B. Ross Ashley brashley46@identi.ca

Toronto, Canada

  • Stop this neo-Nazi march in the capital of Bulgaria

    2017-12-09T15:47:07Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I just signed the petition, “PM Boyko Borissov: Stop Lukov Neo-Nazi March in Sofia.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

    Here’s the link: https://www.change.org/p/pm-boyko-borissov-stop-lukov-neo-nazi-march-in-sofia?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt&utm_campaign=triggered&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=636440705

    Thanks,
    B. Ross

  • Mstdn

    2017-11-18T01:42:33Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Just downloaded and set up this Mastodon client for my Xubuntu desktop: https://github.com/rhysd/Mstdn/releases

    It's ALIVE! (I'm @brashley46 on mastodon.fun)

    Wow, Electron is the new plague...


    Also: 

    “However, Mastodon is a web application. So we can't use it outside of a browser. This small tool provides the ability to use the Mastodon page in a desktop application window outside of a browser. ”

    That's what API's are for xD

    JanKusanagi at 2017-11-18T02:27:46Z

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  • "We are the Republic!"

    2017-11-16T03:45:10Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    https://socialistorganizer.com/2017/11/15/catalonia-we-are-the-republic/
    What Republic has ever been established with the consent of the old regime? Not the US, not France, not Haiti, not Italy, not any that I know of. The Catalan people are supposed to wait for Rajoy's royalist-Francoist government to consent?

    Well, the majority of the Catalan people has not actually said they want that Republic.


    In part because the fascist PP government didn't allow them to vote properly (police brutality included), but still...

    JanKusanagi at 2017-11-16T03:50:36Z

  • 2017-11-14T19:35:03Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Check out "Cats guide to Self Care" from Quiet Brain!
    on Tapas https://tapas.io/series/Quiet-Brain/ep126

  • read TROTSKY IN NEW YORK in !fbreader

    2017-11-05T23:59:21Z via Identi.ca Web To: CC: Public

    A not-too-terrible pop history of Trotsky's winter and spring of 1917 in New York (and an internment camp in Halifax.) Faults? The author's blasé acceptance of the slander of Parvus' financing the Bolsheviks having the party coffers full in the summer of 1917 when they were actually surviving hand-to-mouth, as it were, and his somewhat surprising characterisation of David North's SEP as the premier Trotskyist organisation in the US. WTF? He had North's help writing some of this but it is evident from his text that Ackerman is not a Trotskyist himself, of whatever variety.
  • Andf I'm back ...

    2017-10-21T01:44:23Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    My slightly wonky harddrive defaulted to a complete reinstall of Xubuntu when I tried to update from DVD to 17.10. Aw, well. Fortunately most of my data was backed up to 3 different cloud servers.

    And it gave me a clean install, which is always nice. If I knew what it was doing, though, I'd have gove for the AMD64 image. F*ck it, next time. Meanwhile, however, how are you all doing?

    B. Ross Ashley at 2017-10-21T01:45:58Z

    Hi there! o/


    No reinstalls over here xD

    JanKusanagi at 2017-10-21T13:27:39Z

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  • 2017-04-29T15:14:12Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    For my fellow Ontario residents ...
    https://ontarionature.good.do/caribouforest/
    Resolute Forest Products and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are about to make decisions that will have significant bearing on the future of the caribou populations northwest of Thunder Bay. The Forest Management Plan for the Caribou Forest, one of three forests managed by Resolute within the Brightsand caribou range, as well as part of the Churchill caribou range, is due for renewal. Decisions made now will determine logging practices in the area for the next decade and beyond. The Caribou Forest provides critical habitat within the Brightsand and Churchill caribou ranges, which according to government scientists, are in decline. Please join Ontario Nature in urging Resolute and the MNRF to ensure the 2019 Forest Management Plan for the Caribou Forest will stop the decline of boreal caribou and support caribou recovery. According to scientists, cumulative disturbance – the combination of logging, fires and other disturbances that fragment habitat – is the main driver of boreal caribou decline. According to Environment Canada’s recovery strategy, boreal caribou require a minimum threshold of undisturbed habitat to persist on the landscape; that threshold is 65%. Any less puts caribou at considerable risk. Below this threshold, a caribou population has less than a 60% chance of persisting. The Brightsand range now has only 55% undisturbed habitat. The Churchill range has only 56% undisturbed.


  • To the CRTC: Stop undermining Independent ISPs

    2017-04-16T20:58:02Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    https://act.openmedia.org/FairISPs


    Indie Internet providers can't compete on a level playing field with Big Telecom calling the shots.

    But right now a crucial consultation could change the rules to give smaller, independent ISPs a fair chance1 — and we need your help. If enough Canadians speak out, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will have to create and update rules to give independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) an equal opportunity.

    This is our opportunity to get the affordable, competitive Internet access choice we deserve.

    Speak out now to support more choice in Canada’s Internet service markets.

