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So true about software industry:
It’s a curious thing about our industry: not only do we not learn from our mistakes, we also don’t learn from our successes.

— Keith Braithwaite

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7th Law of Computer Programming:

"Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capabilities of the programmer who must maintain it."

bit.ly/2LsbL28

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sirredbeard/Awesome-UNIX: All the UNIX and UNIX-Like: Linux, BSD, macOS, Illumos, 9front, and more. github.com/sirredbeard/Awesome

FULL DOC: WikiLeaks first legal response to election conspiracy claims -- filed today in DNC suit (PDF) t.co/KOeerWFbIG

Legal fund: t.co/J8KDT0T1eu t.co/OX8FXa8Hbe

Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.

#eff

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-

"But the startling arrest in Canada of a Chinese telecom company executive should wake people up to the fact that there’s a second U.S.-China trade war going on — a much more stealthy conflict, fought with weapons much subtler and more devastating than tariffs. And the prize in that other struggle is domination of the information-technology industry."
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

husband: "wow, I can get a linux laptop for half the price of the equivalent mac"
me: "yeah, the only downside is it doesn't work"

Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/c
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: donate.mozilla.org

Microsoft giving up on its browser, Edge, is totally expected. They suck already!

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