everything wrong with free software
"obedience breeds foolishness"
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*originally posted:* apr 2021
*minor edits:* aug 2021
> "fig is sort of back, albeit too shy to admit that he wants to be back..." a teaser announcement from irc on march 26
there have already been rumours in irc about my return to muckrights, and now at the beginning of a new month those rumours can finally be confirmed.
its true, that i did talk about years of exploitation, incredible gaslighting, lies and a cycle of dismissal-and-appropriation of ideas, opinions (even in their original phrasing) and dishonest twisting of countless things ive said before. but lets face it, that was just jilted-lover talk. good old fig is back at muckrights to stay, baby!
the first thing ill be doing there is converting the entire wiki to gemini text. i know roys been working on a way to do that by script, however the wiki is extensive and constantly updating so instead of mirroring it im going to be modifying mediawiki to use gemini text instead of wiki markup.
then, get ready for a new series (one full chapter at a time) based on the fsf titanic book that covers stallmans return.
with increasing conflicts between long-standing editorial policy and a growing wishlist of changes from "our" webhost*, youll be thrilled to know "we" are going to be moving the entire website from the as81680085 server to a megacluster of 250 rock pi sbcs connected to a (practically ddos-proof) circuitbender hardware firewall based on a ti speak & spell. it can also turn out some great chiptunes.
muckrights is going to be better than ever, and roy was right; i COULDNT WAIT for more of his signature "vip" treatment. his "quirk" of chasing fashion trends and pretending to care about serious issues, while constantly making excuses for his curious allegiance to the status quo is something im more eager than ever before to guide him through-- its certain to be a rewarding experience.
on that note, its already known that roy was having systemd-related issues on the server earlier this week. due to this, i will be helping him move his 7/8/9/whatever-screen coffee table command centre from debian to something a little less giafam-dependent. hes tired of being a de facto shill for debian, he tells me. no longer will that blemish be a part of his daily routine!
* not that anybody i know, including myself, supports pococks latest stunt. im sure he can argue its consistent, but if he was sensible about it he would know it has fuck-all to do with constitutional rights-- on the contrary. hes probably confusing the udhr with the constitution, and the udhr (while a potentially useful document, at least) sometimes leads people to strange conclusions with regards to speech.