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I think I need to spend more time on other things, which probably means unfollowing some people here. I haven't decided who yet, but if you end up being one of them, it's probably not a sign that I dislike you. It's more likely to be because I find what you write too interesting, and therefore distracting. So please don't take offence!

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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'm planning to take a few days off now, and that includes taking time off social media (though I'll probably keep in touch with family). So if you don't hear from me for a few days, that's why.

might make you think about life and death 

Though I didn't vote in this poll, I guess I probably fit in the "I don't know" category.

I believe that humans are more than just the emergent results of physics; that we are God's self-portraits; that God breathes a spirit into each of us.

But exactly *when* did God breathe my spirit into me? I don't know.

But I confess, I'm more puzzled by the claim that the contents of a baby's lungs are so morally significant than I am by the claim that a human zygote is of equal moral status to a human adult.

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Just out of curiosity, is there an easy way to find a list (or count) of Debian packages that depend on a particular package? (Across the whole Debian main repository, I mean, rather than just among packages installed on a particular machine, though that might be interesting to know, too.)

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"A signature consisting only of zeroes is always considered valid, making it trivial to forge signatures."



The number one risk factor for long covid is catching covid. But people not including it in their calculus is severely distorting their
risk assessment and behavior.

I value my long term cardiovascular health and mental acuity—and need them both to be a "productive member of society" (assuming that's a goal)—as much as I value not being killed or hospitalized.

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Update on the interview: the first one went amazingly well! I didn't get the job.

The second interview (for another company) didn't go well at all, and was ended early.

I'm still applying and interviewing for others. If anyone needs an entry-level software engineer who is particularly good with Rust, please let me know. I'm willing to provide my CV and talk with you.

Appreciates everyone's input in this thread! I can't thank y'all enough for the advice. I might have been lost otherwise. 🙂

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@reclus i realize many people may misinterpret a public domain declaration as "i don't care about being credited". but my intention for it is mostly just that i want to opt out of copyright as much as i can, because i think it's a scourge on society.

and i wasn't trying to say people SHOULD pay me for using it. i wasn't complaining that they don't, just pointing it out.

cc @nordern

@platypus @dsalo it also means they *have* that data. Which means it’s just a) a breach b) a change of policy c) a disgruntled ex-employee away from someone else getting it.

Also thinking this morning: please remember that if an app's policy says "we will keep your data absolutely super safe and not share with advertisers or anyone else... except law enforcement with a warrant"

then all it takes is a) a bad law, b) someone to issue that warrant.

Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

“great for heavy web apps like Gmail!” how did we get to a place where an instantly recognizable example of crushingly computationally complex software is an EMAIL CLIENT

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Welcome to Togethr, a place where you can get your very own Fediverse instance. 30 days free, then $6.95 / month. Bring your own domain or we will supply one.

Question for mastodon admins/moderators: aside from blocking an instance do you have tools to deduplicate/mass resolve large numbers of malicious reports directed at a user on your server?

might make you think about life and death 

At what point do a human sperm and egg first become a person with a moral right not to be deprived of life?


#Breaking: The NZ Government has just announced they will stop imprisoning people seeking asylum in Aotearoa🎉
Immigration NZ has released an independent review into the detention in prisons of people seeking asylum. 1/


#FediverseMetrics 2022 #MastoPoll. To all #Mastodon / #Fediverse users:

On which continent/region are you?
Sur quel continent êtes-vous ?
Auf welchem Kontinent sind Sie?
¿En qué continente estás?
Em que continente você está?
في أي قارة أنت؟
На каком вы континенте?
In quale continente ti trovi?
Na jakim jesteś kontynencie?
आप किस महाद्वीप पर हैं?
Je! Uko bara gani?
در کدام قاره هستید؟
어느 대륙에 있습니까?
Sur kiu kontinento vi estas?

#Poll #Vote #FediPoll #MastodonPolls

The mastodon hastag picker ought to use the camelCase version of a tag can identify one #mastoDev

OK who can help take Matt Mullenweg up on his offer to bring #Tumblr up to full #indieweb standards? cc: @humanetech

Not a joke: this is a very real opportunity... #openweb

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