It rained this morning. It's rained twice this September! Normally the rainy season doesn't start till mid-October, or even later. California feels a little less toxic right now.

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"Abandon All Butter, Ye Who Enter"-brand margarine

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What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us Show more


I really hope someone in the MIT CS department is RIGHT NOW advocating for Stallman’s old office to be turned into a women’s center with a lush, indoor garden.

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and because not everyone knows all the history, its not like there weren't people trying to help make this work out right over time.

see, from just the last year, this example that was made public

it wasn't all enablement.

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Marginalized folks, esp. PoC:

When it comes to FOSS, do you feel like the ideals of "software freedom" espoused by either the FSF or the OSI have your interests in mind? What do you believe an inclusive software movement looks like? Does it even involve opening source code?

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Spouse: "hey, should we join Richard DeVaul's new startup?"

Me: "wait what? no? fuck no!"

Spouse: "[old boss] is friends with him and said he was a good guy?"

Me: "...he sexually harassed multiple people we know??"

Spouse: "oh. I thought it was just one. multiple is too many. I'll tell [old boss]."

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The best way to pressure the FSF to sever ties with RMS is to cancel your membership/recurring donations and let the board know why.

RMS is viewed as the main driver of donations and support for the FSF, an asset as opposed to a liability. 💸 talks

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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".

Farewell (Celeste chapter 9) is beautiful and has an outstanding soundtrack, but maybe it's not for me right now. Putting my spoileriffic plot gripes here:

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a circle of druids chants in a foggy PNW clearing. their faces are hidden beneath their cloaks. as you get closer you hear their chant: "hoodie weather; hoodie weather"

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Who wants to co-found a professional org for trans people in tech?

This is not a joke by the way, I want to do this.

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