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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!)

this popped into my head in the shower this morning and now you have to look at it

A dirt simple lossless image compression scheme that, at least for some images, can compete with PNG, while being much simpler and faster. Each pixel is either raw RGBA, an index into the last 64 pixels, a run of the same pixel, or a difference from the last pixel.

Probably most interesting for a game or something where you control the assets and want something simple, small, and fast.

https://phoboslab.org/log/2021/11/qoi-fast-lossless-image-compression

they responded this to helping a black trans woman's funeral costs so maybe #fediblock for yall too

collicoroporation / mastodon [dot] social

type of guy who thinks "fucking bozo" is a turn of phrase, and not like an insult

@Aleums absolute chump gaining serotonin from a piece of media:
me, about to literally save their life: Hey You Know That Was Crafted Purely For Your Entertainment Right. It's Not Even Fucking Real Bro

today I learned that the entire reason that we know of the existence of the Sykes-Picot treaty--the secret agreement that divided up the Arab world between European powers--is because of part of a campaign by the Bolsheviks to reveal all the secrets of the bourgeoisie that had been shared with Russia

funny to watch a brand murder itself through consultant-friendly mismanagement in real time, but I'm still bummed that I can't get my favourite lipstick and eyeliner anymore

even if you disagree with me and think that china is imperialist or whatever

consider whether someone like Evo Morales might be in a position to have an opinion on the matter

Mao did it the right way

if your family were landlords, for three generations nobody in your family can join the party, and thus cannot hold any significant political office or power

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now obviously this happened because the capital holding class of the north had no interest in holding anyone responsible or in healing any of the harm of racism and slavery, they just wanted business to go back to as close as normal as possible

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the fact that the American civil war ended without the Confederate parties being disenfranchised for generations did immeasurable harm to America

did you know that nobody was charged with treason, and that nearly every confederate officer or official who asked was pardoned?

no shit reconstruction fell apart in less than ten years

the primary perpetrators went free!

i mean, it's one electron app, michael. how much ram could it need? 10 gigabytes?

Twitter thread: black Friday sales were such garbage they might have wider economic impact. The take away is people are broke as hell. https://twitter.com/LeftistMoniker/status/1465485050720444419?t=zM9YEhK-X9IkUmYtMbnjWw&s=09

if every other CEO was jumping off a bridge, a CEO would absolutely jump off a bridge because it must be profitable since every other CEO is doing it. this is the CEO mindset

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just saw a guy identified as a "19-year-old entrepreneur" which i guess is the bullshit journalism way of saying "guy with rich parents"

MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN A BIT TOO REAL ON THE FUNNY ALT. MY BAD. LET ME CAST MY MEMORY-ERASING MAGIC SO YOU FORGET ABOUT IT [FIREBALLS YOU TO DEATH]

if you feel the need to defend domestic abuser's or racist people's ability to be forgiven and be allowed back into a space because you feel you could make the mistake one day, you should probably log off and inspect your own values

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