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Charles Stanhope

"The Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship awards $50,000 + support to an outstanding individual developing open culture in their communities. Applications due March 24th."

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The popularity of this Long Now toot reminds me of something a colleague shared with me once. A corollary of sorts.
He'd visited Easter Island, and over coffee he told me that he had begun to ask himself, "What stone heads am I building with my life?" - What monumental things, which fail to be transformative or weal-improving, am I wasting my potential on?
This can be a powerful or destructive thought. But, I think about it sometimes. I think it merits thought.

I usually enjoy every poem @risabee posts, but I especially enjoyed this week's:

Her poems often make me want to try doing some gardening. "Go, little plants!" indeed.

We support the @EFF's lawsuit to invalidate DMCA 1201! The idea that devices you own will have software that limits your use, and to get around that, you have to beg an administrative agency and then hand-craft the necessary implement is absurd:

Whoa nice. Paradigms of Aritficial Intelligence Programming (a lisp classic) is now libre and available online

TML (today Mike learned) about Collaborative Innovation Networks:

I am going to chew on the wiki article at It makes me think of the Impact Hub network, but I think there are differences.

As a "freelancer" primarily, I wonder what opportunities there are for *me* to collaborate in such a network.

TFW you prepare a letter to your state representative in support of a bill, but just as you are about to send it, you discover that the bill has been rewritten and is now about something else entirely... o_O

Does anyone know of a web basted time-stamping service? Somewhere one could upload a document, a checksum, or give a URL, and it would give back a PGP signed file with the document, checksum, or web page content, and a timestamp. In such a way that the response can verified later, including the timestamp?

OK, what do you all recommend I use to my collection? I previously used <> for this but that project is pretty dormant.

I don't care about video support or any other kind of fancy wiz-bang feature. I just want to be able to browse and listen to my music collection that's hosted on a server out there on the web from where ever I am.

Obviously something in Debian is preferred :)

Via @wingo, whom I will just quote from teh birdside:

> neat, SpectrePrime: like Spectre AFAIU but where the dependent operation is a write, not a read, and the cache effect is eviction, not pollution:

"We need to find ways to embrace not only technical solutions, but also people who have experience in community organizing and methods that foster trust, negotiate hierarchies, and embrace difference. Because there is no magic app for platform cooperativism. And there never will be." #Blochain Isn't As Radical As You Want It To Be #platformcooperativism

I received TWO printed copies of the @openorgbook Workbook we wrote. And I’m super excited that my books page keeps expanding. Free downloads y’all!

Call for Papers is now open for the 8th RISC-V Workshop co-hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain May 7th-10th, 2018.

Registration and paper submissions:

If you're in the Portland area, we're throwing a party to celebrate Calagator's 10th birthday!

Icelandic metal is proving to be surprisingly good coding music for me. It probably helps I can't understand a word they're saying, but I can tell they're fierce!