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Happy 2019!!

If you're cozied up with your laptop today, maybe take a read through my new "Digital Security Guide for Friends and Loved Ones"

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Random reminder to use a password manager if you aren't already! It'll help you stay safe online by using long, unique passwords for each service you use.

While LastPass or 1Password are great choices, I prefer KeePassXC

Official site:

Official quick-start guide:

My getting-started guide:

rust levels are holding at 61%

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Autumn (macOS window manager) is going open source

Hello, world!

This is the official fediverse account for the #rust/#rustlang CLI Working Group.

Follow us to learn more about building CLIs with #rust, keep track of the different CLI crates (including `clap`, `assert_fs`, `man`, and many more!), and hear about all the other cool stuff we do.

#introduction #introductions

Feeling disheartened about tech? Feeling surveilled, targeted, manipulated, and/or exploited?

Mozilla is seeking positive, constructive solutions — but needs your help.
Join our open consultation process about the future of the web & openness online: tweeted by @mozilla

"Today, if you’re a company that benefits from machine learning, chances are that, somewhere along the line, you’ve engaged in a bunch of nightmarish surveillance...

"We need a new breakthrough in encryption, one that fundamentally changes the rotten trade-off we now make between privacy and AI."

'Machines Shouldn’t Have to Spy On Us to Learn' by Zeynep Tufecki (Wired)

I am just brainstorming things for the easy things are:
- Educational materials
- Document conventions

The hard one is:
- Donation-driven open collective that provides stipends to devs building ActivityPub projects

Not sure if there's any interest in the latter

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RT @mxmtoon@birdsite:

the word “y’all”

- gender neutral
- chaotic good
- yeehaw vibes

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New quick blog post about how you can use a simple bash script (really just a CURL command) to quickly organize your github repos.

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related: I just finished Doctorow's new quartet of short stories, 'Radicalized'[1]. It was fine? I think parts of it might stick with me for a few months -- particularly the story "Unauthorized Bread"


I'm thinking of reading 'Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World' by Clive Thompson[1] next, which just came out

Anybody else have they eye on it?


Okay, maybe offering rewards for translations was a bad idea. Looks like someone submitted a bunch of machine translations, overriding good ones, just to get a reward.

But like, how would I know, for languages I don't speak? I don't see a way to delegate any kind of approval process to specific trusted speakers in the weblate system.

Sorry for incentivizing a mess

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