On a bus, thence to a train, thence to family gathering on the shores of Michi Gami in NeshnabΓ© and Myaamia lands. The snow comes down and I am glad to be travelling overland.

Another daydream, sitting in Ushuaia sipping mate, watching Weather come in along the Beagle Channel.

Wow. In an effort to prevent workers from participating in collective action, Google "installed a tool on employees’ web browsers that would flag internal calendar events requiring more than 10 meeting rooms or 100 participants." nytimes.com/2019/11/20/technol

Philadelphia, Nazis, Bars to Avoid 

If I could spend my life singing, sailing, cooking, playing story games, talking with friends, making spaces where people can be safe and heal, being among trees, and learning, that'd be pretty OK.

Allie: Why is my pepper spray open? Weird.
Allie: Why is everything in my purse sticky? I don't remember leaving candy in here.
Allie, ten minutes later: Why do my eyes burn?

What are you doing with a computer connected to the internet that you wish was easier?

My cases:
* publishing my notes
* running a game server and a forum
* running a mastodon instance
* sharing code I've written
* making plans with my friends

Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.

A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:

1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.

2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.

3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.

friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:

||discordapp.com/api/v6/science$important,1p

Stopping git naming the first branch "master":

reducto$ git config --global init.templateDir ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ mkdir -p ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ echo "ref: refs/heads/main" > ~/.config/git/template/HEAD
reducto$ mkdir newRepo
reducto$ cd newRepo/
reducto$ git init
Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/kurt/newRepo/.git/
reducto$ git status
On branch main

No commits yet

nothing to commit (create/copy files and use "git add" to track)

From twitter.com/_Gaeel_/status/118

RT @noisejockey@twitter.com
Scott Jaeger of Industrial Music Electronics posted this, and it’s the most oddly inspiring things I’ve seen in a while.

"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." theverge.com/2019/10/9/2090621

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