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Hiya. I'm Saqer (please use they, he is fine too). I'm an academic and a translator. Mostly translating scifi fiction and poetry (most of which I haven't published), but I toot about in my other masto spots.

I'm currently learning to use TEI-xml to transcribe manuscripts, and I'm currently horrified by XSLT.

I have been acquainted with the libre and opensource world for many years (I spent years translating apps on Launchpad back when Ubuntu was a big thing).

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I just discovered the beauty of zooming masto to 240% on Firefox.

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Github is sinking. What now? Some quick suggestions on my blog.

yarmo.eu/post/github-sinking

Move. No reason to stay.

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Glinner, fediblock 

Hey there in light of anti-trans activist Graham Linehan getting banned from Twitter I strongly urge you to block his own fediverse server glindr.org that he said he’ll start using more

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

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@librelounge Hey awesome folks.

First, I'd love if *you* want to be on the show. if you do, please msg or email podcast@librelounge.org

Please do not out folks who might not be out or want that kind of attention!

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At this point, I no longer feel it is merely morally permissible to violate copyright, but rather one’s *moral duty* to subvert the vast majority of copyright. “Intellectual property” is a thoroughly disgusting Orwellianism.

We have entered a period where a samizdat underground is necessary to sustain the basic facets of civilization. And public education is a central pillar of the commonweal.

#Torrent every goddam thing.

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Today I will be working on some creative work, but not sharing it.

That's ok. Instead consider the following:

Black Lives Matter ✊🏿 ✊🏾 ✊🏽

Defund the Police 🚔 🖕🏼 💰

Pride was a Riot :ms_rainbow_flag: :ms_brick:

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Educators: If you wish to aid in the dismantling of a racist police state, you should avoid Zoom at all costs since they've made it abundantly clear they'll willingly team up with law enforcement: thenextweb.com/security/2020/0

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If you don't pirate your own scholarly production, then what good a scholar are you?

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Re-reading Aaron Swartz's Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto after so many years: "Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy."

archive.org/details/GuerillaOp

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Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

github.com/mouse-reeve/fedirea

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Invite the boba into your home, not as a guest, but as family

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insomnia? 

it's funny how our brain goes "hey, yeah, I know you're listening to a podcast but I want to sleep so I'll just shut down for the next 20 minutes" and then when we regain consciousness and actually want to sleep because evidently we're pretty exhausted brain goes "well now I'm not doing it"

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activitypub chat ideas:
ask for pronouns on registration

perfectly anti-gamer

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Writers/Academics, how do y'all tally your daily/weekly/monthly word count? Do you use an app? Do you journal it?

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Just found out there is a reddit-styled decentralized alternative connected to the #Fediverse called Lemmy: @LemmyDev

It's nice to see so many decentralized social alternatives becoming available, and people embracing them, as suitable private and free (as in freedom) tools for their daily use.

#Privacy #Decentralization #ActivityPub #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS

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Queer coffee shops, queer bakeries, queer bookstores, queer grocery stores, queer literally everything.

Tired of the only queer spaces being bars, adding to the idea that all queer people are evil sexual deviants that should be avoided.

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For my first post today, I want to send a bouquet to Nolan, the developer of the Pinafore web app for Mastodon and Pleroma. Thanks for creating such a brilliant freedom-respecting UX!

#Pinafore # Mastodon #Pleroma #UX

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