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I’d like to help others make better free and open source software so I’m making this standing offer: I’ll review a project's README for free. If you're interested, follow the link below. If you know of someone who might be interested, send the link to them.

liw.fi/readme-review/

Security versus usability.

At my work (Freedom of the Press Foundation) we're still hiring for a Senior Security Engineer to join the @securedrop team.

This is a work-from-anywhere role that's great for folks who have worked in security-sensitive software engineering roles for 3+ years (with or without the SecEng title).

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

Non-profit & open source jobs can be few and far between. HMU if this looks of interest to you or you have questions about it :)

If your test environment has access to customer PII, there is absolutely no way you get to publicly blame an intern for it.

Since I now have a PhD-in-hand, I'm on the job market!

Skills: Art history & archaeology, digital humanities experience! Teaching! Intro-to-programming workshops! Programming in python, Racket, HTML, CSS! Open Access, FOSS connections, community management!

You can hire me!

"What is it like, being a time traveller?"
"Of course, you must be very careful you don't do anything in the past that changes the future."
"Of course."
"But going to the past really reminds you of all the great things we have now, like chocolate, or slood."
"Slood?"
"Yea- Damn!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

YAML isn't everyone's favorite syntax for structured data, but it's a lot better than random, ad hoc syntax. I'm looking at you, 50 years of Unix tradition in /etc, and Dockerfile.

"freenode is IRC. freenode is FOSS. freenode is freedom"

reminds me of something.. oh yes: "freedom is slavery"

reddit.com/r/linux/comments/o0

#freenode #1984

nothing makes programmers madder than having to use the shit that programmers make for a living.

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We (Sequoia, sequoia-pgp.org) are looking to hire a devop engineer to maintain and expand our CI, setup some benchmarking infrastructure, keep our web services running like dump.sequoia-pgp.org, etc. You should care about privacy and free software. We'd prefer someone living in or near a European timezone. Salary is 43 kEuros/year for 20 hours/week. Salary is not negotiable. Hours are (salary scales linearly). If you are interested, mail me: 8F17777118A33DDA9BA48E62AACB3243630052D9 .

Happiness is a successful pairing on Saturday for a hobby project: we tested the release process, actual release coming in a week or three.

the MNT Reform campaign just cracked $400k. thank you for your incredible support everyone ;_;

we are working hard on assembling and shipping these in a team of 3. we completed a bit more than 100 devices so far.

The constant struggle of wanting to do meaningful, important work contrasted with sustainability and avoiding a single point of failure

All things will end, but an ending can be a new beginning.

These "but commutes are good actually!" articles are really cheesing me off. They all boil down to people enjoying dedicated break time where they have no work or personal responsibilities. You don't need a commute for that, you need boundaries.

Waiting is so excruciating, when you don't know long it will still be. I ordered something from a German company on Thursday. The tracker shows it was picked up by the post office on Friday, and that it left Germany on Saturday. Since then, nothing.

It might still be in Germany. Or maybe it's somewhere else in Europe. Or on Earth. Probably not in Mars yet: it's only been a few days. I might get it this week. Or next week. Or never.

hot take :blobcatevil: 

you are a good! yes, you! i know it's hard to believe! but i just really think so!

Our new printer/scanner arrived today. A Canon i-SENSYS. Plug into power, Ethernet, and USB, and everything just works. No need to install any drivers or anything. Everything was already installed, or wasn't needed, on Debian and Mac.

Take that, HP. I'm going to avoid their devices for the next many years. The old HP we bought in 2014 no longer works, on Debian or Mac: drivers can't be installed anymore.

When everything is interdependent, everything is fragile.

On Discworld, the fantasy world created by Terry Pratchett, trolls are silicon based life forms have brains that work better when it's cold, and become quite stupid when it gets warm.

It turns out that I'm a troll.

I can no longer use Google Meet with Firefox. Bummer.

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