Theresa May Show more
Her insistence that “Brexit must happen” just makes my blood boil.
In her mind there can be no possible circumstances where it doesn’t. It’s just insane. It was an advisory referendum won by a slim margin via a law-breaking campaign built on mistruths, but that result is the only fact that matters to her.
Asking the public to reaffirm their choice now the deal is known is NOT undemocratic, but it’s clear now that it’s her personal anti-immigration agenda that’s running the show.
Brexit Show more
The phrase "respect the vote" is code for "I don't care if circumstances have changed and people have realised all of the lies and mistruths that won the referendum, continuing with it serves my purposes"
"I’m done with the whole pretence that the argument about Brexit is, and has always been, a subtle jurisprudential discussion about sovereignty, or an exciting debate about the business plan for UK plc."
Ten years ago, I sat around a fire with some friends after a disappointing big-budget conference, and decided to see if we could do something different. From that seed grew Ruby Manor -- can't believe we've been doing it for a decade!
Brexit people’s march, politics Show more
A majority wouldn’t have voted to leave if they’d seen this disaster.
The Tories have taken an ill-conceived, illegally-campaigned advisory referendum result and turned it into something not even the majority of MPs believe in, a vile attempt to satisfy a handful of xenophobes and racists in their party and support base and thus maintain power. It’s repulsive.
The first thing I did after watching this video was to immediately watch it again https://youtu.be/IxEIQQkhyeI
We are fucked.
RT @Reuters@twitter.com Blockchain may resolve Irish border Brexit problem: Hammond https://reut.rs/2NgPd14
Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:
What’s wrong with Twitter?
What is Mastodon and why should I use it?
@king I'm open for challenges!
Fediverse drama Show more
Regardless of whether or not the complaints regarding Wil Wheaton are justified, it seems like Mastodon/the Fediverse has a ways to go if the best resolution for either party is the other totally leaving the network.
Next week is a big week cos our MPs return to Parliament after their hols. It's a great chance to be visible.
This is an insane wish... but I'd love to see 100 people join our little sit-out on Weds 5th. Bring a picnic rug and snacks?
Some of the alternative interfaces for #Mastodon are pretty interesting. Check out these two:
If you're not enjoying the default site, maybe one of those will fit you better!
What makes #Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service run by a corporation—it’s simply open source software using open protocols that anyone can install on their own server. Just like email isn’t owned by any one company, federated social networks allow online messaging and following/follower relationships using the beauty and power of the open web.
I talk about all this and much more in the Mastodon special of the my podcast! Listen here:
If you have #ruby friends who aren't on Mastodon yet, send them this link to encourage them to join ruby.social: https://twitter.com/joshuap/status/1032314417185280002
I've been working with Ruby (and Rails) for almost 14 years. A few old folks might remember me from http://www.robbyonrails.com/ (and some know me from creating @ohmyzsh).
During the week, I run Planet Argon... we help companies who have already made a deep investment into Ruby on Rails with ongoing support/upgrades/maintenance. https://www.planetargon.com/
p.s. you may have seen this photo I took, too. (Canada on Rails, April 2006)
Private instance for me & my bots