2019-09-26T04:09:12Z via Pumpa To: Public
I wrote a small thing to grab random words out of the dictionary file on this computer and played a game with myself to make a sentence out of them. It's been fun. The only rule is you have to use all of the words.
It seems to have revealed strange things happening in the world. Like: the coffee and fork are taking a taxi to the tram at sunset.
Also, that the judge played hardware bingo under the carousel with a frog and won. The reward was the icon of a bottle.
Strange mental images indeed.
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2019-09-25T04:22:36Z via Pumpa To: Public
I had a dream last night where some employees at Activision got together and were able to make all of the old Infocom games be free software. (Activision bought a company called Infocom in 1986; Infocom had made some classic games like Zork.)
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Stay The Course
2019-09-25T03:03:52Z via Pumpa To: Public
I have found that I really agree with the ethical and social issues that RMS brings up in his talks about free software. I've renewed my FSF membership with $1,000 ($500 from me and $500 as an employer match.) I really like that I can donate to the FSF and my employer will match it. I sent an email to the FSF saying my expectation is that they will stay true to the way RMS has led it over these years. I intend to continue to be supportive of the FSF for as long as that remains true.
2019-09-19T01:07:51Z via Pumpa To: Public
I thought of something today: When RMS was in Seattle I bought a copy of his Free As In Freedom book and had him autograph it. According to the published schedule at fsf.org he didn't give any talks after that, so I very probably have the last book RMS signed as President of the FSF.
2019-09-17T04:40:36Z via Pumpa To: Public
GNU Linux-libre 5.3 (the freedom-respecting version of linux) is code named Freechard in honor of Richard Stallman.
2019-09-17T04:27:22Z via Pumpa To: Public
Thank you, RMS, for everything you have done these last four decades. Starting the GNU Project, pioneering the concept of copyleft, starting the entire free software movement. The world is a better place for having you in it. You didn't deserve what happened.
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2019-09-16T13:01:43Z via Pumpa To: Public
Ever had your words taken out of context and being made to seemingly say something else? Speak up.
2019-09-09T14:12:22Z via Pumpa To: Public
Left-handed people may only make up 10% of the world's population but at least we're the top 10%. :)
2019-09-07T16:19:39Z via Pumpa To: Public
"The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a smoke-free facility," the voice booms out of the loudspeaker as I make my way to the gate. "Smoking is permitted only in designated areas of the sidewalk outside Baggage Claim." How can it be a "smoke-free facility" if it also has designated smoking areas?