  • La vraie vie, c’est la lutte des classes Editorial de la Tribune des travailleurs du 12 avril 2017

    2017-04-15T14:47:41Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    https://latribunedestravailleurs.fr/2017/04/13/la-vraie-vie-cest-la-lutte-des-classes/

    Un même drapeau tricolore flotte sur les meetings des cinq « grands candidats ». Une même Marseillaise les conclut. Tous Français, sans distinction : tel est le message suggéré…

    Une manière d’exorciser la lutte de classe pour l’évacuer du débat présidentiel.

    Mais pendant le cirque électoral, la vraie vie continue.

    Et la vraie vie, c’est la lutte des classes.

    Faire travailler les ouvriers quinze jours supplémentaires par an, gratuitement, dans une entreprise d’Eure-et-Loir : c’est possible et légal, c’est la loi El Khomri.

    Liquider les centres de protection maternelle et infantile dans le département le plus pauvre de France : c’est possible et légal, c’est l’application du pacte de responsabilité.

    Dans tous les domaines, les travailleurs subissent les attaques les plus brutales de ce gouvernement qui poursuit la politique du précédent et prépare celle du suivant.

    Dans tous les domaines, les travailleurs sont contraints de dresser leur propre lutte de classe avec leurs organisations syndicales, parfois même avec leurs comités de délégués unis avec les syndicats (lire page 6).

    L’âpreté de la lutte de classe contraste avec un débat électoral convenu et aseptisé.

    L’âpreté de la lutte de classe, c’est le prolongement de la mobilisation de millions contre la loi El Khomri.

    Une mobilisation qui trouve une expression déformée et partielle dans la progression des intentions de vote pour Mélenchon (après que Hamon, d’une certaine manière, a jeté le gant).

    Pour autant, il faut constater que plus les intentions de vote en sa faveur augmentent, plus Mélenchon tient un discours éloigné de la lutte de classe.

    Fidèle à sa propre formule selon laquelle la notion d’intérêt de classe n’est plus à l’ordre du jour (Le Parisien, 23 mars), il adopte une posture de plus en plus bonapartiste, avec une pincée de social ici, une poignée d’écologisme là, mais surtout aucune référence à la lutte de classe, ni à l’Union européenne, ni à la Ve République, ni à la rupture, ni même à ses propres mots d’ordre d’Assemblée constituante et de VIe République (lire page 3). On comprend dans ces conditions qu’une partie des travailleurs et des jeunes emprunte la voie de l’abstention, tandis qu’une autre partie place ses espoirs malgré tout dans Mélenchon.

    Il reste que la loi El Khomri s’applique. Il reste que dans la période qui vient, quel que soit le résultat de l’élection, les travailleurs auront besoin, pour combattre (en particulier pour l’abrogation de cette loi infâme), de disposer d’organisations de classe indépendantes des patrons et du gouvernement. Et cela, au plan syndical comme au plan politique.

    Dans une situation où beaucoup de choses peuvent basculer, le libre débat est indispensable.

    Le Parti ouvrier indépendant démocratique combat pour un gouvernement ouvrier qui prenne les nécessaires mesures de rupture. Préparant son IIe Congrès, il invite sans préalable à participer à la discussion les travailleurs et militants de toutes tendances qui refusent de renoncer à la lutte de classe et au drapeau rouge des prolétaires.

  • Xubuntu 17.04

    2017-04-15T02:39:13Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    updated without a hitch last night.

  • 2017-03-28T21:39:43Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Octidi, 8 Germinal 225 Today is Octidi, 8 Germinal 225.
    The current time is 7:30:99.
    The plant of today is the Jonquille.
    It has been 82000 days since the start of the first French Republic.

    Have a nice Octidi then =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-03-28T23:41:23Z

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  • 2017-03-21T22:13:09Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Primidi, 1 Germinal 225 Today is Primidi, 1 Germinal 225.
    The current time is 7:48:29.
    The plant of today is the Primevère.
    It has been 81993 days since the start of the Republic.

  • 2017-03-06T16:48:42Z via Identi.ca Web To: CC: Followers, Public

    https://decentralize.today/uncorrectable-freedom-and-security-issues-on-x86-platforms-2e6220fa07ed#....

    I'm guessing I don't have this problem on this old box, but it is wearing out.
  • 2017-03-05T16:40:45Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Borrow Your Laptop

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  • 2017-02-20T21:31:31Z via AndStatus To: Public

    Chain of Command

  • Oracle Policy Change Raises Prices on AWS

    2017-02-07T05:40:05Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

  • host failures abound

    2017-02-06T22:17:43Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    ... so now I am on identi.ca on Dianara, and on datamost.com on Pumpa. If one goes down the other should still be up, ne?

    >> B. Ross Ashley:

    “[...] If one goes down the other should still be up, ne? [...]”

    Yes, especially considering that they're hosted by different admins =)

    JanKusanagi at 2017-02-06T23:12:42Z

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  • 2016-12-30T16:47:58Z via Identi.ca Web CC: Public

  • A message from RMS: Suport the Free Software Foundation

    2016-12-30T02:29:53Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

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    AJ Jordan, Krugor, der.hans, EVAnaRkISTO and 1 others shared this.

    All good points.

    (BTW, your avatar needs a re-upload, it's gone :p)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-12-30T09:49:10Z

    Thanks for the reminder.

    It's done

    ;-)

    Krugor at 2016-12-31T09:35:28Z

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