One of the arguments for "intelligent design" takes as an example a simple banana, and explains how it's just the right size for eating, the right color to easily spot it, easy to peel with human hands, etc. — and that it all can't be just a coincidence. Someone could point out that we evolved the eyes and hands for the banana, and not the other way around. But that would be a mistake. I will instead point out that the modern banana was indeed designed by humans. Behold the wild one (a banana for scale).
Pretty big crowds at the School Strike for Climate in Sydney. I’m not good at estimating crowds but I must have been at least 70,000 people, and probably quite a lot more than that. #SS4C
Are you a Mac developer that believes in our project? We have hit a brick wall with our macOS #Glimpse port and have a severe lack of Apple users in our project to unblock it!
More details here: https://github.com/glimpse-editor/Glimpse/issues/59
Contribution links: https://glimpse-editor.org/contribute/
Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.
I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.
Boosts gratefully appreciated.
For that, he's been removed from the university.
I'm glad for those things. They were the right answer.
I'm still sad for the man who gave my life a sense of purpose.
I'm sad he couldn't change this about himself. The world would be a better place if he could have.
RMS and the free software community
The lesson I want people to take from RMS' jump-before-pushed resignation:
"Your heroes and role models will be held accountable for being a jerk. If you emulate their behavior, you will also be held accountable."
The lesson the problem people will take: "SJW waaaaah!"
I think it's important that we repeat the better lesson.
The RMS resignation was inevitable and right, but at the same time very sad.
Things can be right and sad at the same time. We can feel empathy while knowing this was necessary.
For people celebrating, we understand why. For those feeling sad about it, it's okay to feel sad too, but we all knew it had to happen.
The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.