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Just made my annual donation to the Free Software Foundation. Please consider giving as well!

my.fsf.org/join

I have fond memories when everyone at the FSF would get together for lunch in (what I like to call) the Emacs conference room. They'd eat, talk & laugh. Like good friends getting together. I've always liked that kind of feeling.

With Ubuntu dropping 32-bit support hopefully people will change to GNU Linux-libre: jxself.org/linux-libre/
I have no plans to drop 32-bit support and just released Linux-libre 5.4 for 32-bit machines, while Ubuntu did not.

Linux-libre 5.4, which will be a long-term support (LTS) version, is now available in my APT repository: jxself.org/linux-libre
Enjoy!

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When the Incompatible Timesharing System crashes. If only our error messages were this good these days:

`LEVEL 2 BUGHALT. FIND A WIZARD OR CONSIDER TAKING A CRASH DUMP.
THE SYSTEM HAS CRASHED AND CANNOT BE REVIVED WITHOUT EXPERT ATTENTION.
IF YOU CAN'T FIND HELP, RELOAD THE SYSTEM.
YOU ARE NOW IN DDT.

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Amazon spent a fortune to block a socialist candidate's re-election to Seattle city council; she won anyway

boingboing.net/2019/11/10/soci

Hooray; I have registered for the FSF's yearly LibrePlanet conference in March. I plan to arrange another of those unofficial pre-conference dinners consisting of an informal dinner and drinks for people who are in town on the Thursday night before LibrePlanet.

I just spent probably close to 20 minutes trying to diagnose a networking problem and starting to question my own sanity when I started to doubt my own assumptions and did a reality check. It was plugged into the wrong ethernet port. Facepalm.

I am encoding my first video using the AV1 video codec.

It's getting colder so it's time to get the nice heavy blanket out of the closet to stay warm at night.

I've noticed the cats really seem to like this blanket. Not only do they spend a lot of time laying on it I've noticed they like to knead on this particular blanket far more than any of the others.

I combined applesauce and vanilla ice cream. It came out pretty good.

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October 29 is the 50th anniversary of the first message sent on the ARPANET!

The message was "LO", which was supposed to be LOGIN but the system crashed. (There are alternative stories that it was short for HELLO but contemporary records support the system crash story.)

lk.cs.ucla.edu/internet_first_

MKPIGGY arch/x86/boot/compressed/piggy.S

Whenever I see this while compiling Linux-libre I think "oink oink" :)

MKPIGGY arch/x86/boot/compressed/piggy.S

Whenever I see this while compiling Linux-libre I think "oink oink" :)

To those that like to put ketchup on everything, do you do it recursively by putting ketchup on your ketchup?

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At the FSF office, preparing to go out to Pearson to protest for education, and against books that spy on students and disappear https://social.libreplanetbr.org/attachment/129103
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