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An idle house, electrically

In experiment on September 2, 2017 at 20:12

I wanted to know why my house was consuming electricity even when I was sleeping. So I used a smart socket with built-in meter to determine most of the electricity consumption in the house. Here are the details.

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Another FreeBSD compatibility report

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2017 at 13:02

“It works.“

Keeping some notes here for future reference, in case a new setup is needed or people ask questions.

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Open source is not about social justice

In address on July 6, 2017 at 11:10

I just came across a blog post by Coraline Ada Ehmke on the potential drawbacks of seeking meritocracy in open source projects. Besides the main argument, a rhetorical question drew my attention:

why is it that we can proudly refuse to use software created by corporations whose often aggressive business policies we disagree with, but continue to adopt software written by sexists, racists, homophobes, transphobes? What makes these people immune?

There’s a quite erroneous assumption underlying this question. Open source is not about morality, nor social justice.

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