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#FSF : time to stop my membership as well.

Two questions:

- Has anyone used the FSF email alias extensively, and then stopped their membership? Does it still work for a while, so you can switch your email address everywhere?
- Where should my donation go? I'm thinking #ElectronicFrontiersAustralia, as the chair and vice-chair are both women.

Any recommendation for #feminist #FOSS organisations is welcome. Boosts OK!

This is why writers like to be in anthologies.

"I bought this anthology to read Michael W Lucas's story, filling in a bit of the background for a character that pops up in other tales. But as anthologies are supposed to do, it has raised my interest in several other writers. Well done.

And it's nice to see that Stabbity Joe has a heart and that it can be (has been!) captured."

rms, fsf 

The worst part about RMS being back on the board of the FSF (from my perspective, YMMV) is that this submarine bullshit of "hey, guess who's back" undermines the very foundation of trust and openness that the FSF is supposed to foster.

"Don't trust corporations with your private data or they'll do bad things with it" rings fucking hollow when "trust us to be above board with our openness" is met with an end-run announcement that someone who has lost trust is back on the board.

In 2019, I cancelled my associate membership with the Free Software Foundation (which I joined in 2004) when it came to light that the organization refused to sanction or remove its toxic founder and leader after a litany of documented abuses and unprofessional behavior, even toward me myself in the past.

While () was eventually removed from his post, this weekend it became known that the organization has allowed him back on to its Board of Directors.


(3/2) If you'd like more back story on the 2019 events, I refer you to the best description that I'm aware of from former Executive Director Bradley Kuhn:

I agree with everything written there. Do note that it was written before was fully "out" from FSF.

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Encirculo: Protect yourself with a circle of support

“Keep yourself and your community safe with Círculo, an easy to use app that allows you to send check-ins and urgent alerts in a fast and private way to a pre-selected circle of supporters.”

I really enjoyed the @fsf talks in-between changing diapers! Looking forward to the talks to be uploaded since I missed the morning sessions on both days, and sometimes I want to watch more than one concurrent talks.

@danslerush I <3 Poetry! I'm used to Python packaging being bloodletting, trapanation, and long hours fighting with - 'poetry init' and all is good :)

Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Synthesis: An Efficient Implementation of Fundamental Operating System Services - Alexia Massalin @ Columbia University:

LSC, benefits 

When #bigtech #FTE workers drink the #koolaid because they get half the #benefits everyone in the EU automatically get, and loyally defend their employers in the their effort to further damage the social fabric 🤦🏻


PSA: road safety 

First emergency braking with 🐥 on board, to avoid being sideswiped by a motorist who reacted to the turning lane filling up fast without checking their blind spots at all (or indicate in time). How I miss Germany where driver license tests are harder and, more importantly, there's less need to drive!

Baby is fine, the car is fine, the motorist hopefully learned their lesson. As for myself I'll definitely be more defensive when there's more than one lane


For Snowflake volunteers: If you use Firefox, Brave, or Chrome, our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. Note: you should not run more than one snowflake in the same network.

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#fluffychat has been approved for the iOS AppStore! Thanks to benpa and @matrix for the help with this! You guys are awesome!

Take a minute of your time and go read Michael E. Mann interview of the Guardian today. Well worth your time:

Money quotes: "Any time you are told a problem is your fault because you are not behaving responsibly, there is a good chance that you are being deflected from systemic solutions and policies. [...] Doom-mongering has overtaken denial as a threat and as a tactic. [...] if people believe there is nothing you can do, they are led down a path of disengagement."

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

Uptain Sinclair

Whether it be pollution of the Great Lakes or the pollution of fence line communities today, the rule is the same. Businesses don't decide to take policies to limit harmful externalities unless they believe that it will be better for them in the long run.

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