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How old is your (smart) phone since its release?

We've identified two new, easy data points for , and are already applying them to @fdroidorg They can be added to @exodus Looking forward to seeing what others do with this! guardianproject.info/2020/12/1

I'm starting work on the "Popularity Contest" idea for @fdroidorg that will provide statistics on app usage as part of @guardianproject's project, follow progress at gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient

It is time for a comeback of double spaces between sentences! The rationale for switching to single in text is fonts. With the rise of and blogs, lots of people are writing prose in again.

I've started to really enjoy writing tests for the code I'm working on. They are fun when you view them as a puzzle with a clear end, unlike most of software development. It used to be so hard to think of how to write them, with practice, it has gotten a lot easier.

's is well known for providing access to digital media where there is no Internet. It should also be recognized for a system with decentralized, built-in, human-powered curation. Thanks @SujathaTF for highlighting that.
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Starting this week, I want to try something new in the weekly meeting slot (Thursdays @ 11:30 UTC): I'll have "office hours" so anyone can come and ask any question, either via the regular chat channels, or realtime voice in meet.jit.si/fdroid

Facial recognition may just be the beginning. Next generation video analytics tools could allow police to track people by their hair, their clothing, and more: eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/vide

Is your open source project still using Slack for its community? Consider:

Mozilla has migrated their chat to Matrix: wiki.mozilla.org/Matrix

Mattermost now offers hosted service with special pricing for OSS projects: mattermost.com/nonprofit/

There are probably even more I'm not aware of.

There are good Free options now. Time to get out of the proprietary SaaS lock-in.

Now that#Biden has won, it is important to remember what he has done. He called for war with Iraq starting in the 90s:
theintercept.com/2020/01/07/jo

As VP, he helped 's party stay in power even when his party lost the election. Maliki then went on to persecute the "multi-sectarian and moderate" Al-Iraqiya party which had won 51%. Many point to this as a key event that helps ISIS flourish. He did with executive power. He's now the chief executive.
thehill.com/opinion/internatio

gives us , that is the key reason why we seek and use new technology. What is rarely discussed is how the uneven spread of this new power will affect society. When good people get it first, it can trigger huge improvements. When bad people get it first, they use this power for personal gain at the expense of everyone else.

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