The EARN IT Act would curtail Internet users’ speech and jeopardize their security. It would also violate the First and Fourth Amendments. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-act-violates-constitution
Free photography classes for the month of April.
Finding yourself doing video from home all of a sudden? You might find these hints from DPreview very helpful.
Small Business Relief ask, Seattle, boosts +
I'm posting this here because it's a space I care about. Raygun Lounge is a CapHill, queer owned and staffed gaming business. They're a go-to spot during most geek/nerd/gaming conventions and host hundreds of events every year, many of which are the queer board games nights I attend. There are a few ways people can help them stay in business at this time. Any help they receive has their thanks an mind.
it's world backup day (PSA)
if you have backups, check that you can still restore files from them. then make a new one today
if you don't have backups, do you have spare storage lying around? old DVD-Rs, a loose SD card, some unused free cloud storage? copy some of your files today, be they legal documents, family photos, your minecraft save. whatever matters to you. if storage is tight you may have to make some tough calls but please don't put it off just because you can't save it all in one go
As we approach 1 APR, I would like to remind everyone that "practical jokes are neither."
"This digital divide did not happen by accident. It is the result of years of scorched-earth deregulation and consolidation pushed by large cable and broadband companies and a government that, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, believes that somehow the so-called “free market” will take care of the unconnected."
The long-tail of this pandemic will be with us a long time. I am saddened to think of all the lost potential science this represents.
EFF will oppose this misguided proposal—just like we did the last three times this zombie bill was on the table. We need reform that reigns in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, not a measure that makes the law even more vague and draconian. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/heads-internet-dangerous-zombie-cfaa-expansion-bill-back
Computer geek into musical theatre (tech & crew), cooking, LGBTQI rights, and photography. 🏳️🌈📷🍞🎭
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