Kohen Shaw
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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Jan 14, 2021


I was fortunate to have a flexible job in administration. I was doing about 32 hours a week ( 4 days a week ), then part time college, 6pm - 10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then 9am - 6pm on Saturdays, started when I was 30, graduated this year. I was able to keep this going for the whole 4 years in college and graduated with decent grades too. It was still exhausting, no free time since my free time was being spent working on college assignments. Not sure how folks who do both full time work and college manage.

It helps a lot to have a somewhat flexible job, and a supportive partner.

That’s all well and good, but did you stop for a moment to think if you raise to your cat’s expectations, hmm? Cat has expectations from their human servant. You’re lucky cats don’t have thumbs, it’d be water spray in the face every time you move.

It’s so annoying because the tech behind it all is cool. But no, ppl are just gambling with it.

Prolly I’ll be in the minority here. But blaming the tech itself seems the wrong way to go. Technology advance and adoption has been part of our species for thousands of years, and this is no different. So needing certain tech to do our every day human activities is normal. We should focus our attention towards what large companies who control this tech (mostly) are doing with this and how they are using it in order to control us and profit from us.

A de-googled android smartphone will get rid of most of the issues caused by large tech, and still retain most of the advantages. Sadly de-googled android is not consumer - ready yet though, so it’s a real option for the more technically inclined. But then again, this might be an issue more related to technical literacy?

And to contribute to osmand+, there is the app Street Complete on fdroid. You can use it to add / correct locations and streets. It looks awesome and contributing feels like a video game. It’s honestly amazing.