Books and weight reps are alike.
There is light ones and there is heavy ones. The light ones pile up & feel good or bad, important or not. Heavy ones are those that really matter, but you're never going to get them without pilling up the light ones. Heavy ones will give you an emotional, intellectual &/or physical orgasm that no light ones could ever give you, but without pilling up those light ones you will collapse under the heavy ones. Light ones are the journey, heavy ones the enlightenment.
Hi Fediverse 👋
let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial
Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔
As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂
I know one of you mother fuckers posted this. And I say, congrats on expressing all the things I want to express.
Caring for each other is resistance.
UK, Universal Credit, Job Centre, Organising, Mutual Aid
Just accompanied my friend to their job centre interview. We were worried they might get sanctioned for something.
You are legally entitled to have someone accompany you to any job centre meeting.
I went in my #ACORN T-shirt with a notepad and a stack of printed out evidence and the relevant sections of the Universal Credit Act 2013.
I introduced myself as representative from ACORN anti-poverty union and said we were supporting my friend with their case.
Apparently the tone of the job "coach" was completely different. No more patronising bullshit or threats. Seems everything is fine for the time being and the job centre aren't going to try to fuck with us.
If they try anything, we are ready and they know that now.
DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS STRUGGLE ALONE! Our power lies in organisation. Our power lies in solidarity.
Please boost for UK folks
Last couple of weeks I have almost no time for anything, I even don't know why. Days just go by and nothing is accomplished.
At least I managed to visit ByteFest last weekend - the biggest retrocomputing event in Czech Republic. One of things I did there has nothing to do with retrocomputing, but one of my friends asked me to replace KaiOS in his Nokia 8110 G4 with unlocked GerdaOS. We did that and the device starts to interest me now. It's non-touch candybar phone, but it has FirefoxOS derived Linux based system with several dozens of apps available, 4G, WiFi and AFAIK even GPS. That's not bad for some 50 USD.
So, a few days ago, I went #dumpsterdiving, and found 10 pairs of ladies and mens underwear, sealed, in box. They weren't the cheap kind, but the more expensive one. I've also found (in no particular order on different nights): bedsheets, linen, pillows, pillowcases, ALL still unsealed in boxes/bags. I really don't get it. We talk about saving a planet, and we throw away things that are perfectly fine?
Ça fait maintenant des dizaines d'années que les multinationales ont pris un pouvoir disproportionné sur nos vies, notre futur, notre planète
Des militants d'Attac mobilisés en France contre "l'impunité" des multinationales - Sciences et Avenir
Just got back from seeing "Joker" with Mrs. Tek and friends. Still unpacking my thoughts on it, but Phoenix was *brilliant*. Astonishing. Flawless.
First thoughts: thematically it's the next generations's "Fight Club", except as if it were directed by Darren Aronofsky.
There were several tween kids there with parents who probably thought "it's a comic book movie. What's it got a couple of curse words or something?" I cannot emphasize this enough: *do not take young children to see this*.
Now, their FAQ offers a solution for that:
“Just edit ~/.config/liferea/liferea.css in your favourite editor.”
And for those like who barely or don’t know CSS??? Well, bad luck, you’re stuck with the ugly style.
Seriously, this is an arrogant asshole’s answer.
Talk on “Open Source Social Media” at BarCamp ASEAN in Phnom Penh, Cambodia today. A big point of interest was that Mastodon & Pixelfed were passion projects by individual developers. (Many see FB, Insta, Twitter as monoliths.) Shout out to @dansup 😊👍
Mens sana in corpore sano.
➥ Read more & lift heavier.
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