cold take, Make [X] Great Again, fascism Show more
"Make [X] Great Again" is fascist rhetoric.
It implies that there was a Golden Age where [X] was Good, and that "We" should return to that age.
It's a slogan designed to evoke the "Myth of National Rebirth"(1) that is central to Fascism, while still being vague enough that any disagreement can be dismissed as "Against [X]".
It's a dogwhistle(2).
If you use it, you're either ignorant, naive or a fascist.
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This is me doing re- #introductions
Hello! I'm a programmer and a (new-ish) parent, I've been running this personal instance since time immemorial.
I talk mostly about tech, but I try to branch out into artsy stuff on my secondary account: @zatnosk
I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)
Profile picture is: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clusius_dodo.jpg
On echo chambers and filter bubbles Show more
When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
What is the meaning of life? The answer is 5000 years old: it originates from the Proto-Indo-European word ‘*lip’ meaning, ‘to remain, persevere and continue’. The word was adopted into Old English as ‘līf’ about 1500 years ago, which also meant 'body' (like its Germanic predecessor).
In Middle English, ‘life’ began to mean not only the living organism itself, but the cause or source of living: ‘life’ became a possession taken away by death.
Diversity in media, theory, asking for input Show more
So, I'm working on an interactive scifi story, and I want to avoid the pitfalls of "everyone is white and male", and I assume it's going to take work, since I'm both of those.
The story is intentionally set in a human planet-wide monoculture;
Is going "everyone is brown with brown eyes" (in a hopefully subtle way) a good choice?
Do anyone know of any guides to describing varied morphology?
Any tips? Related pitfalls I should avoid?
i really like the use of positive (+), negative (-), and neutral (~) in the CW as i find it to be much more helpful and pretty specific even for only symbols
for example, talking about mental health could be
-talking about triggering stuff
-talking abut progress
-talking about something you've learned about yourself
and any of those could trigger people, depending on the exact content. so using + - or ~ in your CW is really good for a variety of topics and i appreciate it.
keep it going
hej fediverse, do you have ideas for cool introductory youtube-videos about queer/lgbtiqa topics and stereotypes? if they are funny, that's a plus.
Can we acknowledge that it is no longer 1995 and that instead of saying 'eDemocracy' and 'eGovernment' we should just say 'Democracy' and 'Government'? We are at least 20 years too late to pretend that the digital aspect of life isn't important.
if you love cars and like to drive them a lot, is the car your fursuit send toot
I know y'all are out there
Why is it that graphics frameworks always have a separate custom language to describe the GUI that are often very inferior to the programming language I wanted to use to build said GUI?
It's funny how, when I ask for opinions on comparing two different programming stacks, I get one opinion and two suggestions for other stacks that can do the same in a different way.
@zatnosk As a rough alternative to PyQT, Beeware's Toga project could be good for simple-ish apps that could run on Linux/Mac/Windows/iOS (Android support is currently lagging behind): https://pybee.org/project/projects/libraries/toga/
the funniest thing of all this is that one of the main journalists that worked on those has been killed by bomb put under her car : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/malta-car-bomb-kills-panama-papers-journalist
In your opinion, what's easiest to learn, Android dev or PyQT?
I'm comfortable in both Java and Python, in equal amounts, and my goal is to get something on the screen and make toy-apps for personal use.
A mastodon client that groups everything in conversations, and the timeline shows conversations with the lastest interactions in a chronological fashion instead of showing single posts.
Notifications would be folded in the same way (but probably still in a separate column), so a long toot getting a few favs doesn't take multiple screenheights to scroll past, and conversations would be easier to find.
Oh, and clicking a CW in a conversation opens all the toots with the same CW.
Also reposting this on the new instance:
If any mastodon devs are looking for design help and would like a hand from the original designer of blogger.com, who recently redesigned the WordPress.com Reader, and wrote an early book on the design of community spaces online, let me know because I can put you in touch with him.
Because he’s me. Hi. Let’s talk.