“…it’s quite clear that the FOSS community in Europe is much stronger than in America. In the United States, capitalism is the secular religion, and my values, in FOSS and otherwise, are incompatible with the American ethos.” – @ddevault

drewdevault.com/2021/06/07/The

I authorized google trackers, then gstatic, and then… suddenly I could sign in without even having to fill in a captcha. i don't get it.

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"Today we are very excited to cut the ribbon on a new born-digital collection donated by Luke Rowell, one of New Zealand’s foremost computer musicians." natlib.govt.nz/blog/posts/down NZ national library on archiving digital audio projects: "Creating further complications is the proprietary status of most DAW applications: each has its own session file format which generally lacks interoperability with other DAWs and lacks open-source coding which would help understand how it works"

I didn't seek these things, but all have come into my (temporary) possession during the last month from different places...

Seen #monocles (monocles.de/search) pass by in my timeline then and now but have to admit it's the first time I bothered taking a closer look - and have to say it's amazing. Technically there isn't much "new stuff" in that, but it's the final polish, packaging, ... what matters, what it takes to suggest such a tool to someone who's an absolute end-user. If you want to support independent technology, that seems an interesting starting point.

Installing windows for a one-off task. I find myself saying "fuck off" at just about every screen. You want my phone number? FO, My date of birth FO, To link to my phone FO, to target ads FOOOOOO

"Christchurch alternative health clinic imposes 30-day wait on vaccinated clients". I reckon clients would be safer if they waited forever before returning to that clinic.

stuff.co.nz/national/health/co

Does this rooftop writing in the movie "Two Distant Strangers" actually exist? If so, was it put there for the movie?

TIL that there is a German non-profit called "The Golden tinfoil hat" (Lit: The golden aluminium hat) dergoldenealuhut.de/ that educates about fake news, conspiracy theories etc.
Their motto is "Make Facts Great Again"

Disappointing that the NZ labour party are as much the "Ruling-out party" as they are the "Ruling party" in parliament.
Still I prefer them to the other big party...

Ugh Stuart Nash gushing fanboy over Amazon, repeating "the worlds most innovative company" multiple times.
Maybe... if innovation is creating new ways to exploit consumers and workers.

@amolith is the source (i.e. infrastructure setup) for nixnet.services publicly available,or have you written about that somewhere?

:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

Hi lazyweb, i'm having a mind blank about the website that contains coding parables, set in a monastery, java oriented though not exclusively so

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