Hey Mastodon, I got asked the other day "why should I care about Emacs in 2019?" (The implication was that Atom and VSCode were basically the new bettrr versions of a hackable extensible editor)
Off the top of my head, I came up with dired, org-mode, GPLv3, but looking for more. So why *should* somebody care about Emacs in 2019?
For anyone who follows me and didn't already know, I have migrated to a new account @thaj.
uspol; rant Show more
Those trying to explain away or rationalize Trump's "go back where you came from" comment have never experienced it.
I've experienced it since I was a kid living in Brooklyn with a bunch of Italians and then with with Caucasians when living in Long Island. And I was born in the USA.
There's nothing you can say to me to convince me otherwise. Trump's tweet was indeed racist and those who explain his actions away or just don't say anything are cowards for not calling him out.
Delta Representative: Sorry your bag didn't arrive with you. You'll have to download our app to track that.
Me: You got source code for that app that I can see, or a way to load it that isn't Google Play?
Delta Representative: 🤪
Me: Kindly fuck off and find my bag.
My "Gab" Hot Take Show more
To begin I personally despise the co-opting of free-speech (which is awesome and totally worth preserving) by those in the white-nationlist, neo-reactionary, shitty edgelord, and fascist circles as a weapon. Acting like their using GPL'd software in a way that is clearly in line with Freedom 0 being wrong is doing nothing but damaging Free software. Use the tools at your disposal to debate, block, or harass these assholes as much as you want but don't weaken GPL for them.
Looking to get into Linux but not sure where to start?
@rafial This can't be overstated.
DRM has ZERO benefit for the consumer. It it is 100% for the benefit of the megacorps and is often hostile to normal use-cases of the buyer, such as in this case where a buyer wants it to, you know, exist.
I've been debating doing some video tutorials on programming in #racket from the perspective of a noob at both programming and Racket itself. I've found a lack of materials for this in the wild do I guess that's the niche that needs to be filled? What I'd really kill for is some live coding from people like @cwebber , @clacke , @greghendershott etc to learn more. Just a thought.
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