The fact that MacOS defaults to opening markdown files in XCode as opposed to literally anything else cracks me up. Talk about killing a fly with a sledgehammer...

Rise and shine #MozFest, we're here at Ravensbourne University, 6th floor in the #decentralisation space! Come and chat to us - here's Brendan setting up our demo, and taking time to review the many bridges we support! #mozfest19

Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

A worker owned taxi #coop in Southend has grown from 6 to 70 drivers.

They repaid all their investors and returned £3000 to their members last year. The same year Uber left the area after failing to compete with them.

We need this in every town and city!

thenews.coop/138486/topic/deve

The more you dig at modern life, the more it becomes obvious that the reason we can't have nice things is just capitalism. That's it.

We have an AMA on /r/privacy happening right now for all your privacy related questions - head over to reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/ and get involved :)

The first Librem 5 smartphones are shipping puri.sm/posts/first-librem-5-s “This is a big moment, not just for us as a company, but for everyone concerned about issues of privacy, security, and user freedom. The Librem 5 represents years of work, building the software and hardware required to make this phone a reality.” - Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of #Purism #Librem5 #Librem5Aspen #Linux #LinuxPhone #LinuxMobile #GNOME #FOSS

Its amazing to me that its 2019 and nobody has built any sort of error handling into offlineimap. No network connection temporarily? HANG! Timeout reaching the server? CRASH!

Been playing with linux bluetooth the past week or two for a side project and holy fuck the BlueZ documentation is horrible. Some of the worst API documentation I've ever seen.

What if the answer to Fermi's paradox is that evolution only produces greedy sentience?

Just remember...
"And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside."

This is awesome. NPR gave me a legitimate choice to accept their cookies and have a fancy experience or get the raw content I wanted with their text-only site.

Any other US academics taking Amtrak long distances outside the NE corridor to get to conferences? I took Texas Eagle last week from Chicago to Austin as I begin experimenting with reducing my professional carbon footprint. It was a heck of an experience!

Just 12 hours left to submit your proposals for MozFest this year! Don't miss out on the fun and learning!

mozillafestival.org/en/proposa

Hack...

and I cannot emphasize this next part enough...

The Planet.

Salt circle as road marking (double line all the way around it) to trap an autonomous car... I’ve never seen anything more beautiful.

After having read Artificial Unintelligence by Meredith Broussard this weekend, I’m fascinated by this idea ...

This feral tomato plant was growing out of a crack in the pavement next to the driveway of a grocery store. I imagine someone must have dropped a tomato with viable seeds on the way out and it took hold.

#plants
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