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#CHICKEN #Scheme 5.1.0 has been released!

Download it here!

SHA-256 checksum: 5c1101a8d8faabfd500ad69101e0c7c8bd826c68970f89c270640470e7b84b4b

Noteworthy changes:
- Many bug fixes
- `system-config-directory` and `system-cache-directory` procedures which return the configuration and cache directory according to the XDG specification (and also work on Windows)
- Big keyword overhaul, they are now a completely distinct type, and their internal representation has changed a little.
- The flow analysis optimization pass is now enabled by default
- A floating point values unboxing optimization has been added
- cond-expand is now available in egg specification files
- Support for linking C objects into eggs has been introduced

For more details about this release: https://code.call-cc.org/releases/5.1.0/NEWS

New release available for Clojerl (Clojure on the BEAM) -- github.com/clojerl/clojerl

'Recommended Reading: ``Starting Forth'' and ``Thinking Forth'' by Leo Brodie' -- verisimilitudes.net/2019-06-15

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The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".
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the talk was very well received! I wasn't sure how it would go because it veered off into a direction that was a lot more political than I'd ever been in a talk before (open source vs free software) but folks seemed very receptive.

it was recorded, so I'll share the video once it is published.

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Did you know that you can check out source code for things Purism works on (such as Librem One applications and bits relating to the upcoming Librem 5 smartphone) right from source.puri.sm?

Source code should be Free.

That's just how we roll.

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#Debian Buster release date announced: July 6th!! 🎉🍥✨🐕

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"Nothing I found quite hit that sweet spot. ...but then a colleague suggested I look into Purism. I fell in love and bought a Librem 13. It's been so great."


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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.


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Political satirist Christine Prayon was awarded the 10,000 Euro Dieter Hildebrandt Prize of the City of and donated the prize money to the Free Software Foundation Europe. She used her thank-you speech to put the finger on one of Munich's sore spots and criticised Munich's switch back to proprietary systems. You can watch here thank-you speech now here peertube.social/videos/watch/f (de)

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"A common misconception when thinking of “Emacs as an OS” is to assume that Emacs special modes are re-inventing the wheel. They are not (for most of them), Emacs and its modes focus on the user interface side of things. The backends are almost always separate programs. This is precisely where the Unix philosophy still stands strong. Using Emacs as an interface for everything is merely equivalent to using GTK-only applications. (Only much better, obviously.) "



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This is a fantastic read if you're working with shell scripts:

Filenames and Pathnames in Shell: How to do it Correctly (and how not to):


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The Entire Archives of Radical Philosophy Go Online: Read Essays by Michel Foucault, Alain Badiou, Judith Butler & More (1972-2018)

openculture.com/?p=1049275 t.co/GnWBBOYBCg

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