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Made the mistake of reading some of the backlash against Blizzard on Reddit.

It soon devolved into a bunch of crap about how pro-democracy speech was the same as anti-gay speech and the "intolerance of tolerance" and other nonsense.

Reddit used to be interesting... back in 2005/2006. What a cesspool now.

Debugging while sick with a bad/cold/fever...

Using sanic for a new Python project, found my pytest-sanic tests failed. Tracked it down to pytest-sanic and then to aiohttp client bug. Bugs 3+ layers deep suck.

Code put away for now. Back to soup.

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Linguistics, Esperanto, Gender 

It looks like the Esperanto community has partially (though not entirely) settled on the pronoun "ri" for gender neutral or gender unknown people.

For a long time folks used gi and there was a debate about the appropriateness of using an "it" pronoun. Some felt it was wrong due to dehumanization, while others felt that this interpretation was just because of English.

Being sick sucks. Both me and the gf are knocked cold. All I was able to do today is make soup. Other than that I slept. Too much to do in the next 3 days to sleep tomorrow

Travel Health Complaints 

After over 24 hours of traveling yesterday, I'm conjested and sick, and I need to travel again in 4 days.

Too conjested means the CPAP doesn't let me rest.

Time to make soup

Went to sleep at 1am. Up since 4am.Jet lag sucks.

Small rant 

On @librelounge sometimes we put on episodes that are outside of what our audience normally thinks about.

Our CyPurr episode was one I think every person in the Free Software community should listen to, but the download numbers for it are 1/4th the amount that we get when we cover a more geeky topic.

For me what differentiates LL from other shows is the "big picture" or moral issues/considerations, so it's sad those don't get more love.

I'm in support of Warren, I'm in support of Bernie. I want to see the US move to a more Canadian (or better yet, European) style nation with a stronger social security network and less corporate corruption.

But when I see people saying "Let's install Communism", I can't support it. While the current Oligarchy is awful and must be replaced/reformed, Communism has always lead to fascism and oppression in an even more direct and bloody way.

Last day in Israel for this trip. Gonna be a good day but ready to be back in North America and be with my kitty cats.

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Some thoughts on the Canonical S-Expressions format we use currently in Datashards:

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On this episode of Libre Lounge, @cwebber and @emacsen talk to @falsemirror about the CyPurr Collective, a digital security group in Brooklyn focused on bringing the lessons of digital security to everyone!

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BTW if you saw in my APConf keynote the mention of a 1980s graphical MMORPG that ran on the commodore 64, it's been revived! You can play it today!

Source code:

Via is a rideshare service in NYC.

They seem not to grok that "it benefits us" is not a justification for invading my privacy.

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On my list to get done today was editing the next episode of @librelounge. It's done and it's one of my favorites.

A preview of the topic is how we in the Free Software community can talk with and approach people from outside of our community with greater understanding and compassion.

Travel is not easy for me. But flight in about 12 hours and I'm nearly done.

I'll probably try to sleep as much as I can on the flight, but I'm also working on a Datashards announcement that will be fairly huge.

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