I've been playing with Python and graphviz to visualize my arguments for/against different beliefs as an "epistemic graph." Here's a stab at US mail-in voting. What do you think?

I've been using Riot.im for a few weeks, both the web and the mobile client, and...

...it's a pretty damn solid experience! Finally a well-designed, secure, free as in freedom IM that doesn't suck.

Could you all, you know, ditch Slack, IRC, WhatsApp, Telegram and Discord and move to Matrix? Onegai-shimasu 🙏

#matrix #riot

My and fancy case arrived! Time to explore Linux on RISC-V and do something with it.

Upgraded to Linux 5.6.x, so I decided the next logical thing to do was play with the new io_uring interface, which seems to be batched IO without all the system call overhead. Specifically I wanted to see if it was possible to dump file info/stat faster than with syscalls. Turns out it's quicker until you flush the caches and realize that disks are mega slow and a fancy interface can't fix that... Still fun to play with!

Uh oh, I started seeding for aidungeon.io this morning and just checked my box. It's at 250+GB / 1TB uploaded! I think I may have to set a rate limit...

We are delighted to share that early yesterday we shipped the first #Librem5 Birch devices to backers puri.sm/posts/librem-5-birch-s

Had some help soldering my iCEBreaker FPGA + LED panel kit and now it all works! I attempted to record my wife's pixel art on it, but I ended up find ghosts? Those "reflections" are spooky... (I'm not entirely sure what's causing it.)

Side-by-side:

Librem 5 Dev Kit & Librem 5 "Aspen" batch.

Time to break out the soldering iron! Just got my iCEBreaker FPGA LED kit. Built the free and open source tools last night (nextpnr, icestorm) in preparation. Ready to get knee deep in verilog! I've wanted to learn more about place and route. Now I can.

Thanks @esden !

What madness is this?!

Installing the complete, unmodified LibreOffice right on a Librem 5?!??

This can't work... can it?

My wife posted this animated GIF of one of our many guinea pigs on bird site, but they compressed it too much. I'm curious to see how Mastodon handles it.

"Being overly ideal physicists, let's assume that" cows are pretty much spheres. (from 3Blue1Brown)

Edit: turns you have to upload gifs rather than just dragging and dropping.

My run through of the Librem 5 privacy and security-focussed mobile phone... What a joy to finally have it in my hands! My congratulations to the extraordinary team at Purism.
invidio.us/watch?v=Gvnt78mK-Ac #privacy #security #librem5

The first Librem 5 smartphones are shipping puri.sm/posts/first-librem-5-s “This is a big moment, not just for us as a company, but for everyone concerned about issues of privacy, security, and user freedom. The Librem 5 represents years of work, building the software and hardware required to make this phone a reality.” - Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of #Purism #Librem5 #Librem5Aspen #Linux #LinuxPhone #LinuxMobile #GNOME #FOSS

10 years ago I started using ad blockers because I thought ads were annoying. Now I think that's the _least_ important reason to use them.

I think we should call them "browser firewalls." That more accurately describes their purpose.

How was your week? This Week in Matrix we're celebrating being included in Mozilla's shortlist of IM systems, looking forward to improved Slack bridging (1.0 incoming!) and MORE! Go read: matrix.org/blog/2019/09/13/thi

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