millie

@millie@beehaw.org

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.

jlou, to socialism

We Don’t Agree on Capitalism: Demarcating the Red and Black

https://wedontagree.net/we-dont-agree-on-capitalism-(essay)

@socialism

millie,

It’s strange how unwilling so many people are to take individual autonomy seriously. Like, have you not seen a nature documentary? This entire planet is a demonstration of the effectiveness of mass autonomy and its ability to create incredible emergent phenomena.

millie,

How is this perspective different during an invasion of a hostile, genocidal force than simply copping to cowardice and collaboration?

millie, (edited )

Why do I need to be reminded of this asshole in my feed for the next week?

This is what bugs me about Lemmy. My choices at this point are:

  1. Keep seeing Alice Cooper for days
  2. Stop using Beehaw for a few days
  3. Literally block OP

We really need a hide post function.

millie,

The guy is literally named after Bill Hicks and you think he’s trolling when he implies that human pattern recognition might be something profound?

Like, come on.

We’re not obligated to be hard-line skeptics as a species. The vast majority of us are not.

millie,

I mean, he’s done a lot. Some of that is great, some of that is materially aiding in genocide. You don’t have to parody it with caps.

Both of those things are true. The good and the bad, and the one doesn’t erase the other. I think it’s pretty clear that a Trump presidency is a lot worse and a lot more dangerous for every human being on the planet who isn’t Vladmir Putin. But that doesn’t take the rest of the shit off of our plate.

We do need to get Biden into office, but we also need to be honest about what’s wrong if we ever have any hope of even beginning to make it better.

millie,

I’m almost 40 and I bought a Baba Yaga skin to play fortnite like twice. But I mean, it is the Baba Yaga, and we did win.

millie,

Limitations don’t get in the way of creativity, they produce it. Listening to people who have no clue how to make a good game, though, will definitely stifle creativity.

millie,

Among Us can be a lot of fun with a big group, and it goes up to 15 people. Or if you want something a little more focused on the sneaky and investigative part you could check out something like Town of Salem.

Games of low-stakes lying and finger pointing can be a lot of fun. And trying to be the baddie in one of them without giggling like a fool in an internet cafe and giving yourself away sounds amusing.

millie,

A month or so ago i bought a 60% Bluetooth mechanical keyboard for my phone. It has become a tiny laptop. It makes me feel like a decker.

millie,

I mostly use it between runs in my cab, so I rest it on the steering wheel in the little gap between the bits that are attached to the column. But I guess you could lean it up against whatever or just get a little phone mount.

It definitely helps me get a lot more writing done than dealing with a keyboard phone!

millie,

Meanwhile doing everything in their power to increase poverty and suffering.

millie,

This almost makes me want to give them my email address, or at least a throwaway, but I really don’t want to encourage that behavior.

If a couple of decades and some change on the internet has taught me anything, it’s that toxic, abuseable change is insidious. Subscription models for games seemed pretty harmless when it was just a handful of MMOs. Consolidating more user-directed social interactions into an algorithmic feed seemed like a pretty good idea in 2009.

But now, in 2024, when a company tries to get me to play along with something I try to think of what the wider implications would be of other companies adopting the same model. How many websites would start asking for email addresses? How long until they start doing shady things with them?

I know that I can send something off to a junk address that will expire or that I’ll just never check, but for most users it’s just a massive spam vector for what is likely to be their only email address. It’s not really something I’d like to encourage.

Goofy name aside, they sound like a pretty alright company other than that. Love the idea of a journalist-owned outlet, but I’d be even more into the idea of a journalist-owned outlet that’s more concerned with setting an example for the future health of the internet than with self-protectionism.

millie,

Holy shit, no wonder the insect biomass has reduced so much. Imagine how many insects we trap for entire nights with just something as simple as a streetlight. Forget about a few weeks of highway construction with flood lights at night. I’d imagine that causes a lot of them to starve, or just fail to mate, or exposes them to predation. Poor things.

Yet another atrocity caused by the ignorance and callousness of humanity. We have so much potential but we are just a fucking wrecking ball right now, creating concentrated suffering literally just for a little extra comfort and convenience. It’s so gross.

We really need to figure out how to do something to give back to the rest of this planet and start to turn things the other way. Not just to save our own asses, but because right now our species is absolutely monstrous. We have potential, sure, but we really need to get over our greed and cruelty like, yesterday.

millie,

I mean, if you were trying to escape a mind-trap, wouldn’t you be inclined to try to move straight away from it? Unless they somehow manage to figure out a better escape trajectory, it seems natural that trying to escape would make it worse.

It’s like a biological finger trap set for species that aren’t particularly renown for their problem solving.

millie,

So keep control of your own indie and don’t do shared ownership. Check.

millie,

I feel like Fitgirl is more trustworthy than any corporation of any size.

These States Are Basically Begging You to Get a Heat Pump (www.wired.com)

Nine states have signed a memorandum of understanding that says that heat pumps should make up at least 65 percent of residential heating, air conditioning, and water-heating shipments by 2030. (“Shipments” here means systems manufactured, a proxy for how many are actually sold.) By 2040, these states—California, Colorado,...

millie,

Would be cool if they’d hook a girl up with a house to put it in. The math on rent and income is a bit, uh…

millie,

I learned about Cory Doctorow when I found a copy of Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom at a bus stop. Never been disappointed.

millie,

Searches that require some context are often a lot easier to find. Like, if I’m searching for something D&D related, I rarely have to specify that that’s what I’m looking for. If it’s on wikidot, it’ll come up right away. Even for pretty generic words like ‘web’ or ‘death’, it knows I’m looking for the spell on the one hand and the cleric domain on the other, just because I’ve searched for so much D&D stuff and done so over and over again.

For mail I use Proton, for backup I use iDrive. I’m pretty happy with both.

millie,

They’re literally .md files. I transferred mine over from Skiff.

The whole thing definitely makes me raise an eyebrow, but Notion honestly seems like better software than Skiff so I’m less upset than I was initially. Always a good idea to keep backups rather than relying on a single company, though.

millie,

Honestly, I’ve been using Skiff for a few months and I switched to Notion last night. It’s basically just a better version of Skiff. I kinda get why they threw in with them now.

millie,

Notesnook

Looks pretty similar to Skiff, honestly!

Does this do the whole automatic instant syncing thing without needing to save? Any history saved?

millie,

My main concern with privacy in this case is just not wanting to train AI on my notes for stuff I haven’t even released yet. Like, once it’s out in the open, whatever, but at least wait until I publish. Damn.

millie,

Notion has lost work on me a couple of times, so I think I’m going to keep exploring. Does Notesnook automatically save and sync everything?

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • sketchdaily
  • osvaldo12
  • mdbf
  • thenastyranch
  • magazineikmin
  • Youngstown
  • rosin
  • khanakhh
  • slotface
  • everett
  • GTA5RPClips
  • kavyap
  • Durango
  • DreamBathrooms
  • bokunoheroacademia
  • tacticalgear
  • cubers
  • InstantRegret
  • ethstaker
  • modclub
  • Leos
  • relationshipadvice
  • tester
  • cisconetworking
  • normalnudes
  • lostlight
  • HellsKitchen
  • littleknowngames
  • All magazines