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Before I have brought up my dislike of finding FOSS projects using Slack as a primary communication channel. I also want to express disdain for projects using Discord as well. But I would like to go one step further.

No FOSS project should make a proprietary service a primary communication channel, ever. It excludes those who do not want to risk their privacy being exposed, excludes those to do not user proprietary software, and does not fit with the principles of something like Mastodon.

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I've been introducing a friend to using Linux, and it's made me reflect about my own relationship to it. I can't detach Linux from the "community" surrounding it. Things like Hacker Public Radio and the people associated with it not only have taught me almost everything about Linux, but also became good friends as well. I get to use an awesome OS, and I get to do cool things like the Urandom Podcast with @pokey and @x1101 , play RPGs with @klaatu, and lots of other awesome things. Thanks!

OK, I'm trying out at last. I love git, but I've met Richard Hipp several times at conferences, and he's a really nice guy, so darnit, I'm giving his take on version control a go.

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There's got to be a way to make dd faster. Anybody know the trick? I've tried ridiculous things:
- create a ramdisk and copy the img to media from ram
- increase dd BS size to 24M
- use cat instead of dd

What am I missing? Gnome Disks can do in 9 minutes what's taking dd and cat 48 minutes.

Episode 17 of GNU World Order is out: the tour of {/usr,}/bin continues with JFS, libcgroup, libgudev, LVM, and less!

Anchors to specific episodes now added to the CMS; thanks to @dracoMetallium and @clacke for the idea.

Hey and fans, you should visit the Cerenarian Sea. It's supposed to be this time of year.

I'm going to go see Muppet performers give a talk at the national museum and I'm super excited. To maintain my apathetic persona, I haven't admitted how excited I am to my partner, but if they bring out an actual Muppet and I start weeping openly, I assume she'll catch on.

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This is a bit depressing.

This underlying problem needs to become a priority. Either pressuring #github to go free software or getting free software to go elsewhere.

Github becoming synonymous with open source just muddies free software waters more.

Free Software needs free tools.

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My nephew has an ipad.

He asked his dad how to write games. His dad didn't know. His dad asked me how to write games on an iPad. I told him not to bother.

My nephew asked me how to learn to write games.

I gave him a raspberry pi and a copy of pico 8.

Now he writes computer games.

He couldn't do that on his iPad.

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Holy moly, I got a coworker to use . Not for everything, but for some stuff.

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One thing I don't understand is people complaining about graffiti on trains and walls but they couldn't be bothered a bit by ads being everywhere in our daily life actively and literally trying to manipulate everybody's thoughts and actions. But it's legit because that access to your brain is bought with money.

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Darnit. One weekend of using QWERTY and now I keep hitting c-q c-s on to save stuff in Emacs.

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