very important for antifas to avoid the sheep/wolf/sheepdog trichotomy that the cops live by.
fascists aren't wolves, monsters, or demons. they're humans. the brawliest antifa supersoldier is as human as the softest terrified teenage trans girl.
like everything else some people are better built for violent conflict than others, but no one's an action hero, and in real life defense is a community endeavour. a militia needs food, shelter, love, art, friends like everybody else; the comrade who cooks breakfast for the comrade who punches nazis is every bit as much part of nazi resistance, the breakfast is in the punch. when it comes down to shooting we need barricades and backpacks and computer networks. the thing that stops nazis isn't the punches or barricades, it's to be overwhelmed by an entire society taking a stand against them.
if you're down to fight of course you want to be a protector; when nazis walk openly the streets, how wouldn't you want to gift your friends and loved ones the gift of safety? but the gift of safety isn't yours to give; it's ours to build. being a "protector" implies helpless protectees, but the action hero is a product of copaganda--they lied to us. defense forces aren't sheepdogs and nonviolent people aren't sheep. we're just regular people who want our friends and communities to know someone is both able and willing to risk their bodies. there's no difference, we're all supporting one another the way we can.
antifas aren't sheepdogs and fascists aren't wolves. fascists are normal people who got so drunk on ideology as to throw away basic empathy and care for their fellow beings. they are responsible for that choice, which makes them the enemy. but it's important to always have a path back to the good. people who give up being fascists/cops need to do a lot to earn back trust, but there has to be systems to support that. or else fascism swells its numbers by leaving no alternative.
conflict is in itself addictive; for a certain personality type, the thrill and risk and game-like challenge of the fight can overshadow the why. it's important to stay in touch with our people, to have a life you love enough to want to preserve, which means to have bonds with people. to get drunk not just on war but on love and gentleness and creation too, to know how to grow and to build, always so much harder than to blow up stuff. it's important to not be this isolated special-agent dehumanised attack thing. it's important not to be a cop.
I guess the thing I'm not getting is, that when I try to install this, it removes dino, and only install dino-im-common, but of course then Dino doesn't work anymore. I'm on a Librem 5, and pulling the adaptive version of Dino from their octarine repo.
The vibes on Mastodon are class and mostly very wholesome, so I'm going to share this piece I wrote a few years back about the Oblivion mod Terry Pratchett worked on. It eventually became so important to him that the developers added in a function to help him continue playing even when his Alzheimer's made it difficult to do so. Theirs is a lovely, heartfelt, uplifting story - sure give it a read if you have a sec
In their monthly announcement, among all the cool things Pine64, they talked about the open firmware for PinePhone’s LTE modem. The firmware isn’t fully open – a few parts remain closed. And Pine emphasizes that they neither pre-install nor officially endorse this firmware, and PinePhones will keep shipping with the vendor-supplied modem firmware image instead.
That said, the new firmware way more featureful – it has fewer bugs, more features, decreased power consumption, and its proprietary parts are few and far between. I’d like to note that, with a special build of this firmware, the PinePhone’s modem can run Doom – because, well, of course.
Just got another email from a blind user of SourceHut thanking me for caring about accessibility in my work. And honestly, it wasn't difficult. I don't understand why my peers in web development seemingly couldn't give a rat's ass about accessibility. Maybe because at their level of complexity, to them "accessibility" means "a shitload of aira tags and a ton of work", whereas at my level of complexity it means "just keep it simple and don't do anything particularly stupid"
Il Linux Day è la principale manifestazione italiana dedicata alla promozione di GNU/Linux e del Software Libero; quest'anno si terrà sabato 26 ottobre in numerose città Italiane.
Il GL-Como e il LiFo organizzano quest'anno una edizione congiunta, presso il FaberLab di Tradate.
L'evento quest'anno è limitato al pomeriggio, a partire dalle ore 14.30.
Programma 14:30 - Saluti 15:00 - Caramelle dagli sconosciuti - ed altri buoni motivi per usare apt 15:30 - Da Python 2 a Python 3 senza ritorno 16:00 - Coffee break 16:30 - Blender 2.8 17:00 - Infilare a forza python in una applicazione commerciale per salvaguardare la propria sanità mentale 17:30 - Ansible: the sane way - Dalla cameretta all'enterprise: i pochi tricks che fanno la differenza
Étant l’épisode 30, c’est un épisode silencieux (comme tous les épisodes multiples de cinq, comme le 5,10,15,20 et 25…une tradition et une contrainte artistique). C’est aussi un épisode qui zoom un peu sur les préoccupations de Carrot et fait un tour sur la vie studieuse à présent de tous les jours dans la maison de Pepper. J’espère que ça vous plaira! Merci encore!
I was recently interviewed for a piece in the Times on why the philosophy of stoicism has become very popular in the Silicon Valley tech crowd. Only a sliver of my thoughts made it into the article, but the question from Nellie Bowles was very stimulating so I wanted to share more of my thoughts. To begin with, like any ancient philosophy, stoicism...