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I'm a nerd from (Calgary, Canada) into software, and a bit of among other things. I host my own email and web including the mastodon instance as a hobby.

I work on stuff like , and personally, and professionally in the field of .

Also big advocate of .

I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.

Lunchtime thoughts...

If advocating for women's rights is Feminism, would that make advocating for NB rights Theminism?


Well this is legally interesting. These folks just generated every 12 (or less) note single octave melody that could ever exist and recorded it to a physical medium, meeting the legal requirements to have copyrighted a song.

Basically, they just copyrighted literally every copyrightable melody... And released it to the public domain.

Interested in local action (especially in the face of bureaucratic corruption)? This BBC video, just over 7 minutes, shows citizens tired of water, sewage, power not working. They began to repair & run the infrastructure _themselves_.

@sir I'm biased because I founded it, but is pretty healthy.

It's not really open registration, but it provides a lot of media that can be federated to lots of other instances with no legal issues.

TIL "Star Trek" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" exist in the same universe; the punk on the bus in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" reappears in "Homecoming", still holding his boombox. (The character, whose name is "Krash", is played by producer Kirk Thatcher.)

Completely irrelevant but Boston City Hall looks like a bad Minecraft base

...I'm thinking this is very much the kind of content @sean has been looking for to help establish and grow

I've also seen some tech YouTubers establish LBRY channels, though that blockchain based platform has some issues of its own too.

Whatever means we have we should support the work of people like Fran!

YouTuber Fran Blanche is frustrated and burnt out by YouTube's increasingly opaque, arbitrary and restrictive management and moderation. At the same time as she is finally getting exposure it is becoming more difficult to maintain a sustainable income.

Most recently she has been trying to post digitized clips she has created from NASA archive footage laserdiscs (originally released in the public domain) only to have them immediately taken down by illegitimate automated copyright claims...

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