To all GNU project members past and present. I want to hear from you. Please email me.

New rule: you're not allowed to tell an individual not to use Skype / Slack / Disqus etc until you've first told three businesses or formal projects or organizations not to. And answered all their questions about the overhead of self-hosting.

if cyberpunk doesn't make reactionaries mad, it's not cyberpunk

Indigenous people!

Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!

I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.

(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

'And what are the wheels for?' she asked, flipping her tail to sun the other side.

'They're so that I can get around on land.' He wrung his hands in his lap, wondering if she would question and pry and judge.

She only raised herself higher out of the water and gave the wheel a tentative squeeze.

'On land.' She said the words like a prayer.

With effort, he stood up and stepped aside from his chair, though the pain made him grit his teeth. 'Why don't you try it?'

#microfiction #TootFic

gathered metrics that show our CalDAV server uses ~4 times fewer CPU ticks when run as virtual machine ( unikernel) compared to a Unix process -- and thus emits less CO₂ //cc @PrototypeFund berlin.ccc.de/~hannes/crobur-j -- was running till June 13th as process; read more at hannes.nqsb.io/Posts/Summer201

<< Data was stolen from an Amazon Web Services-based storage bucket, which included more than 140,000 Social Security numbers >>

How about all of these 'data breach!!! data was taken OUT OF THE CLOUD!!!!' articles instead start with

"Data was PUT INTO Amazon Web Services, which is a sketchy private company with an extremely bad reputation owned by the world's richest man who is currently being blackmailed and who many Amazon users hope, against all the evidence, isn't a literal Bond Villain.."

So #GitLab Pages has finally rolled out their automatic #LetsEncrypt integration for hosted web sites. It's quite painless and automatically renews certs. So glad that I don't have to manually do this or maintain some brittle CI-based scripts anymore.

If you've got a GL-hosted site, take the next 90 seconds and go secure it!

#HTTPS #TLS #FOSS #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource

RT @theappeal@twitter.com

When Cincinnati closed a jail in 2008, it reduced the city's jail capacity by more than a third. The police were forced to make fewer arrests, causing people to worry violent crime would increase. It didn't. In fact, it fell by 38.5%. theappeal.org/incarceration-is

🐦🔗: twitter.com/theappeal/status/1

Instagram was ranked as the most toxic social media platform[0].

Pixelfed can do better but we need your help.

I'm organizing working groups to contribute solutions that improve platform safety.

Follow @PixelfedLabs for the latest updates!

0 - rsph.org.uk/about-us/news/inst

Hello, world!

This is the first toot from an official account for #Glimpse, a new fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Follow me for updates on this cool new project.

Twitter and Mastodon are really like different houses that a lot of people livin in. and like, a lot of my friends live in the Twitter house so I go visit them and hang out. but at the end of the day I need to come back to my house you know

software union dream 

watchings FOSSBros not believe marginalized people, and then when they hear the exact thing from RMS they are like "ah, guess i was wrong. thank you for the civil debate" is both depressing and funny

Hey! :) The Recurse Center is "funding Fellowships of up to $10,000 for women, trans, and non-binary people to work on programming projects, research, and art at RC this fall.

Apply by July 22nd and start August 12th or September 23rd."

recurse.com/blog/149-10000-fel

This is an incredible opportunity – if you want to be part of a diverse, kind programming community, and spend three months focusing on projects close to your heart, this is your chance! Happy to answer any questions you might have! \o/

[target acquired] . . .
[triangulating location] . . .
[calculating launch velocity] . . .
[calibrating traction control] . . .
[testing launch systems]. . .
[NYOOOOM]

i’ve seen takes on illinois legalizing pot that are concerned with how cops may lose their jobs now and like
can you imagine the absolute brain poisoning you would have to have to believe that there not being enough work to go around for cops is a bad thing

I finished my stint as a Mozilla Fellow and now I'm relaunching my Patreon with a focus on, well, fixing social media.

This means I'm going to continue my concerted work trying to make the fediverse a better place, in the form of best practice guides for running instances, external advocacy, and technical tutorials and training so that more people can contribute software to the fediverse at large.

You can read a partial summary of my work so far at my new Patreon page!

patreon.com/tinysubversions

Very exciting explorable explanation from Ableton teaching you how synthesizers work! learningsynths.ableton.com

It's interactive, audio-visual, doesn't hit you with too much detail all at once, and builds up to some awesome moments! Truly moving work.

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