Every time I tag something in a git repo I can be sure I’ll have something to add in the next minute, it’s like CI builds it never works the first time

Remember, there is a generation that don't see nothing wrong here.

Boost if you get it ;)

Very much looking forward to this Wednesday, when we'll host the second Open Tech Will Save Us event! @Gargron - creator of Mastodon! - will join us for a Q&A about scaling Mastodon.social, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced! matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/

#debian wiki has a page explaining the weird and wonderful names of #FOSS packages in more and less serious ways, love it


formerly gnome-help, now inexplicable. Did the word "gelp" get written in hard-to-decipher handwriting, or what?"

[RETURN]~. # This sequence will close an OpenSSH session from the client side (same as killing ssh process). Great for when the remote side has hung. [RETURN] = Press Return/Enter.

RIGHT!!! Riot has turned on End-to-End Encryption by default for all private conversations, and Cross-Signing device verification has landed and is live (and 🤞 performant!) 🎉🎉🎉 Huge amounts of work went into this: matrix.org/blog/2020/05/06/cro has the overview.

LibreOffice 6.4.3 is here! It includes over 50 bug fixes and compatibility improvements, thanks to our worldwide community of developers and volunteers. Learn more and download it: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Stable Inkscape 0.92.5 released!

A fonts issue for Windows 10 users has been fixed, while Python extensions now also run with Python 3. In addition to this, we fixed many crashes and made a couple small improvements.

Learn more & download it here: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

All I can do is kindly ask that if you are inviting people to Mastodon on other social media, Telegram groups or whatever else, please please use the joinmastodon.org page instead of linking to mastodon.social specifically. Thank you

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I was on Al Jazeera Live today and spoke about how we must remain vigilant in the face of surveillance capitalists and governments that want to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to widen their dragnets.

You can watch the recording on my blog:


#surveillance #COVID19

Dear university computer science/informatics/infosec programs of the world, stop letting students graduate without command line experience. We still need that experience.

Imagine a large steel ball the size of the Earth and every year a bird flies by it and brushes it's wing against it. By the time the steel ball is the size of a baseball, people will still be arguing whether emacs is better than vi.

I'm really concerned about professors, lawers and any non-IT professional working from home these days... I mean, they are going to access ANY website someone tells them to access. Even generation z isn't so smart to spot the difference between a legit website and a bad one...

Things you might not know about Coronavirus (I've just recently learned) 

1) "80% of cases are mild", but mild is anything not "severe" or "critical" (not all "mild" as we'd think of as "a mild flu"!) 14% severe and 5% critical. worldometers.info/coronavirus/

2) Avg recovery time is 2 weeks for mild, 3 - 6 weeks for severe/critical (from same page above).

3) Symptoms can vary, the same page above includes real case examples.

4) Mortality rate for under 40s: 0.2%, 80+: 14.8% worldometers.info/coronavirus/

In open source, the absolute *best* and *worst* feeling is opening an issue/filing a bug and getting the reply:

> could be useful; perhaps you could make a PR?

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