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three billion devices run Java... and you're next

The fascinating thing about my hotel in India is: I arrived very early this morning, around 4:30am, and half of the windows were illuminated, with TVs shining through the curtains. You could see a lot of guests were already busy with starting their day, or still busy despite the late hours..

And the same I’m seeing this evening.

In a way it’s a representation of India’s position in a globalized economy, and it’s strangely surreal..

I mean, it’s not like I didn’t know this was going to happen. I’ve been to Sri Lanka. My partner and I travelled hundreds of miles wedged together in a tuc tuc..

But, as with pretty much anything, the first hand experience is a lot different ☺️

Pune traffic this morning: why of course, drive along, it’ll only take 10 minutes to get to the office.

Pune traffic this evening: camping out by the side of the street is a viable option to survival while stuck in traffic.

Looking for a job working on FOSS?

The free software job feed fossjobs is now on the fediverse, too:

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The best thing about our offices in Pune, India, apart from the people .. ?

The free Chai! Oh lord, it's soooo good 😍 🍵

There needs to be a word for the special kind of gratitude that accompanies a cancelled three hour meeting for which I was going to have to put on pants and everything.

If you don’t think browser monopolies are bad:

Google still doesn’t support adding a FIDO U2F key to Google Accounts from Firefox, literally years after everyone else supports it among large tech companies.

My favorite genre of Hacker News comment might be "why does this entertaining story have so many words? i could have said everything in two sentences!"

like, way to convince everyone you're not robots, people

In this video watch artist and researcher @CatieCuan@twitter.com dancing with to reimagine machine interaction youtube.com/watch?v=hGcd1XPAGW

public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new- #eff #spy #privacy #security

Since we didn't get very many women, enbies, or people of color to submit talks, the folks choosing talks for the Decentralisation & Internet Privacy track at FOSSDEM 19 decided that we'd like to ask of you:

If you submitted a talk, go ask an underrepresented minority friend/acquaintance of yours if they'd like to give the talk with you/in your stead.

CC @fosdem, can we get a little boost 💜?

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