🤔 I think I want to redo this wallpaper so that the sun, the beach, and the Sway tree all have textures as well. I like the direction it's heading though.

it would be fun to make something like Jackbox but open source

drugs 

I was trying to find a picture of a person leaning. So, I :ddg: image searched "lean". Turns out that "lean" is another name for purple drank. Must be a regional slang thing as I only hear purple drank here. I'm also an older millennial though. So, I'm probably just out of touch.

lol, I just saw someone complaining that retail sales went up after the US stimulus checks because they believe "the checks should only be used for bills". how dare people ever be able to own anything when they have a little more money even if the whole point of the stimulus was to 'stimulate' the economy by getting people to spend more money.

snitches 

this is in regards to the police informant who turned in the alleged arsonist of the Portland Police Union building earlier this week. The police and fire department made statements that the informant has "never broken a law" and has provided "numerous good tips leading to arrests in the past".

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a good morning to everyone except for the snitch in PDX

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why is there antinatalism shit going up all over Portland? I thought that whole thing was an edgy ironic troll. Is it IRL shitposting or do people actually think they are making some positive change with that BS?

It looks like it's a special thing built into Chrome browser. So, I think using Firefox and Tor Browser means I don't need to worry about it.

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if you don't use Chrome or google services and actively block their cookies do you need to worry about FloC tracking?

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swaywm 

I'm getting to the point where swaywm (the wayland port of i3 tiling win manager) is getting super comfy. Honestly getting the muscle memory for the shortcuts isn't too bad. There are only like 10 of them you end up using all the time, and that's about the same as learning the 10 or so GUI menus you have to click through when learning a new desktop manager. The harder part was getting everything configured to work in a usable way.

I wish there was a modern full-featured opensource web browser that could compete with Firefox. Firefox is great, and I don't even care that much about the proprietary branding, but the large investments from big tech companies like Google make it feel like my only choices are a Google browser and a browser that Google invests a ton in.

NTFs 

I just realized I put "NTF" in the subject instead of "NFT" 🤣 🤦‍♀️

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does anything ever come of "cease and desist" letters?

I got one once, and just responded with a link to the youtube video for Death Grips, Come Up and Get Me. Nothing happened.

NTFs 

NFTs are digital manufactured scarcity. It's an attempt by capitalists to claim new property from public commons. It's really really fucked.

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It also allows for people to do things like if a new Metallica record comes out, then you can get the tracks with your own NFT for each track. You play them in the cafe you work at, and then an inspector demands to see the NFTs to see if you have the right to play them publicly. You don't so you go to resell your NFTs as used, but then the NFT has a clause that says 50% of the used sale automatically goes to Metallica.

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I joke a lot about NFTs a lot as they are obviously ridiculous. Digital deeds for jpegs, lol. The tech companies putting these together have a nefarious goal that is well beyond a jokey punchline though. We know about youtube algorithms that scan videos and enforce copyright for matched songs/vids. Imagine that happening with memes or photos you grab from the news. You repost that image, and then an algorithm finds it, contacts the NFT owner, and you get charged.

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