I lost 3 hours of work I did editing @librelounge yesterday...
Really looking forward to releasing this episode but it's going to be delayed a few days while I carve out time to work on it again.
WIthin a few hours of posting this, I lost a handful of Fediverse followers.
I'd rather people stop following me than send me mean messages, so I guess it's okay!
Free Works, Licenses, Trademark
My suggestion would be to explicitly set up a different name/project/trademark that could be used for unofficial modifications and to release work under that project into the commons.
But I'd love to hear what other people have to say.
Free Works, Licenses, Trademark
This post about Rust and Mozilla bring up a very important question:
Trademark is designed to protect identity. It's so I can't claim to be you and harm your reputation. How does that intersect with my freedom to distribute modified versions of works?
I think the Mozilla trademark is a reasonable action on their part but it does restrict freedom 3. What could they do instead?
Read this comment on Twitter. Could not agree more.
Too long to link here but very worth reading.
In this amazing video, Nirvana makes a mockery of the BBC.
US Politics, Corporate Media
My goodness, I've seen so many articles on corporate media, CNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN about how Bernie will destroy the market.
Today I saw one from CNBC saying that even an Iowa win will cause severe market disruption.
They'll do anything they can to go after this guy.
Thank goodness we have a candidate who really scares the powers that be for real.
Politics, Culture, Internet, Podcast
This is probably the most important podcast I've listened to all year.
It's on the topic of the way that cultural purity has created a system that is unsustainable and a barrier to the very causes that many of us support.
We can keep our values without excluding and shaming others simply by association.
Please listen and share this podcast!
Depression, Morbidity, Bojack
Watching the last few episodes of Bojack... can't finish the last one. The last one really affected me.
I wonder a lot of the time if I'm doing anything of value- if my existence brings any benefit to the world. A lot of what I do is chasing that feeling away with work. Maybe if I help enough people, I can make that feeling go away... Maybe if I make the world better with Free Software, I can make that feeling go away.
I wonder if one day, if it'll actually work.
As a regular Yerba Mate drinker, I'm wondering if people would find my explanation on how I brew and drink it interesting?
Useful as a blog post? As a topic on @librelounge ?
Star Trek Picard/Spoilers
Don't watch Picard.
It's not Star Trek. It's a lame action show. The characters are *loosely based* on TNG but genuinely don't share attributes with the original characters. But more importantly, the world isn't Trek.
The idea of Star Trek is that it's a utopia. In Picard, this is thrown on its head and it's set in a dystopia. While this is "interesting", it's not Star Trek. It's something else- maybe interesting but not Trek.
FIrst they omitted Sanders in the polls.
Then they said his 4 point lead was a "statistical dead heat".
Now they're saying that even if he wins, the Democrats shouldn't nominate him because "He won't get anything done"
What the corporate media won't do to keep this guy out of office is amazing.
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