I decided to record my first impressions using @penpot a free software design and prototyping tool.

I was really impressed! I did not expect the level of functionality and polished user experience it has.


I recorded a tutorial on how to use the module Entity Reference Override.

This is a handy module if you need to override the value of an entity you're referencing. For example, if you want to provide a context specific bio for an author byline or adjust the title of professor being listed on a program page.


I worked with NOVA Web Coop to launch a new site for Uber, Lyft and other independent drivers unionizing in Colorado.

We used , a web platform built for unions.


How secure is Signal Desktop? I know there have been some issues over the years. Have they been resolved?

When nayafia@twitter.com
and the changelog@twitter.com
folks started talking the utility of a taxonomy of types of open source projects I found myself shouting to myself, "yes! yes! it's a thing! CommunityRule!"

communityrule.info by medlabboulder@twitter.com and @ntnsndr


For anyone going to DrupalCon next week, I'm co-organizing the Nonprofit Summit and I think it's going to be real informative. We're also setting up a directory people can opt into for networking and organizing.

Check it out!


A great op-ed piece by @jelkner on the need to push back against tech giants taking over public education and instead funding public (ie: free and open source) tool for public schools.


is a website and member portal for unions and other movement groups.

I tried installing it locally and it only took me a couple of minutes to get up and running. Really impressed with this project so far.

Here's a video I made showing the install process.


The Current State of

What is your current tool set and workflows for design in projects?

This is a great example of -


Redesign of a tool with a look behind the scenes as to how typography, spacing, color scheme etc is improved to meet users' needs for usability and freedom.

Lots of great pieces have come out recently calling upon those of us in the free/open-source software to go further in making ethical tech.

* @ntnsndr on the culture war in open-source modelviewculture.com/pieces/th
* @CoralineAda on **ethical** open-source software modelviewculture.com/pieces/a-

I'd love to form more of a community with other designers, especially those focused on and who share slash values.

If you do too, respond to this thread and we can see where it goes from there.

(boost appreciated!)

my colleague @mlncn came up with the brilliant idea to be able to mute all notifications in a messaging app (eg: IRC, Slack, Zulip, Mattermost) while one has their timer running.

Then when a break starts, notifications of messages to you appear.

Has anyone seen this before?

free software and going beyond the nonprofit industrial complex 

my hope with has been that it can be a tool to support people who organize outside of or in subversion of the NPIC.


the completely grassroots group that relies on no outside grants or wealthy donors.

the scrappy nonprofit that is partially grant-funded but doesn't shy away from bold politics, direct action, etc.

the rank-and-file union contingencies/caucuses

I've seen these groups hit tech limitations

If you're in the bay area in October
there's a whole bunch of trainings and sessions on

and more. The camp is free and all-day trainings are only $50 and I think even those I think have scholarships available.


I'm so glad GIMP has been forked. That name has upset me ever since I heard about the project.

And of course, the worldview of those insisting on keeping the name informs so much more about the project itself.

Latest update on the fork, called Glimpse - getglimpse.app/posts/six-week-

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