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Dan Phiffer @dphiffer@social.coop

Hello fediverse, yesterday my team at the ACLU launched our first big project: aclu.org/voter

I feel like the fediverse would be into this as an alternative to the World Cup: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Con

2003 me: validation is important! also: getting the easing just right on this DHTML animation

2018 me: if I use nginx to proxy traffic to Apache and node.js, maybe I can keep all these one-off PHP scripts running...

“People ask me sometimes, ‘When do you think it will be enough? When will there be enough women on the court? And my answer is: ‘when there are nine.’”
—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How to download too many files:
1. rsync -rv --dry-run src dest > excludes.txt
2. edit excludes.txt and remove anything you DO want to download
3. rsync -rv --ignore-existing --exclude-from=excludes.txt src dest

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(Time passes)

Things that are now working:
• Slack
• work email
• Mastodon

Things that are not working:

Things that are not working right now:
• Slack
• work email (remote worker + macOS + Microsoft Domain + password expiry)
• Verizon hotspot
• Mobile voice service

Things that are working right now:
• Amtrak wifi
• Mastodon

Today sucked in a lot of ways, but:
1. saw a beaver in the canal
2. discovered an ice cream shop within walking distance
3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took NY-14

This will be my first time voting in a closed primary since I moved here from California in 2005.

Reminder to New Yorkers: if you are registered with a party, vote in the primaries tomorrow! It’s the most your vote will count, by percentage.

Matt Taibbi wrote a 3-part series on the NY-19 Democratic primary: “The paradox facing the Democrats is that in the current political climate, voters might be quicker to trust the outsider. But the system is designed to funnel money and media attention to insiders.”

Every day just before 10pm I hear Taps playing in the distance. And every day I wonder where and who it might be playing for, and then forget until the next day.

On this Juneteenth let’s acknowledge that incarceration is a continuation of Slavery. Watch Ava DuVernay’s 13TH, it’s on Netflix.

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We tell each other to self host in order to escape the big corps. But when we die, all the self hosted stuff is going to get wiped and history will only remember the archives that got stored by the big corps. And you know how history is written by the winners. Do we need a way to automatically hand over our sites to archive.org or similar? Or send them disc images? Nobody expects to get run over by a car but some of us will, today. I made no plans for this.