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@snowdrift is applying as a high priority project at #fsf and I heartily support their inclusion there! Their innovative crowdmatching mechanism for #donations focused on #funding #foss is great, imho.

Judge for yourself. They wrote a very convincing blog post about their fsf application:


#Snowdrift still discussing some of the details of the mechanism, so all contributions are welcome!



cc @fsfe

I want to spread this idea:

In any discussion with people you disagree with, the game should be: try to be the first to get the other(s) to say: "yes, that's exactly how I feel (or what I think)"

Is there any existing hashtag/meme for this? I know of Rapoport's Rules and many other sources for the *idea* but I want a catchy meme to spread this. If none exist, what hashtag would be best?

or or what? Please help, I think this could be really valuable

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@lonely that's not what's at stake. What's at stake is what people think of when you're in the street and say "Fediverse". I don't want to to become synonymous with what folks think when you say "Parler" in the street.

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If you feel strongly on: Fediverse culture, meta-analysis, commentary, or community here, I think the Fedi at large needs to do some preventative work to ensure that "Fediverse" does not become synonymous with "far right angry people".

I have library.activitypub.dev which could use more submissions. We need ppl to encourage reporters to document how Fedi was the "no Trump tweets here" place that mainstream social media is now becoming & the refuge for trans right activists.

More ideas needed.


on Julian Assange situation and the grotesque crimes of "normal" politicians (with no excuses for the blowhard delusional personalities)

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Read our latest blog post to find out why Snowdrift.coop would make an excellent addition to the @fsf High Priority Free Software Projects list, heading a new key area of focus, Sustainability and Growth. blog.snowdrift.coop/2021-high-

OMG, I heard an anecdote about a mother who lived next door to her kid's school in Texas, and she was so used to the idea of driving as the only way to go anywhere that she habitually got in her car without thinking and drove to the parking lot of the school which was a farther walk to the school building than it would have been from her own front door of her house.

I was going to post something about Timur Kuran and his important ideas around "preference falsification" as a social phenomenon.

But then I realized that communities and people I want to maintain good terms with just *might* be critical of either Kuran or of various other public intellectuals he has ever associated with.

So, I think better to falsify my preference for the insights of preference falsification and avoid the danger of bringing up contentious topics.

“This is without question the latest news conference I’ve ever had” said Trump.

And I first thought he was actually being funny/clever and meaning "of all my news conferences, this one is the most recent!" HAHA.

Then I realized he just meant late at night.

I just used made up this metaphor while teaching:

When you sit down to improvise, accept that you'll just use the tools that you're already comfortable with… unless your goal is to be like Captain Beefheart and just say "I wonder what will happen if I use a hammer on a screw?" which is its own sort of experience.

Incidentally, award-winning level of being non-clickbait headline.

"Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But for Evicting People"

Says exactly what this is.

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The light-detecting night-lights I have are built backwards. They turn on when the light starts to dim, but they start dimmer and get brighter as the ambient light gets darker.

They should be like phones, getting dimmer *along* with the ambient light, except turning on at all (at brightest) at a certain threshold.

Went to attic to get some old books to share with kid, first random book picked up and first random page I opened to was this.

humanetech.com/podcast#e22 Amazing latest episode interview with Audrey Tang about Taiwan's effective public engagement and democratic systems. Anyone who cares about politics at all on any side should check this out.

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