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Come watch me and my colleagues discuss what we're working on for @fedora and at this year's @fosdem and CentOS Dojo! From speeding up to managing desktops and servers at scale, these should be fun.

Both free to attend. And our time slots should work for both EU and US attendees since we're doing this from our homes in the US.

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My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

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Over half of data emissions come from streaming online videos. Learn how to use your tech in more environmentally friendly ways in this new #DataDetox Kit article: datadetoxkit.org/en/wellbeing/

Normally I would travel to Brussels for #fosdem right now. 😢

Not sure how much I will be able to participate at the online event but I hope we all can meet again in Brussels next year!

When something is important, it's worth starting in-house and then open up for collaboration: how Red Hat bootstrapped its port of with 2 engineers and no working silicon to test on, and now it's the default implementation.



developers.redhat.com/blog/202

@codewiz Actually: wsj.com/articles/biden-freezes

>The Biden administration has imposed a temporary freeze on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and is scrutinizing purchases by the United Arab Emirates as it reviews billions of dollars in weapons transactions approved by former President Donald Trump, according to U.S. officials.

Key term: "temporary".

Hey folks! My grandma is dying. You can help me right now by reminding communities to sign up to participate in Outreachy. I'm about 2/3 of the way through my list of communities to contact to be mentors, and it's just not going to happen this week.

If there's anybody here who wants to make fun of my attempt at creating a Social Media platform, you can see it here:

quanta.wiki

I mean it's really nothing much, but it can talk to the Fediverse. Treat it like a "Roast Me". Beat me up. I can take it.

Wow, NPM really is a dumpster fire.

It's ridiculously easy to use, until it tells you about critical security updates and then breaks your app in the process of trying to patch dependencies.

i mentioned it in a reply, but folks, please be loud about how we don't actually have marriage equality.

if you're disabled and you get married, it is assumed that your partner can take over half of your expenses and care - and your benefits get cut. it doesn't matter if your partner is also disabled.

similarly, there are people who are disabled and have had to divorce in order to continue to receive access to necessary healthcare.

and they have to truly split up. because not being married on paper but continuing to present as if you are married can be considered fraudulent here.

it isn't marriage equality when people are out here having to make these choices. and it isn't marriage equality when disabled people are systematically discouraged from marrying - because, yeah, that's got roots in eugenics.

ozy.com/the-new-and-the-next/f is an article about some of this.

Wikimedia is hiring a Site Reliability Engineer that will work closely with my team(s)!

grnh.se/553bd7491us

Let me know if you have any questions.

Boosts appreciated :)

#hiring #floss #opensource #jobs #flossjobs

on day 4, Jeff Bezos ascends bodily into the cloud

Verne Harris was bringing it a moment ago talking about how archival scholars and practitioners must infiltrate big data disciplinary spaces and understand these infrastructures as "archontic apparatuses" and dismantle them.

Which reminds me of critical data/algorithm studies and some recent work looking at the history/provenance of ML training datasets:

arxiv.org/abs/1912.10389

arxiv.org/abs/2012.05345

This article is about the pitfalls of WhatsApp, but it could be about many different platforms and how they mistreat users: u.fsf.org/397

Come watch me and my colleagues discuss what we're working on for @fedora and at this year's @fosdem and CentOS Dojo! From speeding up to managing desktops and servers at scale, these should be fun.

Both free to attend. And our time slots should work for both EU and US attendees since we're doing this from our homes in the US.

michel-slm.name/posts/2021-02-

This post is day 13 of my challenge






Yay! A whole bunch of linux.conf.au 2021 talks came online just 3 hours ago.

Here is @pluralistic 's keynote Software Freedom is Essential to Human Freedom:

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=…

youtube.com/watch?v=4EirKskSd5…

Find all the talks at the linux.conf.au channel:

youtube.com/channel/UCciKHCG06…

I'm not aware of any real free software-hosted source for these, and would be happy to be informed of one.

@cjd @rysiek @devurandom At work I've been confronted with the same question but for Elastic Search. elastic.co/blog/licensing-chan – Amazon is making money with their product and not sharing; and already Amazon has released a fork under Apache 2 license. My employer offers cloud hosting of our CRM; as part of what everybody expects is logs. So now I was asked: is us installing Kibana on our cloud for our devs and the customer OK or not? Headache.

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