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Interesting things I've noticed a lot of at #OSCON Day 1:

iPad check-in
Pathable mobile conf app
Keynote, PowerPoint, Google Slides
Twitter hashtags
macOS & MacBooks
DocuSign contracts
Dropbox file sharing

Wasn't this supposed to be the #OpenSource Convention?

#ProprietarySoftware #FreeSoftware #FLOSS #FOSS

Once upon a time, some little twerp stole a couple of my articles, slapped his byline on them, and either sold or somehow got them posted on an article farm site. Then, that site came after me, accusing me of copyright infringement.

I had to send them scanned copies of the original print articles, and it still took them forever to take the articles down.

I never did find that JAMF to thank him for all the trouble he caused me ...

Another Monday has rolled around, and with it a new edition of The Monday Kickoff. Check out this week's collection of lovingly-curated links:

Another week's down, and not a moment too soon. It could have been worse, but it could have been better too.

With the weekend upon us, it's time for your beloved Uncle Scotty to take a step back from the online world to get a lot of reading, writing, and resting done.

Take care, folks! See you on the other side.

RT How to manage your passwords with, a LastPass alternative:


Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users:

What kind of client do you prefer to use? Take part in the poll

A sysadmin's guide to SELinux: 42 answers to the big questions (via

Heads up #SocialCoop -
#Liberapay (the #FLOSS and #nonprofit recurrent donations platform) is in trouble, loosing its payment provider and in need of new ways to operate.

They are considering a #cooperative alternative, where everyone who receives money on the platform would be a member of the Liberapay legal entity, and that all the collected funds would legally belong to that entity instead of to each individual user.

I'm sure they'd appreciate any help or advice.

RT @openculture
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language 
Original URL:

RT Flaked stone tools found in southern China show that humankind's odyssey from Africa began more than two million years ago via


If I did anything useful this seek it was rewiting, shortening, and restructuring a long and confusing help topic about security to make it shorter and easier to understand.

Definitely earned my pay with that one

RT Like a well-oiled machine, the Penn Manor tech crew readies more than 500 laptops that will be provided to all fifth- and sixth-graders in the fall under Penn Manor's expanded 1-to-1 program. In all, this talented crew will add nearly 1,400 laptops to the program this summer!


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