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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.

Welp, there goes my men's bracket. It was fun being on the Illini hype train again.

And now...go Wolverines!

I spent a good amount of last week debugging go templates and finally discovered today you need to end the {{ template name }} block with a period so the variable context is passed through.

I was going to complain that making a period at the end crucial to the meaning was stupid and then I remembered that's how English works.

Someone needs to come up with a new envelope design for the 's. No one could actually open them...

Myanmar: Data on internet blocks and internet outages following military coup

Our report w/ IODA & MIDO shares data on:

• Blocking of social media, Wikipedia, circumvention tool sites

• Ongoing internet outages

#myanmar #Myanmarcoup

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