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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Tue, 20 Sep 2022 20:25:42 -0400

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diff --git a/content/garden/arboretum/opinions/miscellaneous.gmi b/content/garden/arboretum/opinions/miscellaneous.gmi @@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ However, I dislike three main aspects of emojis: 1. The design is not standardized, which means emoji can look different on different systems, kind of eliminating the reason they were created in the first place -2. They are very western-society centric. The origin of emoji is Japan, and there are a lot of Japanese-specific emoji in there as well as an overabundance of western and white cultural icons and an absence of those of other cultures. +2. They are very western and Japanese society centric. The origin of emoji is Japan, and there are a lot of Japanese-specific emoji in there as well as an overabundance of western and white cultural icons and an absence of those of other cultures. 3. A lot of emoji are unnecessary. They should be limited to symbols that help express meaning more clearly, not things like 🗻, 💒, and 🍍. The Unicode Consortium is famous for not adding things like a vacuum cleaner emoji because "that function is represented in the broom emoji" yet also add "➕" for which an identical symbol "+" exists. diff --git a/content/garden/plots/avoid-news-media.gmi b/content/garden/plots/avoid-news-media.gmi @@ -3,3 +3,5 @@ => https://thomasjbevan.substack.com/p/all-news-is-bad-news => https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/mar/22/charlie-brooker-newspapers-dangerous-drug => https://robinwinslow.uk/slow-software-development + +Everything is hyper-sensationalized. Not just sensationalized—hyper sensationalized. It's not "Saskatchewan community grieving from attacks" it's "Saskatchewan community reels following brutal stabbings". It's not "Democrats criticize Republicans for X,Y, and Z" it's "Democrats blast Republicans", as if the Democrats are Han Solo. When everything is extreme and sensational, nothing is. The truly important news gets buried under the mundane, useless drivel hyped up to be the latest breaking developments. It's exhausting. diff --git a/content/garden/plots/philosophy-software-development.gmi b/content/garden/plots/philosophy-software-development.gmi @@ -1,5 +1,9 @@ # A Philosophy of Software Development +<p class="note">This blog post is directly related to the previous: <em><a href="/blog/free-software-is-an-abject-failure">Free Software is an Abject Failure</a></em>.</p> + +I believe that the way we are building software today is fundamentally flawed. It creates and emphasizes a producer-consumer relationship between the developers of software and the users of that software instead of creating a more holistic environment in which [they are not separate]. It is an environment that creates renters instead of empowering creators. + Develop software that fits your needs or the needs of your community, not others. Do not take feature requests that don’t align with your intended vision, let those people fork and do the work to make the software fit their needs.