You probably saw this already but I hadn't: Alsamixer gives you Lewis Carroll if you unplug your audio interface

>The story of JSLint is held up as the poster-child of how silly ethical licenses are. The library’s license included the term “The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil”, which was claimed to be pointless and unenforcable because it was so vague. And yet, IBM was sufficiently scared of the possibility of legal trouble that they asked the JSLint author for express permission to use JSLint for evil.

Using an ethical license might result in confused people asking you for permission to do something you specifically said not to in your license?
Found this old story while looking up on ethical licenses:


How a Google Spreadsheet Broke the Art World’s Culture of Silence

"Nearly 2000 museum workers have shared their salaries online – the vast inequity is difficult to ignore (...) The rollercoaster take-up of the spreadsheet to nearly 2,000 entries in less than a week clearly demonstrates that there is a thirst for more transparency." 📑

@cwebber Not going to give you shit about missing promised deadlines. I am instead going leave this here in case it inspires: aim for the stars, and you will at least not shoot yourself in the foot.

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:

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 :-(

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

#linuxfoundation 2007: we support Linux
Linux Foundation 2010: we support collaboration
Linux Foundation 2016: we support #microsoft
Linux Foundation 2018:

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 ( and download it here:

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'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.

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