Pinned toot

Hello from yet another new instance as I look for a personal place I can archive my content.

I'm a software engineer working on WordPress with an emphasis on , , and the .

Historically I've been a pilot, musician, teacher and about 1,000 other things.

If any of this interests you, let's chat!

#Linux #Marketshare Increased Again Last Month

Usage of Linux-based desktop operating systems grew again in May 2020, according to stats shared by web analytics firm NetMarketShare.

omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/06/linux-

There are a lot of different standards of whether one has done enough. The secret is that as long as there is injustice, it is never enough. But our capacity as humans is limited in different ways.

Show thread

I have a free domain name at Gandi, it can be anything with a tld of:

.club
.shop
.art

If you want it, message me and I will PM you the code

If I'm honest, the single biggest reason I left aviation at all was what I called at the time "macho crap" but, as I learned more was really just blatant sexism and racism throughout the industry. Thankfully the recession made it easy for me to not just leave a single company there but an entire industry.

...though, as we all know, tech isn't much better in hindsight (still seems like though in comparison)

Show thread

an agency that blamed their employees for everything including resorting to racism

And a university that was really only part of the school as a financial cover. When presented with choices like privacy they literally laughed at doing the right thing.

Show thread

Some of my greatest hits:

An airline that had its pilots beat up and treated them all like absolute shit simply for the LOLs

A jet operator that sued me for quitting after bragging he wouldn't uphold his end of a training contract. That one was so bad that the jr lawyer on my case quit law after

Open source companies who's idea of open source was to just say it enough and hope the community would hear them

Show thread

slavery 

As a white person, I'm really ignorant and racist sometimes. One thing that helped break down a lot of my ignorance was watching netflix.com/title/80091741

This film on netflix is completely eye opening, discussing how slavery *still exists* and is *worse than ever before* at least in terms of numbers.

Quitting a job for moral issues is not an easy thing to do. Take it from someone who's done it multiple times and is only still an employee at all because I'm in the US and need healthcare.

What a thoroughly fucked up society.

*FTR: Yes, I'm really bad, historically, at picking companies though I feel like the current one is at least a few steps above the rest.

Oh how I can't wait until Tor moves to FF >= 73 as a base. The default zoom makes so much of a difference

If someone is looking for a web dev position in #Munich, the awesome people at the #Serlo non-profit learning platform are hiring. I can testify that they're a cool crowd, so why don't you apply here: de.serlo.org/jobs

It is so hard to leave Google completely behind when using its services is a hard requirement both for work and for nearly every project and organization you come in contact with.

“What then did you expect when you unbound the gag that muted those black mouths? That they would chant your praises? Did you think that when those heads that our fathers had forcibly bowed down to the ground were raised again, you would find adoration in their eyes?” – Sartre

My evening is being spent planning for the time when we need to escape this country. Go bags, contacts in, mostly, Canada, etc. The time where this will be necessary seems to be rapidly approaching.

If you’re organizing, avoid platforms like Google and Facebook for doing online work. There’s organizations like MayFirst and RiseUp who’s been leading this.

riseup.net/
mayfirst.coop/en/

Also good groups to donate to (have been doing for some time now) (v2.jacky.wtf/post/4bbb2822-a97)

I think my cat, Pele, loves the music of Tide Lines. Whenever I play of of their albums she immediately comes over and falls asleep on the chair in this room.

A personal project is never done until you turn up the TTL on the domain you're using for it.

Remember history: When another #fascist nation leader was hiding in a bunker some decades ago, he eventually shot himself.

"#Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged"

stripes.com/news/us/trump-took

#antifa #revolution #riots

Show more
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!