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Remember, open source means you can compile your own version if you don’t like the upstream. It absolutely does not mean you get to cajole the authors into including your own pet features.

As a hypothetical, suppose a fediverse client bans Nazis but you want a version that enables them. Download, modify, and compile that sucker! It’s open source: do what you think needs to be done. But you literally have no right to insist the author makes a pro-nazi precompiled version available for download.

Damn, sounds like Tootdon for iOS is going away: blog.mastodon-tootdon.com/entr — anybody have fave alternatives?

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Before I go off to celebrate Midsummer by being in bed sick (Swedish woes), I want to share a small update.

#Tusky will keep blocking servers which actively promote fascism. This in particular means Gab.

We will get our next release out just in time for the 4th of July.

Don't even try to debate us about Free Speech. This is our speech, exercising #ANTIFA views. And we will keep doing it :toot:

We will post a bigger update at a later time about what this all really means.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates video • The transcript of his comments to Congress on slavery reparations was good, but hearing him speak is really powerful youtube.com/watch?v=kcCnQ3iRky #linkblog #reparationscoatesslaveryamericapoliticstootme

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"The New Wilderness" by Maciej Ceglowski idlewords.com/2019/06/the_new_

"[T]he giant tech companies can make a credible claim to be the defenders of privacy, just like a dragon can truthfully boast that it is good at protecting its hoard of gold."

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This morning isn't so much "technical debt" as "technical payday loan".

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LetsEncrypt 

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"A Decade at the Fruit Company" by Don Melton (video) vimeo.com/110571205

Pretty fascinating look at the origins of WebKit and Safari inside of Apple.

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I wrote a blog post about the differences between JavaScript and iOS developers, from a hippy-dippy "we're all the same, but also different, let's learn from each other" angle. I hope you like it.

ashfurrow.com/blog/learning-fr

For a taste of the new Apollo 11 film -- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1 -- check out this 20-min film about Apollo 17 by the same folks: vimeo.com/192013765 -- and this interview with its director: moveablefest.com/todd-douglas-

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