It's frustrating when young people are so conservative about techniques. The school system often pushes a certain kind of conformity and from the other side the job market often instills the idea that one needs to have "skills" that can be reduced to standardized techniques. For me that means that a lot of 19-year-olds think I'm a crazy heretic when I suggest that you can make a compelling image without using a particular product from the Adobe Corporation.
C'est déjà demain !
Présentation du site web de la recherche Caveat et de l'une de ses trajectoires : Collaboration écotones. Avec discussion groupée autour de quelques extraits (en anglais).
"Vice Magazine ... claimed a written agreement with a Mainland Chinese woman barring discussion of her sexual orientation and relationships was not “legally binding” so therefore could be ignored"
Holy shit, #vice.
A countdown timer in terminal, did you say?…
(Just discovered it and it made me smile.)
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Assange in Court.
I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening.
We've set up a Tilde-like server for our web design classes, and have just put up a HOWTO on how you can make your own with a Raspberry Pi: https://tilde.pt/~rlafuente/docs/howto-tilde-rpi/
Satya Nadella is a Distraction From Microsoft's Real Leadership and Abuses http://techrights.org/2019/10/15/satya-nadella-is-a-distraction/
I've been having a *lot* of trouble finding a position on the RMS situation.
On one hand, I'm embarassed as a privileged person for having disregarded my friends' comments on his unacceptable behaviours, preferring my much more comfortable view of RMS as a weird hero. I believe the complaints and think they should be acted upon.
On the other hand, I'm very wary of the calls for ostracism. I really don't think banishment is the right way to deal with problems in any community. I also think the original denouncing blog post clearly went through specific efforts to associate Stallman with much worse behaviours than it's fair to charge him with.
I don't enjoy public ranting, but I'm still having issues on where to stand. I'd love some help thinking this through.
Dear fellow educators: Do you have any advice regarding self-hosting a server for students in a teaching context? Any no-nos or warnings from people who've been there?
We're now setting up a self-hosted tilde.club-like web server for teaching code and web design. We'd love any insight if you have it!
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.