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- I value privacy, accessibility, and decentralization as matters of personal safety and autonomy.
- I support the creation and maintenance of media and software commons for the benefit of the people, but oppose the current paradigm of Open Source that is designed for benefits to redound to large corporations, and take great issue with the largely value-neutral ideology of Free (Libre) Software.
- Planned obsolescence of a device composed of plastics and rare earth metals is an act of horrific violence committed against ourselves, the web of life in which we're embedded, and future generations.
- (this is true to a lesser extent of all computing, and we should strive to reduce the resource usage of our hardware and software at every opportunity)
- If a company is comfortable working with violent oppressive institutions like the US military, ICE, or police departments, I'm not comfortable working with that company.
Below I've tried to catalog my personal "tech stack" - apps, devices, and services that I use regularly. I've drawn the line pretty closely around computing; while there are some obvious opportunities for improvement as an ethical consumer in other areas of my life, without limiting the scope it's simply too big a task.
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- In the time since I began working on this audit, I've [deactivated my Facebook account](/posts/leaving-facebook/), and I have to say it feels *great*. I highly recommend this one.
- I will probably stand up a [Gitea](https://gitea.com/) instance at a subdomain of this url for hosting my personal code/projects; it's difficult to fully divest from GitHub as a freelancer and occasional open-source contributor. Work-related needs (both finding and completing client work) are a roadblock for many of these items, but changing that is a long-term project.
- I have created a [Gitea](https://gitea.com/) instance at [code.nthall.com](https://code.nthall.com) for hosting my personal code/projects; it's difficult to fully divest from GitHub as a freelancer and occasional open-source contributor. Work-related needs (both finding and completing client work) are a roadblock for many of these items, but changing that is a very long-term project.
## My Personal Tech Stack
This list is in no particular order and is not comprehensive. I've put a * next to bits that are Free Software, Open Source, or otherwise ethical enough for my current use, and a + for items that aren't, but are non-negotiable currently.