hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning: artsexperiments.withgoogle.com

it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: experiments.withgoogle.com/ami

If you weren't among the 33,600 people 😮 at online #FOSDEM this weekend, be advised: 100% #FOSS for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom! sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/fe

Putting out a request: do you work for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries? There’s a rare CD-ROM I’m looking for for research purposes, and it appears the only copy held in North America is in that library. Any help is appreciated. search.library.wisc.edu/catalo

"Now the company is delivering a serious punch to the face of megacorp cloud companies by offering what it calls "one-click migration" from OneDrive, Dropbox and Google services."

@killyourfm for @Forbes!

forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelh

I think these provisions are vile, I think it's vile to shove them through in the lame-duck session of a criminal President, but what's especially vile to me is these are being snuck into law when most Congressional offices—due to COVID—are not able to answer their phones. I've tried contacting all my Congresspeople every way I can (maybe you should too?) but I suspect the bill will be law by the time anyone gets the chance to read my messages. They are passing law constituents can't comment on.

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PyPI went online in late 2002, but easy_install wasn’t released until 2004.

Does anyone know how people installed stuff from PyPI before then? Did you download an sdist and unzip it manually?

I don’t even see a download link on this wayback snapshot: web.archive.org/web/2003110122

🚀Nextcloud 20.0.1 is here with many small improvements. Waiting for the first update to get all that's new and improved? Here it is, go upgrade!
nextcloud.com/blog/20-0-1-is-h

Also, if you are even a bit interested in devops or security, I am hiring support engineers again and also looking for a kickass technical writer to overhaul our troubled docs (job listing for that one will go up next week) - boards.greenhouse.io/humio

Up late working on a complete FOSS and web-based teaching environment for RISC-V assembly called RAWRS. It uses a WebAssembly build of GNU binutils and TinyEMU which has a tty and VGA device lol. I wrote the kernel in RISCV as well which the students can inspect. Should be good.

🧿 here is an amulet to protect you from drive-by "this could be better" comments on all your open source projects

Shout out to Mastodon, which is now so stable that all the new releases are really boring.

Here's already a first blog post detailing how to set up the Talk high performance back-end we released as #opensource yesterday!
morph027.gitlab.io/post/nextcl

Tomorrow, we'll be talking with Coraline Ehmke in #conservancy about her #CopyleftConf talk, "The Rising Ethical Storm in Open Source" Video here, archive.org/details/copyleftco

📣️ Follow Matt Mitchell (@geminiimatt)!
- hacker and tech/security educator 👨🏿‍💻
- technology fellow at Ford Foundation deploying real security expertise in the field 🔐
- previously a privacy advocate at Open Technology Fund ✨

Zoom meetings aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing on their website, in their security white paper, and in the user interface in their app. Also my first byline with @micahflee (!!!!!) theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zo

We'll once again be meeting up in IRC this week for FOSS companionship, see you in two hours! #conservancy on freenode. sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/ma

whoa WHAT

take a look at curl's `--libcurl` command line flag

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