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Nice article -- I'm pretty sure that the namespace features of the Linux kernel were influenced by Plan 9, though they do look different.

Just decommissioned the old Linode server.

Been going through the SDF Boot Camp?

@dpflug I am.

I started the one last year, but for some reason got stuck on the first challenge. This time it just worked. I don't know what was different.

It's been kind of a wild ride so far. There will likely be a blog post in the coming days.

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In *Blood In the Machine,* @bcmerchant delivers the definitive history of the #Luddites, and the clearest analysis of the automator's playbook, where "entrepreneurs'" lawless extraction from workers is called "innovation" and "inevitable":


If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:


The Little, Brown cover for Brian Merchant's 'Blood In the Machine.'

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Great thread.

Perhaps of interest to you. There are at least 2 known incidences in history where society pushed back against technology (and sort of did it).
The difference though is that in both cases, it was led by society's elites, whereas with the cloth weaving, the political class were in bed with the wealthy elites.

1) After the death of the Ming Dynasty's Yongle emperor, the ruling class no longer knew what the benefits of their impressive navel fleet was. They did not see the benefits of maritime trade with the West and elites felt they would be better off without the technology. The fleet was systematically destroyed and the Ming Dynasty gave up its navel superiority.

2) When the West (I believe it was the specifically the Portuguese in this case) introduced firearms into Japan, it was threat to the shoguns. Prior to this, it was only the elite class who obviously had to have enough $$ and resources that their kids didn't need to tend fields and could train in martial arts had control of weapons and the skills to use them. With the introduction of the musket, any Tom, Dick, or Harry was able to just shoot. This represented a threat to the elite class. Under order of the Shoguns, firearms were confiscated and banned. To this day, Japan still have some of the strictest firearm laws in the world.

In both cases, technology was a threat, not a help to the elites. Sadly, I am not aware of people successfully pushing back on technology that enriches the elite class.

I had come across both these examples why studying for my comprehensive exams. I would have to do some digging for references if interested.

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Same as it ever was. Capital protects capital.

"In a statement, Glacier Northwest's lawyer, Noel Francisco, said the decision 'vindicates the longstanding principle that federal law does not shield labor unions ... when they intentionally destroy an employerโ€™s property.'"

I've discovered a downside to #Plan9. When my ISP is having issues and my connection gets sketchy, SSH still just kinda works, but with Plan9's drawterm being graphical, a bad connection makes it basically unusable.

Hopefully Rogers gets their shit together by tomorrow.

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Watching @SDF's #Plan9 bootcamp orientation stream in a best way possible
My desk, with sdf stream on one monitor, p9 session on the other, and the catclock ticking on a wall

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@snowdusk iโ€™m jealous of your click and keyboard and everything !

Dus als ik het woord cat op negeren zet, dan wordt er niet naar de alt-text gekeken? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jonathan Lamothe started reading "Equal Rites"
Equal Rites (Hardcover, 1988, Victor Gollancz)

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Jonathan Lamothe finished reading "The light fantastic"
The light fantastic (Paperback, 1988, Penguin)

Is it just me or is @Mullvad VPN not implementing IPv6 correctly? The #WireGuard config I got issues me an address in the fc00::/8 range (which has been reserved but as far as I know not implemented) and can't seem to route traffic to outside hosts. IPv4 works great, though.

If you are comfortable doing so, please consider reaching out to our Support Team via email to explain what issues you are facing.

support at mullvad dot net

Can anyone recommend a #VNC server for #Windows? The one that keeps coming up is RealVNC, but it seems to force you to create an account and run everything through their servers. I don't want any of that garbage, especially since VNC is not an encrypted protocol, and could easily be eavesdropped upon and/or MitM'd.

This is to do remote tech support on my father's PC. I've already got him on my private VPN, so there's no need to worry about dynamic IP or NAT issues. I thought about Windows' native Remote Desktop software, but in Microsoft's infinite wisdom that's not available on his particular version of Windows.


we use Tightvnc which is completely standalone.

You absolutely need to put a VPN in front of it though; don't just open it to the interwebs.

I'm not sure about windows. I use Spice to access the VM's on my servers.

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Okay this really tickled me proper #memes #anime #dragonballz

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Omfg, I'm away from home rn and apparently my partner was minutes off from this scene when I stole this meme and shared it with them

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Content warning: URGENT! Homeless, emergency mutual aid

(Nitter addon enabled: Twitter links via

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Content warning: AI use in hospitals

Content warning: AI use in hospitals

Content warning: AI use in hospitals

So, the computer tabulats X, Y, and Z were done. There are no other procedures identified. Send the patient home. And so they keep sending the patient home and the patient keeps showing up in the Emergency Room. Finally the hospital recommends a nursing home for the patient.

Just a reminder that while #Mastodon is a large piece of the #fediverse, the fedi is much larger than just Mastodon.
Much buggier, evidentally (Looks like a web front-end bug... Tusky renders it properly)

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There was a counter-protest at Kitchener City Hall this morning (as there was in many cities) against hate groups and in support of trans and LGBTQ+ people. Naturally I biked there ๐Ÿ˜€

It looked like โ€œour sideโ€ far outnumbered the hateful side. Iโ€™ll be curious to see reports on numbers.

Organizers had asked that people not take photos, for safety reasons. I asked a small number of peope if I could take photos pf their signs, though, as I wanted to share something here.


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@me @comradeferret Yeah, Iโ€™ve only been active here since last November, so Iโ€™m part of the recent development ๐Ÿ˜€

@Mark Connolly ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ (he, him, his) We get here when we get here. I'd heard about it years before, but it wasn't until COVID happened and I was cut off from friends and family that I finally decided to "check out that Mastodon thing".

Not that I was particularly a social butterfly to begin with.

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Changeover to Hetzner is 99% complete. We ran into some unforseen complications, namely a typo in the firewall config that took some time to diagnose and fix.

God, I never want to have to do that again.

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As a side note, automated emails are still not working.

Edit: they're working now.

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I have just updated the A and AAAA records for Waiting on everything to break before it gets fixed.

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Reminder that we will be migrating to a new VPS today. Extended outages are to be expected.

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Content warning: nerdy puzzle

Content warning: hint

Content warning: another

Content warning: uspol

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๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ #memes

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Mathematical italic capital h mathematical italic small e mathematical italic small l mathematical italic small l mathematical italic small o.


Oh, I just said โ€œHelloโ€ to you in italics.

(Thatโ€™s similar to what someone who uses a screen reader hears when you use fancy non-alphabetical Unicode characters to simulate italics or boldface on your fediverse posts. So please donโ€™t do that.)

#fediverse #acessibility #a11y #unicode