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

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis:
Comrade by Jodi Dean:
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale:

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

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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!)

If had fallen asleep in 2001 and woke up now...

Google owns a monopoly on browsers.

Microsoft owns a defacto monopoly on the servers where almost all of FOSS is located and development is done.

Micosoft's IDE is also what all the Kool Kids are using and is rapidly taking over.

ISP's are a monopoly in most locations in the USA: Comcast, AT&T, and a few others, but many places have just one (1) choice. South Korea (and indeed much of the world) has far better residential and mobile internet connectivity than the USA.

Almost all the servers on the internet are running Linux.... but owned by Amazon, Inc. and rented to people on an hourly basis.

All the personal devices are running either Linux or FreeBSD, but owned and closed down by Apple or Google and cellular carriers.

One of the most dominant languages is JavaScript. Some of other most dominant languages are owned by Google, Oracle, and Microsoft.

Steve Jobs is dead, Bill Gates is retired, and RMS has been run out of town on a rail for being a creep.

Endless September has been extended to a large portion of the world, who is all online and trolling each other relentlessly on massive privately-owned walled-garden fora owned by corporations. Elections have been turned by desinformatsaya purposely spread via these fora and there's no way to stop it.

people keep telling me i sound like i'm in a porno. well, some people do get stuck in washing machines. get over it

broadening my musical horizons

(listening to the 1979 recording of Einstein on the Beach instead of the 1993 one)

(I did see Akhnaten in the cinema twice, so perhaps I can survive off of that for now.)

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I have Satyagraha on DVD already, and have found Einstein on the Beach on YouTube. But I think the only video'd version of Akhnaten is the Met's, and they haven't released it at all yet. :/

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I really want to rewatch Glass's Portrait Trilogy during my upcoming time off, and I was wondering if I could sign up to Met Opera on Demand and use `youtube-dl` to pirate all the opera.

Not yet.

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*logging onto my therapy video call and seeing that she has set her profile picture to esvrld's* oh no

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you know you're Too Online when you find yourself trying to translate the galaxy brain meme you would send your therapist into words they might actually understand

(or, I suppose, conversely, perhaps my therapist isn't Online enough ... probably not)

Is there a word for niece/nephew that doesn't imply a gender?

("Zeroth cousin once removed" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.)

being very quiet about my full-house AC when talking to British folks ATM

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