xkcd, uspol 


This is scarily accurate, except for the part about wanting it to last forever. Can confirm that all my anxieties have merged at this point.

Use a mask, use Tor. And now, use your Tor mask! Make a gift of $50 before Dec. 31 and get your very own 😷

You probably heard @RIAA used to get @microsoft's @GitHub to remove youtube-dl, but did you know Microsoft funds RIAA as a member? We call on Microsoft (& any organizations who purports to support ) to resign from RIAA in protest.

@brion In my experience running `flatpak remove --unused` is usually good enough

voting, mail-in, in-person 

@Greg in the instructions there is a provision for how to correct mistakes with a strikethrough - did you consider that? I did it for one race I made a mistake in too.

Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA. github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma

For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road

Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:


My college newspaper, the Spartan Daily, is a Pacemaker finalist ("the Pulitzer prize of college journalism")!

I wrote about what I think it took for us to get there: blog.legoktm.com/2020/10/22/in

Very excited that is making a 10k USD donation to fund further PeerTube development!

"We hope this unconventional gesture from the Debian project will help us make this year somewhat less terrible and give us, and thus humanity, better Free Software tooling to approach the future."


Taking Back Our Privacy
Great profile on Moxie and the much larger fight that Signal is part of.


calpol, sarcasm 

Okay so our insistence on paper ballots for auditing has a slight flaw: abc7.com/fire-intentionally-se

But WTF.

I feel personally attacked by Politico repeatedly describing Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune as primarily watched by old people.


California : tomorrow (Oct. 19) is the final day to register to by mail: registertovote.ca.gov/

I'm happy to help if you have any questions about the process or your ballot.

Note: if you miss this deadline, you can still do same-day in person voter registration.

We just watched Brazil for the first time, I'm still in shock from how trippy and freaky that was.

8/10, would recommend.


@brion On Android I regularly see "continue in Chrome" even though I'm using Firefox...

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