Alphabet, Google, Meta, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube,Twitter, Microsoft, Adobe are our enemies, if you're using anything from them, by them or connected to them you are aiding in the downfall of our privacy, human rights and all that is good within technology. They are ALL in bed with another enemy, the governments of EVERY country. Stop them, stop using them.
Transferring an audio tape of my Father's voice from 1971, the year I was born, the year before he died in a car accident to digital files. I've heard the tape last year for the first time when we found it, but now easier to listen to, repair some, enhance some etc. Voice sounds like me, almost to being eerie.
I have the right to be wrong. It doesn't matter what it is I believe in. I don't want nor need someone filtering out what they feel is disinformation or "fake news". Censorship is what the watchers use to make sure their narrative is the only one that rises to the top. Who watches the watchers? Other watchers? Who watches them? Glad I stopped using #duckduckgo months ago for StartPage. #google #bing #facebook #meta are already dead. DuckDuckGo now burried on top of them all.
Remember that there are also many folks inside Russia who oppose the war and Putin whose ability to communicate and organise will be impacted if/when Russia is removed from SWIFT. Just talked to someone who is welcoming Twitter outcasts to the fediverse who is concerned how they can keep their servers running. We should be ready to help them if/when this happens.
Anyone know how to get out of #Ukraine? I hear there are no flights or trains. Perhaps private shuttle buses or something like that?
Specifically interested in getting from Kropyvnytskyi (Кропивни́цький) to the EU (or at least further west) somehow.
Asking for a family member.
One might actually say it goes against the entire GNU/Linux philosophy of freedom, choice and the ability to make it your own.
NEW blog post on my site if anyone cares? Kidney Infections and a Bladder Cancer Surprise https://chrispastore.com/2022/kidney-infections-and-a-bladder-cancer-suprise.php
Been up since 4AM, decided to catch up on some work. Yes, I am back at work the day after surgery. I work from home though. I could never go to work at an office again. Been working from home since 2018. It was like a raise, no money spent on gas, -$500 a month spent on parking in downtown Houston, Texas. Less interruptions, no distractions from co-workers. It isn't for everyone. You need good discipline and project management skills. The freedom it gives is great though. Work on things any time
Only using GNU+Linux, found a home on EndeavourOS (Arch Linux) w/ Cinnamon Desktop Environment. Web Developer/Designer, former Drummer of 32+ years, Woodworker. My personal site at https://chrispastore.com
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