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Thread 🧵 of 501(c)(3) public charities you can support instead of the FSF, if you care about its mission:

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So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: patreon.com/cwebber

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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- The web today: you can use the Web Gene Editor API to modify the human genome with bluetooth!

- Also the web today: hey, we finally got rounded outlines

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Oh gosh I was today years old when I learned that Walla Walla and Baden-Baden carry the same sobriquet

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when a url ends in .io that means that the domain is hosted on Io, the third largest moon of jupiter

Looks like it’s not gonna crack 40°F today here in The Town So Nice They Named It Twice

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It's too late to make Suez Canal jokes. That ship has sailed

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it's 2021 and we are still talking about "free software" instead of:
* community software
* liberated software
* anti-capitalist software
* transformative justice software
it's been 35 years, and our philosophy and understanding of the role of computing and software in our society has changed drastically. The FSF and the culture of turning RMS into a 'great man' haven't changed in decades.

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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.

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BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads, which is currently in closed beta testing.

You can add your name to the waiting list for beta test invitations by going to the flagship instance at:

bookwyrm.social

#FediTips #BookWyrm #GoodReads #Alternatives #BetaTesting #Fediverse #ActivityPub

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

Just arrived at the new apartment to find that the neighbors below have a similar fig tree in a similar pot.

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📦 Just released: 🌟 Glow v1.4.0

This release contains a few small, helpful features as well as some bug fixes.

For details, see the release notes:

github.com/charmbracelet/glow/

While moving for the eighth time in fourteen months, allow me to counsel strongly against moving eight times in fourteen months.

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there ain't no rule that says a dog can't succeed to the throne in: Heir Bud

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.m PSA: /hors d'oeuvre/ is NOT pronounced /horse divorce/

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i hate being me and working in tech because every time someone I know gets a job it's like 70/30 that they're working for an objectively evil megacorp and it's 80/20 that they're somehow marginalized and that the job will be a huge deal for them

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