"Peter Oborne on Julian Assange: Future generations of journalists will not forgive us if we do not fight extradition #FreePress #FreeAssange"

h/t :birdsite: @wikileaks

On Sept 7th (today in CEST), #Assange will have his next hearing in his extradition case.

You may not like the guy, but what is being done to him is an utter disgrace.
And if he's extradited and thus convicted, no journalist on earth will be able to do their job anymore.
No War Log, no Panama Papers etc

"I didn't mind university in the least. I just found some professors harder to teach than others." - James Peron

I may have disagreed with David Graeber on quite a few things, but he clearly cared deeply about the well-being of others, and I'm always especially sad when we lose someone like that, particularly when it's so untimely. RIP.

The historically significant public building in Roseau, was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria several years ago and has remained in disrepair since. This petition calls for its renovation and preservation: chng.it/LpmZtkKS

We are officially launching the Tor Project Membership Program, a new way for nonprofit and private sector organizations to financially support our work. 🎉

Having trouble getting JACK and/or Pulseaudio to work nicely. Supercollider, Foxdot/Sonic Pi/TidalCycles, all these things use JACK and often I can't get any sound out of them.

Now after stopping JACK I can't get any sound at all, out of Pulse. Can anyone help sort out this mess in general? On Arch Linux.

cc @kensanata

Hey folks!

Did you know that @lindsays is working on an open source to pro-audio?

The project is called #OSSudio and it could use your help!!

Do you have an idea for a module?
Do you know how to do PCB designs?
Maybe you just like the idea. Pass it along! :D

Here's the link

(Boosts appreciated) :boost_ok:

I see a lot of open source software projects that do not do a good job of describing themselves.

It's okay. There's nothing shameful about that.

Most programmers aren't writers.

Just like most writers aren't programmers.

I can't code to save my life, but I can write some killer copy and content.

Know of any open source projects that need copy written?

I want to contribute.

Want additional #privacy on your mobile device? Simply use the browser to connect to services, when possible, instead of apps which make tracking harder to disable.

Does this eliminate risk? No.
Does it mitigate risk? Yes.

#iOS apps with malicious code is rampant:


(URL contains trackers. Disable in browser or with EFF.org's Privacy Badger)

One of the more unpleasant characteristics of Mastodon is the number of people writing posts saying "don't argue with me or comment on what I said for XX reasons" It's a public forum. If you don't want anyone to comment, challenge your position, give advice or ask questions then I strongly suggest you DON'T POST THOSE OPINIONS PUBLICLY.

Interview with Daniel Heath Justice from Uni of British Columbia Vancouver on decolonizing open education, Indigenous voices and perspectives in open archives such as Wikipedia, and more: open.ubc.ca/open-dialogues-dan #OpenEducation #OER

Technical certifications are a great option for workers, but they didn't replace in the '90s, and they won't do so now.


Facebook is now on the board of the Linux Foundation, which would be a bad sign if that board weren't already populated by Tencent, Huawei, Oracle, Microsoft, and Google.

Forwarded from Tanya Elias:

I'm looking for open educators to participate in a research study! I hope you will take some time to share your thoughts. Study has been approved by the
U. of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB20-1113)

Reconsidering Scale in Open Education: survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV

Hello World! This is my first attempt to use social media again after deleting almost all my "mainstream" social media accounts 2-3 years ago. So which of the following are you still using? #introductions

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