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I was just complaining about OnlyKey's lack of gpg-agent support, and now they've added it!

crp.to/2020/10/onlykey-fall-20

On the topic of and how pull requests are bad... ugh if you do a multi-commit PR it takes the branch name as the PR title and the description is empty

It's hacktober. So thankful I don't host any of my projects in these social programming platforms. #Spamtober

You all spend so much time bitching about Github or whichever of your weenie sites Microsoft took over. I thought you were supposed to be principled, pioneering, free software type people? Why do you use this trash platform then? Fucking abandon it.

Together with Closing The Loop, we’ve delivered a result deemed impossible by many. We turned the most problematic waste stream in tech into commercial, societal and environmental value ♻️💡

Find our more in our latest Fairtalks episode🎙️👇
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uspol 

If the democrats (1) win the presidency, house, AND senate, and (2) grow some balls, then this is how they might be able to wrest America back from the cliffside into fachism:

1. Wait for Republicans to make their play at the Supreme Court

2. Quickly rush a law through Congress expanding it to 13 seats

3. President immediately summons congress to session and then immediately recesses them for $N days

4. President appoints temporary, strategically selected supreme court justices to fill the new seats

5. Supreme court decides the election in favor of the voters

6. Call congress back to session and enact systemic reforms over the next 2 years which prevent the Republicans (or anyone else) from perverting the process again

It’s a pandemic. Things are weird. But today I toast to myself and @redhat@twitter.com. It’s my 15th anniversary at this weird, fantastic group of people that make this world a better place, the Open Source Way.

In reality, Hacktoberfest is a corporate-sponsored distributed denial of service attack against the open source maintainer community.

blog.domenic.me/hacktoberfest/

uk pol, nhs 111, covid 

this is going to turn out to be horrific

everyone with covid symptoms was told to call 111 instead of using any other medical service. but the 111 service wasn't even remotely up to it, and an audit has found that over 60% of calls to it weren't resolved safely

theguardian.com/world/2020/oct

if it turns out that our death rate was so high because people with symptoms found themselves at the mercy of a call centre script...

well, i don't know what happens if that's the case.

If you have any VPSes on Digital Ocean maybe you should consider moving them to Linode or similar competitors

DigitalOcean responded to the complaints that their misguided Hacktoberfest has led to a DDOS of low-quality spam PRs against open source maintainers.

They are not going to cancel the program, and they are not going to switch to an opt-in model. The only change they made is to stop self-promotion of their PR campaign.

They provide their email address at the bottom of the response. I emailed asked them to please reconsider either immediately switching to an opt-in model or cancelling it altogether.

hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com

Hey y'all, great news! 📣

Tomorrow I join the fantastic team at Tech Matters. I'll be the Product Manager for the Terraso project! techmatters.org/project/1000-l

I've been writing about and using tech for social good for years. Now it's time to make it! ✊ 📱 🌻

Pixelcat is a beautiful and fast Android client for the fediverse. It focuses on images and is primarily intended to be used with @pixelfed but it works with @Mastodon and #Pleroma as well (everything that speaks Mastodon api).
#Pixelcat is free and open source (GPLv3). github.com/pixelcatapp/Pixelca

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As the CEO of "Conny Duck's late night hacking sessions™" I am proud to announce the newest fediverse app: #Pixelcat #meow

BIG NEWS: Huge welcome to @gitchat@twitter.com, who are entering Matrix!! Gitter is moving from @gitlab@twitter.com to @element_hq@twitter.com & building the ultimate Matrix bridge, showcasing how a large chat app can natively talk Matrix, while bringing Gitter goodness to Element! 🚀🌉🎉 matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/wel

uspol, prevent election rigging 

Today, I #choosedemocracy. This fall, it's going to be up to we, the people, to make sure our election is free and fair. I'm personally ready to do what it takes to defend our democracy, and I hope you are too. Let's get ready together --> choosedemocracy.us/

#democracy
#election
#uselection2020

uspol, presidential "debates" 

As someone who lives in the suburbs of one of Trump's "anarchist" cities, I'm so surprised to learn the suburbs are "gone". I can vouch that it's safe for my neighbors to walk their dogs outside or for kids to play unsupervised in the parks.

#Debates2020
#DebateTuesday

This article from someone who lived through the end of Sri Lankan civil war, comparing it to the current US situation is 💯:
gen.medium.com/i-lived-through

«In her Q&A with interns the same day, Sandberg noted that Facebook had been used to raise billions of dollars for charity and had also been an important tool for activists around the world.»

So unfair. You do all that great charity work, but a couple of genocides and suddenly those are all anyone talks about.

theverge.com/21444203/facebook

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