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this is wrt Macmillan setting new terms on how/when libraries can purchase ebooks. they are leveraging copyright law in order to set all the rules (and ridiculous pricing/licensing.) it's not healthy.

I get *so much joy* from all the Taguette emails that we get, even if it's to report a bug. People always start with a thank you, which is so great and important, especially for @remram44 to hear as the main dev who does not do qual (but is making a thing qual researchers need!). No more thankless !

How good is the #peertube experience for users? I don't really want an account anywhere, I just want to watch videos. Where do I go to find some? Do I need an account on an instance?

I'm not sure whether this is an auto-ethnography, a choose your own adventure, what exactly... but I wrote a piece called "Repository Ouroboros."

I've let it settle for a month and now am posting it:

I've again gone and riled myself up at who gets asked to speak on topics at high-profile events and who does not, the same old story

techpol, uspol, IASGE blog post 

"I can't believe my whole family thinks we're on the Julian calendar"
-- @vickysteeves

20 years ago: I wanna live in the big city!

10 years ago: Maybe somewhere on the outskirts will do?

today: Do they have a cabin in the woods with high-speed Internet?

Link: Blog post: Two kinds of constraint 

is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from , , , , and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.


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I just call it Microsoft GitHub these days. Does half the job of communicating the risks of it being a hard dependency for FOSS projects in particular.

I appreciate all of you replying to me *so much*

if you’re feeling concerned about Edge sending the URL of pages you load to a Microsoft service I have bad news for you about what happens to every keystroke in Google Chrome’s omnibox

send cute pictures and inspirational messages please. having a real awful day.

Hey does anyone have recommendations for hopeful games about building community post-apocalypse? Or like, setting up farm plots and clean water supplies and stuff?


US pol, *EVERYONE* in the US needs to know 

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