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We thought our classic gnu design might need a little freshening up, and since our office just acquired a Wacom tablet and took an Inkscape class together, we tinkered a little with it. What do you think of this rough draft? https://status.fsf.org/attachment/1239933
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#ActivityPub supports Groups. I'm wondering if anyone has developed something like a mailing list for AP yet?

I want to have a technical group ala a mailing list.

Anyone know of anything like this yet?

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Heh, this looks like a good place for a poorly designed quality nuclear power plant... zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-13/ Bullet dodged this time, but if any of this is true, it bodes most ill...

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I'm a die-hard fan of print debugging. Most of the time I want to see the whole control flow at once. Breakpoints show one place at a time and you have to keep the jumps in your head. It's like using a GPS to find your way out of the carpark.

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mh (-) 

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Most people don't know this, but you can take control of Mastodon by challenging Eugen to single combat. Many have tried, but his brutal striking power is simply too much to overcome.

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@lindsays I know all those things, and I still think it's worth engaging with and (carefully) including people who hold horrid views, if only because it's the only way there's hope they'll change.

As a person with privilege, who is not at risk, I am in a position to do that. I'm not saying I expect everyone to do this. And I'm still going to iron fist enforce a CoC in my projects, and look out for my people.

I also intend to give blood. I won't be asking about the politics of the recipients.

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@lindsays You're putting words in my mouth. Please stop.

I didn't say I was neutral. I'm not neutral, I have many strongly held opinions and suspect I agree with you on most of the things you care strongly about.

But I still consider pacifism and similar neutral ideologies, such as are common in academia and yes, in FOSS, to be ethically valid.

If you really think I'm an enemy, please just block me. I'd rather you didn't, because I enjoy what you have to say, but it's your call. โค๏ธ

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@suetanvil I cannot speak for FOSS in general, but my opinion is: the decision not to impose ones' morals and ethics on others, is itself a valid ethical stance.

We all have strongly held opinions, whether we're vegan or poor or pacifist or fundamental Christian or gay or nazi.

Agreeing to disagree, so we can together build useful things that benefit everyone, is one way to respect diversity of opinion and still make the world a better place.

That's my philosophical take.

(to be cont'd)

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1979: dozens of users per unix
2019: dozens of unixes per user

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Gonna take the whole "Don't scab on prime day" moment to promote one of my favourite alternatives to an amazon product.

The Movie Database is a free community-run alternative to IMDB, unlike amazon's shitty website, TMDB isn't full to bursting with ads, trackers and sluggish JavaScript, and provides an excellent platform for folk to catalogue information about their favorite films without being marketed to.

Please support it, not just on prime day, but any time you need info on a film. Keep information free.

themoviedb.org/

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hello website owner

fun fact

the GDPR applies to EU citizens, not EU residents

you can't violate the GDPR just because a user's IP address isn't in the EU

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It seems some lovely humans are rallying on Github to make #Mailpile more of a team effort, and less just me burning out.

I'm touched and encouraged and happy...

I'm gonna do my best to not discourage them by imposing my priorities on their efforts (unless they ask me to).

Volunteers should work on what they're passionate about. Bringing them up to speed and building a team is more important than pushing everything in the "right" direction.

Pushing hasn't been working anyway, so f it.

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I really like the 80 columns rule, it makes easier to read and understand things (try looking at newspapers and magazines, most of them stick to something close to 80 or even lower) and it is a good rule of thumb to evaluate languages: your language makes it difficult to stick to the 80 columns rule? Change language

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the real problem with discord that makes them truly evil is that they sell their solution as being something that provides self-determination.

when you move your community to discord, you start a what they call a "discord server."

to be clear, there is not really any such thing as a "discord server," this is just marketing terminology for group functionality.

they call it a discord "server" on purpose: they want to communicate the idea that you have full autonomy on your own "discord server," when in reality you are still at the mercy of discord as a service provider. this is truly evil, this goes beyond a lack of transparency to actively lying to potential users. not even Slack does this.

we must build real alternatives to these predatory services.

anger with sonos 

anger with sonos 

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