Let's not forget what's important this Thanksgiving.
Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Thanksgiving: "It Has Never Been About Honoring Native Americans"
'...Actually, it’s never been about honoring Native Americans. It’s been about the origin story of the United States, the beginning of genocide, dispossession and constant warfare from that time—actually, from 1607 in Jamestown—until the present. It’s a colonial system that was set up.
There’s a sort of annual calendar for this origin story, beginning with Columbus, October 12. Why celebrate Columbus? It was the onset of colonialism, the slave trade and dispossession of the Native people of the Americas. So, that is celebrated with a federal holiday. That’s followed then by Thanksgiving, which is a completely made-up story to say the Native people welcomed these people who were going to devastate their civilizations, which is simply a lie...'
Scientist Runs Over Man With Truck.
heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like Show more
with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved
ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg
A few days ago I visited the Zapatista region in Mexico. The Zapatistas are anarchists who revolted against the government in 1994, and still control a large area. I finally managed to write a blog post about my visit, and it includes some nice art from their town.
There are a lot of pictures, so maybe don't open it on a mobile connection.
the current bee discourse has reminded me of zaphod beeblebrox, and more specifically that my mother owns a zaphod beeblebear, an incredibly cursed item which looks like this:
PSA: leftism, anarchism Show more
periodic reminder that i have anarchist/communist politics, and not as a fad or whatever.
"but...you make mistakes!"
and? making mistakes is part of the process.
most people who assert about leftist and anarchist "mistakes" incessantly are criticizing leftism, and cherry-picking situations/individuals to make their shitty takes, instead of just making them.
Setting up that Black Friday TV? Remember: whatever the box says, *it is a dumb display*. Do *not* hook that adware, spyware infested box of obsolete apps on an underpowered CPU into your LAN. Its only role in life is as a display panel for your HDMI jacks, and nothing more.
the greatest threat to modern China… socialists. Proudhon is facepalming himself in disgust.
I'm pretty sure a Harry Potter reference in a commit message is a +1 multipler, right?
I don’t think we talk enough about how mental illness is defined, under capital, almost entirely by one’s potential productivity.
Stop spreading stereotypes. Your librarian isn't telling you to "shh" they are recommending that you look in the index under S-Sh
i put my boss in his calming pouch
Linux, codes of conduct (+) Show more
Happy to hear that Linux has adopted the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. I ran across that CoC in 2015 and adopted it for my Playscii project.
More surprising is Torvalds' admission and promise to do better. His attitude, and the culture that accrued around it for many years, drove away a lot of talented contributors. While today's news doesn't make up for that, it's a starting point. I'm hoping this leads to better things on many fronts.
libre-loving pedal-powered noise-making ping-ponging tea-sipping unicoding polymath geek
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