With the rise of the #fediverse and #cryptocurrency, a few more improvements around open source prose and art creation software (looking at you, #Krita and #opentoonz ), it will soon be possible for a complete cultural universe to open up end to end disconnected from established intermediaries, aside from the basics like web hosting or hardware expenses. Politics is downstream of culture, so expect disproportionate smear campaigns against everything enabling such freedom next year.
RMS: "Hey maybe we shouldn't charge someone with assault if he had no reason to believe he was violating the law."
Cancel culture: "REEEEEEEEEEEE"
Intel agencies: happy
SJWs, feminism, cancel culture, etc. are a weapon designed to crack open insular cultural spaces and destroy them from within, whether that's a video gaming forum or a country. The proper response to such attempts to infiltrate is "go away", with an intensity modifier of your choice.
In a deeply underappreciated bit of legal jiu-jutsu, the large companies most likely to benefit from GNU Guix's unification of reproducible builds, config management, self contained relocatable tarballs and dockerfiles as standard artifacts, and version-set control, will instead have to wrestle their lawyers into submission to deploy GPLv3 software into production. Bravo, FSF. #GNU #FSF #FreeSoftware #Guix #GPL
From birdsite: #HongKong puppet government passes brutal declaration of total dictatorship and acquiescence to #winniethepooh 's whims. PDF link: https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap241!en@2018-12-13T00:00:00.assist.pdf?FILENAME=Assisted%20Monolingual%20PDF%20(English).pdf&DOC_TYPE=K&PUBLISHED=true
This year I've seen three or four times as many -outbound- container ships fully loaded, leaving US ports. They used to leave empty as far back as I can remember. #TradeWar seems to be going well.
Testing out #HaikuOS on bare metal for the first time in a while. Pleasantly surprised that the first-party browser can handle Mastodon.
Cyberpunk IRL, now with more magic.
"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