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How Panther’s Paw Publications is publishing its Dalit books during, and against, the pandemic

Yogesh Maitreya is the founder and sole staff member of this publisher of Dalit literature.

"For simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, McCoy was being investigated and, as a result, his Google data was at risk of being handed over to the police. (...) It’s a concerning trend, argue experts and advocates. They worry the increase signals the start of a new era, one in which law enforcement agencies find ever more creative ways to obtain user information from data-rich tech companies."

Only yesterday a techbro told me data collection is "inevitable"

Its Software Freedom Day and we are opening registrations for both learners and mentors to @sfcamp

Register today and spread the word!

"Except in the rhetoric of the ruling elite, India no longer feels like a democracy. The contract of trust between citizens and law enforcers is permanently broken. In most parts, the Indian society is adrift in lawless waters", from Josy Joseph's "The Silent Coup".


Going to get this quote framed.

Remembering Thanthai Periyar on his birth anniversary.



Thinking about how the whole idea of “alpha male” wolves is a myth, based off behaviour only exhibited in captivity. Also thinking about how capitalism & colonialism are effectively systems of captors and captives.

When not in captivity, violent struggles between wolves for dominance are rare or non existent. Meanwhile, the majority of people live in some kind of captivity. How does this change our behaviour? What would we be like if the majority were instead free?

A thing we don't do any more because we are all so ADULT and BUSY is just sitting in a friend's house reading a book off their shelves while your friends are busy.

"On average, Bitcoin generates 272 g of e-waste per transaction processed [and] could produce up to 64.4 metric kilotons of e-waste at peak Bitcoin price levels seen in early 2021. The demand for mining hardware may disrupt semiconductor supply chains."

common problem in politics and software development is when incompetent managers keep asking ridiculous things of their subordinates to satisfy the customer, and the subordinates will complain and try to persuade them, but eventually give in and implement ugly hacks to keep things running because they have no power and could easily lose their job/position.

the managers see that it’s working, and immediately ignore and forget about everything that’s necessary to maintain the status quo. they will also learn to ignore the warnings of the people they put in charge because there was never problem that couldn’t be solved.

dangerous ignorance.

@fdroidorg Might add that F-Droid did that in record time: within less then 24 hours since having access to the patched source code, the apps were built and provided in the repo. That's amazing! Half the team was putting in extra shifts, including a manual "emergency build run".

Everybody, take your hats off 🎩 give a dual salute :thinkerguns: and standing ovations!

And before you ask: no, I was not involved personally, but am proud of the team :awesome:

Designing for easy repairs, celebrating what you already have and recycling is in fact innovative. 🙌

The most sustainable phone is the one you already own. Consider repairing your makes the world of a difference. 😉 🌱

I have started creating a package for Learning Management System (for online courses).

It is going to be a huge task so more hands are welcome.

I have expereince with packaging two rails apps already, and . I'm using a mixed approach this time for ruby gems as well (for gitlab only modules needed a mixed appraoch), use packaged gems from system and install remaining from

A first impression of the upcoming Briar desktop client

What percentage of the pluralistic and diverse Hindus marry outside of caste endogamy today?

Brahminic Hinduism would never agree to address the malaise of the castes.

Political Hindutva is just a facade meant to divert the attention of the castes away from this rotten core.
RT @audreytruschke
@Profdilipmandal @dghconference I think this is wrong, categorically and historically.

Hinduism is a diverse, often pluralistic tradit…

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Sometimes it's good to look at the good stuff the generation of my parents managed to pull off. With the climate catastrophe underway, it's sometimes hard to forget. But I really like this one.

"Art. 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

How easy it is to forget, and yet also how easy to just bring it up again. ❤️

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