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As my computer use continues to evolve, it's less and less likely I'll be posting meaningful things here. :(

The current alternative is that I'll be sending out an email broadcast - once public, once for paid subscribers, talking about the various sorta stuff I talk about.

For now, I'll be using Substack, a proprietary service, since they provide the necessarily payment processing without unreasonable overhead.

emsenn.substack.com/p/coming-s

Since y'all have gotten access to all my rambling without any sort of gate so far, anyone who wants a paid subscription, just DM me your email and I'll hook you up.

I'm moving off Patreon (took a bit to get the payment stuff set up).

You can now use Ko-fi to send me monthly recurring donations instead of just one-time donations.
ko-fi.com/emsenn

I'll be emailing patreon supporters about the changeover tomorrow (it got late!) but if you've been looking for an excuse to start donating (or just wanna throw me some money), Ko-fi is a waaaay better alternative than Patreon.

(Also, inspired by @RadioAngel , I'm going to start prepping downloadable documents for pay-what-you-want sale on my Ko-fi, so folk can like, download collections of essays.)

(I also have a Liberapay which is a great great service too for just no-hassles doing a donation, BUT its "recurring" donations are actually lump-sum, which isn't feasible for a lot of folk.)

Last year's cookbook 'Starts & Yeasts' is now available on my Ko-Fi page for free if you haven't gotten a copy yet.

ko-fi.com/philomathy

Optopia's Next Livestream:

November 12th 'The Industrial Uses of Cannabis'.

patreon.com/user?u=30694301

@technomancy at least it's honest

(I'll let you know what caused it once i have any sort of idea, lol.)

Things are worse than it’s easy to believe. Unemployment is worse. Death tolls are higher.

emsenn.substack.com/p/yallve-a

If you don’t feel, acutely, the rapid slide into poverty that has occurred for most of our nation: congratulations, you have more time to prepare. Please, I’m begging you: take advantage of it to by listening to your impoverished neighbors and community, and taking steps to work with them directly. Regardless of who wins the election, there are many million new Americans existing in a state of subjugation. If you aren’t one of them, you’re the subjugator, and I implore you to do everything you can to change that relationship.

You all have a week to figure out how you’re going to react to the various possible outcomes of the U.S. elections. You’re probably waking up to news about a new Supreme Court Justice, and that the Senate went on recess before passing additional relief. Social media discussion about how this threatens reproductive rights, and puts people on the precipice of eviction.

Please try and understand: most of my friends weren’t able to access reproducive healthcare, before COVID. Even before Trump. It’s never been available for them.

The things you’re scared of, the risks you’re facing, have been here for years for some of us:

These consequences you’re waiting on, to motivate you to action, have already come for the majority of your fellow citizens, and it is your continued support of our oppression that inhibits our ability to organize.

Come Wednesday morning, are you going to fight your HOA to allow gardens to be set up? Are you going to go talk to a restaurant about donating waste food? Reach out to local mutualists and ask if they need help?

Do real things that directly challenge the many mechanisms of oppression which you’re currently cooperating with. “Releasing an open source blog engine” or “boosting some non-white social media posts” shouldn’t count. This is real shit, and it requires real action.

I have a HTML document I'm working on, and I don't want to load images until they're requested, but I would like to load them within the page once they are.

Please recommend ways to accomplish this, assuming a great deal of naivety about Web tech.

Thank you!

I want to play Dungeons & Dragons and make a website and do beadwork and play songs with my friends, not just haul produce, cook beans, pack sandwiches, take temperatures, plant seed, etc.

I know y'all are far from me, so maybe it doesn't seem that you helping where you are would help me. Trust me, it does: the more of a culture of abundance we build, the less work all of us have to do.

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I don't know how to put it in a way that is more clear: I invest an absurd amount of hours into helping keep y'all's settler-society from starving its members. I don't even like y'all's society, and yet my entire life has become centered around addressing its failures.

Please help. Y'all had a much greater hand in creating these failings than I ever had an opportunity to. Please help.

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Things are worse than it’s easy to believe. Unemployment is worse. Death tolls are higher.

emsenn.substack.com/p/yallve-a

If you don’t feel, acutely, the rapid slide into poverty that has occurred for most of our nation: congratulations, you have more time to prepare. Please, I’m begging you: take advantage of it to by listening to your impoverished neighbors and community, and taking steps to work with them directly. Regardless of who wins the election, there are many million new Americans existing in a state of subjugation. If you aren’t one of them, you’re the subjugator, and I implore you to do everything you can to change that relationship.

You all have a week to figure out how you’re going to react to the various possible outcomes of the U.S. elections. You’re probably waking up to news about a new Supreme Court Justice, and that the Senate went on recess before passing additional relief. Social media discussion about how this threatens reproductive rights, and puts people on the precipice of eviction.

Please try and understand: most of my friends weren’t able to access reproducive healthcare, before COVID. Even before Trump. It’s never been available for them.

The things you’re scared of, the risks you’re facing, have been here for years for some of us:

These consequences you’re waiting on, to motivate you to action, have already come for the majority of your fellow citizens, and it is your continued support of our oppression that inhibits our ability to organize.

Come Wednesday morning, are you going to fight your HOA to allow gardens to be set up? Are you going to go talk to a restaurant about donating waste food? Reach out to local mutualists and ask if they need help?

Do real things that directly challenge the many mechanisms of oppression which you’re currently cooperating with. “Releasing an open source blog engine” or “boosting some non-white social media posts” shouldn’t count. This is real shit, and it requires real action.

reminder that i'm doing things on email, have an email newsletter (that has an rss feed), and generally am more likely to be available and respond through email than anything else.

if you're like "ew email, fediverse for the win," two things:

1) email is federated, the same way the Fediverse is.
2) y'ever think about how much money has been spent to convince us email is difficult and useless, and social media is easy, useful, and cool?

reminder that i'm doing things on email, have an email newsletter (that has an rss feed), and generally am more likely to be available and respond through email than anything else.

if you're like "ew email, fediverse for the win," two things:

1) email is federated, the same way the Fediverse is.
2) y'ever think about how much money has been spent to convince us email is difficult and useless, and social media is easy, useful, and cool?

The RIAA isn't our biggest threat

A couple days ago, people who follow certain events all woke up to headlines about a DMCA takedown that GitHub received for hosting copies of Youtube-DL, a command-line script that lets you download videos off Youtube.

There are a lot of good arguments about why that claim is bullshit… So, I’m not going to talk about that.

[Instead, I'll ask:] is the RIAA sending Microsoft a letter really that important?

emsenn.substack.com/p/the-riaa

HashUp is a (potential) syntax for adding semantic data to an otherwise plain text, without reducing readability. Inspired by Racket’s @-expressions and Org-mode macros.

code.cyberearth.systems/emsenn

what are lovebirds to a city that knows only ravens, crows, and grocery-store chickens?

honestly the early adopters of gemini are enough to keep me uninterested.

make of that what you will.

"It seems like some people lost portions of their ancestry with the new update" is an absolutely wild sentence I just read.

The RIAA isn't our biggest threat

A couple days ago, people who follow certain events all woke up to headlines about a DMCA takedown that GitHub received for hosting copies of Youtube-DL, a command-line script that lets you download videos off Youtube.

There are a lot of good arguments about why that claim is bullshit… So, I’m not going to talk about that.

[Instead, I'll ask:] is the RIAA sending Microsoft a letter really that important?

emsenn.substack.com/p/the-riaa

Rundown of settler-terrorism I read about in the news this week:

emsenn.substack.com/p/settlerd

Please take the time to read and share the information.

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