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"Don't lose faith in humanity. Think of all the people in the world who have never played you a single nasty trick."

- Elbert Hubbard

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."

- Rollo May

"Understanding is a two-way street."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Very excited that we'll be presenting some new research by @DIAL_Community on gender in within the sector at Mozilla Festival next month. Come join us at !

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

-- Viktor Frankl

... Thoughts leaving

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."

-- Rollo May

Really hoping folks leave inspired to do more of that, working toward less intractable conflict in the world.

Can someone help me understand this dichotomy? I'm truly stumped.

Selective enforcement of rules unfairly applies bias to penalize marginalized people


Selective enforcement of rules is needed to prevent criminalization of marginalized people

is only available in Docker for Windows or Docker for Mac. Why can't support ?

Adding a few others:

Glitch coming in at 2nd longest TOS behind Snap, with 7,845 words & 45 minutes

sponsor MailChimp with 4,751 words and 30 minutes

Reply and add other proprietary services!

Appreciated the reminder of how much freedom we're surrending to tech giants under the guise of free speech or to "make things for others". You are the product. The Internet wasn't designed with this in mind, folks.

"Art dismantles power. Otherwise, it's propaganda."

-- Cameron Esposito at

"It's crtitical we keep pushing, fighting, and persevering through it all."

-- @andybaio at

attendees who'd rather not use Slack are welcome to join us on IRC (yes, it still exists!) at or ircs://

All right, , bring it on; help me believe in humanity again. Ready for some recharging creativity & inspiration.

Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7

I reckon it's right about time to start boycotting Google. With the recent AMP and anti-URL crap, it's clear to see they are abusing their monopoly.

Let's stop using and recommending Chrome by default and set your default search engine to DuckDuckGo (or similar). Turn on your adblocker to starve them of income (Better Blocker is good as heck).

The best way to send a message to a corporation is to take their income from them, so do whatever you can to do that.

Is there any example of " complicity" with bad actors as currently defined, that *doesn't* involve permissive/non-reciprocal licensing? So far, all the examples I've heard of involve profiting from proprietary stuff derived from .

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