I've finally set an avatar!
The man depicted is based on the man in the old Wedgwood anti-slavery medallions, which had the same words.
I license this under the CC0 public domain declaration, in case you want to build on this the way I built on the Wedgwood tradition. In fact, if you want .xcf and .svg files containing components of this picture, let me know; I've still got them.
I have no objection to the parts of free trade agreements that actually promote freedom, but at least one part of today's announced NZ/UK free trade agreement has no place in any document that claims to promote freedom: the requirement that New Zealand extends its copyright restrictions to 70 years after the author's death (currently, they expire "only" half a century after the author dies).
There is *perhaps* still time to get that out of the agreement if we make it clear that that change is unwelcome here.
@alcinnz is that something you might be interested in advocating for? Others are welcome to chime in, too.
I've spent most of my life so far with chronic fatigue syndrome, of varying severity. I've learnt a lot of patience and endurance through it, but I wouldn't wish the disease, or anything like it, on anyone else.
Tearfund and Baptist World Aid have released this year's Ethical Fashion Guide: https://baptistworldaid.org.au/resources/ethical-fashion-guide/
In my letter to the NZ government ( https://adrian.geek.nz/digital-strategy-letter , mentioned yesterday) I amongst other things advised they publish all government software as opensource. Citing NZGoal & EU's recent opensource survey.
Arguing that it allows those of us with the technical skills to know for a fact that e.g. NZ's COVID Tracer app follows it's privacy promises, & assure our friends, families, & colleagues of it's trustworthiness.
Here's some informative animations about COVID19 by Toby Morris & Souxsi Wiles @ The Spinoff:
#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.
Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.
If you want to migrate your family or other social group away from proprietary apps but don't know how, that's what we're here for. You can self-host Snikket or sign up for our hosted platform. After setup, invite your contacts with a simple link and you're done.
POLL: How do you feel about the GNOME headerbar cleanup? https://blogs.gnome.org/alexm/2021/09/10/cleaning-up-header-bars/
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I got my second covid jab a couple of days ago. They warned me that the side effects of the second dose are often worse than those of the first, and that seemed to be right in my case (though I have heard someone say it was the other way around for them).
But even so, the side effects for me seemed to be little more than a bit of pain and a lot of fatigue. And I've bounced back pretty quickly, compared to how long it often takes me to bounce back from an infection (even an ordinary cold).
So I'd say the pain and fatigue were worth it, to play my part in protecting my friends and family from infection (and their friends and family, and theirs, and so on). But I'd advise that, if you can, you should try to plan to do not much on the day after you get your second dose.
Yesterday I asked about your favourite visualizations online. As responses I got:
* Bret Victor's work
Now my followup question: How might visualizations like these be written declaratively? I'm curious to hear your answers
I'm interested in freedom, decentralization, economics, mathematics, …
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