I ate the last of the bread today. As my food supply dwindles I find myself debating on rationing more strongly or risk going outside.

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Bradley and I recorded an episode of the Free as in Freedom Podcast at @SeaGL. It was much fun, and now feels all the more precious that it happened at all. We've posted the "live-on-tape" show:



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RT @robmusic_@twitter.com

Youngest shouts at me to urgently come to the toilet as it was smoking. This is what I find! #LockdownLaughs

The Incompatible Timesharing System (ITS) is super weird in a lovable way. Did you know that Puff, the Magic Dragon lives in ITS? In the ITS vocabulary, the idea of a "daemon" is instead called a "dragon" so of course they'd put Puff in there. This is before operating systems got all boring and "professional" and whatnot.


Zombies are destroying the city. Send help.

I bought 4 pounds of peanut butter (about 1.81kg for you metric people.) Is that crazy?

Attending the virtual LibrePlanet conference. The opening keynote was great. Next up is Lucy Ingham's "Rented future: The dangerous rise of life as a service" libreplanet.org/2020/

I've noticed that the cat always wants to smell me before he lets me pet him. Is he checking if I am still me?

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Important PSA for people living in the US: The FCC has been forced to reopen public comment on the Net Neutrality decision following a court case by Mozilla. The influx of bots (suspiciously using the names of telecom subscribers) that were anti-Net Neutrality has caused this. The FCC is trying to bury this, and very few are reporting on it.
To (re)file your thoughts on the FCC's decision, go to fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express. Proceeding 17-108 is Net Neutrality. This ends in March.

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We choose to seek autonomy through decentralization and self-hosting in this decade and do the other things not because it is easy, but because it is hard ... because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.




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Excellent talk by Andrew Bartlett "Samba 2020: Why are we still in the 1980s for authentication?" at #lca2020, ended with a thank you to @conservancy and a plea for folks to donate in the end of the fundraising drive!

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Sigh. DRM is difficult to fight against, but it's the knot that needs to unravel for the cause of software freedom.

Most people don't care & end up supporting it. If we pay to see what everyone's talking about, we get counted as supporting it. If we don't pay & instead "pirate" it, worse they'll turn around and say "see, this is why we need DRM!".

What we really need to do is support artists to say "see, DRM is totally unnecessary to make a profit" by supporting indie artists.


What year is it? It turns out that Barbara Walters has been telling us all along: jxself.org/what_year_is_it.web

I'm afraid you'll just have to imagine fireworks shooting off from the Space Needle in coordination with the lights and music.

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