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Came across a post on callout culture in my friends feed, and since I am in a writey state of mind, decided to do a longread on that: specifically - on being made nervous by callouts. So this is going to be a thread.

Full disclosure: I am one of those people who is skittish of the idea of "callout and public apology" - because folks with a former Soviet Background remember our own callout culture - or at least what the older generations tell us. Not adhering to the moral standards of the Party.

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Thank you to the dCache team for a very nice workshop here in Madrid. Got lots of interesting things to try out in large-scale storage woth free software.

Also, university cat:

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Three conclusions to draw from #Google denying #Huawei access to software: (1) The #FSFE urges users to use Free Software operating systems and applications on their computing devices. (2) Governments and especially the European Union should invest more resources in #FreeSoftware to gain independence from large enterprises and other states. (3) The FSFE urges companies to use as much Free Software as possible in their supply chains. fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201905 #pmpc

Big and odd neighbor at the airport next to where my plane parked.

I like conferences that have a fun social program, like yesterday here at NeIC2019.

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This echoes @mako’s thoughts:

‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’

— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool

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What she says: I'm fine
What she really means: I would do anything for a copy of The Hobbit illustrated by Tove Jansson

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The Galaxy, the Jet, and the Black Hole

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190427.ht #APoD

Does 2.8.0 sound fun? Of course it does, time for upgrading!

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Speaking of crows, friendly reminder that survival of the fittest doesn’t mean strongest, crows keep on by keepin together

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Thank god the entire industry hasn't decided to revolve around Blink/Chromium for 95% of the web's browser traffic, or else Google would have an unlimited ability to push forward whatever bullshit standard they wanted.

Wait hold on, my producer is telling me something [places finger on my ear piece]

Oh no.

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Six days before my Swedish exam

spam me with Swedish sentences

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