electronic junk show // low-commentary, late 90s embedded // 2021-10-10 https://diode.zone/videos/watch/35b3245b-5d5b-4538-9443-4cd127668144
old video game, faulty nostalgia
i remember liking the Monkey Island series of videos game as a kid, but wow they have not aged well.
skimming a lets play has given me the same vibes as Airplane or Spaceballs or something- basically just the result of throwing a bunch of creative elaboration on top of a pile of extremely bland comedy that's based on unexamined hegemony.
I'm not sure janky little decentralized services run by actual people have a chance when people have these ridiculous reliability expectations from having being weaned on megacorp services.
It's part of the reason why I sometimes get depressed working on NetBSD, people expect every single possible configuration to work when that's simply not possible with the available developer pool and lack of corporate sponsorship.
Personally I like things to be a little broken. It's a sign of love, and humanity. Like home baked cookies that have turned into one big cookie.
using marginalized identites to shield oppressive institutions
I've been thinking about this type of thing a lot. It bugs me so much.
Yes, some socially isolated people will have negative impacts from Facebook going down. We shouldn't save Facebook.
Yes, some sex workers use Bitcoin, and sell videos with NFTs. We shouldn't save Bitcoin and NFTs.
Yes, the for profit pharmaceutical companies manufacture the HRT and mood stabilizers I need. We shouldn't save those companies.
Twitter is fighting French Equalities Groups.
What does it say about your social media company when it refuses to work with groups whose daily bread is fighting hate speech?
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