#introduction It's ya boi Bytemoth back at it again with some outdated magick and old K6 PCs. I've been procrastinating on an open-source sci-fan universe for the past 9 years, and a website about it for 6; Stopped working on them to run some Tumblr RP blogs for a while.
I'm very asocial, so there won't be much interaction from me unless I think I can add something useful/helpful.
War on drugs
Often we hear people talking about the "failures of the war on drugs" and framing of the narrative from that lens will always be misguided. Because the war on drugs is not a failure. Its functioning exactly the way it was intended to... To make a small amount of business executives, chemical manufacturers and politicians a lot of money, while jailing and killing people of color and increasing violence within those communities. So please try not to spin the narrative that the war on drugs is a failure. Its doing exactly what it was designed to do.
“What are some good introductions to current HTML and CSS for people?”
I just got asked this question, so I put together a guide to help point people in the right directions, with tools I use everyday: https://thomascannon.me/guides/modern-html-and-css-resources
Being a fucking Webmaster is tough nowadays, but still possible.
it's scary that we live in a time of extreme absurd denial about how close to the edge of modern society we are. like, it's a very well established fact that we're sitting on a time bomb that's already started going off with the climate. and yet it's somehow still a controversial point in many places that we need to take drastic measures to stop this, if they think it's real at all. the ideology of never allowing industrial capitalism and mass production to be the main fucking issue is killing more and more of us while you're told to turn your kitchen lights off when you leave the room like that 60w bulb is the cause and not our economic system
i'll say this until everyone is sick of hearing it: the business model of companies like google, facebook, twitter, fandom, and so on isn't enabling your access to information, it's controlling it. their goal is a world where exactly 3 web pages exist, you pay a monthly fee for each separately, all of your personal information and content is locked away in the cloud so you have to pay, and their algorithm decides what you're allowed to look at
I've noticed that the more time I spend on the internet, the more I only read things that were written, like, two weeks ago at most. It feels almost impossible to *find* anything older than that, let alone read it.
How did the internet, a vast medium with almost unlimited storage capacity, become the place where people only read or watch things created in the extremely recent past?
How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer https://markosaric.com/google-amp/
Just a reminder that tech companies move heaven and earth to keep children from seeing boobs, but pretend like deplatforming queerphobes, supremacists, and literal nazis is an unassailable technical challenge.
At one point the internet was literally mostly porn, and it's still way harder to filter porn than fash stuff. The decision to let fascism proliferate on the internet was an intentional decision, for god's sake quit giving the techbros who made these decisions ANY benefit of the doubt. Look at the ugly ugly truth, stare it in the face, it's good for healing from gaslighting. The internet doesn't suck, techbros suck.
A 1991-born nostalgia-infused web enthusiast who writes stories and dropkicks HTML in his spare time.
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