the moral of this rant is boiled down into a request:
if anyone in the fediverse works for CircleCI, or knows somebody who does, or knows somebody who knows somebody who does, please pass along this message:
Stop it with the fucking YouTube ads, already!
dear website designers:
that thing you do, where i scroll down and down and when i hit the bottom of the article, oh whoops! suddenly i'm at the top of a completely different page?
that is fucking abysmal design. it's user hostile. it makes your website unusable. it makes me NEVER EVER want to come back to your website. for anything. more to the point, it tells me that YOU don't want to use your website either. and nor do the people who pay you.
Entreguei diferenças entre revisões do meu #trabalho de conclusão de #curso em #PDF ao meu orientador (feito em #Emacs #Org mode , #LaTeX e #GNU #R) , depois ele me falou que "estava em desconformidade com as normas" (sem dizer ou marcar onde e como corrigir) e pediu o "arquivo #DOC do #Microsoft #Office/#Word" :S #WTF!!! Como ativista do #SoftwareLivre, ignorei e espero resposta dele. #PDF pode guardar comentários e marcações. #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #FreeSW #LibreSoftware #SoftwareLibre
This is a bit depressing.
This underlying problem needs to become a priority. Either pressuring #github to go free software or getting free software to go elsewhere.
Github becoming synonymous with open source just muddies free software waters more.
Free Software needs free tools.
I've been hearing a lot of prominent people speak about surveillance and privacy, but when I hear Richard Stallman talk about it, it really struck a chord with me.
"We need a law. Fuck them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important. No company is so important that its existence justifies setting up a police state. And a police state is what we’re heading toward."
Speaking at Nesta FutureFest in July
I’ll be talking about how we can move beyond surveillance capitalism in Europe to fund and create alternative ethical technological infrastructure that’s not mired in Silicon Valley’s toxic business model.
"Cloudflare has confirmed to Motherboard that the company terminated service to Switter because of FOSTA, but also said it's 'a very bad law.'"