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uspol / fediverse pitch 

welcome to fedi, we ban racists before they attempt a coup, because believe it or not, your lives matter to us more than a national symbol!

I'm just thinking about this blog post I wrote in 2018. Because even when Twitter makes a good decision, the first sentence comes to mind: Why does the entire world have to wait on the CEO of one US company to make a decision?

No one talks about how sea shanties from Assassins Creed games gave me the impression that seafarers were a lot more into choirs than realistic

Democracy prospects in US 

My pessimistic trajectory is that not enough people get this, especially in light of yesterday. They do a business usual thing when we’re in a horror movie with a killer closing in on an unsuspecting victim. Us.

What do you think will happen in 2022 or 2024 when the same authoritarians play the same “just ignore the results we don’t like” games, but with a majority in one of the chambers of congress?

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Democracy prospects in US 

I continue to think that the long-term takeaway from the 2020 elections is that Biden bought time for everyone else to get their shit together and to have a fighting chance to turn the fascist tide.

It wasn’t a big enough win / clear enough sweep to electorally discredit the authoritarians.

People, incl politicians in the democratic party need to fight like hell in the next 2-4 years, as you have to deprogram a few million radicalized cultists.

nuclear war 

There is a low, but probably double digit chance that we'll see nuclear war in the next 13 days.

In case that happens, the internet will break almost immediately so I'll say in advance that it was nice knowing you! We had fun.

I'll not feel relieved until 20th of Jan, noon EST.

US Pol, Susan Collins 

Trump sure learned his lesson, eh?

Christ. What a fucked up country...

Us Pol (Impeachment) 

Tomorrow I expect them to impeach and convict


personally I'm rooting for whoever will clock Dianne Feinstein into retirement

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The US is slowly in the stage when elected representatives will brawl in the legislative buildings, like failing democracies are wont to do.

Don't call it a tech union.

Call it "collective overlay". That way a lot of tech workers will think it's the best thing ever.


You know it's a major crisis when Dick Cheney is on the good side.

I never in a million years would have thought that possible, shows how dire the situation is.

I felt the earthquake in Vienna that happened in Croatia. Apparently a 6.3-6.5 MMS south of Zagreb.

This year...

Never pose as a programmer if you’re a time traveler.

You’ll be swearing all day:

“Fuck, I thought the version that fixes this nasty bug is already out but that’s two more years.”

“Why is the proper kubernetes not released yet”

“Ugh, still five years until women unionize in IT”

Our christmas music are viking battle chants

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