Right NOW I am livestreaming and footzling with Scheme, Guix and deciding I picked a bad week to learn emacs. twitch.tv/codetherapy/

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(please don't extrapolate me mulling here into a hard and fast opinion, I'm just flailing around thinking aloud)

i think that may teach lessons for others who are also in the middle of examining their mental heath and disabilities and forging it into their political identity.

there's sort of an alternative story of hackers in which the movement becomes this amazing empowering story of people coming to terms with their mental health issues for the greater good, and maybe that's where we're heading now

Also "Free as in Sexist? Free Culture and the Gender Gap" firstmonday.org/article/view/4 which cites it as maybe one of the reasons contributing to the imbalance in participation/involvement.

Can't possibly think why, but I'm re-reading Weizenbaum's "Science and the Compulsive Programmer", which was his dig at hacker culture at CSAIL when rms was there. (Some parts quoted here: sac.edu/AcademicProgs/Business )

And if you're worried about being prepared or strategy, I can put you in touch with good people in Brussels!

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: ec.europa.eu/digital-single-ma .. Please speak up!

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Anyone ever mailed a bicycle to another country within the EU? Trying to find reasonable options, and it is not easy. #cycling

Going to stream again for an hour or so for my own sanity at twitch.tv/codetherapy . Messing around with and , probably mulling about and the future of the free software movement.

I am live-streaming my coding therapy RIGHT NOW (I definitely need it after this week): Join me at twitch.tv/codetherapy (and tell me if the audio is weird)

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/09/effs

(As an aside, the fact we had transcripts available this year is partly a side-effect of thinking more about the accessibility of EFF events).

Loyalty to people < loyalty to ideas < loyalty to the truth

vaguely thinking of having a livestreamed EFF weekly office hour. is that a good idea?

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I wonder if people in gangs ever say "Hey, gang!"

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Gosh, I hadn't read Evgeny Morozov's big New Left Review article before now and I *really* like it: newleftreview.org/issues/II116

alternative free culture solutions to the Socialist Calculation Problem

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