tumbleweed mode - noun phrase - The phenomenon in which all official support forums for something are either abandoned (no activity for a protected period of time), or any posts that aren't lowball questions (such as "Where's the FAQ?" or replies to release announcements) are utterly ignored (meaning, actual technical support questions).
Project Byzantium is back from New York City, where we were assisting the people of the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn restore their communications infrastructure following Hurricane Sandy.
I'll have a writeup soon. I'm tired.
Sitwon wrote a brief article about it here.
Note: mirrored from here. Reformatted only slightly for readibility. Originally by Barrett Brown.
As I've noted here over the past two weeks, factions of Anonymous, including quite a few Tunisians, have been supporting the Tunisian people in their current revolution against the corrupt and undemocratic government that had ruled over them for years. Our efforts have now switched from DDoS attacks and takeovers of non-essential government websites to the more nuanced and difficult work of providing various forms of educational and moral support to Tunisians during the coming period of tumult. The following document, which will be updated further soon …
No, not for me. For Ashran and Summer Gildowan and their children, whose home was taken from them by a fire on the 20th of March, just a couple of days ago. Ashran was in the house while it was on fire, in the shower, as coincidence would have it. Still, he is hospitalised at this time, and burned over 20% of his body. He's not going to be in shape to start his new job in April, and due to the slightly mangled state of his shell he can't work at his current job.
Camp Cambodia has put out …