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Allan Day is working on some exciting updates to the GNOME human interface guidelines, see all the details in his blog post
In fact, if you represent a project, why not take this opportunity to self-host your own IRC support/development/misc channels? Sounds like a much better way to state your ownership of the project, with much more control as well.
and in 2016: (2/7)
The #freenode volunteer IRCops, in their quest to wrestle power away from its owner, may win the battle for getting users to move to their new server, but they are doing massive damage to #IRC over the long term by manufacturing this "hostile takeover" that was based on lies and provocation.
Here, a leader in IRCv3 development and KiwiIRC client gives up on IRC completely because of this stupid drama:
For me, it's just redoubled my support of #Matrix but it's a shame.
Regarding the freenode controversy, I had thought the fault was mostly on one side.
But after seeing this post by prawnsalad, I'm not too sure...
May be the 'echo chambers' played a role?
My org is looking for an asciidoc or markdown toolchain consultant. We need templates and tooling that end up with PDF docs. It all needs to be FOSS, usable by people on Linux/Mac/Windows, and backed by git or svn. We're command line, emacs, vim types, but interested in guis too.
For reference, we have a Latex -> PDF repo: https://github.com/OpenTechStrategies/ots-doctools
If you're interested, hop into https://chat.opentechstrategies.com and say hi!
All leads appreciated. Feel free to circulate this notice. Thanks!
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you, a normie: the internet is for having fun and also getting stuff done more efficiently
me, an intellectual: the internet is for taking strong positions on things you largely can't affect as an individual, and inflicting emotional harm upon yourself and others by judging everyone, including yourself, according to impossible standards
@Iutech @phryk @liberachat Indeed, this is a bad move. .chat belongs to Donuts, probably the worst (they signed with MPAA to take down domains with a simple email). https://www.eff.org/wp/which-internet-registries-offer-best-protection-domain-owners
It's even worse now that Donuts was bought by Ethos Capital (the guys who tried to take over .org)
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