Designers in the 2000s: "design will save the world"
Developers in the 2010s: "code will save the world"
2020: great job you guys

I will be doing a little presentation about teaching design with #floss software for the #lgm2020 online conference. Starts at 12:30 CET:
https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/en/live.html

I really want to sit down and learn live coding with TidalCycles but currently need to devote my free time to activism against contact tracing apps :-(

Looks like Microsoft’s acquisition of Github was indeed nothing more than a move to lock more developers into the Microsoft ecosystem.

Women on Web, a non-profit organization providing support to women and pregnant people has been blocked by various ISPs all over Spain

https://blog.magma.lavafeld.org/post/women-on-web-blocking/

#linuxfoundation 2007: we support Linux
Linux Foundation 2010: we support collaboration
Linux Foundation 2016: we support #microsoft
Linux Foundation 2018: http://techrights.org/2019/07/31/jim-zemlin-open-source-loves-microsoft/

Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video (inkscape.org/release-video-1-0) and download it here: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0/

Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.

While putting Debian to revive an old Thinkpad, i now have 3 first steps before anything else after install:

1. Move to the "testing" sources and dist-upgrade
2. Set up sudo
3. Set up font-manager (ty @rra!) and disable the dozens of Noto fonts that make font menus unusable

Being a good developer isn’t about writing good code. It’s about making tools that improve people’s lives without compromising their rights, freedom, and safety.

You know what product packaging I like? Flour. It's usually just paper and adhesive, often unleaded, eminently recyclable or biodegradable. If want longer shelf life, you're expected to transfer it to your own non-disposable container. For whatever reason, the industry has never much felt the need to muck with that convention.

You've Got To Be Fucking Kidding Me With This, Charlie Brown

A lot of people claim that design is what makes big corporate platforms and apps successful but I'm skeptical. Maybe it has more to do with authority. Software that fits into a conventional idea of social order and patriarchy might be easier to trust.

COVID contact tracing 

📰 The long tail of contact tracing #118
Miriyam Aouragh
Helen Pritchard
Femke Snelting

github.com/DP-3T/documents/iss

Love reading this as a Github issue. Reminds me of @320x200 & @rra fediverse talk where they touched on the repurposing of issue trackers for political discussions.

if gopherspace is a fantasy realm, the tildes and other pubnixes are cities and towns but spaces like baud.baby, gopher.black and 1436.ninja are wizard towers

The long tail of contact tracing
by Miriyam Aouragh, Helen Pritchard, Femke Snelting
https://github.com/DP-3T/documents/issues/118
"The current rush towards contact tracing apps is at risk of framing COVID-19 exposure as an exclusively technical problem"
tx @ewenchardronnet@twitter.com

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