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I'm on a school trip to Italy and Greece, with a focus on interviewing migrants and refugees, conducting interviews, documenting their situation, and gaining real world reporting experience.

My first two blog posts are up: blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/17/da and blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/17/da

More to come hopefully.

Day 7: A short break: blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/22/da

Biggest mistake I made today was trying to wear pants. The rain stopped like 5 minutes later and then it was back to boiling hot. Only shorts for me!

Day 6: Unprepared for heartbreak: blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/22/da

Yesterday was a really long day, which is why my post is up late. We conducted 4 interviews, and had about 6 hours of driving (well, riding in the car).

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This writeup of my #LibrePlanet2018 keynote on BoingBoing is more eloquent and concise than the talk. Thanks to Cory for the awesome summary, reflections, and signal boost! boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digi

Day 4: First round of interviews: blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/20/da

The days are starting to blend together in my head...

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You can now watch my #LibrePlanet keynote (edited w/ slides) about how firms and markets have coopted the free culture and free software movement's most powerful weapon (mass collaboration) and where that leaves us. mako.cc/copyrighteous/librepla

We visited archeological ruins/monuments in Siracusa, Sicily (totally beautiful btw), but the official guide booklet that we paid a few euros for couldn't answer our basic questions about what we were seeing. Unsurprisingly, Wikipedia had all the answers.

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Day 3: Return to the mountain - blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/18/da

I've taken a lot of photos on this trip, including some beautiful panorama views, I've just been running out of time to edit and publish them :(

I'm on a school trip to Italy and Greece, with a focus on interviewing migrants and refugees, conducting interviews, documenting their situation, and gaining real world reporting experience.

My first two blog posts are up: blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/17/da and blog.legoktm.com/2018/06/17/da

More to come hopefully.

Facebook and Google must start supporting Wikipedia, or it will die - by Katherine Maher

wired.co.uk/article/wikipedia-

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What's the value in using Linux packages for your software vs installing from git? lists.debian.org/debian-devel/ explained it really well. The explanation I tell people for MediaWiki is that if you want a wiki that just works and would like to forget about administering it - use the Debian package. If you want to customize and love it - install from a tarball/git.

Nothing like having someone rush into your precinct at 7:58pm, just in time to vote.

Volunteering was a stressful blast once again.

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Today is one of the best days of the year: election day! (In California at least) If you're registered, go vote! If you're not registered, you should still be able to register conditionally today and still vote!

Relatedly, I love how FiveThirtyEight calls our top two system the "jungle primary" :-)

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When we talk about the right to fork we shouldn't make it a theoretical right, but a practical one that we support with effort, documentation, interop standards, and a way to make connections between people who need technical support to get their communities what they need and those who can provide it.

Again, this is something even big projects often get spectacularly wrong. Stuff is hard. But we should all do better.

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Microsoft is showing how much they love open source by encouraging projects to host their own infrastructure again ❤️

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In Firefox's addressbar, you can limit results by typing special characters before or after your term

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Your IRC channel can only be considered diverse once you have members whose nicks start with every letter of the alphabet.