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Since it's a new year, a refresh for those new or want to get a reminder of who I'm about:

Here's some hashtags to what I'm all about. If you relate to any of these, I would love to interact with you all!

And more!

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BULLETIN: A federal judge has set a tentative trial hearing date of Big Publishing's lawsuit against the Internet Archive on November 2021.

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Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down

If people are smart, it's time to archive the Archive right now. In other words, fork it and turn it unto a decentralized platform. I hope someone out there is working on that.

Plus you have to think libraries need some decentralization as well as this lawsuit could kill libraries as we know them.

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Publishers/authors are trying to officially kill the Internet Archive

It's become very clear that these publishers and authors want to kill libraries and it would be a dangerous precedent if they win.

For example: libraries never needed permission to lend books, and these same publishers are trying to change that with this suit.

I missed this last month, but it's a hugely important development in the security sphere: The Linux Foundation and other companies are putting in millions to help secure open-source software we all rely on.

Planning on my first in person lighting talk for the first time in nearly two years in November. Expect a fully vaccinated crowd and reduced capacity thankfully.

We'll see how this goes.

What a nice day to go out on the park at the last true day of summer with my gjrlfriend.

First week back at business send of things was a success!

Hopefully this continues on.

Wild West government spying on even the most innocent communications gets yet another huge boost this week from a federal appeals court in the Wikimedia vs. NSA case. Congress, which could fix this but both parties (except for a very few like Ron Wyden) really don't take your privacy seriously.

"The Hunter's height is probably around 180cm (5'11)... So in comparison, Maria has to be over 2 meters (6'7)!"

So Maria's over 6'7 without heels?? That's impressive for a woman. That's one part I didn't know about on how tall she really is in the game.

covid - non-covid conditions 

Non-covid conditions are in the backburner due to full ERs thanks to unvaccinated patients. This example is a heartbreaker:

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finally used this @postmarketOS sticker now that i have a pinephone, alas its not a community edition 😅

USPol - FCC delays 

As this article form the always awesome Karl Bode explains, the delay of staffing a full FCC is getting irritated every day it passes and unless it happens, the current FCC is basically handcuffed.

Also there's a good chance that there could be a 2-1 GOP majority under the current administration if they don't do anything by 2022.

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GDPR enforcement against Big Tech is paralysed by Ireland’s failure to resolve 98% of 164 significant data protection complaints

Is it because they rely on the massive income from Big Tech....


#technology #BigTech #Ireland

Back to the co-working space but for now I'm only going to spend two days a week there while the other days at home so it's a good balance considering the circumstances.

I'm glad that someone posted a tribute to my overall favorite tale in Ever After.

PS: That design is my overall fav out of all of them, Loved it still although I still really want to get a replica of it.

So today is the 20th Anniversary of the last true normal day of my life. I'm sure most of you agree with me.

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