I'm slightly disappointed that O'Reilly didn't choose a python as the reptile for the cover of Fluent Python.

The Indian government is taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis and using it to establish a surveillance state.

A proprietary app to track all of your movements and contacts has been developed and made mandatory for use in workplaces. The data of the entire population of the country will be centrally collected. The government is not answerable for what purposes it will use the data.

Data protection advocates prevail: Germany builds a Covid-19 tracing app with decentralized storage.

Covid-19 apps are being built to track the spread of the coronavirus. While others commission Palantir to build such an app, Germany listens to privacy advocates to ensure acceptance.


Somehow stumbled upon RedHat's "The State of Enterprise Open Source" report.

"[Netflix] now routinely ends shows after their second season, even when they’re still popular. Netflix has learned that the first two seasons of a show are key to bringing in subscribers—but the third and later seasons don’t do much to retain or win new subscribers.

Ending a show after the second season saves money, because showrunners who oversee production tend to negotiate a boost in pay after two years."


that Tiny Tiny RSS has a bookmarklet for subscribing to the website that you're currently on.

Also learnt about Published Articles. Looks like a way of sharing bookmarks.

Here's my published articles feed if anyone's interested.

Somebody sent me a personal message on IRC that looks like a support request, with a shortened url that points to fbi.gov with the search term "how to hack a computer".

Can this be classified as phishing? Not sure.

FreedomBox 19.19 has a new app for basic Git web hosting using gitweb.

I am shifting all of my personal projects that were still on Microsoft GitHub and GitLab.com to my FreedomBox.


Google is tracking what places people visit at what time and showing this as some kind of generally useful information in Maps.

My Pioneer edition FreedomBox running on in-built battery backup during a minor power outage today.

I have minor power outages of a few minutes a day at my place during the rainy season. When I was running FreedomBox on a bare Raspberry Pi 2 earlier, I had to replace the microSD card once a year due to damage. The Pioneer edition has solved this problem for me.

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