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Every once in a while something reminds me that, canonically, The Chronicles of Narnia are a Sherlock Holmes fan fiction

"Over 60,000 people in Finland are about to go on strike to prevent 700 postal workers from a wage cut"

Fuck yes, solidarity.

– So, what games are you playing these days?

– Mostly Open Street Map

The name collision between Walkaway the novel by Cory Doctorow/off grid & economic philosophy and the wacko scam of people leaving the democratic party in droves is really unfortunate.

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!

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 and get involved :)

The first Librem 5 smartphones are shipping “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!

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