Travis Skaalgard

Hey everyone. Openly-married nerdy leftist polyglot.



  • 81 Posts
Joined 1Y ago
Cake day: Jul 28, 2020


Good luck unionizing with virtual coworkers.

Nope. I tried working at home. It sucks worse because there’s no wall between my personal and professional life. Also, working from home is the wet dream of a capitalist who not only wishes to exacerbate social atomization, but also one who wants to make unionizing impossible.

I have three different email addresses I use for various purposes. My email client supports multiple accounts, so I just do it that way.

I don’t hate my job and even then, working 40 hours a week in that mind-numbing place just to make some rich asshole even richer kicks the shit out of me. I was laid off for six months in 2020 due to the plague and I think that spoiled me and ruined me for working full-time in the future.

I’d be surprised if it handles any actual car functions. Almost certainly just the center media console

It’s almost certainly just the OS for the center media console.

I mean I’m sure there are plenty of vegetables I don’t like that I’m not aware of (I haven’t tried them all) but I’m not fond of cabbage or peas.

Nice try, my enemies

Lol no but anyway I have an irrational fear of wasps and I am somewhat afraid of heights (or as I like to put it at work, “extremely conscious of ladder safety”)

The only way this could be the case would be if some sort of objective criteria for beauty could be created based on an aggregate of subjective opinions (like we do with art, where the quality of a piece of art is based on an objective scale made of many subjective opinions). However, no objective standard for the beauty of a language exists, so no.

As a disclaimer, I believe COVID is real and the antivaxx conspiracy theories are absolutely ridiculous. That being said, literally in the first paragraph of this article it does say “…omicron does appear to be less severe compared to delta—especially in those vaccinated…” Peer-reviewed medical studies out of South Africa (which has a very robust healthcare system - that’s why these variants are often first identified there in the first place) show it may be 80% less likely to result in hospitalization and other research may suggest it’s 90% less likely to result in hospitalization or death. The numbers in the US (the ones I’m most familiar with, sorry) also suggest less hospitalization and death from this new variant. While cases right now are absolutely DWARFING last winter’s surge, we aren’t seeing comparable rates of hospitalization, ICU hospitalization or death.



ICU Hospitalizations:


These data are from CovidActNow, a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to tracking COVID numbers in the US since March 2020, despite the previous administration’s efforts to downplay the pandemic. They’re doing good work.

COVID is very real, very nasty, and to be taken seriously. But please keep in mind that news outlets in a capitalist society are in the business of manufacturing hysteria and keeping people engaged, much like corporate social media companies.

TL;DR Be careful but don’t panic. Do your own thinking and research.

I used to work half my week overnight and then the other half in the afternoon (resulting in one unfortunate day where I got off work at 7 AM and had to be back at 4 PM) and it’s absolutely terrible. Don’t do it.

Lmao yes, I lack empathy for other human beings because I made fun of something. Excellent deduction.

“We were really disappointed that Linux couldn’t run malware rootkits game publishers call ‘anticheat.’ Anyway, based mostly on this, my buddy’s toxic gAmEr friends, and the fact that a couple very specific games are difficult to run, we’re gonna call it ‘not ready.’”

Are the means of production not power?

Unfortunately not. It’s been talked about before and they threaten to shut the whole place down in that case.

Sure. There are still very few good alternatives.

Generally, right and left are a question of “power in the hands of the many” vs. “power in the hands of the few” or more specifically capitalism vs anti-capitalism. These have nothing to do with culture-war issues. Conservative and liberal are frankly just made-up US things and make less and less sense every passing year because Capital very effectively uses them to divide and sow dissent among the working class.

I sell my labor for 40 hours a week to an industrial facility.

If Pidgin had these features, it would be unstoppable.

I think it would really only take a few extra features to make Pidgin the best IM application out there in every possible way: …

Pidgin is actually closer to having voice and video support than many might think - in fact voice and video were working on XMPP (before the massive overhauls to this protocol that broke everything) and even now, voice works in Telegram. …

If you’re okay with installing some third-party addons, Pidgin is capable of connecting to virtually every chat protocol today, including Matrix, Telegram, Facebook, and so many more…

I’m working on a reconstruction of English folk religion designed in a way that is accessible and native-feeling for modern English speakers. This is a work in progress and will likely change over time, but I’ve finally gotten most of my thoughts down in one place after working on this for a long ti…

The Fermi Paradox

This game looks pretty kickass, actually…

Steam Group for Lemmynauts

Hello all, I’ve made a Steam group for Lemmynauts to find one another and play games together. Feel free to join!..

Lemmy Group on Steam?

You know, it might be fun to have a Lemmy group on Steam so Lemmynauts can find each other and play games together :)…

Thrilled to see this.

I’ve been a huge fan of DOOM since I was far too young to be playing it. I have a soft spot for the classic games and still regularly play them. I’m very excited to see this community here! (Especially since maybe it will help me find people to multiplayer with!)…

Gemini Link Aggregator? (Hypothetical)

I was wondering today - would it hypothetically be possible to create a Lemmy/Reddit-style link aggregator completely in Geminispace? It seems like it would be an interesting project!..

In other news, I’m old…