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LEGO Masters Australia, easily one of the greatest reality shows on TV, is back for Season 4 and the builds are already amazing.

(The US version is okay, but doesn't focus enough on the LEGO, which is really the whole point...)

Nonprofit/open source job alert:

We're looking for a full-time Newsroom Support Engineer. This role works with news orgs using SecureDrop, helping with new SecureDrop installs and regular maintenance. During lower support activity, the person will contribute to code & docs.

This position is open to folks early in their career. It is a remote role, but candidates are ideally based in North America due to time zone overlap and requirement for occasional travel. More:

If you set up an ActivityPub server today that was primarily used to post to followers (e.g., a single-org instance for a nonprofit), would you use Mastodon or another implementation? Why?

Nothing like my Rust code panic-ing at the same line I left a comment like "// TODO: this could panic"

It's as if the compiler is smarter than me...

SecureDrop 2.3.1 has been released. This is a bugfix release that addresses a performance issue on servers with many sources:

My photo of Labor Union President Chris Smalls is on the front page of right now! Highly recommend reading his article:

I will very much miss our (wonderful in all the ways) former General Counsel at CC, but I'm excited to take on the role: has launched! We want to make it easier to join the #EU policy discourse on the #fediverse.

For now we just mirror on #Mastodon about 1500 #Twitter accounts of EU officials and MEPs as listed by Wikidata and

Example topics:

Special thanks to @mastohost for the excellent service and @robertoszek for being so helpful with #Stork / #pleromabot.

Got to meet Chris Smalls, founder of the Labor Union, today, who coincidentally has a new freely-licensed photo and voice sample:

Photos are free for anyone to reuse, with attribution (CC-BY-SA 4.0):

I know the fediverse is probably a bad place to recruit for a centralized messaging service, but if anyone wants to join me at #Signal, we're hiring! Check out or contact me for more.

#GetFediHired #jobs #encryption

This is probably my favorite ransom note:

Screen-reader accessible!

SecureDrop 2.3.0 has been released. This release includes usability improvements, bugfixes, and new anti-spam functionality:

Kiwix is a free open app that lets you store and search Wikipedia and other sources of info entirely offline.

This is especially important in areas where internet access is restricted/censored, or in emergencies if vital infrastructure is broken.

You can follow the project at:

➡️ @kiwix

The website is at and the app is available for Android, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Windows

#Kiwix #Wikipedia #Wiki #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #OffTheGrid #Academic /

No sources, entirely written by two single-purpose accounts (one of which is an IP), and no search results on the internet. Also just from the content it's clearly someone's OC.

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SecureDrop 2.3.0 is scheduled to be released on March 28. This release will include usability improvements, bugfixes, and new anti-spam functionality:

TorrentFreak, on a public court filing mentioning TorrentFreak:

> [..] the term “pro-piracy” is sometimes attached to our reporting. [..] when these words are part of a court filing intended to keep information from the public, we have to respond.

Simply delightful.

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