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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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“Building derivations, how complicated can it be?”
guix.gnu.org/en/blog/2021/buil

@cbaines writes about the challenges of distributing #Guix builds, the limitations of the existing offload mechanism, and how the Guix Build Coordinator addresses them. 👍

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"Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. [...] It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency."

Regarding recent aggressive posting I received about the GNU Assembly, it feels like some people are trying to push their "alt-right" (anti-feminism, ..) political agenda into GNU while claiming to be politically neutral. I don't think such neutrality can exist. As for me, I think I can't survive emotionally with people conveying and applying these ideas around me, I think these ideas make me and lots of other people feel really unwelcome. I think there is necessity to exclude to better include.

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Introduction to Scheme for Guixers.

Will cover the basics of Guile you need to read Guix's docs and sources, write operating system or home environment configurations and even package definitions.

Live in less than 2 hours.

youtu.be/SQAW5jfYSQ0

#guix #foss #floss #scheme #lisp #guile

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Vu sur un abris bus une campagne de publicité "Quand je serai grand je serai commercial".

J'ai trouvé ça d'une tristesse infinie.

Et puis j'ai vu un détournement (en photo sur twitter twitter.com/Icantgetnoe/status) et ça va mieux.

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We announced "guix home: Call for Early Adopters".

`guix home` utilizes wonderful Guix package manager :guix: and provide an ability to manage your user's packages and configurations in a declarative and reproducible way.

If you already want to try `guix home`, consider yourself at least advanced GNU/Linux user and have some spare time. Open the link below, read the thread and join!)

lists.sr.ht/~abcdw/rde-discuss

Toot if you have any questions.

Boost, please!)

#guix #gnu #floss #foss #guixhome

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There's a new dashboard page in Cuirass that shows the build status of all the derivations, commit per commit.

There are still too many red circles. I hope some of us will play the new "turn-all-circles-to-green" game.

ci.guix.gnu.org/eval/18625/das

#guix #cuirass #ci

On the RMS drama, I found out about arp242.net/rms.html​ through @cwebber and that post is my opinion pretty much. There's an issue but don't exagerate. Free Software has been so important to me and allow me to be happy today as a hobbyist. There's only so much criticism of figures of a movement I like I can take or I just feel hurt. Feminism/LGBTQA+ and social justice has also been so influencial to me, and I have to accomodate the two, but I can't reject one for the other.

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