Introduction, sort of long
The name stuck and nowdays I spend my free time maintaining a hand full of packages on the Open Build Service and working in tech support for my dayjob.
Aside from that I like to dabble in #photography although I recently rarely got around to the editing part which has lead to quite a backlog...
software, intersections, racism
This thread took a turn I didn't originally plan, but while I'm here let me just reiterate:
The work you do as a software engineer matters. It often matters FAR BEYOND the narrow context you may be looking at.
In a perfect world you would be part of a team of people talking about this impact and making decisions together. But the reality is that if the person coding something doesn't identify the impact, nobody else will bother. 🧵
LGBT rights, Poland, please boost
(Reposted from Birdside, thread)
Today, the Polish parliament will read a proposed law that makes it illegal to "promote homosexuality", including - I am not exaggerating - pretty much ANY positive talk of LGBT+ people and their rights in public settings.
And foreign media seem almost entirely silent on this.
The law was drafted a while ago, but didn't get into the Parliament for procedural reasons.
It EXPLICITLY bans e.g.:
The most annoying thing is when you say: "Doing X helps to prevent Y." And then someone says, "Well doing X doesn't prevent Z. So we shall not do X *at all*."
This brought to you by, "Secure Boot doesn't prevent malware running on your system from signing it's own kernel."
I'm sorry if malware is running on my server and can sign kernels it already has access to just backdoor whatever fucking binary it wants because it's obviously root.
Okay y'all I did it! I finished ... well, what I set out to do with this for now. 1.0 of UI-UX-accessibility is done! FOSS folks can look at this and at least know enough to make something that'll work for blind people, to the best of my knowledge. If anyone else has anything to add, just let me know or do a PR. I really hope this is actually useful and goes somewhere. People have been asking for this so maybe it will.
I think RSS is in the sweet spot of keeping up to date on content creators: It gets all your subscriptions in one place without keeping you there if you decide to move elsewhere, it’s not pushy like an email list or a notification, it allows you to download articles (depending on your reader), and it works with lots of websites
Wrangling green Rhinos by day and green Chameleons and Mice by night
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