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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.

I imagine folks that do everything from a web browser won't understand, but I can't stress how important keyboard-friendly UI is for speed. It's even more important with typing-heavy apps like chat. Every time my hand moves to a mouse it slows everything way down.

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We undermine our own advocacy by not leading by example when we can. @mako's seminal essay makes the great point at we cannot allow ourselves to be at the whim of the companies whose tooling we do not control.
By ceding control to proprietary platforms, we set ourselves up for failure when they inevitably fall down or ask for more.

Ugh. I'm so frustrated to be continually asked to participate in talks & panels on Zoom specifically about tech ethics & . There are great systems for this. See @fosdem's successful use of solely FOSS solutions for over 30,000 participants.

I started working on session verification for Fractal-next. Still a long way to go, but it's a start.

"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?)

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