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why do I support right to repair? simple: i want to upload my own MIDI files to my washing machine to play when it finishes a cycle without voiding my warranty

What's a good open source that I can buy in the states? I already have an ethernet switch, so I just need basic 2 port WAN/LAN, maybe with wifi as well.

Me trying to figure out how an API works in a FOSS tool: "Let's go to the git repository to see what it does."

Me trying to figure out how an API works in a multi-million dollar VLSI tool: "Lets guess and check a bunch of random ideas because nothing works like it should."


IMO the set of software licenses which covers basically everyone's needs are MIT/BSD, WTFPL, CC-0, Apache 2.0, GPL, AGPL, MPL, and OFL.

If you're using anything else, you should have a good reason.

My door's always open if you need help choosing a license for your needs!

Administrative note: I just received a request to share our server's moderation data from someone who claims to be a university researcher (and seems to be legitimate - on a cursory search).

I rejected that request for a variety of reasons; chief among which is that such data does not belong to me, even as a server admin who solely pays for the hosting of my server. Since this is the case, further research into their claims was, frankly, unnecessary.

We made a promise that user data is not for sale - and "free" is a price. Yes, it probably would be *possible* to remove "sensitive" information - but that would be at my own judgment, not that of the users to whom it pertains. All of the moderation data, it is true, would concern users which are from other servers - but I don't see how that matters. Giving away someone else's data, even that of people we have specifically moderated, doesn't seem any more palatable, when viewed in that light.

Caveat: I was willing to share a) The simple number of federated users deactivated b) The simple number of posts moderated c) The amount of time per day that I spend on moderation - as that is either data generated by the server itself, or properly belonging to myself. I am also aware that some would find even that to be an overreach - and I understand that position, somewhat - but I will reiterate that such data, which pertains solely to server operation, is purely within my discretion, as server administrator, as it gives out absolutely no personal data other than my own, and only server data, otherwise.

While I sympathize with researchers' omnipresent need for data, I would caution fellow server admins to remember that administration is a trust, and that such trust needs to be fed and watered on occasion for it to stay healthy. You don't have the luxury of choosing who to share your users' data with.

Do not leave this device under your pillow 

Accidentally left a mess of Legos on my bed and need it to sleep. Too much fun with and my Lego-Sieve (sieve plate designed in )

My brother told me about the organizers (by internet personality Zack Freedman). Turns out it fits this little toolbox I had lying around. Doing some designs.

Please do theme our apps 

@zachdecook Thank you for your feedback, this is the future plan!

Anyone interested in the multiplayer FPS game I'm making - we've got a new domain and a simple website now! Thanks to @siina for her awesome work on that!

#Liblast #GameDev #indiegame #GodotEngine #Godot


It's been 3 months since my last login to facebook. Using a platform lends credibility to it. It struck me recently how much YouTube I consume. I think I should try to cut it off: there are other platforms (and some "youtubers" have mirrored content to other sites). Surely, I'll miss *some* things...

Stayed up late,
like a phone with a bad kernel.
My head shakes,
when I sneeze, it feels vernal.
Now I wake,
like my soul, the cold's eternal:
Wonder if they'll inter me when stuck in the afterwinter.

my second ever blog post is out! titled '5 Steps To FOSS Contributions', it outlines what a beginner needs to get started contributing to a Free software project. it's written from experience, and i hope i can help out other newbies looking where to get started. please give it a read and let me know what you think. also check out my todo page with articles up-and-coming. thanks for your support!

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