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I wrote for The Signpost this month, "The people who built Wikipedia, technically", filled with stories of Wikipedia's earliest days and how it grew into what it is today.

Featuring interviews with @brion, @eloquence and more!

"Most of the change in our lives doesn't come from the federal government, or the Supreme Court, it comes from city council and local organizations..." -- Tam on where to get involved and put your efforts.

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Tam said his parents wanted him to be a doctor or engineer (instead of being a musician) but not a lawyer because they thought he wasn't a good public speaker...and then he won unanimously at SCOTUS and goes around public speaking for Asian American and 1A causes.

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Very excited that I'm going to get to hear Simon Tam[1] speak (of Slants and Matal v. Tam fame) after missing out on when he came to San Jose in fall 2019.


Couldn't find a snapshot backup tool that I liked so I just wrote my own:

It automatically takes daily snapshots and then you copy them to external drives, that's it. (Automatic cleanup is a TODO)

Also, you should put your butter in the fridge so it doesn't go bad.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation protects whistleblowers and journalists with free software like SecureDrop
and education and advocacy:

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The latest security release is now in stable/buster, time to update:

Updated packages for buster-backports, bullseye and my Ubuntu PPA will be available shortly.

Friendship ended with Fearless, Fearless (Taylor's Version) is my new best friend.

I can just barely make out a difference in some songs, but really, it sounds like an exact re-recording.

And the Wikipedia April Fools' front page is now live, as of six minutes ago. Do check it out, especially the "Did you know" section:

gg UCLA. Will be rooting for y'all the rest of the way.

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Michigan v. UCLA tonight is going to divide our household. My dad went to Michigan and my sister currently goes to UCLA.

Here it is! The grand finale of the 3rd Programming Language World Championships! #plwc2021

Only one language can win this. You decide!

So although it is now just my personal opinion, I will publicly add my voice to the chorus of people who are expressing their strong opposition to Richard Stallman’s return to leadership in the FSF and to his continued leadership in the free software movement. (2/7)

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for is ready for testing, see the announcement from @ladsgroup and myself:

Hopefully a step forward in making Wikimedia mailing lists more accessible.

I am announcing my resignation from the FSF board. (Effective end of Thursday, for administrative reasons.) It's a decision that has been a long time coming for me, but still a hard one: I think the work of the FSF is important, and broken things are the most important to fix.

Free and open source software is a social movement, not a technical one. The GNU Manifesto is a social document, not a technical document. We must choose our leaders for their social skills, not their technical skills.

For whatever it's worth, I did not support the decision to reinstate RMS. I made my arguments and placed my opposing vote; while I was glad I was able to do that I regret not being able to turn the decision the other way.

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