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 Server team. My focus in that team is on cloud-init and curtin.
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.
kickstarter just unionized!
re: bitching about code under capitalism
if you are questioning whether profiteering software is always worse, just think about every ad and every paywall. they don’t need to exist. the only reason they exist is to transform the software into a financial instrument, like a wrench that requires quarters to operate
the wet'suwet'en are being arrested for trying to keep oil companies out of their land. here's how to support them if you can't stand with them where they are:
if you are in canada, especially if you are in BC, they have a wishlist/needslist:
donate to the legal fund, make a monthly donation or donate once:
for more things you can do, here's their supporter toolkit:
request for financial help (not me), gofundme, ICE
not sure how to word this other than that a friend’s cousin needs help getting out of ice detainment and possible deportation. boosts eternally appreciated https://www.gofundme.com/f/BryhansImmigrationFight?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
"Understand this: You are the CEO, but we hold the power. We are highly organized and more agitated than ever. We stand fully committed to perpetually continue to utilize our collective power unless and until our demands are met."
Instacart shoppers striking for the first week in Novermber, the 4th year in a row
live lucha libre wrestling (CMLL)
Well, that slapped!
We're back to the usual format now with Sanson/Cuatrero/Forastero vs Soberano Jr/Atlantis Jr/El Audaz.
Sanson: Black/white open chin mask
Cuatrero: White/black mustache-y mask
Forastero: Uh, the other one
Soberano Jr: Blue/white mask with feathers, blue/white long boys
Atlantis Jr: Lighter blue/white mask
El Audaz: Gold/red mask
live lucha libre wrestling (CMLL)
Most of these matches will be under "Australian rules", which means two things:
(a) it's best 2 out of 3 falls,
(b) each team has a captain, and a fall is scored when you pin/submit either the captain or _both_ of the non-captains
This is confusing! Go with it! You'll work it out, and it doesn't matter too too much anyway in a lot of these early matches.
(Ooops, forgot the spoiler tag before.)
this week's AEW Dark premiering on YouTube rn if anyone wants to watch some wrestling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7_nxdftYks
Anyone running #WriteFreely via Docker, by any chance?
I'd like to deploy it to one of my VPSes, but everything is running there in Docker, wouldn't want to set up WriteFreely + deps outside.
A worker owned taxi #coop in Southend has grown from 6 to 70 drivers.
They repaid all their investors and returned £3000 to their members last year. The same year Uber left the area after failing to compete with them.
We need this in every town and city!