I'm participating in a campain called Dressember to raise awareness for human trafficking by wearing a tie every day in december. When someone asks why I'm dressed up, I tell them it's for this cause and ask for a donation. If you want to donate, you can go to this link: dressember2019.org/fundraiser/

Write.as Cyber Monday sale 

On September 20th, there will be a global strike to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. NixNet is participating and the main website will be hidden behind a banner about it.


If you're a website owner, you can participate digitally following the instructions below.

#NixNet #GlobalClimetStrike #ClimateStrike #Activism #Strike

Fun fact: you can't name any file anywhere in windows 10 "aux.txt" or "aux" anything with any extension, because it was a reserved name in CP/M before dos was a thing.

If you commit "aux.txt" to a git repo, you break it for windows users. If you distribute "aux.txt" in a zip file, windows computers cannot extract it without error.

I wrote two programs that do nothing but install and uninstall each other in a continuous loop. Using advanced machine learning, each generation of installer is slightly more optimized than the last. In a decade's time, we'll be able to use these techniques to install programs in mere minutes

Love LibreOffice? Give the community behind it a hand! You don't need to be a software developer – you can help by assisting other users, translating the interface, promoting the software and more. Start here: whatcanidoforlibreoffice.org

According to the-federation.info the #fediverse has crossed 3 million registered users (and this is excluding Gab)

#DareToCare and dare to repair your electronics 🙌📲

@iFixit@twitter.com gave Fairphone 3 a 10/10 repairability score, making this model - besides the Fairphone 2 - the only phone worldwide to receive this high score.

Read more about this➡️ frphn.co/ifixit

Change is hard. RMS has stepped down from the FSF and MIT. He's done great good and great harm. This is a massive win for diversity and inclusion. All credit to the brave people who spoke up and took risk to help get the right thing done. Show the FSF you support this change and the mission of their organization independent of any individual's actions by becoming a member. my.fsf.org/join

I went on a trip this summer with my Christian fellowship to learn about the issues in DC. I grew in many ways, such as expanding my vision of service, and dismantling the self-righteousness in myself. Here's a blog post about my experience: blog.johanv.xyz/bridge-dc

RMS Disgustingness 

Messing around today and was installing OpenSUSE Kubic... left for a minute and my 8yo changed my boring hostname to "tupperware". I asked why and she said there was lots on the screen about containers...

I somehow missed this when it was announced last month:

is a, um, new shell. It aims to more strictly follow the by spiting tasks up into smaller chunks/making more use of pipelines.

To do that, it treats data as tables of 2+ dimensions rather than as flat text, drawing a bit from but with a simpler design.

Not sure the benefits are large enough to convince me to switch, but it's an interesting idea.


Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

I've also published the source code of my blog (If you can even call a 9-line Dockerfile source code...) I did add a bash script to patch the html automatically with when building the image to add stuff to the footer (CC license and email), so you might find that useful. The blog, games and main site are all deployed by pushing them to . blog.johanv.xyz/ gitlab.com/johanvandegriff/blo blog.johanv.xyz/how-i-created-

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