Software of the day:

Porcupine by @micahflee is awesome and simple!
It is the perfect "default web browser."
I use it for everything handling links, including PasswordSafe.

#porcupine #tor #browser #torbrowser #passwordsafe

Are you a #musician who uses #Linux and #FOSS to create your songs? Know someone who is? I want to hear from you!

Send 1 of your favorite tracks in mp3 format, a link to your site or bio and a little bit about your workflow to:


Conservancy expands from four full-time staff to five -- help us welcome Rosanne DiMesio as our new Technical Bookkeeper!

Am I the only free software loving #clown that's excited that the next release of #Debian is named Buster?

I know it isn't after this guy, but I'm excited to pretend it is!

@garrett -- if by some chance you missed the news, Radiohead formally released some surprising rarities. Only available for ~2 more weeks. Proceeds benefit extinction rebellion.

Hi #fediverse ! I am seeking opinions on the terms of service for Taguette (free/open source qualitative analysis tool)

We have a hosted version of Taguette that people can use for free and I took a crack at writing TOS for that:

If anyone wants to give me an opinion about this, I would *very* much appreciate it -- it's my first time doing anything like this and I basically just riffed off the Open Source Institute & Glitch TOS

@xor just got the may issue. Mexican Futurists! 🔥🔥🔥 Love it! Would never have seen this without your work. Thank you for digging and sharing!

tech job candidate, birdsite 

I just programmed an open source tool called semiphemeral that lets you automatically delete your old tweets, except for the ones you want to keep. Would be cool to add support for making your toots semiphemeral too, one day...

I'm now seeing this on both machines (desktop and laptop). Also, I use a dvorak primary layout, but now have to login after reboot using qwerty. There's also a very perceptible hanging from suspend and/or lockscreen to keyboard input being accepted for login.

Even though they barely mention it, this is an excellent showcase of the amazing performance Linux KVM (and QEMU!) provides these days.

-- what is this message I'm getting?

"sudo: timed out reading password"

Using sudo in commands is now taking a very long time for the password field to show up to take input (if it does at all). Any ideas on what's happening here?

Side note: my battery icon in the top panel on gnome has also disappeared around the same time. Related?

birdsite, Python 

this talk by @mako last year on how the tools of free software have been co-opted in order to create freedom for companies instead of freedom for humans did a great job of bringing together a bunch of threads I've been following recently as well as pointing out new insights and ways forward.

highly recommended if you care about ways in which software can help people and are concerned about our work being subverted.

Chrome is apparently going to impose limits on ad blocking unless you're an enterprise user.

Google using its dominance of the web to squeeze out competitors and enhance its ad revenue? WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING?! 😱 </sarcasm>

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