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A fascinating idea. Viewing your browser tabs as part of the filesystem, allowing you to use standard Unix filesystem tools to view and manipulate the tab contents. The Unix "everything is a file" concept is still a powerful one.

Via Hacker News [ ]

#Unix #Linux #WebBrowsers #Filesystems

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert

Yesterday, NimCoon helped with a New Year's Party. 🥳

A group of high school girls managed to get a speaker system but couldn't hook up a phone to it. Two of them came to me. Well, they came for someone else who wasn't available. They had a YouTube playlist and a USB thumb drive.

It was an easy job for NimCoon to download the music from YouTube as mp3 files. They were weird remixes of some songs, most of which I haven't seen before.

Me? I slept through the night. 🤷‍♂️

For all their problems, I'd like to thank computers for giving us a glimpse of a better world.

A bright and colorful world of overwhelming abundance. A world in which we all have superpowers.

A world in which we are free to be ourselves. A world in which we can find others we want to be with, and keep others who are toxic to us away.

The dopamine we get from interacting with this better world is not fake. A better world can be addiction-forming of course, like food. Who wouldn't want more?

Let us all join hands and make 2021 a wholesome and fruitful year.

Be nice to each other. Stay safe for each other. Spend more time with each other.

Switch to FOSS. Switch to small tech. Move away from surveillance capitalism.

"Join hands", well, you know what I mean.

I love you all. Happy New Year.

Today, on this 305th day of March 2020, I wish you all the best. May the 306th day truly bring us a new year and new hope for a better year ahead! Happy New Year!

My primary reason for writing book reviews/summaries is that I keep forgetting everything I've read in a short while after reading a book.

I wrote this review in the 3 days after I finished the book. I wanted to continue in the later days but got too distracted and didn't remember the book strongly enough to continue. 🤐

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Making my last minute donations! already made my @conservancy, @gnome, @OpenSource & other #softwarefreedom donations, today is Dana Farber, Cooper Union, City Harvest & local public schools! Join me if you're financially able, nonprofit orgs are really having a tough time!

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

Films are listed with their director, literature with their author


The Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin
Ben-Hur, Fred Niblo
Бронено́сец «Потёмкин» (The Battleship Potemkin), Sergei Eisenstein
The Big Parade, King Vidor
Le fantôme du Moulin-Rouge (The Phantom of the Moulin-Rouge), René Clair
Go West, Buster Keaton
The Freshman, Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, starring Harold Lloyd
Lights of Old Broadway, Monta Bell
The Monster, Roland West, starring Lon Chaney
The Phantom of the Opera, Rupert Julian, starring Lon Chaney
Seven Chances, Buster Keaton


Metropolis, Thea von Harbou (written in tandem with the 1927 Fritz Lang film)
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos
Porgy, DuBose Heyward (made into "Porgy and Bess")
Those Barren Leaves, Aldous Huxley
Carry On, Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
The Billy-Club Puppets, Federico García Lorca
A Cuckoo in the Nest, John Travers
The Hollow Men, TS Eliot

For anyone interested in the history of, one of the oldest community-hosting collectives using and recommending exclusively free code software, here's a 2020 interview with some of the collective members:

Note the comments on the role of Indymedia in their genesis and growth.

#RiseUp #CommunityHosting #FreeCode #Indymedia

Bonfire is a new project that aims to combine an open source hardware device with FOSS federated social networks to allow you to physically control your own data, and to operate offline too if you want. You can follow at:

➡️ @bonfire

The official website is at

(Bonfire was previously known as CommonsPub.)

#Bonfire #CommonsPub #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #Hardware #OpenSourceHardware #OSH #OffTheGrid #Privacy #SelfHosting

“That Time It Rained for Two Million Years”
“When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas”
A lot of stuff has happened in 4.5 billion years.

I prompted GPT-3 with epic @EonsShow episode titles to see what the next billion years might hold.

@iconography at this point I'll be content if 2021 is the year of the Linux stovetop

यदि आप इसे पढ़ सकते हैं और डेबियन या स्वतंत्र/मुक्त सॉफ्टवेयर से प्यार करते हैं, तो यही समय है कि आप MiniDebConf इंडिया 2021 के लिए कार्यक्रम प्रस्ताव प्रस्तुत करें [1]। प्रस्ताव प्रस्तुत करने की अंतिम तिथि 10 जनवरी हैं।

हम आप की प्रतीक्षा कर रहे हैं।


#MDCO-IN-2021 #MiniDebConf #debian #debianindia #freesoftware

“Japan to create first wooden satellites that completely burn up on re-entry to eliminate space junk”

Seeing this headline, and then thinking about traditional japanese joinery techniques ...

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