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Research that suggests in an 8 hour work day, the average worker is productive for just short of 3 hours:

Don't tell my employer, but man does this make me feel better.

Believe it or not, I've never used much of IRC, I knew it exists and I've used it sporadically but I've never been a "regular" (if you can say so)

Any channels you'd recommend?

If we are to successfully apply computer science and technology to the problems of change in society, it is necessary to be more than mere technicians. We must understand the subtle and complex nature of social processes. We must be sufficiently radical to realize that the current social frameworks and assumptions are not fixed and immutable.

¡Limpiemos la web!

Desarrolladores, es hora de elejir un bando: ¿Ayudarás a deshacernos del rastreo que invade nuestra privacidad en la web, o serás complice?


#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

Looking for a senior and junior backend (or fullstack) developers to join my team in . Stack is Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku, jQuery (not required for the jr dev). Happy to answer your questions about the stack, company and/or team

(boosts are encouraged and appreciated)

Where do I find #Ruby on #Rails freelancers in 2021? 🤔

Small Technology are everyday tools for everyday people designed to increase human welfare, not corporate profits

if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. please read this.

when I moved to Germany I was depressed, dysphoric, didn't speak the language, didn't leave my room, didn't make friends for >2 years. Trump had just been elected on racism against Latinx immigrants, and I had trauma from gender-based street violence in my country. Europe was having an immigration crisis, and parties like the AfD seemed on the rise. I felt as afraid in the streets as I learned to be in Brazil, scurrying through the evenings, heart thumping. Are neonazi emboldened by all this? Am I going to get beaten?

I was vaguely socialist but not politically aware. I was barely aware of what was "antifa" until Spencer got punched. It was a surprise for me to see antifa graffiti and "immigrants welcome" stickers almost every block, everywhere I went. It made me feel like there were people here who would stand by me (correctly :anarchismred:⁠).

if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. it makes a lot of difference. you make people feel seen and cared about. with all my heart, thank you <3

Just signed up for the vaccination backup list. Don't expect to be called any time soon but if there's any chance I'll take it.

Just got my MNT Reform 2 operators handbook. This thing is mint! superb work by @mntmn and associates. Can’t wait to to get my hands on the DIY kit.

Brazil is "a Biological Fukushima".
After hit more than 4000 deaths, country has another variation of COVID-19 detected (its seems to combine mutations on multiple zones related to transmissibility and lethality levels).

A disturbing read.

"Opinion | After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again - The New York Times"

We are seeking applications for the first PhD position on the ERC-funded Intelligent Instruments research project hosted at the Iceland University of the Arts. This is a three-year fully-funded scholarship. The candidate will propose their own project under the rubric of Intelligent Instruments (see advert) and work in an exciting lab in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Deadline is May 17th and the start date for the project is Sept 1st, 2021.

@neauoire @xiroux very weird how, in 13 years of using and advocating for FLOSS, I never thought of wording it that way: “the right to repair software”. I think it is a way more effective argument and realistic/achievable action than “the right to create a modified version or to add a new feature”.
Love it, thanks!

has anyone out here also transitioned away from a tech career? what was your experience? what industry did you switch to? (feel free to RT)

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I'd love to share this virtual home with a few like-minded individuals. While everyone is welcome to apply (accepted languages: es, en, de, eo), I'll ask that you share a bit about yourself to see if we'd be a good fit. You can of course, read my bio and toots to see if you'd enjoy joining.