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Jonas is a dad, husband, tinkerer, thinker and traveler. He's passionate about the future and bringing people together, from all fields of free and open.

Boomerang for Mutt

If you're anything like me, an overflowing inbox stresses you. When the emails in my inbox start filling more than a screen, I lose focus. This is particularly troubling as I'm also using my inbox as a reminder about issues I need to look at: travel bookings, meetings to be booked, inquiries to be made at the right time, and so on. A lot…

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Changing an address

Recently, the FSFE has unified a lot of our contact points into a single one. Regardless of if you apply for an internship, order some merchandise, ask us about a donation or need help changing your username, there's a single point of contact which can help you. The way we figure it is: it's often easier for one of our staff to know who c…

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How to scare your kids for life

There's a theory going around the hospitals here. The theory states that if you perform a venipuncture on a kid, the kid will grow up being scared of hospitals. You don't want that, so you avoid it, like the plague. Without any scientific data on this, I'm going to say: bollocks! I have a theory of my own. It's this: parents get so freake…

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Cashing in on cash rounding

If you've ever been to Sweden, you may have noticed we're a country with a coin deficit. As of October 2010, the coin with the smallest denomination in Sweden is 1 krona (approximately 10 Euro-cent or 12 USD-cent). One krona is equal to 100 öre but there are no valid coins which you can use to pay a fraction of a krona any more. But the ö…

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IRC cloaks on Freenode available

If you're a Freenode user, and an FSFE fellow or volunteer, perhaps regularly a part of our #fsfe channel, you now have the option of getting an FSFE-affiliated cloak. For those of you who don't know, an IRC cloak is a replacement for your IP number or domain name when people query your name on IRC, so instead of showing up as "jonas at 1…

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