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Here are threads of my notes (mostly quotes) from reading some theory.

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104271
Comrade by Jodi Dean: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104298
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale: wrestle.town/@Odd_Bloke/104305

(I'll reply to this with new ones as I start them.)

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Hello!

I'm Dan. Originally from the UK, I've been living in Kingston, ON since March 2017.

I love listening to music (I have an eclectic taste, but metal and classical are my true loves), reading, coding, and watching wrestling!

I work from home as a software engineer on the Ubuntu :ubuntu: Server team. My focus in that team is on cloud-init and curtin.

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Politics-wise, I'm a lefty, and inclusion is very important to me. I'm currently trying to work out what that means for me, both in my online life and my offline life. (I deal with a lot of anxiety, which makes working that out much trickier!)

Related to politics, this Mastodon/hometown instance is my first foray in to the world of the decentralised web, which I think is going to be very important over the coming years.

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Another very important part of my life is my ginormo-dog, Colt! We rescued him earlier this year. He's a ~4yo Great Dane and very friendly!

(The rescue named him Colt because he snorts like a horse when he is annoyed about something. They were not wrong to do so!)

accomplishing jack shit since 1990 is the way of all western leftists

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honestly the best argument that foss is leftist is that GNU Hurd started in 1990 and still hasn’t finished their OS

this is a secondhand wheel that was originally released in 2005 or so. it worked immediately on Linux whereas I had to fuck around in Logitech's FTP site to find a piece of their software old enough to configure it on Windows. fuck to Microsoft imo

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those of you who are on instances running with more than one CPU core will never understand the anticipation of finding out which of your posts got boosted after the 5 minutes it takes for the Mastodon UI to become responsive again and I think that's sad

Uhhh probably relevant to someone on here but Trans Lifeline is hiring a tech director

https://jobs.lever.co/translifeline/61d6e79d-0b19-4507-9b0d-d5c796830aae

Trans Lifeline is seeking a full-time Technology Director to oversee the technological infrastructure at Trans Lifeline, salary DOE. The position will be responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing technology systems. An ideal applicant will have the ability to utilize project management tools, possess strong decision making skills, and have the ability to collaborate with multiple departments.

thinking about developing some emergent properties.... we'll see how it goes

@dankwraith compsci has nothing to do with computers and nothing to do with science. it is a clown discipline for clowns

great danes are the body pillows of dogs hope this helps

can't believe people put chemicals in their bodies to treat allergies. i simply hold my breath until I am no longer in the presence of allergens

introducing guillotinecoin the socialist proof of work cryptocurrency

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