Based on an idea I had last night.
Description: An animated gif (very slow animation, no flicker) shwowing a (mocked up) difficulty selection screen from a video game.
It cycles through "Medium", "Hard", "Impossible", "Skip combat" and "Easy", while the description box to the right says "Play the game as it was meant to be played.", no matter which difficulty is selected.
Original file (not ugly-compressed): https://f.d9.lv/difficulty.gif
Agitating against landlords, posters, large file warning!
It used to be an ad (second image), now it's propaganda!
Source of second image: https://twitter.com/1LuckyBlackCat/status/1116062097023164416
First image (the propaganda one) is by me, Kirby.
I release this work under a CC0 license and, to the extent possible under law, waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to it.
Politics for White People
If I sound angry, it's because I am. Every day you wring your hands over whether or not today is the day you'll finally do more than just talk about social justice is a another day we have more injustice.
While you're busy with your dayjob (aren't we all) and concerned about your family (ARENT WE ALL), people are being put in cages and worse.
Every day you don't tear it down is another day you help cage and beat another person.
Politics for White People
The government, given ability, will become fascist. You know this, as much as you deny it.
Many of you have a choice.
You may shrink into what little privilege you have, and say nothing as they come for the socialists, trade unionists, and jewish. When they come for you, at least you will have lived a relatively undisturbed life of mediocrity.
Or you can join those who resist.
Everyday of your life has helped a fascist state.
How will you end this day?
Kirby reads Wikipedia: Meteor Crater; Funny/weird and very coincidental name!
Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater [...] in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. Because the United States Board on Geographic Names commonly recognizes names of natural features derived from the nearest post office, the feature acquired the name of "Meteor Crater" from the nearby post office named Meteor.
Meritocracy is Never Leftist - here is why
There is an inevitable hierarchy with meritocracy. A necessary arbiter or the deserving and undeserving. Of work that is worthy and unworthy. From this hierarchy of merit there must be an enforce to distribute the rewards according to this hierarchy.
Right there we have a power imbalance ripe for abuse.
Next you have people looking to preserve their position of merit, that they credit themselves entirely despite the power dynamics in play 1/2
Meritocracy is Never Leftist - here is why
@PentagramPip I'd go even deeper - the core concept of "people who perform better deserve more stuff" is unjust. There is no reason not to guarantee fulfillment and comfort to everyone when we have such abundance, and there is no one in the world going through their life like "gee I can't wait to underperform today, I love not contributing to things" - no hypothetical person *deserving* of punishment for the things they don't do
Laziness doesn't exist. People don't have control over their abilities. And even if they did, depriving people of their basic rights when they don't contribute as much still wouldn't be just
Never neglect your self care, y'all. That shit is amazing when you stick to it.
A lot of people ask me how I'm able to handle all of the non-sense thrown at me and a big part of it is my self-care routine.
Before I do any work, posting, etc, I have a routine where I get ready for the day and I just kind of pamper myself to set the tone. And it works.
I used to think self care was just something people said, but if you engage it as a practice, it really helps to keep you even everyday.
re: Stereo musings, money implied, new: Open source stuff
So this is a thing: https://github.com/badaix/snapcast
Use Raspberry Pis (or any other modern-ish computer) to create a multi-room speaker setup. Quite clever, and there are ready-to-install releases for Debian (and thus Ubuntu). But probably still requires quite a bit of command line config stuff…
Of course, it's been dormant for about a year now…
re: Thread, slurs & infiltrator
And they are doing it again on Birdland w a different hashtag but the same practice.
that QXDC acct on mastodon DOT social is following 60 some odd LGBTQIA+ accts and lots of anarchists acct's and is followed by 2 WM, one is a clear white supremacists and the sexual pred @denikombucha is also warning ppl about.
Sex Pred on Masto 🚨
So I got 2 follow requests @ the same time: Rapist David Bond/QXDC, and would u look at that? QXDC also FOLLOWS infamous Rapist and known Racist David Bond 🤔. Weird, they also follow quite a few Anarchist instances even tho their feed is pretty 🥶 🍑. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. Jk it’s a rapist Gab infiltrator.
Stereo musings, money implied
So I've set up my old stereo (way too long after moving; this is not where the money comes in btw, my stereo is almost as old as I am — it has inputs for a record player and two tape decks 😆) and it sounds so nice!
Now I kinda want that in every room, with every kind of input, but that would be quite expensive 😦
And hooking it all up would either be a nightmare or involve even more expensive modern wifi-nonsense‽
Still… so nice! ☺️
I created a reverse blackout poetry thing (it writes random poetry first, then some Markov filler text, then the surrounding text gets blacked out). See the results in @email@example.com's "sync" zine: http://sync.abue.io/issues/190712kp_sync2_28_blackout.pdf #plottertwitter
There are millions of smartphones produced with high-resolution displays that use very little power. These panels must be dirt cheap.
Yet, I cannot find a portable display that uses such a small panel.
I'd really like to have a portable external monitor, around 5 inches, powered by USB with HDMI + VGA inputs (even HDMI only would be ok).
I'm more than happy with 1280x720 resolution, even 1024x768 would suffice.
Any hints for such a product?
Money (neutral), shaving
I had run out of razor "blades" for my electric razor, so I went to the big electronics store downtown.
1 for 14.99€
2 for 21.99€
3 for 34.99€
And I've checked online: Those prices are very similar everywhere else (but don't include shipping, so I actually saved money by buying - two! - "locally")!
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