My favorite thing about paying $300 a year for EpiPens is that if everything goes well, *I won’t even use them.*

@mhoye It was a joke in an informal article, not in actual documentation of a current feature. I’m sure the actual Git manual will not include any such facetiousness 🙂

Your beauty lasts beyond the grave
The angels call you, sainted maid
Although you're nameless here, forever more
Your voice is like forgotten lore
I'm rapping at the chamber door
I cannot compete with you, Lenore
Lenore Lenore Lenore Lenore
I'm begging of you please don't haunt my man

For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

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i feel like i should get into org-mode because i do a lot of things with spreadsheets and i like plain text and stuff but it feels like the dwarf fortress version of notepad just saying

The hottest gig-economy service in 2020 will be “Uber, but for opting out of mandatory arbitration clauses.”

do you understand? it was never technology that made humane relations possible. it was you and i, and our commitment to each other.

a courier arrives from the next village on horseback with books, zines, letters, art prints, and a hard drive full of music and movies. we offload the drive while the courier joins us for lunch, sharing news — harvests, births, deaths, the goings-on of various governance councils — while we load a drive with our own new media. the courier leaves as full as they came, and well-fed besides.

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in the alternate socialist present, i am herding goats with a cane and melody while replacing batteries in the mesh routers the ‘ware guild has hung from trees. later i dine at the village commissary and watch a movie projected on the side of a barn.

The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

@ptvirgo @deejoe @gid I strongly agree with Matthew Garrett in that I don't want to see RMS replaced; we need to remove the necessity of having a single figurehead leader in the free software community: mjg59.dreamwidth.org/52587.htm

Shutterfly tried the same thing a couple weeks ago (new terms effective September 3rd; notification sent on September 7th) with the added shit-covered cherry on top of a new mandatory arbitration clause. I closed my Shutterfly account.

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I got an email from eBay this morning—September 15, 2019—telling me that their “updated User Agreement will take effect on August 30, 2019 for all users.” How on earth can it be legal for them to make a change like this without at least 30 days’ notice *beforehand?*

We have now reached the part of the boarding process where the bus is full, but one more person squeezes on, proving one more can squeeze on, proving one more can squeeze on, therefore by induction, all of these people can squeeze on.

lewd, technical 

2004 mood: Rushing to create an account on every new service so you can have the same name everywhere

2019 mood: Using a different name on every service because the internet is now a Dark Forest

Intellectual Property is when you dress up a peanut in a top hat and a monocle and get a lawyer to make sure no one else ever does this

The medium is the message, and when the medium is ads sent through the mail, the message is “we don’t give a shit about the environment.”

Sometimes I find it disconcerting that I can’t run df -h on my brain and find out how much space is left in there.

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