Replaced the backup hard disc that died

I felt antsy only having one copy of a lot of my old files, and it's good to know they're in two places now


Crass language; Techbros 

I wish big tech companies were institutions that I could use in good conscience and trust

Imagine if you could use Google Drive for sensitive research data, or personal stuff

But I gotta go out and buy hard drives and replace them every few years as they die myself, rather than benefit from this massive organization that could easily handle all those sorts of details

All because the techbros shit the bed and built an evil empire rather than a decent public utility

Crass language; Techbros 


this is where I wish that academia could come together and actually build a fucking commons

imagine a massive nextcloud instance federated together from all unis globally. collabora online to replace google office suite. nextcloud talk to replace google meet. nextcloud deck for trello. all self-hosted in each institution and then federated to make sure people can ALWAYS talk to each other/collaborate cross-institution

(i wish this for everyone ever too)

Crass language; Techbros 

@vickysteeves @bgcarlisle We still haven't moved to free textbooks, even for introductory courses where the material hasn't changed in 50 years.

Crass language; Techbros 

@bgcarlisle Techies are the mercenaries of this colonial war on users. The warlords are venture capitalists and ad networks. The moment they touch a company, any resemblance of good will is murdered (e.g. Cisco).

re: Crass language; Techbros 

@bgcarlisle the worst thing is that we've been sold "the cloud" as a commodity, like electricity coming from a wall socket

imagine if the electric sockets in your house spied on you and stole your data and sold them to the… to literally any bidder.

Umm, plenty of places let you use their stuff if you pay for it. Kind of like how utilities work…

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