Want to be in charge of a critical piece of software that runs on pretty much every linux desktop?

libinput is searching for people to eliminate the bus factor:

who-t.blogspot.com/2019/10/lib

Would be great when such critical software parts wouldn't rely on the shoulders on a single person (not me).

#helpWanted #linux #libinput #freeSoftware

Docker is an attack on computing freedom 

okay i can't do any more of this, but, again, if you do not like being exploited, don't let yourself be exploited:

1. don't contribute to 'open core' software projects

2. don't reassign your copyrights

3. carefully weigh the value you derive from contribution to a project against the possibility that any of the key players in the space may use your contribution to profit

4. if you don't feel happy about the way things are going in a project, walk.

i did it with Alpine. some say that was one of the stupidest decisions I've ever made, but my happiness is more important than Docker's bottom line.

"but how will i schedule events without facebook" people cry, correctly reminding us that before 2007, humans did not speak.

Also, while its great that so many cities and states are in favor of giving up Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, don't for a second forget that this is as much a placating gesture as anything else.

Politicians would rather rename a holiday than be taken to task regarding reparations towards the indigenous people, offering aid to those still living on reservations, or committing more action towards the staggering numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women. Don't let them skate by.

Some rough maths to calculate the cost of a new car with a 10 years life cycle. No fuel in the maths.

That costs 133€ / month + eventual car park if any.

If you think that buying a good quality bicycle or an electric bicycle for 3000 € is expensive, a car is a lot more expensive.

When it'll be time for my car, I don't think I'll buy a new one.
I only use it for long travels if no alternative, and renting one for a week is like 150€

My bike is enough for moving around in my city.

Development, WebKit 

Outlander, locations commentary, mild spoiler 

Late Night Release Engineering: Electric Boogaloo.

In response to the President Trump (USA)'s executive order blocking all commercial and non-commercial property transactions with Venezuela, Adobe has begun cancelling accounts belonging to Venezuelans.

Regardless of this being a continued embargo, this is a lesson to be learned to never trust software which makes it obligatory to register an account in order to use the features of that software.

[helpx.adobe.com/la/x-productkb]

The two hardest problems I know of are going to bed and getting out of bed.

“Seventeen dollars for a smartphone sounds like a great deal, especially for people living in poverty who can barely afford rent. But there’s a problem: low-cost smartphones are privacy nightmares.”

fastcompany.com/90408472/cheap

re: grrr react 

grrr react 

Discord wants to verify my phone number to let me in a server now :blobthinking:

I like how this super futuristic computer network service demands I own a telephone number to access their entirely telephone free system.

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