Pinned toot
Pinned toot

idk if my thread from just now is visible in the tl or not. Keep forgetting to check the privacy settings.

But yeah anyways speaking of finding common ground with/coming to a new understanding with people who aren’t like you, I’m kinda curious to meet people on here that maybe both are and aren’t like me in different ways.

A generic about me: I like making things that help people in some way and I sometimes see negative posts on masto about some of the groups I identify with.

picture this: a libre version of angry birds where its various fanart versions of an angry tux as the birds and logos of big corporations as the targets

today i read the word gnutella and am now kicking myself for not having thought of matching up the "nu" sound from GNU with the "nu" sound from "nutella" first

promoting a thing some friends are making to help people find COVID vaccines. please boost 

self toot 

@ace now look what you’ve done. You gotten too greedy by trying to create two PDF’s from images at the same time and gone and filled up all your RAM. You realize it would have taken less time to do them one by one on an un-frozen computer than all at once and have it freeze right?

covid vaccine info 

Yo if you’re looking for COVID vaccine info, some friends are putting together a website vacfind.org

OMG WHOLESOME

someone who made a bunch of money from gamestop went and bought 10 nintendo switches from gamestop and donated them to a local childrens hospital.

hedge funds may be bad, but this is just a mega extra "screw you" to the hedge fund

bird site content 

“Love when a bunch of dorks can scare the ruling class so much they have to do the equivalent of unplugging the console because they got salty from losing”

twitter.com/wundrweapon/status

1. Get into college
2. Enroll in and pay for classes
3. Start class (asynchronous)
4. Download slides
5. Read about how capitalism is bad (from the slides)

Idk this is just amusing for some reason

Like the more you think capitalism bad, the more you see it around you

CamelCaseIsTakingOver 

some time ago: hey, could you send me that video?

Now: hey could you use your MacBook to upload that video to YouTube?

The future: Hey CouldYou MacBook me ThatVideo using YouTube OkayThanksBye

honestly this probably wont make sense to me in 5 minutes, but like after correctly captializing MacBook and YouTube near each other in a document to get rid of the red squiggly line made me thing how a lot of projects and companies use CamelCase now. myself included

simulation theory. existential crisis fuel 

So you know how time travelers are always depicted as having to go back and “fix” the past after they did something that caused them to never be born?

Wouldn’t it be much easier if they had a simulation of time/space/the universe to try things on so they can make sure they won’t cause a paradox before doing it in the real world?

programming 

Does anyone get so mad with dependencies sometimes.

Like I have a python API whose dev branch I absolutely cannot pipenv install no matter how much I fuck around with it, and then another project has a library for parsing vcf files that I barely understand (GNU Bison) and it’s not giving me the full value of the multiline photo field but on every other machine I try the SAME MINIMAL EXAMPLE is completely fine.

Kinda want to quit software rn

Anyone want to help test/play with a self hosted bigbluebutton install I’m setting up?

It’ll probably be up for today only because digitalocean costs Money but I wanted to give it a try without the 30 min limit for a FOSS/tech social group I started and curious if anyone else here is interested in playing with it

Why does windows 98 blue screen after entering my password when I have a COM1 connection configured in virtualbox.

(Honestly it’s probably my jank af wiring to get this TM-20 to connect but hey)

laughing at fascists, capitol rioters 

Qanon and proud boys followers are starting to realize that all the promises they were made about trump getting another term are all fake. They’re starting to call him a shill.

I think I need a perpetual supply of popcorn cuz this is almost as great as the capitol rioter who was like “they maced me” and then proceeded to incriminate herself in like every way possible and give her address to a news camera.

idk if my thread from just now is visible in the tl or not. Keep forgetting to check the privacy settings.

But yeah anyways speaking of finding common ground with/coming to a new understanding with people who aren’t like you, I’m kinda curious to meet people on here that maybe both are and aren’t like me in different ways.

A generic about me: I like making things that help people in some way and I sometimes see negative posts on masto about some of the groups I identify with.

gab maybe a positive message idk 

Maybe I’m getting a bunch of things wrong cuz I’m the last person who should be talking about any of this (would be happy to have a discussion) I just think there has to be a way to separate the human aspect from their beliefs and coexist as people and find some common goal and reason to reach out, even if we disagree. Otherwise neither side is going to make an effort to understand the other.

Honestly idk how coherent or like actually useful this but hey

5/5

Show thread

gab maybe I’ll get banned for my controversial take 

... I think if we started by offering other ways of thinking about their worldview, like offering them a new perspective, it may help teach them to think for themselves, research their ideology just a little deeper, conduct better experiments for the flat earthers, .etc. until eventually they can start to change their own minds.

4/~5

Show thread

gab probably descending into uspol 

... hold our noses and meet them somewhere near where they are. If it’s the Internet filter bubble repeatedly reenforcing slightly more extreme views each and every day, then isolating them in their extremism won’t help. IMO to counter this and truly bring our country together and start repairing the damage, we need to be constantly feeding them new ideas and new perspectives in their terms. While it may be unpleasant at first...
3/~4

Show thread
Show more
☠️ librepunk ☠️

A friendly mastodon instance primarily for shitposting, gays, and the glory of the free and open source software movement.