I am a #foss / #free #software radical.

This is because I understand some things that many people do not, or do not want to. This isn’t because those people are stupid or purpousely ignorant; rather, my circumstances forced me to part with some of the comforts of predatory software, and it opened my eyes to the world that universal software freedom could create.

Feeling demoralized with . Trac tickets being in limbo for seemingly longer & longer periods of time. Why bother investing time (as self-employed developer) to contribute back to WordPress if contributions are neglected for months or even longer? What's your experience?

Prevented some e-waste: fixed an obsolete disc-man someone wanted to throw away. It had a battery compartment with corroded batteries. Polished with some vinegar, removed the corrosion et voila! Got myself a cdplayer for my little work cave.

I wonder when Ansible considers their syntax done. Every release thus far I've been changing my playbooks, which frankly sucks. There goes automation

First test with an D1 pro mini with a DHT12 shield for remote temperature measurement successful. Learned a lot about , Arduino, buggy serial monitors, weird libraries and baudrates.

Just noticed I released this plugin almost 7 years ago...

Just noticed I released this plugin almost 7 years ago...

Updated my plugin Tag-Pages. Includes a fix to make it compatible with Gutenberg. Check it out: wordpress.org/plugins/tag-page If you like this plugin and use it commercially please consider a donation to one of the organisations mentioned in the readme. Thanks!

I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)


It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.

Hi @fsf as a member of the Free Software Foundation I'd like to hear your reply on @aral post found here: ar.al/2019/01/11/i-was-wrong-a

Would you please be so kind to respond to this no only here but also on your own website as this merits a well-written article in my opinion. Thank you!

I *think* I fixed our Intel NUC's problem. Opened the case and cleaned the fan and noticed the thermal paste was almost all gone on the chip. Re-applied new paste and so far (really too soon to tell..) it seems to work. No more hoover sounds and thus far no crashed machine.

Renewed my @fsf membership. Please consider supporting them, because a free society needs free software.

Kan iemand mij vertellen welke duurzaamheids/energietransitie projecten bij de @Rijksoverheid worden gefinancierd vanuit de Energiebelasting op gas/elektra?

Wrote a small shell script displaying average, largest, smallest file & subdirectory including a summary of all filetypes and their occurrence. Quite happy with the outcome.

"Oligarchy has been a more fundamental cause of the collapse of civilisations than social complexity or energy demand. Control by oligarchs, he argues, thwarts rational decision-making, because the short-term interests of the elite are radically different to the long-term interests of society. "
source: theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Are there Core committers working on Multisite issues? Or is everyone all hands on ? Looking for feedback & getting this ticket merged: core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket to make WordPress Multisite safer out-of-the-box. Currently it will send out plain-text passwords!

@signalapp seems not to work on LineageOS with MicroG and without Google's Play Store app. @fdroidorg does not have @signalapp in it's repo. I find this a bit odd...to say the least.

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