While I wait for elusive #librem5 , this phone remains my phone: http://libreboston.org/blog/project-liberate-smartphone
I am very proud of it. It was my wife's phone and I took it out of an early retirement to be my "as free as possible" phone.
If you have not seen it yet, this video is pretty good. http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/the-university-of-costumed-heroes-a-video-from-the-fsf
Article I wrote for the FSF Bulletin. https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2020/spring/free-online-classroom
A quote from Cory Doctorow on Locus:
> One side effect of this [global-heating/pandemic/unemployment crises] is that it thoroughly forecloses on the dream of a General AI. Societies whose primary industry is digging through rubble for canned goods while drinking your own urine to survive do not make fundamental AI breakthroughs.
My (three year-old) son is watching YouTube right now. Some of these YouTubers really overdo it. The family who created this particular video seems to have about three brand new cars at their home. I wouldn't be surprised if this (obviously wealthy) family purchased a car or two just to create the video. At the very least, they most likely bought the decorations they put on the cars just for this video.
There are also about ten large toy cars.
Don't get a tuner app! Make your own tuner with Music Blocks. Read more at https://musicblocks.net/2020/07/15/how-to-make-a-tuner-with-music-blocks/
@conservancy Great article by Brad K. about how to work at home using free software! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jun/23/work-at-home-tips-for-foss/
@codewiz And of course I know you are not "Google Tech Support", but I (obviously) just need to complain and Google doesn't provide any healthy means to do so.
This reminds me, also, a few months ago they disconnected my YouTube. I petitioned it and they reversed it. I asked why -- nothing, no response. No place to even ask.
@codewiz I hear that you provide Google Tech Support. (hehehe)
A few days ago, I received this email from Google:
> Beginning July 8, 2020, the following app will no longer have access to your Gmail data:
> GNOME Evolution
> Google has always worked to design our tools and services with security at their core. Last year, we proactively updated the Google User Data Policy (https://developers.google.com/terms/api-services-user-data-policy) to better protect Gmail users.
Why is Google so unilateral and abrupt? Please advise!😥
Performance tonight at https://youtu.be/JryOD297kas
Please try and check it out if you can.
Any hacker parents interested in enrolling their kids in a Music+Code hackathon in July? Check out https://online.mapflc.com/product/music-code-hackathon/
This is some music I wrote a few years back about a friend of mine who got lost in the desert for two days and lived to tell the tale. https://2020.bostonguitarfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/videos/graigs-song-ulibarri.webm
Anybody interested in going to an international guitar festival (online) at the end of June? Please check out https://2020.bostonguitarfest.org
New Blog Post (backdated to when "Around the time I would have liked to have posted it") about my trip to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentor summit last October: https://musicblocks.net/2018/11/11/devin-represents-sugar-labs-at-gsoc-mentor-summit/
I play guitar, speak Japanese, interested in ethical technology solutions, and work on a project for kids called "Music Blocks". Everyone can achieve in music.
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