nz, covid- 

so it's been a good year and a half but it looks like we're finally getting COVID like everybody else 😷

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nz, covid- 

hmm, update on this situation: we had another month of ticking along with 10-30 cases per day in Auckland, (which has been in level 4 - full lockdown - and shut off from the rest of us) while other parts of NZ were at level 2. Now the government have basically given up on elimination - the white folks are vaxxed now, while Pasifika, Māori and the poor are bearing the brunt of the current outbreak, and have much lower vaccination levels.

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nz, covid+ 

A downtick in cases! It's been in the 80s the last couple of days, 53 today.
The nationwide lockdown has been going almost two weeks and seems to be working pretty well—most new cases are in isolation already, there's very little community spread... re-elimination seems feasible. The prime minister has a treat for everyone for being so well-behaved: from Wednesday we're allowed takeout! 🍔️🍟️

We're going back into full lockdown, first time since April last year! 😷

I'm starting to see that there might be some (limited) practical use for programming beyond making SVGs move. who knew?
I wrote my first simple python scripts this week and have already automated a bunch of stuff in blender and used ffmpeg to fix some flickery videos for the abolitionist org I'm a part of. Now I just need to work out how to automate my morning coffee.

rms 

Wanted to see if there were updates on RMS & FSF debacle, got a satisfying search result

NZ, stupid backwater country 

No thanks, we like our racist laws

Today it was 'looks like somebody's hungry' (he just ate) and 'you should put a warmer hat on that baby, they lose all their heat out their heads you know' [mimes high-pressure venting baby]
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Thank you, old ladies of the local shops, for your consistently shitty unsolicited parenting advice. We'll be fine.

Community-coined money! Radical money sharing transparency! Walkaway-inspired fiction! Rust in Javascript?? Pub operator advisories! Grassroots Work proposals! Returning friends! The Scuttlebutt community has got it all
https://opencollective.com/secure-scuttlebutt-consortium/updates/scuttleverse-newsletter-17-autumn-edition

Solarpunk Magic Computer Club is starting in 10mins!

his week, 'Pixel Flow': Angelica makes a lot of cool art and zines using nothing but free software. So this week is going to be going through pixel art software, and lisp zine templates, and furry-funded photoshop alternatives, and weird shell scripts, and MORE!

solarpunk.cool/magic/computer/

...and...
this weekend on SMCC, "Shared hearts, shared world, shared server: We’ll learn about SSH keys and how you can travel to remote places with just a special key ring, like yr Howl in a phosphorescent green moving castle. (cos yr castle is the command line)"

As always, prior tech experience is not required and is in many ways a hindrance! It will help to have some familiarity with the command line, though. (so maybe check out the zine above ☝️)

solarpunk.cool/events/

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

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