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Leaving social media for a few months at least.

If you need to contact me, email me@josias.dev

See y'all later

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Now that I'm on a new instance, I'll write a new .

I am a follower of Jesus, mutualist hobbyist programmer, and sysadmin (in that order). I'm passionate about , , and liberating people all around within and without technology.

I'm interested in alternative internet protocols (), mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including and ).

Also hosting benign.town! Join us if you'd like. 🙂

Leaving social media for a few months at least.

If you need to contact me, email me@josias.dev

See y'all later

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I really hate the word "deserve" and its concept.

It's way too linked to meritocracy and productivity under capitalism.

You shouldn't have to deserve love, respect, housing, food, healthcare and all your basic rights.

It should be unconditional.

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From Twitter: My #A11y Thoughts for the day:
1. Access is a civil right. That's enough of a reason to prioritize it.
2. Digital accessibility is also a wise business decision that requires investment. Access = more customers.
3. Inaccessibility is poor craftsmanship. We can do better.

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I’m writing an article that expands my microblog entry on stylometric fingerprinting to give more comprehensive advice. I am partially walking back on my recommendation not to use machine translation and adding information about reading levels, among other things. Would anybody familiar with #stylometry, or with a #linguistics background experienced with close-reading, be up for reviewing a rough draft next week?

I’d also be interested in how people may describe my own stylometric fingerprint (signature phrases, grammar quirks, etc), to use as an example.

Boosts appreciated.

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Talked to a lady who works for the tax authority yesterday. Based on her job experience, her take on the welfare state is something like this:
"Of course there will always be freeloaders. So what?! This is about dignity. Everyone has a right to a good life and to be supported when they're struggling. If you want that, you've got to live with the freeloaders. Leave them be. That's the price you pay for a society where everyone is taken care of. It's not like they're doing any damage in the big picture - I've run those numbers more than once. You'll always get more out of it for society at large when you're incentivising good performance than when you're punishing people."

politics 

"I traveled the world to understand the immigration issue"

🤦‍♂️

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@josias I don't think, even if such a distinction could be made, that the ones who just wouldn't work don't deserve to eat.

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What even is a "freeloader"? Who gets to decide that the activities of another person are not "worthy" for the society? Are artists freeloaders? Are parents playing with their children freeloaders? Are lovers freeloaders? Travelers? Storytellers? Clowns? Philosophers? Grumpy old men loudly complaining about others not doing what they should?

I know it's old and has some flaws, but Peter Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread will always be somewhat special to me.

> ... and while it is impossible to distinguish between inveterate idlers and genuine workers thrown out of work, the available food ought to be shared by all without exception.

Everyone should eat, regardless of whether they can afford it, especially because you can never truly distinguish between those who can't work and those who won't.

Fedi meta; fascism; correction 

Correction: I'm talking about the federated timeline. Any and all Nazis I see will be blocked from benign.town and I remove all Nazi stuff I see on the Federated timeline.

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Fedi meta; fascism 

Alright, how did self-proclaimed Nazis make it into the benign.town timeline?

This isn't even subtle fascism, it's literally people with swastikas.

I'm thinking it's a result of some people here following Nazi-adjacent people.

But this instance only has 14 active users.

If you're a Nazi here: LEAVE. You're not welcome in this town whatsoever.

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Mastodon meta 

@josias I like those ideas.

For those who can't wait, #Fedilab already allows you to "subscribe" to other instances' public timelines.

Microsoft Copilot nonsense 

Thanks for your offer, I don't really have time to teach interns how to fly at the moment. I'll pilot myself for now.

If I have time for that sometime, I'll let you know.

Thanks again for contacting me regarding this, and enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

Mastodon meta 

Mastodon should have a feature for including the public timelines of other instances as well as a "neighborhoods" feature I've been advocating for a while.

This might help with the alienation between instances, and allow for better experiences on smaller ones.

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In honor of World Give Up GitHub day, here's a quick guide to how to serve up your own git repos.

In an empty directory readable from WWW (that has the URL you want your repo to have, for cloning) that you also can write to over SSH, run

git init --bare
mv hooks/post-update.sample hooks/post-update

Make sure the directory has the permissions you want for web (world readable, not writable).

Set the SSH path to the directory as a remote on your local copy of the repo, and push to it and you're done.


https://idiomdrottning.org/hosting-git-repos
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Apparently I need to reevaluate my threat model and security posture, just generally.

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Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

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My disabled ass is having trouble pulling together for the last few days of crowdfunding on GoToSocial, so if anyone want to help us get to £500 total donations, that would be amazing!

You can share about the project on your own, or if you have a particularly favorite post from the official account over on @gotosocial boost it!

Or you know, just go to the Open Collective and donate today!
opencollective.com/gotosocial

#OpenCollective #CrowdFunding #ActivityPub #GTS #GoToSocial

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Oh y'all - hold on a moment.
Did you know that #SummerSchool is taking presentation pitches until

July 1st??

Submit here!

summerschool.scholar.social/20

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