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so ... uh ... who in portland wants to volunteer at the warming shelter next week. You can sign up now:

If you cannot sign up for a shift, please see our needs list and drop off any donations you have at the shelter anytime after 6pm. Needs list can be found here:

brrrr, stay warm !
forecast is looking chilly.
Drive safe y'all!

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Any suggestions for a cheap openbsd-friendly webcam? I just want to make some timelapses, so don't care about sound, but ability to use a tripod would be nice.

(cheap = artist's budget, not IT ... ideally <$30, or something I might find used?)

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this morning, i wrote about facebook’s new thing of showing users a bit of info about who gave their data to an ad campaign but kind of just rambled? anyway here it is for your consideration

So proud of my colleagues at Innovation Law Lab who put together this status report.

As this authoritarian administration continues to attack fundamental human rights and essential protections for asylum seekers, we will continue to work our asses off.

Also the super secret engineering project that I've been pouring myself into is apparently no longer a secret :P

Until all of us are free, none of us are free.

Me avoiding news articles about the US state of the union

The state of the union is....
A dumpster fire

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i'm gonna reiterate that the Streisand VPN project IS WHAT USER FACING SYSTEMS SHOULD ALL BE DOING:

1. Leading users through setting up a veerrrry technical system with AS LITTLE technical bullshit as possible
2. Producing USER SPECIFIC documentation that goes with the service so users DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER TECH BULLSHIT
3. Understanding that this is the WHOLE POINT of software: to help users be safe and get things done and actually USE the software

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My game where a social worker for homeless robots takes on a cabal of capitalist billionaire CEO-Kings is cheap rn! :)
"The art and writing are stellar. Its a great cyberpunk adventure."
I'm one-person indie business so this is food/rents money, much appreciated!

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Hi, fediverse! Each month, thanks to my patrons, I make some CC-licensed works to share. Please enjoy these minimalist space-inspired emojis! (also available in a tarball on my patreon page)

:sp_constellation: :sp_dyson: :sp_gravity: :sp_moons: :sp_nebula: :sp_nova: :sp_orbit: :sp_pulsar: :sp_quasar: :sp_ring:


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i wrote a comparison of note taking apps Bear and Standard Notes here: might be useful to anyone who enjoys interfaces like Bear's but wants something open source

Okay, is turning out to be pretty damn cool. Added command-line options now so this is actually useful and easy to navigate.

Code / documentation / usage instructions here:
Added a license ( hizzah)

Working nicely! Super happy with it

Currently Elliott Smith - Independence Day

so, so grateful for his . So sad he's gone. Oh the nostalgia is strong with these tracks.

Made a little tool to parse web server logs and generate a blocklist of IP addresses based on red flags. Great care to avoid false positives with whitelisting, etc

Intro vid here:

Code lives here:

Hope this is useful to someone else! Also just proud of the code cause it's super clean / readable / useful.

Northam, bipartisan racism, #ResignMotherfucker Show more

BREAKING: Immigration attorneys and reporters denied entry, held for no reason, US homeland security refusing to comment.

"Immigrant rights attorneys and journalists denied entry into Mexico"

[“I think this is retaliation,” Phillips said. “I think this is because we sued the U.S. government. I think it’s that we’re pointing out gross, flagrant human rights violations being committed by the U.S. government, and they don’t like that.”]

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I don't have massive contempt for the process of looking for housing in Portland. No, not at all, def not...

Seriously, such a horror show. So sick of seeing some place we actually like and then find out there's 7 applications in front of us.

* facedesk

Yeah, mother fuck the FBI. Cops and klan go hand in hand

[Revealed: FBI investigated civil rights group as 'terrorism' threat and viewed KKK as victims

Bureau spied on California activists, citing potential ‘conspiracy’ against the ‘rights’ of neo-Nazis]

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