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TIL the city of Stockholm, led by Moderates, spent hundreds of millions on building proprietary "school platform" software, which took 6 years to ✌️complete✌️ and still sucks now, 9 years since they started.
Some computer-savvy parents made an open source alternative that people use instead, since it actually works and doesn't fail to log in 6 times out of 10 because the proprietary software peddlers don't understand async programming.
github.com/kolplattformen/skol

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"he said auctioning the source code was the "natural thing to do" as a computer scientist."

how is that ever the natural thing to do, let alone for a computer scientist

like, maybe natural for a capitalist

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A push to archive the early history of jungle and drum and bass in East London (funded by the National Lottery and backed up by local library/archive services).

Definitely worth doing, so much of the whole rave culture in London, East Anglia and SE England of the 90s to 2000s has effectively been erased due to a conservative backlash against the drugs and hedonism it involved, although its co-opting by lad culture and car culture in the 90s didn't help at all...

theguardian.com/music/2021/jun

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Welcome to centralized Internet 🤷 A number of high profile websites are down right now, apparently due to a failure at Fastly (?)

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Octopuses have three hearts and a doughnut-shaped brain. They have eight arms. Each arm contains its own 'mini brain.’ They use tools; in the wild octopuses have been shown to build little dens. They are able to recognise individuals outside of their own …

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A girl who couldn't be older than 12 just came into my store and ordered a coffee frappuccino and when I asked for a name for the order she said "Leeroy Jenkins"

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If anybody has any anarchist compatible parenting resources that specifically speak to raising kids on the autism spectrum I'd really appreciate them.
Also if folks have things their parents did that they hated lmk!

+boosts are awesome

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sometimes the US military propaganda fails and it hits a little too close to the truth

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