Time to update my pinned introduction toot to reflect changes in interests: To help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.
EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN IS PLAYING SF
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
OK ACTUALLY DISREGARD THAT IT MAY INVOLVE A DRILL
D&D lets you live out all kinds of fantasies, such as:
-Having everyone call you by your preferred name and gender
-Having a big group of friends who do everything together
-Making a reasonable wage as a freelancer
-Being able to murder the terrible leadership of your country
-Getting 8 hours of sleep
All my music is now Pay What You Want.
I have this theory that Monetizing My Hobby™️ has sucked all the joy out of it. It changed my mindset from "here's a thing I made, pay if you want" to "here's a thing I made, please pay me for it."
This hasn't worked for me. It doesn't get me the tools I need, and I can't make what I want in that mindset with my current tools. We'll see what happens.
Right now the fediverse is nipping at the heels of the silos.
They know we are here, and they perceive us as a threat. We know this from leaked emails from facebook.
That said, they could attack us in an oblique manner with any number of poisoned waterhole attacks.
Earlier today someone predicted one or more of those platforms just integrate activitypub and crush us by incorporating us.
Another pointed at the potential for procedurally generated instances that just harvest data, or overwhelm our ability to suspend all of the instances they throw up.
When these attacks are adapted to... they'll get concerned, and will try to frame us as part of "the dark web(tm)"...
That's how we'll know we're winning.
Chiming in on the John Deere posts today. I've been working for a national hose & fitting company for nineteen years next month. I worked Inside Sales for 13 of them until moving to the IT dept.
I got asked about sourcing equivalents to John Deere parts at least once a day. Many parts are proprietary and are produced only for John Deere. In many cases, equivalent parts are not available, not even from the companies who make the parts for John Deere, unless you're an Authorized Dealer.
I love this cycling jersey. If I bought it, I'd embroider the word "Decrunching..." at the back bottom, and an Amiga logo on the front.
fortysomething, married, Canadian 🇨🇦, cycling enthusiast, phlogger.
Engaging, positive, but cynical. Prefer discourse to arguing. If I boost, I agree.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko