciously equating Michael Blomberg with Batman's dad in that Joker movie?

From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2)

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

pleasant surprise? no sir I said you're in for a "peasant surprise"
*I impale my feudal lord with a pitchfork as the other farmers are yelling "gottem"*

I analysed all tweets mentioning the words "credit union" and the names of any of the 4 big US banks during the last 3 months, there appears to be an interesting finding.

It turns out people are 176 times more likely to advocate moving from big banks to credit unions than they are to advocate moving from credit unions to big banks!

How can credit unions build on their cooperative advantage of being better able to turn their customers into advocates? Read to find out.

coop.exchange/blog/776f31ec-f2

Uspol 

There are so many hardcore Christian Republicans that I look at and just go, "you're such a compassionate, caring person who is a joy. I just wish you hadn't been snatched by the system and destroyed before I got to know you, I would have loved to be comrades with you"

We gotta destroy the system y'all.

#FredMeyer is now hiring scabs in prepation for the possible upcoming strike. $15/hr. So blatant they aren't even hiding.

#PDX #UFCW #1u

pol rant 

What kind of world would we live in if that were literally true but people were the same complex mix of good and evil they are today?

Not a utopia. There would be problems, big ones even, but inequality wouldn't be one of them.

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The Socialist Calculator Problem

punch in 5318008, turn it upside down, and it now reads MARXISM

Nobody quite knows when this changed, and when we ask the calculators they just smirk

pol rant 

I'm not really an -ist or anything and I don't subscribe to dogma of any flavor. I just want to live in a world where it's not controversial (obvious even) to say:

"there shouldn't be people without the necessities while others have private jets"

Music hot take 

In 2099 Tool will be categorized as Religious Rock

The first track on their album is a prayer

Hey, i'm just putting this out there, but I have no money 

I need two small items specifically. I'm not asking for donations, all my bills are paid for now.
But I need large envelopes and a new razor. If anyone is willing to get those things for me, I'd be happy to give you a piece of art in return.

Here's my wishlist:
amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CU5

Here's my shop:
sewing-seeds.weebly.com/

Thanks y'all

I've been using @fedilab for a couple of weeks and these are my reactions:
* Excellent feature set, quite impressive
* Doesn't randomly crash the way tusky does
* Because the feature set is so rich, there are a lot of edge cases which need to be handled, some of those have minor issues
* I think the author deserves solidarity because he's pretty clearly not a fascist, IMO he was singled out from all the other clients which don't block gab because he signaled weakness by waffling on the issue.

asking for $ help 

I'm about to run out of money. If you have a few dollars to spare, I'd appreciate any help you can give.

Thank you.

paypal.me/joyeusenoelle
liberapay.com/joyeusenoelle
venmo.com/Noelle-Anthony-2

If you fuck up.... That's okay! It happens.

What you need to do then is legitimately apologise, actually understand where you went wrong, and then fix it. Make a legit effort to learn and fix it.

You get called racist? We are all unlearning generations of racism. Just admit it, apologize, learn why it was racist, and correct yourself.

No need to make a scene. No matter how embarrassed you are.

Just apologize and move on. You can gush about your embarrassment later, after you patched it over.

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Sunbeam City 🌻

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