@gnome A few years ago, I was watching my sister doing her college homework; she was studying biology. I saw her editing a photo in the GIMP, on Windows.

"Sis, I didn't know you used the GIMP."

"Oh, yeah, some friends at school told me about it, it's a Photoshop clone one can just download."

"..."

"..."

"Sis, did you know I was the maintainer like 15 years ago? I wrote the first third-party plugin for it."

"WHAT"

I'm happy that we've given non-computer nerds good software.

props to my professor who would use this photo in every single lecture

"There are only two hard problems in computer science: naming, cache-invalidation, and off-by-one errors. Deadnaming is all three of these."

(Source: Apocryphal, seen on work chat)

We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/stat

don't know who needs to hear this but the plural of anecdote isn't data

"Meet me in the middle," the unjust man says.

You step forward, he steps back.

"Meet me in the middle," the unjust man says...

No one can make fun of fanfiction again. Dante Alighieri is the original Mary Sue. #HotTake

Look at this shit. He writes a poem where everyone he hates is in Hell, he is fucking guided by goddamn VIRGIL, because Dante is TOTES COOL AND A GOOD WRITER. He puts his crush as the perfect women who likes him back in Heaven. HE NEVER GOT WITH BEATRICE IRL.

I never published shit like this to fanfiction dot net because I knew I'd be made fun of! Why when a grown ass man does it is it Literature?

We will be banning Gab domains in the next version (v0.9.5) due for release in the next few days.

marketing chief of purism is giving support to ICE 

ever want to look up an obscure HTTP status code but you're tired of http.cat and httpstatusdogs.com/ ?

well you're in luck because now there's goats httpstatusgoats.net/

@dirb @starwall @tom79 yeah I free software. That said, I can make decisions people don’t like with my software, and people can fork it if they don’t like it. I don’t need to add anything to my license to block gab from using it. Just like Mozilla can un-trust certificates, I can un-trust instances.

@sir
- Breaking apps downstream and sending issues upstream to fix our downstream quirks is a no go. Sending our users to complain upstream is even worse.

Also: please don't call some of the finest developers and designers I know "webshit design nerds". If you don't understand an issue, STFU, lurk moar, and don't insult persons who actually studied an issue and try to fix a broken status quo.

Using a Postgres database during local software development seems complicated, but I've written up a simple way to do it. Along the way I introduce two tools I love for development: direnv and Nix. jamey.thesharps.us/2019/05/29/

Free Software and Open Source as a term is ambiguous and associated with toxicity, gatekeeping and techbros everywhere.

We should really be referring to it as Community Software and give all techbros the boot from the get go.

Paper argues that animals have social structures that are sufficiently varied to be justified as separate "cultures"
cambridge.org/core/journals/ev

Seems sensible; to me it points to our speciesist default of wanting to assume the uniqueness of any traits we consider valuable to humans alone.

@lambda_meadow @gordon @GinnyMcQueen that's true, we absolutely don't care about your "contributions" if you are a jerk.

I took about 30 photos of this sunset from this vantage point at slightly different angles and zooms and framing and stuff. This is one of my favourites, as I'm going through processing or discarding them.

#Photography Nikon D7000, Tamron 18-400mm, processed in Adobe Lightroom.

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