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@dredmorbius I remember - or seem to remember - a time when hackers used to be *against* using algorithms and databases to pre-judge people's character.

Now AI + Big Data + Disruption = YOLO.

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And now "Producing OSS" is discussing how software patents has made GPU vendors hesitent to work with us to help make free software use them to their full potential.

Certainly not doing so limits their market, but they're all afraid of being sued by other GPU vendors for patent infringement, so they don't document their hardware well enough to be implemented by free software. Instead they'll only release proprietary drivers.

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Commit to making decisions, become biased for action.

Decisions are progress. Each one is a step forward. You can’t build on top of “I’ll decide later,” but you can build on top of “Done.”

You have the most information when you’re doing something, not before you’ve done it. Most important decisions are easily reversible anyway, if circumstances change, your decisions can change.

Don't get stuck waiting for the perfect answer. You’re as likely to make a great call today as you are tomorrow.

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its been a while since I did this reminder. but if you use

:krita: #Krita
#Darktable
:gimp: #Gimp
:blender: #Blender
#Godot
:inkscape: #Inkscape

in your work...

if you use :ubuntustudio: #Ubuntustudio or another #linux distro as your work OS...

if you use #FOSS / #FLOSS / #opensourced software to create art or other type of creative works

#artwithopensource / #linuxartists tags are for you.

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Fuck Medium Show more

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@aggsol we published 420 #Tamil language #ebooks with creative commons license at FreeTamilEbooks.com

All covers are made of gimp or inscape.

Check the covers for ideas.

Ping me if you need any help.

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I've made even more #bash scripts, because i can. #linux #foss #cli

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@demonshreder self-organization doesn't mean there shouldn't be any process or discipline. We should be able to define a process and discipline for ourselves and our actions be accountable to each other.

If we proceed without such guidelines as a group of loosely bound individuals we all feel separated and our actions will not be in harmony with each other.

A collective cannot last long or move fwd w/o paying attention to individual needs. We need to balance between individual & collective.

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MIT-licensed illustrations for all of your landing page needs.

undraw.co/illustrations

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#Blender gets all their videos blocked worldwide by #YouTube. #Armory3D has their #Patreon page closed down and their backers refunded without any notice as to why. All the #FOSS projects hosted by #GitHub now have their hosting at the mercy of #Microsoft.

And this is just a few of the recent examples.

When is the #FOSS community going to learn that we need to create and run our own infrastructure as well as apps?

Support #decentralised #FOSS infrastructure! (eg #PeerTube, #tilt, #Gitea etc)

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please boost, financial need, immediate Show more

My personal reason for aspiring for a cooperative model was to eliminate unnecessary stress but the current project isn't anywhere close to it.

I dunno if my ideal occupation of video games development would be any less stress as it poses the problem of sustenance.

All my previous mental models for managing life and my mental health have broken down.

Back to square one for me.

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Taking on venture capital means you:

- Are getting a boss you'll work for, without being able to quit, for the next 5+ years.

- Can't control your salary, who gets hired/fired, or even you position as CEO.

- Will be pressured into growing until you can make a 10x return to the investors on sale/IPO, massively increasing your risk. Moderate level of success is incompatible with VC model.

Consider instead bootstrapping a profitable product/service, and using that to fund your future projects.

The official book (doc.rust-lang.org/book/second-) can be a bit overwhelming at first, so start with
learning-rust.github.io/ then read 'the book'.

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oh no, I've reached that point in a quixotic project where web searches related to the thing I'm working on are starting to bring up pages I wrote, because basically nobody else has ever done this before

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Guido van Rossum has resigned, now a convent of all the Python cardinals will meet in Rome to elect a new Python person