Tech mention (-) 

Fediverse, I need your help. Do you know any person of color who wrote on race and racism with a materialist perspective?
Boost appreciated.

do you think at john cage's funeral they had a moment of silence

Things that I keep coming back to the Fediverse for 

imagine how shitty it would be to use a computer where you can't access the file system. explorer or finder or whatever you use doesn't exist. you can't browse your documents folder, in fact, there isn't one. word documents are stored "in word", and other apps can't access them unless you press a "share" button.

welcome to iOS! the future of mobile operating systems involves the deprecation of the file system. the file system is a messy thing -- users can delete critical files, lose documents, make a mess of symlinks... why should we let them? why teach them not to when you can just prohibit them from doing it entirely?

on android, accessing the file system is a pain in the ass, and when you get there, it's an absolute mess. files are stored five directories deep in weird, unintuitive directories. the internal storage is at /sdcard, and your SD card is /storage/6437-2347. encrypted files are strewn about directories like /sdcard/Android/obb/com.company.appname. it's horrible.

on iOS, it's even worse -- you can't access the file system at all.

this is the way we're heading. the concept of the file system is being abstracted away. it's dying. sure, it'll never disappear -- of course it won't. the unix based operating systems will never do this. windows might. macOS probably will. but that's a good thing, right? you don't want to hurt yourself, do you?

Under the new deal, any platform where the public can communicate will have to buy #uploadfilters to intercept all public communications, compare them to a database, then block anything that appears to be a match boingboing.net/2019/02/05/deat … twitter.com/chaosupdates/statu

Quit using Mendeley people!

They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.

See:
zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley

That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.

(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)

My opinion about CW 

Franco-German deal, which leaked today, on #Article13#Uploadfilters must be installed by almost everyone, countless apps and sites would need to install upload filters juliareda.eu/2019/02/article-1 … twitter.com/chaosupdates/statu

Instance recommendations, please! :) 

A quote from my teacher on productivity -- worth sharing 

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Hey Mastodoners, we're a fledgling research institute starting up in Auckland New Zealand around the broad field of digital cultures. We want to support students, to conduct interesting research, and to connect with other orgs internationally. Open to suggestions, connections, or questions, drop us a line! :-)

non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.

it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.

if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.

Hey pals do you think you could boost this so I can find & connect with more trans men here & irl? Thank you! :blobcheer: :heart_trans:

If you have any tips about how to be motivated to study...

Academic mansplaining 

Please boost to help me find more geographers, I can't possibly be the only one in tootland.

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