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I gave the presentation on digital rights to the Christian fellowship tonight and people said they learned a lot. Some of my friends gave other presentations about mass incarceration, human trafficing, and gentrification, and I learned a lot about those as well. This world is deeply unjust, and whatever your passion is, you will find brokenness in that area. I'll upload a video later, but here are the slides for now:

So far I have:
racial and sexist bias in digital profiling companies (ad targeting, background checks)
cost for a smartphone (and conversely poor people being judged for owning one)
ethical options are harder to find

I'm writing a 5 minute presentation on "Digital Rights for the Marginalized" for my Christian fellowship's series on God's desire for justice. Any recommendations for topics I should mention?

Day 29: I messed up an apt-mirror by having it sync to the wrong folder and it filled up the disk. Fun fact: when a disk is 100% full, you cannot start apache, tmux, etc.

Day 28: I set up a mirror of for the offline hackathon at They provided docker build instructions which made it easy to set up:

Day 26: I set up a local Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspberery Pi mirror for an upcoming hackathon that the Linux Club is organizing where the internet will be disconnected halfway through. My friend also set up Arch and OpenBSD mirrors. The temporary location is

Day 25: I've started the challenge again! Today I set up a wiki for the Linux Club and played this beginner hacking wargame that someone recommended:
I'm currently on level 23, but I found someone else's solution to level 30 in the /tmp directory...

Under new leadership, the patent office is trying to reinterpret a supreme court case in a way that would enable to win lawsuits against small software companies and developers. This is a petition to keep the current interpretation of the case:

Feel free to boost!

I continued my 's Day tradition of installing a new unfamiliar Linux distro. This time I installed underneath . I really like Bedrock's ability to use the AUR in any distro! It all started on Valentine's Day 2016 when my Ubuntu system crapped out and I spent all night installing .

#HelloWorld! The Swiss no-log VPN has officially joined the open source, federated social media network. As an organization focused on giving people greater control of their data, we wanted to join a social media network that respects this. We’ll be sharing toots about service updates, new VPN projects, and news on privacy.

#HelloWorld! As active members of the open-source community, ProtonMail supports open source projects like Mastodon. Mastodon’s decentralized nature reminds us of the days when the Internet was free and not under the control of a few monopolist giants. Our followers can look forward to toots about service updates, new projects, and news on privacy.

I set up a last minute booth for the Linux Club (I'm the new club president) at my school made from a cardboard box. We started with 36 people in the club and ended the day with over 100! Right now we're using groupme for our communication, and it's not ideal for so many people. I'm thinking of trying , or . Which one should I choose? Any other suggestions?

Do you like sci-fi? Do you write your own stories for fun or profit? Why not join us in a low pressure semi-collaborative journey among the stars:

Cosmic Voyage is a public access unix system focused on storytelling. Practice some command line skills while you write and get motivated from your peers.

Visit us on in the #cosmic room as well.

Day 24: I put together a fun list of terminal tricks:

Also since school is started I've been slacking on this challenge...

Day 23: I wrote a script to show info about a system and I set it to run in my .bashrc when I log into my school's servers for a class.

our Founder and CEO Todd Weaver: "Given the growing importance of Purism’s mission amid the barrage of news about how large tech companies are surveilling and exposing their users, it seemed like an opportune time to share our origin story..." #ThrowbackThursday

git log --pretty=format:%cd --date=short | uniq -c # Print a count of the commits per day in a git repo.

Day 22: I adapted the script to accomodate 16.04 and also work with a single disk, then I could install it on another computer (along with remote desktop) for a school research team (

bash script included (long toot) 

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