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@aparrish The related idea that a modern corporation must always seek growth at all costs.

So do cancer cells.

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Errors matter. When the system works, everything is fine. But when things break, which they do all the time... if there are good error messages, people are happy. If they are bad, people are very unhappy. All systems go wrong all the time.

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self care+ 

One of the most important things society tries to take away from us is existence absent of doing. We're always "doing" something even if it's just scrolling soc. med. and binging tv. The first thing that we ask each other when spending time with friends is "what do you want to do". Stop. Doing. Things. Not always, there is lots of things that need done. But once in a while, just stop.

I like to sit in the bath with the window open. Often some candles on. Maybe quiet music on - sometimes even that can be too much of a thing to do. No phone, book, etc. I stay there, until the anxiety about not doing anything goes away, and then until I'm not enjoying the bath. Just breathing, feeling my heart beat, watching the light, hearing whatever is outside. It tells me things about my body often times, and it always reminds me that existence is not pain.
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I'm calling a social media strike for July 4-5: larrysanger.org/2019/06/social

I know many here have already abandoned the likes of Facebook and Twitter. But if you're still there...announce that you're on strike (repeatedly?) on those days, in protest of these companies' abusive policies, and if you like, share this Declaration of Digital Independence: larrysanger.org/2019/06/declar

Me on Tucker Carlson talking about the #SocialMediaStrike: youtube.com/watch?v=nK6BHGu9SD

News stories: twitter.com/lsanger/status/114

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Did you know?

"What is in the #publicdomain in analogue form is [not always] in the public domain in digital form"

#Article14 of the new #EU Directive on #Copyright has been designed to end this practice.

"..any material resulting from an act of reproduction of [a public domain] work is not subject to copyright or related rights, unless the material resulting from that act of reproduction is original in the sense that it is the author’s own intellectual creation."

infojustice.org/archives/41254

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Mobilizon blows past €50,000 funding goal, 10 days left

Framasoft is gearing up for their next big fediverse project, which is an events platform intended to replace Facebook Events. wedistribute.org/2019/06/mobil

Does anyone know if Google's late blob emojis (RIP) are anywhere to be found? Are they FOSS? I miss them very much :(

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Kontact, KDE's email, calendar, contact, itinerary and life organizer, keeps getting better and better.

New stuff includes: colored emojis 😎 , grammar correction and markdown built into Kmail; integrating KCalCore (calendar engine) and KContacts (addressbook engine) into KDE Frameworks 5; and cleaning up code and squashing bugs in general.

volkerkrause.eu/2019/06/30/kde

larrysanger.org/2019/06/social

Get your friends off centralised social media and inform them about the alternatives like Mastodon, Matrix and other federated or distributed networks

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A smarthome concept that wasn't absolute hell: the mid-80s Soviet SPHINX project, based on the idea that there would be a central, modular PC and appliances in the house like the TV would connect to it via the LAN. Everything was designed to be easily-expandable or pared-down as needed. It was purely conceptual but the props looked cool as hell.

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@matrix Turns out that there was a successful compromise of the Matrix infrastructure happening.

Details from Matrix on Twitter: twitter.com/matrixdotorg/statu

You may ask how that could happen, but more important: It didn't stay unnoticed and that's a good sign.

#Matrix #Riot #matrixDown #infosec

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Status update on

> In terms of the incident itself, we will publish an update shortly. Summary is: an attacker accessed the production infra that runs matrix.org , hence the rebuild. Source code & packages are unaffected. We do not think user data was targeted, but are playing it safe.

Must be pretty severe issues they've got over at matrix.org for them to take servers down for several hours. I feel so isolated!
.im

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#Matrix.org and #Riot.im are down for emergency maintenance on their server infrastructure. There are other #Matrix homeservers, and this is a perfect time to disperse.
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our CEO Todd Weaver contrasts Purism as a Social Purpose Corporation with Big Tech: "The unregulated tech industry means that maximizing shareholder value, by definition, means to exploit society; that's why Big Tech exploits society..." #WomenLeadRadio blogtalkradio.com/connected-wo

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