In the past week, Github has made moves aimed at taking over both free software packaging and now free software crowdfunding.

This is utterly scary, and I'm surprised nobody is talking about it.

I can tell I'm back in Ireland because the fucking bus hasn't turned up yet to leave the airport...

@rice @gid There's good evidence that moderation does reduce hate speech. If someone says horrible things about women or about people with disabilities, clear words and actions from moderators that these statements are not welcome do a lot to reduce them overall.

gizmodo.com/study-finds-bannin

Without these moderator words and actions, the nasties proliferate and even encourage each other.

We have evidence that you don't have to tolerate the bad to keep the good.

I just realised why Idle is called that... I only been using Python for a decade 😬🙄

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My life feels like a continuous cycle of finding new stuff to want to learn without ever having enough time to get through the growing list. Need to stop being so darn fascinated by things!

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@tomayac oh god.. can we not have AMP in emails? There probably will be a whitelist or something and it already requires showing images by default.
It's like DRM in your emails, nice.

Everyone's sharing the close-up image of the black hole itself, which is neat, but here is a zoomed-out view of the gigantic mass of space-stuff that it is busily consuming: chandra.harvard.edu/blog/node/

Open Data Services workers #cooperative is hiring python devs at any level of experience. Deadline this weekend!

We work on standards and tools for open data for public good.

Remote team, full or part time, flexible working, supportive work environment that promotes healthy worklife balance.

(needs right to work in the UK; includes EU)

opendataservices.coop/jobs/

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The new #Firefox release is awesome. You can select multiple tabs with ctrl+click and do all your normal single-tab operations. You can close them all at once with ctrl+w, reload, mute, pin, send them all to another device, etc. Click the dropdown arrow in the top right to search open tabs and navigate between them more efficiently.

We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

Just replaced Google+ with Mastodon in the social links section on the website! Represent!

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