I'm so gutted that switching.social is gone.

I'd like to think they naruto ran into Area 51 and will be back one day.

Pour one out for switching.social, we will never forget. #switchingSocial #fediverse

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


Every time you think: "But what about all the good things he did", consider: "What about all the people and potentially great contributions we lost because of him."

#RMS #FreeSoftware

We don't need leaders any more. We never did.

asking for help 

Just shouted at a neighbor. He owns an oldtimer car, that needs a long time to warm up. Loud and smelly, I could smell it with all windows closed.
I may be turning into an intollerant person but I don't believe driving those things should still be legal.

I am cofounder of a small no profit association for space outreach in Italy (started off as a forum, then became an association to better manage the activities and the resources).

We have a Linkedin page, for... actually, for no good reason.
Now somebody pointed out to me that linked is putting our name and logo on job offers that have NOTHING to do with us, just because a company has the same name.

I hate any form of corporate social media.

said it before and I'll say it again, an undersold benefit of living with socialism is no commercials and ads

A few days after finishing watching The Dark Crystal - Age of Resistance I'm still thinking about it.
It's remarkably well done, expanding on the original movie that I also thoroughly enjoyed.

I do wish for a second season, but I really hope it won't be stretched forever, and drained of all its essence.

Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix) from The Midnight

Two of my favorite synthwave bands, together.
Released while I'm in the subway without my headphones, heading to a birthday party.

Hard to resist the temptation of blasting it full volume for the joy of my fellow travelers.


Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

User support rant 

Police patronizing women 

The dark crystal is really good! I found the story a bit simple and predictable at the beginning, but now it's interesting and creative (around episode 8)

essential oils
oils: deep cuts
oils – "best of"
oils 1980-2010 the entire collection

Chin up ISRO. The moon is a harsh mistress.
Keep on trying.

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