The lovely folks at Pimoroni messaged me on birdsite to say they’re sending me the official Raspberry Pi power adapter for free and wouldn’t budge when I tried to convince them that I was happy to pay for it (just didn’t want to pay for shipping again).
Please support them: they’re an independent shop in the UK and they have lots of yummy things for tinkering with electronics and computers and awesome customer service:
It’s 2019. Your Linux laptop running GNOME cannot tell the time properly. (But that’s an upstream problem, probably, so it’s OK.)
* I’m not in Stockholm but I did connect my VPN through Sweden recently so maybe that’s why (even though right now it was connected via the UK; disconnecting hasn’t made it update).
Small Technology at the Interactive Future Exhibition in Darmstadt
The lovely folks at @Framasoft translated – and wrote an introduction for – the article I wrote I for Kulturstiftung des Bundes (The German Federal Cultural Foundation) titled Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs:
Nous sommes déjà des cyborgs mais nous pouvons reprendre le contrôle: https://framablog.org/2019/07/09/nous-sommes-deja-des-cyborgs-mais-nous-pouvons-reprendre-le-controle/
Have you heard about Silicon Valley’s unpaid research and development department? It’s called the EU.
Who should you thank for Facebook’s Libra?
• “One of the UK’s leading privacy researchers”
• University College London
• The DECODE project
And, if you’re an EU citizen who pays their taxes,
Surprised? Don’t be.