Mayel

check my homepage: https://mayel.space
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Adrian Cochrane
alcinnz@floss.social

"Tech is now mostly how corporations seek to achieve dominance over markets and to fend off each other’s claims to dominance. Hence what we have is tech that subordinates human needs to corporate power. What we need is a people’s technology movement. [...] For that we need the leadership of those who work in tech and who realise their creativity and effort is being squandered on destroying the planet to make a few rich people richer."

McKenzie Wark

August 25, 2020
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Adrian Cochrane
alcinnz@floss.social

"Here it is useful to keep in mind the difference between the potential of a technology and its actual uses. Of all the things we could do with tech, how did we end up choosing these particular uses? Why did these technologies get accelerated development while others were left on the shelf? More often than not this comes down to who funded their development."

gizmodo.co.uk/2020/08/are-we-a

I love these perspectives! I might quote everyone there!

August 25, 2020
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Adrian Cochrane
alcinnz@floss.social

"I’m not anti-tech. But I worry greatly about the deployment of such power with so little thought given to, and so few boundaries against, its misuse, whether now or later. More care and public-minded oversight goes into someone’s plans for an addition to a house than to what can be or become a multi-billion dollar, multi-billion-user online platform. [...]

There are ways out of this. But it first requires abandoning the resignation that so many have come to about business as usual."

August 25, 2020
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Maarten den Braber
mdbraber@mastodon.nl

Mastodon.nl community - I'm looking for someone to take over maintenance and hosting of mastodon.nl as I'm focusing on other projects. If you're interested send me an e-mail at mdbraber@mastodon.nl

August 24, 2020
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Commodore Sixty Bore
sikkdays@ourempty.pub

@mayel I understand alts, and I know there are plenty of cases now where people have lost opportunities because of their social network posts. However, I want to be true to me. I do not want to work with a place that doesn't fit into my beliefs. It sounds like, and maybe it is, privilege, but I would internalize self-disgust and hate if I worked for an employer putting profit before people.

August 21, 2020
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Commodore Sixty Bore
sikkdays@ourempty.pub

We need to retire the idea of a "strong" leader. Vulnerability & empathy are the keys to greatness.

March 25, 2020
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Commodore Sixty Bore
sikkdays@ourempty.pub

Are there open source printers?

I try to be paperless as much as I can, however, it would seem that my partner wants a printer for her work.

Doing some research, it seems that many printer makers, HP, Canon, Epson, etc. build in obsolescence.

How infuriating. Any and people know about open source hardware printers?

May 05, 2020
Mayel
mayel@pub.mayel.space
@sikkdays that rings true, thanks for putting into words probably one of the main reasons I've used my real identity most of the time :)
August 21, 2020
Mayel
mayel@pub.mayel.space
@conatus this is what a few of us are developing if you wanna see what a WIP liveview project might look like: https://gitlab.com/CommonsPub/Server
August 21, 2020
Mayel
mayel@pub.mayel.space
@conatus have you look at things like https://hexdocs.pm/expug/prior_art.html (I've been eyeing them but haven't tried)
August 21, 2020