Congratulations to the people of Berkeley, CA. You showed up, you wrote in, and your City Council heard you.

Berkeley’s City Council has voted unanimously to ban government use of face surveillance.

I'm kinda irked that nobody gives credit to calagator.org/ for having been an open source alternative to Meetup for more than a decade already

Everyone else knows that. I just need to remind myself of it frequently.

Bitrot is a thing. To avoid it: have automated tests and run them frequently. This won't prevent bitrot, but at least you'll notice sooner rather than a year later, and can fix things when you have time, and not when OMGEVERYTHINGISONFIRE.

@clacke I note the note that this is sarcasm, and I make the deduction that you are in fact saying what I'm going to say. However, since I have half a mug of tea, I feel like saying it anyway, without intending to take away from your humourously sarcastic take, or criticising or disagreeing with you.

Quite a lot of people do, in fact, say things like your message, but not being sarcastic or ironic. Usually they phrase it like "this sucks".

It's disheartening and demotivating.

For those few who care, I created a copy of the git repo on GitLab.com. vmdb2 is my tool for creating disk images with Debian installed.

gitlab.com/larswirzenius/vmdb2

I sometimes reveal way too much of myself to friends, and on social media. Just today I told my British friends I'm against monarchies.

software grousing, subtype feeds & the usual evil monopoly-seeking megacorps 

Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.
github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock

@joeyh Speaking of scissors, have you ever tried Fiskars left-handed scissors? Some left-handed people hate them, others love them.

Woot. The Subplot website is now rendered using the Subplot Pandoc filter, which is new as of this weekend. Previously, we were still using the Fable prototype implementation in Python.

Progress comes from never stopping to take small steps.

Anyone running #WriteFreely via Docker, by any chance?

I'd like to deploy it to one of my VPSes, but everything is running there in Docker, wouldn't want to set up WriteFreely + deps outside.

(Boosts appreciated)

Controversial thought of the day: a defining characteristic of being a mature human being is being able to understand, accept, and deal with the fact that almost everything in life has many shades of grey, and yet being able to uphold one's values without hurting others.

I'm not the right person to do it, partly because trying to do it would break me, but I think the free software development community is in need of more emotional labour and healing than logical arguments of why RMS stepping down from GNU leadership is good or bad.

But it'll take someone who's good at that. It won't happen by itself, and it's not going to be easy.

It turns out that laptop keyboards become harder to type on after I started using the Model01 keyboard full time.

Is my solution to start carrying the Model01 with me? Hmm.

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