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Ah. This robot cat is part of the OpenCat project.

Open source hardware is the future, closed-source, natural born cats are obsolete.

All I want in ideal bibliography management software is something that: Organises pdfs into directories in some useful way on the file system, embeds metadata directly in the pdfs, groups papers by arbitrary label, reifies and visualises authors, venues, publishers, locations, keywords, etc., and does bibtex export. Easy, really.

Another curious point about the recent Purism blow-ups is why nobody is taking Eugen to task for implementing the removal of reporting/mod features in the first place. This is someone who has a huge influence in the Fediverse by nature of the popularity of Mastodon, yet was happy to remove these essential features for a paycheque? 🤔

Curious about the number of people commenting about these apps Purism is forking and rebranding, but not about Elementary doing same. Both contribute back upstream, but one has the right to and the other doesn't?

Hey, I'm fiddling with the #Florence Chat server, and I'm wondering, who wants to join the team for our #Mastodon fork?

Today is an as prime day as ever to start contributing to a more ethical, anti-harassment feature focused, and consensus building fork, aint it?

Let me know and I'll take you in before the public invite goes out in a few.


One very bad thing about scientific papers being behind paywalls is that (competing) pseudoscience isn’t behind paywalls, so it’s easier to find misinformation online than to find facts.

Telltale, mass layoffs, no severance 

There have been a couple of minor Linux releases recently, including new versions of Geary and Raven RSS reader. Oh, and something called Fedora?

@gamehawk @fribbledom if a platform has such persistent problems that it gets a reputation like that, then it lacks some sort of structural tools or safeguards needed to make it safe. It seems like it is a common failing when systems that work for smaller groups try to scale up. Culture aside, a lot of the things people have done with IRC over the years seem really ripe for abuse.

Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.

Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:

> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.

> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.

⚡ Double (late) Geary release day! ⚡

New stable 3.32.1 version is out, and new unstable 3.33.1 is out as well. Dig in!

If global warming doesn't end up being an extinction event for humanity, it will because of the efforts of heros like Greta Thunberg

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