Teach your children that nobody with good intentions ever asks for passwords.

We made it everybody! The Joy of Coding will stream EPISODE 300!

I'm going to be going back to my roots and looking at some Thunderbird code. Come join me at 1PM ET!


Remaining problems on mobian staging: 1) the "geary" email client has been (temporarily) dropped from the Debian bookworm repository,
2) and if you had "chatty" accidentally removed earlier, you might need to manually install it again (for now).

Federal regulations require me to warn you that Waydroid on Librem 5... is looking pretty good!

The Joy of Coding returns today with Episode 298! Come join me while I (continue to) make the Windows Jump List stuff work off of the main thread!

Starts at 1PM ET:


Live demo of Mozilla's client-side text translation technology:


Runs in most browsers (but sadly not Safari), no add-on required, no sending your text to the server!

@JustineSmithies I worked at GitHub for 5 years. I stayed on over a year after Microsoft bought them. I have no moral high ground here; I'm bobbing in the sea. GitLab's interface is anathema to me and I love my network effects, so it's going to be real hard for me to switch.

On the other hand, I think the way that CoPilot works is deeply unethical. On top of that, the person who is in charge of the project is the biggest asshole that I've ever had the displeasure of working with. I won't use it. I wasn't even willing to try it when I had early access to it. I think it deserves to be sued into oblivion and I don't understand why it hasn't been yet.

No one person, group, team, company, or co-op can meaningfully improve the sorry state of software if governments won't at least mandate the following:

- Interoperable communication
- Standardized data formats
- Self-serve data import/export

...and that's just scratching the surface.

The Thunderbird 102 Beta is live & loaded with new features! Download it, test it, and help the global Thunderbird community make this release the best it can be.

Our 102 Beta hub has your download, guides, and other resources to improve your experience. Learn if the beta is right for you, how to use it side-by-side with your existing stable version, and much more here:

Software went downhill after we stopped distributing it on brightly coloured floppy disks

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