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alper

@alper@rls.social

Engineering Manager, Father of Twins, Strategic Product Management

Software: Python, Django, Rust
Agile: Boyd, Lean, Barbarian approaches
Author: Designing Conversational Interfaces
Purveyor: Cuppin.gs app
Politics: 🔰 Georgism, 🔴🌻 Bogdanovism, 🏴 anarchism

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anneroth, to random German
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BMI hat jetzt noch ein 'politisches Betätigungsverbot' gegen Varoufakis ausgesprochen. Langsam wird das .. seltsam.

alper,
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@anneroth Die einzige Frage ist auf welche politisch unerwünschte Gruppen diese rechtliche Willkür als nächstes angewendet wird.

alper, (edited ) to random
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Varoufakis just posted this: “Germany's Interior Ministry has issued a “Betätigungsverbot” against me, a ban on any political activity. Not just a ban on visiting Germany but also from participation via Zoom. Here is the speech whose publication caused this ban. Judge for yourselves!”

https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu/2024/04/13/my-berlin-speech-on-palestine-that-german-police-entered-the-venue-to-ban/

alper,
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You can see in real-time in Germany how the state represses political actors that don’t suit its fossile/fascist logic.

First the police and judiciary rolled out every form of repression against climate activists. Now it’s Palestinians. Refugees and other undesirable allochthonous elements will undoubtedly be next.

The logic of fascism is speed running in front of our eyes.

alper,
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alper, to random
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Why don’t we force cars to slow down near schools and other sensitive areas? The technology is there.

alper, to random
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Just paid €253,50 for the privilege of cycling over two red traffic lights and I'm not even mad.

Nothing in Berlin will ever get better or safer. The only thing this money will be used for is for our mayor to continue whoring.

alper,
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@roel Two points but can’t really care too much about that.

freejsf, to random German
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"Wir müssen Lust auf schlechtes Zeitmanagement, Understaffing und Fehlplanung machen"

alper,
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@freejsf Ich wäre gespannt in Deutschland am Freitag jemand um 17:00 noch am arbeiten zu sehen.

fasterthanlime, (edited ) to random
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🥲 new article:

Begging EuroRust to acknowledge independent workers

Update: Mainmatter listened, EuroRust 2024 now offers Freelancer tickets! More in the updated article.

👉 https://fasterthanli.me/articles/begging-eurorust-to-acknowledge-independent-workers

alper,
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@fasterthanlime Now I understand it. If you feel that change will make the entire trip non-deductible for you… then that’s a big difference in cost. In the jurisdictions I operated in, this would not really ever be an issue.

I think your point makes sense and it shouldn’t make a huge difference to give VAT tickets to sole proprietors.

filid, to random German
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Pass ma uff Schorsch.
Deine Forderung nach „Kennzeichen und TÜV“ für Fahrräder damit man die alle mal belangen kann. Kannste knicken. Der Feldversuch bei den Kfz hat ergeben, dass trotz Kennzeichen und TÜV auch auf Fahrradwegen, Fußgängerwegen, Feuerwehreinfahrten geparkt wird. Auch das Halten an Geschwindigkeitsvorschriften und Abstandsregelungen hat nicht zu genommen. Und Einäugige und Himmelsscheinwerfer findet man häufig.

alper,
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@filid @isotopp Fahrräder dann auch ohne Halterhaftung?!

fasterthanlime, to random
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another day of having to explain (this time, to conference organizers) why, even though I have a VAT number, can make tax-deductible purchases, and pay a lot (a LOT) of taxes, I don't have a "company" and I can't afford their "business tickets"

(my statut juridique is "entreprise individuelle", which is confusing enough in France, and even more abroad)

alper,
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@fasterthanlime @mainmatter It feels like you’re trying to have it both ways here.

Easiest may be to buy a private ticket and do the VAT reimbursement yourself (which most jurisdictions might just allow at this price point) based on the invoice/ticket.

alper,
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@fasterthanlime @mainmatter There's no cheating here just some rules.

alper,
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@fasterthanlime They don’t cost you the same because you might not get your VAT back. To the organizer this means they don’t have to make a policy change.

The underlying question whether sole proprietors should buy company tickets… my opinion is no unless you feel generous or something. Those tickets are for actual companies.

tante, to random
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Oh and this conference had more than 80% male speakers. In 2024.

Holy fucking shit.

https://tldr.nettime.org/@tante/112223523066339831

alper,
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@tante At a design conference that’s just bad. That’s negative effort levels of bad.

tante, to random
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Every fucking talk is just

  • "find meaning" which means fun
  • then you can "collaborate with brands" (as in be hired to do ads)
  • then you get rich

alper,
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@tante None of those people will have even heard of: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/190560

alper, to random
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No clue why the train to Dessau has to be full on an average Saturday and why it’s impossible to add extra material to anything here.

Just another summer of misery on the rails!

alper,
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Notably also the digital signage inside the last X trains I’ve taken (this one included) has been broken.

alper,
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@berufsdemonstrant People need to get to Dessau!?!?

alper,
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@berufsdemonstrant Just amazed at the amount of interest the Bauhaus still commands then.

tante, to ai
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The weirdest thing about being at in Barcelona (a design conference/festival) is how apolitical everything is.

Sponsored by Adobe (who show off their stuff) everyone shows with great fanfare their projects but the context doesn't matter: Campaign for a fast fashion brand or Nestle sits comfortably next to "we did a short film on climate change" which looked neat but really had little to contribute.

The cherry on top is the daily magazine that lies around everywhere. Every fucking copy is shrink-wrapped in different types of plastic. Just so the packaging looks shiny.

(I knew that this was gonna be a different conference experience than what I am used to, design people are very much about showing what they did in a "look, we are the coolest" kind of fashion, that's just that subculture's practice)

It's very alienating to be here TBH.

alper,
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@tante Design is dead and has been so for a long time now. Most of the people in the field are in denial and are muddling through some way or another.

alper,
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@Bindestriche They were all like: “Design needs a seat at the table.”

They then did get it, didn’t know what to do with it, threw their hands up and walked away.

alper,
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@Bindestriche No the table of the board.

tante, to random
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I'm in Barcelona and it's kinda weird just how much German one hears everywhere.

alper,
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@tante Mallorca is leaking.

Helsravn, to berlin German
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In greifen Firmen Onlinetermine bei/m Landesamt für Einwanderung/Ausländerbehörde ab und verkaufen diese an die eh häufig prekarisierten Menschen, die auf diese Termine angewiesen sind und verstoßen damit nicht mal gegen Gesetze...weil es dazu keine gibt. 😡
https://www.rbb24.de/politik/beitrag/2024/04/berlin-terminhandel-landesamt-fuer-einwanderung-bots-termine.html

alper,
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@Helsravn Ich lebe hier mehr als 10 Jahre und keiner hat dieses Bürgeramt-Problem gelöst weil offensichtlich daran keine Interesse besteht.

b0rk, to random
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what's your favourite third-party command line git tool? Mostly interested in tools that just do 1 thing (like git-absorb or delta or git-vee), not so much full git UIs like lazygit or magit. Also not looking for prompt tools like starship right now.

alper,
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@b0rk Not sure where git-town falls but it’s been helpful for my use case of: “I don’t care at all about any of this. Just ship the damn code.”

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