Online can be a pretty bad place if you’re not careful ❤️
Hi, I have avoided #introductions for the longest time. Mainly because I dislike having to sum myself up in a bio. I learnt in the other place that if you do so, it will just be used against you so I left it blank to infuriate those who would.
But this is a nicer place.
I'm a father of 1x lovely 4 year old with ADHD and autism who never stops. Husband of @Tarale who is trying to get diagnosed and help for autism, and me who doesn't see the point at my age of bothering and probably is neurodivergent... but I ain't gonna spend anymore time on it.
I enjoy spirited debate and through the years am both at once someone who can negotiate and probably doesn't know when to quit.
I care deeply about fairness, transparency and privacy - My latest project is twitter.com/OpenWelfare - coordinating freedom of information requests for the greater good.
read more from @asherwolf here about it:
I plan on integrating mastodon into it :)
I also have many other projects, probably too many of them.
I dabble with music, love VR gaming, old things, listening to vinyl, and want to see #mastodon flourish because I believe it is the future of the "town square" - but it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
Twitter is just software. Written by a company hostile to their own users, who could ban nazi's in a snap, but don't. I'm here because most are. Let's change - On the Internet, you can be in two places at once. The least that could happen is Twitter improves. #DepreciateTwitter
I for one, am glad justin is never off his #FOI bullshit
I am back on my #FOI bullshit
'Business case for the Points Based Activation System' https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/business_case_for_the_points_bas via @email@example.com
John Gruber is right for all the wrong reasons:
He's right that taking apart an iPhone with the proper tools is going to be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. The designs of modern mobile devices demands that kind of sacrifice.
Where he misses the point is that these dinguses have become impossible to service without expensive tools.
Computers used to be something you could service yourself with a little grit and determination. Now it requires a freaking heat gun and a guitar just to get into the case.
Each iteration of miniaturization lead us to this point. When I saw surface-mount components I knew our days of repairability were numbered.
The damnation isn't that it takes thousands of dollars of special equipment to change a battery on the iPhone, it's that we've let companies make devices that require thousands of dollars in special equipment to change a $70 battery.
trying to understand government
does my head in
@DarrenODonovan@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @Asher_Wolf@twitter.com @JeremyPoxon@twitter.com It's bizzare that @ServicesGovAU@twitter.com are replying "deemed refusal" but say they're still working on it
like, is it because they didn't want to ask for YET ANOTHER extension? is it them acknowledging it's not good enough
@OAICgov@twitter.com what even
Hey Fediverse - the world can be a pretty shitty place sometimes.
One of the few things that was good about Twitter was @asherwolf 's "Best Thing Of The Day" posts.
Talking to Asher, she's encouraged me to take up the practice directly. So I've been following through here and elsewhere.
I encourage you all to also take up the practice either by asking yourself the question "What was the best thing about today?" once a day and posting under #BestThingOfTheDay or following @bestthingsbot to reflect on the best part of your day. It's only got 73 followers and few replies and I think collectively we can do better.
I realise not every day IS a good day and even posts like "a comfortable bed when I got home" is still fine too. It's LITERALLY the thought that counts here.
It's a simple ""Antidote to dissatisfaction" practice that has real world positive benefits with scientific backing (See Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0 )
I have started doing this yesterday here: https://aus.social/@Posty/108373394775703340
Where I am, the day is just getting started, I'll bump this later tonight.
I know when I first started this, just even contemplating this felt like a smack in the face to my brain, so I'll get it in early so the thoughts there for later tonight.
Or post now if you're global!
ooh that's a real hit to the uh
I think the only other possible way is to use the windows client with wine or something, because they actually let you use the filesystem there. but that's just too much even for me.
Trying to make sense of why I can't just fucking mount #apple icloud in linux and this post appears to be the only real answer https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/44225/creating-a-desktop-shortcut-to-a-file-in-the-icloud/44227#44227
JUST LET ME USE A FILESYSTEM OH GOD
also the webapp and this thing https://www.npmjs.com/package/icloud-drive-fs