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The wave of book-banning in US schools and libraries fills me with sadness.

You can't ban skin colour, cultural backgrounds, immigrant families, religions, sex, gender, etc in real life, so why you would want to censor books that allows kids to understand their own unique feelings and behaviours?

This content is not talked about in biology & sex-ed classes, and certainly not in religious educational fodder. Too scary! Too ... reality?

Books help us explore ideas and personalities vicariously through the eyes of somebody else, in our own time, pace, and comfort zone, and have an author give you the perspective and insight into the life and motivations of those characters, a viewpoint that otherwise only comes later in life.

My kids are reading books like this in Europe, and loving them. And they will be better prepared than I was when experiencing their own journies, or encountering it with friends.

Chromebooks foisted on students? Teachers monitoring what children do outside of the classroom via nonfree software? Surveillance of children is common, and it's at your child's school, too. Support #FreeSoftware

@swaggboi I really want a "dumb" appliance store. My fridge should keep things cold, my toaster warm things up, my printer put ink on thin slices of dead tree, and my TV show whatever video stream I send it. None of these need to reach out over the network. Please sell me well made, well functioning, single use devices, that serve their purpose well.

PHP Core Roundup #2

In this second one in the series, we have news about the upcoming PHP 8.2 release, some new RFCs accepted, voted, and being discussed, and some further improvements to PHP made in the past few weeks.

Should libraries run search engines? It seems that the original point of a library was to organize human knowledge and culture for the public benefit. The benefit has been great, but libraries aren't the main tool for finding information now. Search engines are. The notion that a library needs to be for books only is an arbitrary limitation. This oversight allowed corporations to move into that traditionally non-profit role, and I'm not convinced they've done a particularly good job.

Picard management tip: Your sense of morality is the guiding light that people under your command will follow.

Original tweet :

This is what's wrong with the tech industry. The expectation that one should give their free time *EVERY DAY* or you're somehow "not passionate".

My response to that would be fuck you and your shitty fucking culture.

My kids and family are FAR more important to me than your ridiculous expectations.

</rant> 🙃

Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

Loving GNOME 42 so far.

However, what’s that “<app> is ready” notification when you want to open something (e.g., show a downloaded file from the browser in Files?)

I really don’t care to know that the app is ready and then click on a notification to have the app show. Just show me the app! 👀

#usability #experience #gnome

One of the less pleasant features of getting older is watching all your youthful heroes become tiresome cranks

Colleges should run their own ActivityPub servers and create a life-long social network for their students, faculty, alumni.

Is anything like this happening anywhere?

#Germany's motor lobby calls for more walking, #cycling, public transport & to not drive for short journeys. This is in response to the Russian energy crisis, to reduce consumption.

"For many short journeys, driving by car makes no sense. On other routes you can also use public transport" - #ADAC president Christian Reinicke.

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I just realized I haven't seen a "promoted tweet" in 24 hours.

I could get used to this.

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