For those who missed out on yesterday's freebie ... the Google Play Books partner account is now live and so is my little "live test" tome (available everywhere, sans DRM):

Today I finished setting up my Google Play Books publishing account and while I'm waiting for the first item to be approved and listed, I'm making it free for 24 hours to my followers on Twitter and the fediverse:

@meejah hey, I finally got around to a little gift (not a proper PR and you can probably work out the rest if and/or when you want it):

You'll probably also like hkp4py (available on PyPI).

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It's almost 2019, which will bring the first new batch of US public domain works in over 20 years:

This "public domain day" used to happen every year until 1998, when 20 years was added to copyright terms for no real reason other than that large companies like Disney wanted it.

Copyright currently lasts 95 years in most countries, but until the late 1970s it was 56 years, or even shorter if copyright wasn't actively renewed.

#PublicDomainDay #Copyright

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Oh look, MELPA pulled another sabotaging stunt on every user updating from that site. It's admin is lucky he's not on the same continent as I am.

@Gargron heya, your two remaining active GPG keys are due to expire in a few days. You should either migrate to a new keypair or edit the existing ones to extend the expiration date.

P.S. Yes, I've finally reached the point where I can get back to that thing I emailed you and Lain about.

Also, the extras and miscellaneous bits included with the examples includes everything you need to obtain the public key of any user, just as long as you know their email address.

You're all welcome. ;)

As is becoming a habit for me, my longer periods of ignoring the fediverse are tied to concentrating on work (mostly).

1.12.0 was delayed a bit, but was released a couple of weeks ago and it's a *big* update since the previous release in April. Especially with updates for the Python bindings (aka my baby).

We're also gearing up to release 1.12.0 soon too.

Of particular interest to fediverse users is that the examples for the Python bindings includes scripts for searching and retrieving public keys from ProtonMail's new keyserver with just the username (it checks their domains as variants).

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I'm definitely sure that in my language class in high school, we had an army interpreter/translator come to ostensibly give a seminar about real-world applications of learning a language, and it ended up being an hour-long propaganda recruitment spiel.

I remember thinking the army sounded pretty sweet, and wondering if I, too, could get a non-combat job and enjoy all of the amazing perks.

Kids, don't implicitly trust adults. Most of them aren't looking out for you.

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Hey y'all, happy Friday!

Treat yourself any way you can today. 💖

Also, both the official included org-mode HOWTO and the unofficial draft version of it reflect this.

For the unofficial draft version, check here:

There will be an SSL error due to that being an AWS S3 bucket. Otherwise drop it back to HTTP.
Metrics generated from the DITA XML source are available here:

The Project bindings for work just fine with Python 3.7.0.

@meejah currently GPGME doesn't implement any of the dirmngr stuff directly (though it does hook into libassuan) and your project looks like it might be just the ticket to cover the Tor component with the DNS lookup protection with the Python bindings. If it weren't for that I'd just use my old standby of piping requests through privoxy and into Tor.

@meejah neat trick. I may be able to find some other uses for that in a similar field, cheers.

There's something rather nice abouy working on a project that let's me update my own bio on the project website (and push access to master goes live within minutes).

So now my OpenPGP fingerprint won't trail off the edge of the screen on a phone display:

And I plugged this account.

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When you are a youtuber and want to help #peertube to success, help it by making your peertube content more exclusive than your Youtube content.

How to do?

Post your videos 2 days earlier on Peertube before you publish them on YouTube.

This doesn't hurt you or your followers while giving them a good reason to switch and make YouTube less central :)

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