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FOSS is political, but also kinda weird.

Most political viewpoints have nay-sayers, but you don't get people who say 'code should be hidden'. Nobody loves Windows - they put up with it. Nobody says it's great that all governments have their computers controlled by a single, foreign corporation.

It's 100% 'raising awareness' and 0% antagonism.

If you think salads suck, it's because you suck at making salads.

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Two things are really confusing me about Jitsi video chat:

1. How can it provide this amazing service for free?

2. Why are people paying for money for inferior products, like Zoom?


Live ideas about economic restructuring during these times, with Naomi Kleine:

I need to set up a fake ticketing system to test if people can do tickets.

Can anyone suggest a ticketing system which is:

- easy to set up.
- easy to reset back to a particular state.
- easy to send in automatic tickets with bash.

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I've just found out my embassy are making plans to repatriate those lost in Serbia, and I heard it from a friend who saw it on Facebook.

It's not on their website, nor the blog. Only Facebook.

So apparently UK citizens are required to engage with a criminal and foreign organization in order to get vital safety updates.

I have half a mind to write a strongly worded email, but unfortunately the post office is closed, and the embassy have no email address - only a Facebook page...

Great to see police everywhere with automatic rifles. Obviously a hand gun wouldn't be much use in fighting a virus.

Having a little "Quarantini" today.

If anyone wants the recipe, it's one part rakija to three parts rakija.

Quarantine homework for everyone:

Empty and then delete all your default home folders, and figure out how you want to categorize things for yourself.

It's honestly an interesting experience.

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⚠️ PSA to all Germans ⚠️

Starting tomorrow, Telekom and Telefonica will hand over your phone's movement data to the government and other authorities.

It is opt-out, not opt-in!

Deactivate ASAP.

Telekom: optout-service.telekom-dienste


For my birthday, my mum phoned me on Signal, then phoned my sister on Facebook video call, then just yelled at both, because she wanted the family together.

I'm picturing 3,000,000 teachers over the planet, trying to get trigonometry lessons to 30 students each, and I wonder how they're getting on.

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