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Privacy, like security, requires technology that can be examined, reviewed, studied, vetted and modified. It's also a personal consideration

We need a full free and open technology stack: software, devices, data and society

is everything you think necessary for your personal freedom, privacy and security ( even things we have not yet created )

FLOX - Free Libre Open X(everything)

comet lightshow going on now ( well at certain times over the next week or so

comet neowise got a lightning bug passing by the sun and will be closest to earth on the 22nd

GIMP has quite a few features that are not very much visible to end-users and sometimes downright difficult to make obvious. Doing basic math calculations in the input fields is one of them. Basically, you can write '2467+7893', press TAB, and GIMP will compute the sum for you. So I did a video about this feature with slightly more details than that :)

UX rant 

I wish more sites like Google Books with its dumb giant "Try the new Google Books" banner would realize that many folks intermittently use private browsing mode, and these obnoxious banners show up every single time.

tl;dr: Don't assume that just because you don't have a "dismiss" cookie for some banner or notice, a person is seeing it for the first time.

Have you ever wondered what the SeaGL seagull is named? Plot twist: it's nameless! We're hosting a bracket-style contest to name the seagull, but first we need (gender-neutral) ideas. Propose a name in the replies - we can't wait to read your ideas!

#SeaGL #FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #NameThatSeagull #VirtualConf #Seattle

Inkscape's summer of Hackfest 2020 online starts today, July 11, at 16:00 UTC. It's the leadership focused day. We'll be talking about how Inkscape is organised, in teams, & how to join! Everyone is welcome! Hop onto the Hackfest video chat here:

Today's chat started with "what's your favorite distro?" and finished with a discussion on trademarks in free software. Check out Bkuhn's excellent post on the latter,

A bunch of libc security fixes coming in: buffer overflow, stack overflow, ASLR bypass, out-of-bounds write

Looks ungood,

SECURITY UPDATE: integer overflow in realpath

SECURITY UPDATE: buffer overflow in __mempcpy_avx512_no_vzeroupper

SECURITY UPDATE: if_nametoindex() does not close descriptor

SECURITY UPDATE: heap over-read via regular-expression match


SECURITY UPDATE: out-of-bounds write on PowerPC

but, wait, there's more ....

I'd also argue that seeing someone like you, who is young and doing techy/science things makes a huge difference as inspiration. So there's an argument for writing diverse characters who do what Penny did. I have no idea what characters can inspire kids now.

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Of course it's only a part of the way you build that. Encouragement needs to be in Education, don't keep to the stereotype of girls don't do math. But normalising the idea of girls being able to hack was the amazing thing about Penny. I loved watching her saving Gadget constantly

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Inspector Gadgets niece Penny and her hacking device disguised as a book was a part of my inspiration to get into computing in the 80s. If you want more girls in STEM write awesome characters in kids TV like Penny. Encourage girls earlier. #WomenInSTEM

PLUG tonight at 19:00 Arizona, UTC-7

Topic: Kubernetes and Python

Austin will intro containerization and k8s, show a containerized #Python app, then show how to use Python to interact with the #k8s API

Mtgs are virtual in #BigBlueButton info on #GetTogether page

The Free Software #Stammtisch is Tue, the 21st, also in #BBB

This month we'll give resume reviews starting at 18:00

#LocalGroup #PLUG #FLOSSevent #FLOX

Bradley Kuhn on organizations in the FLOSS community and giving a certain new entity a chance

a reminder from Bradley, "while appropriately run trade associations do balance the needs of all for-profit companies in their industry, they are decidedly not neutral; they are charted to favor business needs over the needs of the general public"

Oh, just a casual #astrophotography shot of the M63 galaxy using Siril with *19,000* stacked images by community member Fabrice Faure. '

He discusses workflow a little on the topic:

#FreeSoftware #photography #astronomy #FOSS

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