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Okay, I've completed the migration of my blog to Gemini! I'll probably post more frequently now, since there's nothing between me, the text, and the output mode, just that same text, which is very liberating!

gemini://tilde.pink/~devinprater/

please caption your images so that i may boost them thanks

Terminals should have a "scroll up to the last shell prompt" hotkey.

i can't be bothered to dig up the thread where i said this, but the basic problem with self-driving cars is that computers deal well with repetitive, predictable tasks, but run into problems when confronted with chaotic systems. whereas humans start making errors when things get repetitive, but deal well with unpredictability. traffic is the exact opposite of the kind of problem ai is well equipped to confront

*I* have an RSS feed how the fuck do AFP, AP, and Reuters *not*

Went to redeem my #Brave rewards, only to be cockblocked by a CAPTCHA. What ever happened to sovereign wallets?

hell yeah

they dragged their feet for months but Biden finally announced they're down to suspend ip stuff for covid vaccines

the devil is in the details and this is way later than it needed to be (could've been done on day 1), but this could potentially (if it's not some sleight of hand) save millions of lives

Sorry, this is a popular misquote of C.S. Lewis. I just realized that.

Here's the context of the quote. He was actually *disagreeing* with the point.

> Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. If love is to be a blessing, not a misery, it must be for the only Beloved who will never pass away.Of course this is excellent sense. Don't put your goods in a leaky vessel. Don't spend too much on a house you may be turned out of. And there is no man alive who responds more naturally than I to such canny maxims. I am a safety-first creature. Of all arguments against love none makes so strong an appeal to my nature as "Careful! This might lead you to suffering". To my nature, my temperament, yes. Not to my conscience. When I respond to that appeal I seem to myself to be a thousand miles away from Christ. If I am sure of anything I am sure that His teaching was never meant to confirm my congenital preference for safe investments and limited liabilities.

https://www.samizdat.qc.ca/cosmos/philo/PDFs/4Loves_CSL.pdf

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@Defectivetrxgedy generally any image is impenetrable to screen readers.

Always put a good description in the alt text (writing a good description is an art too!) And you will help screen reader users, those on slow connections, etc.

There do exist some solutions to OCR text from images, but they are variable in quality, availability, and accuracy.

Avoid putting any text in an image, put real text and use CSS if it needs style.
You will help many users this way.

Anyway, give The Progressive Plantation a read, it has a similar energy to what I want to say but can't articulate very well. It's written about radical social change groups not social network spaces, but some of you are under some sort of impression that that's what you're up to OnHere, so whatever:
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lorenzo-kom-boa-ervin-the-progressive-plantation-racism-inside-white-radical-social-change-grou

Unpopular opinion about iPhones 

The real reason iPhones have such a long battery life is because they don't actually do anything. They don't even allow background processes.

Solidarity with the folks who decided to stop running this Dollar Store and posted on four scraps of paper more effective messaging than the Democratic party has ever done.

https://labor411.org/411-blog/employees-quit-by-posting-signs-at-dollar-general-showing-why-no-one-wants-to-work/

Unpopular opinion about iPhones 

Ways I would rather achieve long battery life than disallowing background tasks:

- Don't waste power downloading & showing ads
- Smaller screen w/ fewer pixels
- OLED display with a dark theme
- Slower CPU/GPU
- Less RAM
- Less bloated apps
- Poll phone network every 2 minutes just for text messages & voice mail
- Use phone less
- Bigger battery

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hey everyone, my fucking landlord decided to let us know today that we can't renew our lease and we have 3 weeks to find somewhere else to live

we are Very underprepared for this, since when we signed the lease, he said we could renew it in 2021

i have emergency commissions open, check em out here:

https://puppy.place/@muttmusk/106185302031433565

Agonizing over this app again. I'm almost ready to just give up and write mobile apps. I don't think it'd work well at all without push notifications. Ah well. Then again I should see if Beeware can hook into the OS enough to send push notifications... Oh hey, wonder if this would work? pushsafer.com/en/python

Clever: Facebook will let others target you based on intimate details of your life but they don’t want you to know that… I wonder why… 🤔

(Also, I guess this means Signal is no longer being paid by Facebook to work and provide priceless PR for their products.)

https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see/

#SurveillanceCapitalism

> If we do care about privacy as a collective value, then it cannot be an
individual burden. Right now, privacy is essentially a luxury good. If you can
afford not to use coupons, you don’t have to let retailers track your shopping
habits with loyalty points. If you’re technically savvy, you don’t have to let
Gmail see all your emails. Not only does that make access to privacy incredibly
inequitable, it also affects our collective understanding of what is a “normal”
amount [...]

https://www.phirephoenix.com/blog/2021-05-03/privacy

If you suffer from brain fog, fuzzy thinking, executive dysfunction, and if you are tired of hearing the same unhelpful tips from people who don't know what it's like, don't realize how serious it is, only talk about external causes, fatigue, anxiety, meds, or even lack of self-confidence... Please let's connect with each other, share tips and support

I have to do something about myself and I'd very much like my own journey to be helpful to others along the way
Let's stop reinventing the wheel

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