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@koreymoffett @Linux4Everyone Yeah, I just think we should advocate in a less unpleasant way than what I see way too often, I see something that looks like "What you use is shit, you're stupid for using it" to the person being advocated to way to often, in my opinion "I've had really good experiences with x because of y, z" would be a more sensible way to get around to it, In my experience you catch way more flies with honey than with vinegar.

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Ah, few things are as good asfinding a really good book that you can just dissappear into, together with some good music :)

@sotolf I wish :-) at least 2 possible locations in the software stack; not reproducible up to now. But I'm getting closer -- will be my dumb past self that caused this one, to be exposed by my brilliant future self

I'm in a "that's why it's called work" phase at work, and that's fine in principle -- but I sure like that start-uppy feel to come back sometime...
The product is maturing, so it's maintenance and bug-hunts...

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Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (RMS): u.fsf.org/3bf

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I find it ridiculous how all Facebook can say about this data leak is that "The data is from 2019, and we patched the vulnerability back in 2019." That doesn't change the fact that the data is out there, and it sure as heck doesn't mean they can just sweep it under the rug.

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So, in January I started using a YubiKey for my PGP needs. I made a new PGP key for it and signed it with my old one (to show that I "acknowledge" my new key)

On April 2nd my old key expired. I didn't care as I don't use it any more. However, Thunderbird didn't allow me to send an email, because my new key was signed with an expired key. So, I had to prolong it before doing so.

Is it a Thunderbird bug or a PGP feature? What is the correct way of dealing with expired keys' signatures?

@silverhax strawberry flavour would be bonkers; finding it bonkers that they are trying to protect toddlers from suffocating is a bit strange to me

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Should I abandon in favor of running my own server, or is there another option entirely I'm not considering?

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Best FOSS Project Management software, preferably self-hosted... ready, go!

I needed to alter data -- to the rescue tomsdiner.org/blog/post_0004_j

Part of my blog it, so you can forget it series...

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@kev I will not sign it,
because it feels too much like
misrepresentation.

Also, I understand and sympathize
with the main reason.
I also think,
that RMS is a bad representative.

I know, I know,
the end justifies the means,
but unfortunately I'm old school.

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@kev I might, if it presented a view closer to the one you’ve pointed out here and on your blog; that RMS should step aside to make room for newer/modern ideas.

I can’t really get behind that letter because it feels more like a witch hunt than a genuine request for improvement. It’s not asking for improvements, it’s just asking for “anything but that”.

RMS has some...questionable views at best. I don’t think the way he’s expressed those views justifies signing a letter like this though.

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I know that dark themes are all the rage right now, but programs really should have a light theme as well, especially when you try using them in bright sun light......

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@penguwin just managed to make me feel *incredibly* old.

We were talking about computing history, and I realized that he never used DOS or floppy disks in his life. When he was born, these things simply weren't a thing anymore.

Like 👴 talking to a 👶!

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