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I was pleased to discover I hold the not only the oldest commit in #guix despite still feeling like a newcomer to the project, but I also was using a timezone offset three minutes off of UTC.

Maybe future me did this, messing around with the "guix time-machine" command, as the first guix commit was in 2012...

Or maybe the real-time clock on an aarch64 (a.k.a. arm64) machine I was using was very wonky.

We'll never know.

I would never have dared attend, let alone give a talk, if my friend Thomas hadn’t pushed me hard, insisting that I have interesting things to share, that the folks there are just normal people, and that it’s gonna be fun. 🙏


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Some 20 years ago (twenty!), I was at /Libre Software Meeting in Bordeaux — my first free software conference ever — scared about giving a talk about the with the little experience I had, meeting talented people like @nwalfield.

It was very much demystifying, inspiring, and fun — good memories of this young crowd wandering on the campus and making plans for a better world!

Come hang out and learn Lisp/Scheme at @cwebber's workshop tonight at Hack and Craft!

Follow along with the code, or just enjoy watching as you work on your own project! Hack and Craft is an all-crafts-inclusive crafting circle... and now, also a usergroup!

Le lycée (public) fait la promotion d’une calculette NumWorks programmable en Python :

Issue de la startup nation souveraine mais semble-t-il plutôt sympathique.

Et moi qui me voyais transmettre ma HP48 à ma progéniture… 😢

I definitely never expected that our time spend standardizing ActivityPub would be the subject of academic research, but I've been interviewed for several dissertations/theses about it.

Let's make a thread! Who's done, or is doing, academic research about the fediverse?

OpenSSL is the gift that keeps on giving.

OpenSSL released version 3.0.4 to fix a CVE, while introducing a regression for users with CPUs that support AVX512. This regression is a remotely-triggerable heap corruption bug, that they claim isn't a CVE-worthy issue.

the world is on fire and I did a thing today, i feel like i can stop working now :blobheartcat:

just gave the opening keynote at #precs22 with my colleague Limor Peer, talking about our series of community conversations last year on reproducility ( & ending with our 5 big takeaways from them :heart_cybre:

1. Reproducibility work should not designated as ‘extra’ and should be rewarded
2. Do reproducibility work with students as a matter of course
3. Just because it’s easy to use doesn’t make it the optimal tool
4. Computational reproducibility changes the definition of scholarly communication (& how we preserve it)
5. It starts in the mirror - but you’re not alone!

The paper describes the checkout authentication mechanism has been using for two years.

Unlike TUF, it's tailored to functional deployment à la &

More generally, it supports off-line repo authentication.

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Is (TUF) appropriate for ?

Are signed commits sufficient to authenticate a repo?

What about Git{Hub,Lab} “verified” badges?

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Le site fête ses vingt‑quatre an

Me site est géré bénévolement par des libristes enthousiastes. Les contenus sont rédigés par le public du site. L'équipe de volontaires est présente pour aider les autres à rédiger collaborativement des contenus, et pour modérer contenus et commentaires.

Joyeux anniversaire. Merci à l'équipe et aux personnes contributrices.

Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

Time to tackle TinyCC again!

Come visit me!
Ask me questions!
Gimme your feedback!
Motivate me :(

#Gitlab Inc sponsored our work of maintaining a native #debian package of gitlab server software for last 6+ years.

This work made setting up / self hosting gitlab server just running `apt install gitlab` on a debian server.

Now they stopped this funding. We thank them for their support till now and looking for support from the #FreeSoftware community to continue this work.

Donate at
... and spread the word!


For guix users and FOSS enthusiast who still in Russia we organized Russian Guix Meetup #1 in Moscow. Topics are "Guix Introduction and Installation" and "Guix Deploy".

The event will be in russian, it's possible to join online:

As well as offline, but registration is required to issue a pass to the building:

#foss #floss #gnu #guix #meetup

“PEP 668 – Marking Python base environments as ‘externally managed’”

We’ll have to think about how to benefit from it in .

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