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Grandma always told me:

1) Wash your (damn) hands
2) Cover your (damn) mouth
3) Settle (the hell) down.

Solid advice for life, but seemingly prescient for this moment in time.

Thank you to ExtraHop for sponsoring #SeaGL2021. If you want to be a sponsor, see for the prospectus.

"So, the End of the World."
"Yup. Again."
"And only we can stop it."
"Are we sure, though?"
"About which?"
"Both. Either."
"It might not be the End of the World."
"And someone else might be able to stop it."
*sigh* "Right."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

There are many books in The Library of Concurrent Records. Most of them grow - some in fits and starts, some consistently.
But one once impressive tome keeps shrinking.
What to do, the librarians ponder, with dying books?
They monitor "Actions unattempted by mankind" worriedly.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

You don’t practice privacy because you have something to hide. You practice privacy because you have something to lose. (

Brewing a double IPA today and opted to save money by buying grain in bulk. Didn't think about the fact that meant I had to crush 16# of barley by hand with my grain mill. #armday

So proud this program is a Conservancy member project! Hearing about kids who are able to, for example, forgo a fast food job & instead get a first step in a serious career as scientist is just the best! And I love how software freedom is the logical tool to accomplish this.

Any system that privileges digital ID over traditional ID will disadvantage people already at society’s margins.

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

@o0karen0o @conservancy this was unfortunate to read. Have you heard anything about it? Are here any plans to move off of freenode? (perhaps to a matrix server?)

Thank you for existing, @syncthing.

(Using Aptik + Syncthing, I have 3 identical production systems -- down to configs and theming -- using Pop OS 20.10, and the're always in sync. It's a great feeling!)

@pluralistic I may have missed this on a previous thread, but I just saw an ad for Tovala. Looks like a toaster oven, that you load meals into and then scan a QR code to cook it. Straight out of "Unauthorized Bread "

The cat was napping.
"You must have so much unused energy. Where does it go?"
The cat yawned. "If you must know, we're still paying off."
"Paying what?"
"A wise human said 'In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded'."
"Cats caused the Big Bang?"
"It's our universe."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Sneak Peek of the Next PureOS Release on the Librem 5

"With the next release of PureOS, code-named Byzantium, just around the corner, let’s give you a sneak peek of what you can look forward to."

#librem5 #pureos

The knight only needed one arrow to bring down the wolf.
"Thank you," the shepherd said, "the beast took my lambs."
"It's my duty."
"It's not like protecting ladies, though."
"It's not a knight's duty to protect ladies. It is our duty to stop men abusing and assaulting others."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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