I mostly set up Qubes last night, but Thunderbird did not migrate well at all, so I'm not checking my email right now.

Specifically, all of the mail filters on my POP accounts broke. :/

In other news, a feature to automatically rewrite HTTP links on to HTTPS (using domains on the HSTS preload list) just landed on our beta cluster. Full production rollout coming soon.
More details: phabricator.wikimedia.org/T200

Also shoutout to the team for doing a fantastic job with the `npm audit` command. It's so straightforward to work with.

I did the first test run of LibUp 2.0 (formerly libraryupgrader) last night across MediaWiki extension repositories, only hit one show-stopper bug (oops).

Here's an example: gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/media I think the coolest new feature is the hashtags, which allow you to filter patches for exactly which libraries were upgraded, which CVEs were fixed, etc.

So now that Red Hat has been acquired, what other 100% free software companies exist that I can invest in/buy stock for? Are there even any?

End of an era, will no longer silently accept "A potato" as part of a valid timestamp: lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/

(Don't worry, PHP will still take it!)

podman is fantastic. It's all the nice parts about docker without the parts I dislike.

Here's the Security Advisory: debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4

The updated version is just a `sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade` away!

There's a new security release out today. 11 security issues in total, plus plenty of bug fixes.

Updated packages will be available shortly for stretch, and buster. I've already updated sid/unstable and my Ubuntu PPA: launchpad.net/~legoktm/+archiv

This is the official end of upstream support for the 1.27.x LTS, but I'll be backporting patches for the entire lifetime of stretch. More details to come.

For some reason I'm just noticing Wikipedia edit tags for the first time.

They are little labels that automatically get assigned to an edit.

Since January there's one for anonymous edits from Congress. Thanks @legoktm!


Here's an example from @congressedits


Self-care tip from in NYC: "Every night, go online to Facebook, and unfriend people on their birthday. Very therapeutic."

I am surprised that New York airports are not playing "Welcome to New York" on a loop 100% of the time. Definitely a missed opportunity.

Inside Scoop - Week 0 (and corrections), a quick retrospective on what running the Spartan Daily newspaper for a week was like.


"San Francisco leaders are expected to vote next week on a proposal, opposed by police, that would make the tech capital the first city in America to ban local agencies from using facial-recognition software."

Ban it.
washingtonpost.com/technology/ #surveillance

How many legs does a horse have? Google thinks the answer is six.

Good job Wikipedia?

Inside Scoop: Building a team - a new (hopefully weekly) column about behind the scenes operations at the Spartan Daily: blog.legoktm.com/2019/04/28/in


Alex Morgan is my current favorite US soccer player, and Mia Hamm was one of my idols growing up. It's just inspiring.

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