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Note: universal basic income without constraints on current rentier power inequities doesn’t do anything for the common citizen or the common good. That’s just a cash spigot for landlords. UBI need to be accompanied by laws making rents illegal.

My software is “free” as in “cats.” It even comes with small but itchy bugs.

I also, over this past week, made two usability fixes, one API fix to clear the path for an interface improvement, and diagnosed another layout issue that led to a quick fix, all on Making it better. Still need to grapple with fixing the entire tangled backend code structure, then fixing the API surface to be more Standards-y.

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I made some strides on Roughcast this weekend. Nearly wrote "Roughcast made some strides" and thus completely de-agentivized myself. What does this say about how I think about programming projects?

Federation is the place people go when they don't want to be part of, or subject to, centrally controlled systems. It is also where people go when they've finally been kicked off those systems. The fediverse isn't inherently progressive, and without robust shared defensive measures - both against centralization and against bad actors -it will go the way of Usenet.

OK, so, this project is good fun and relaxing, but will take longer than I thought. A lot of what I'm doing is working things out longhand until I figure out a good pattern for abstracting over it.

This will eat into my time to do other things. Which would be fine, if I weren't already feeling underwater.

Time to cull. I am gonna be in a monomaniac project mode for a bit, I think.

I used Pincelate (a machine learning model of phonetics and spelling I've been working on) to name the deadly sins in between the other deadly sins


More wild wolves in California. Small springs of hope.

RT @Ad_Inifinitum
Another Soviet poster that still rings painfully true

To the people essentially saying that “wealth inequality has existed before” it has never been to this extent before. There have never been this many living in poverty. The rich have never been this absurdly rich before. Billionaires have only existed since last century. And there’s an entire genre of really shitty food which exists purely for the sake of being expensive.

Rich American douchebags and 21st century wealth inequality are putting people like Amenhotep III and Louis XIV to shame.

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i cannot find the old post where i said this so i'm gonna write it again:

everyone intuitively already knows that the economy is already planned. it's centrally planned in boardrooms of massive corporations to get the largest value for their shareholders. this is why you can google and find nerds excitedly speculating about marvel movies that will come out in 2025. it's only when we're asked to think about it that we revert to the grade-school propaganda idea of the market, supply and demand, and capitalism as something that just "happens," without conscious outside prodding.

the difference between capitalism and socialism isn't central planning, it's that under socialism the planning serves the needs of the whole population, rather than increasing the profits of a tiny few.

that the police have interpreted Black Lives Matter as an anti-police slogan is really just them telling on themselves

fully accountable sustainable decolonized earth communism

Sometimes I have dreams about architecture. Last night, I dreamt I was moving in to a new place, and the architecture was so perfect I'm still in love with it and longing for it this morning.

Interesting post from @lula:

> I interviewed @TonyChatman on bias, the uprising, and law enforcement. All @Patreon proceeds from this post support a nationwide network of bail funds, linked in the post.

Two eBooks about police violence are currently available for free from their respective publishers:

"Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?" - A book about the history of police violence on PoC in the US.

"The End of Policing" - About why policing is inherently flawed and why reforms don't work.

TBQH I also can't believe we live in a world which has essentially decided that war is actually ok as long as you're not *too* much of a dick about it.

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