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It seems to me like it's too easy to see problem X, and set yourself a goal of solving it, but then decide "I should start a company" is the solution. Then over time your goal slips from solving problem X to making lots of money.

Those who don't understand computing history are doomed to repeat it.

Those who do understand computing history are doomed to never getting any VC money because they won't be able to claim to be inventing something new with a straight face.

So if you want money, remain ignorant and naive.

How do student groups build the movement for digital rights? Check out our case study of @YalePrivacyLab, a grassroots student group in the Electronic Frontier Alliance.


Tech lawyer Marc Whipple wrote a tutorial about creating the most inexpensive #FreedomBox home server!

Marc introduces the basics of FreedomBox and teaches you how to build one step-by-step using screenshots.

Read and share!

The web shouldn't be :chrome:​ based. The web shouldn't be dictated by :google:

The world wide web belongs to its users, not some corporate masters. :ablobsigh:

Trying out the new Wellness settings in .
Enabled all of them.

As an investigative journalist, Chloe worked hard to protect her anonymity. Yet, when her source used TrueCaller, things changed

That was quite a good workshop.

Wrote my notes using org-mode and published using ox-twbs plugin.

How DRM has permitted Google to have an "open source" browser that is still under its exclusive control

Ethical web principles 

I Shouldn't Have To Have Data Center Server Amounts Of RAM For A Web Browser

In the most recent episode of our podcast, @cwebber and @emacsen take a walk down memory lane about 8 bit computers, DOS and Unix command lines and the way that the imagery and mystique of the terminal may be holding us back.

"I'm an artist. Gardening is my graffiti. I grow my art. I use the garden soil like it's a piece of cloth, and the plants and the trees, that's my embellishment for that cloth. You'd be surprised what the soil can do if you let it be your canvas."
– Ron Finley, guerilla gardener


#FollowFriday recommendations from me:

@alcinnz says smart stuff about web browsers and websites

@FASA_Andrew_1879 says smart stuff about tabletop RPGs

@cwebber says smart stuff about ActivityPub

(And remember, I'm looking for more people to follow and followers related to tabletop RPGs and fantasy fiction, so please direct folk my way if you would!)

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