Celebrating the 2017 Pioneer Awards

  • Pioneer Award honorees and presenters

    EFF’s annual Pioneer Awards ceremony gives the digital civil liberties community a chance to honor the work of those who fight for online freedom through remarkable innovation, activism, journalism, or leadership. This year, EFF recognized the accomplishments of free expression advocate Annie Game, journalist Mike Masnick, and whistleblower Chelsea Manning at the 26th annual Pioneer Awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 14.

    2017 Pioneer Award winners Mike Masnick, Annie Game, and Chelsea Manning

    The program began with a video segment and keynote address by Ashley Nicole Black, an Emmy-winning comedy writer and correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. “I’m here because Samantha Bee said no,” she quipped. Black’s speech—touching on everything from mass surveillance (“I wrote these jokes on Google Docs, so I hope the NSA likes them”) to net neutrality (“The Internet was not meant to be controlled. It is mysterious and self-regulating, like a vagina”)—sparked raucous laughter from the audience.

    Ashley Nicole Black

    EFF Director of International Free Expression Jillian York presented the evening’s first award to Annie Game, Executive Director of IFEX. Game explained that her first thought upon learning she’d won a Pioneer Award was of, well, pioneers. “Guys trudging through the wilderness with muddy boots and bad teeth, and how hard those people have to work. We face huge challenges, and I thought, ‘that’s what we’re doing,’” she said. She noted that we need “productive rage” and alliances to fight for freedom of expression. “If we didn’t have smart, committed advocates working on all the angles, this world would be intolerable,” Game said.

    Annie Game and Jillian York

    EFF Legal Director Corynne McSherry introduced honoree Mike Masnick, founder and editor of Techdirt. “The sort of obvious interpretation to me is that this is an award for getting sued,” Masnick joked, referring to Techdirt’s fight against a $15 million defamation lawsuit which was dismissed just days before the ceremony. He made an impassioned call for stronger anti-SLAPP laws. (Frequently employed to silence protected speech, SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”) “We need to be able to speak without fear of being threatened or silence,” he said, visibly choking up. “EFF has supported Techdirt’s work for many years, and this was the year I needed it most.”

    Mike Masnick and Corynne McSherry

    EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman introduced the evening’s final honoree, whistleblower Chelsea Manning. A former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, Manning’s conscience-driven leaks of classified Iraq war documents—which exposed human rights abuses and corruption the government kept hidden from the public—resulted in an unprecedented 35-year prison sentence, of which she served 7 years before President Obama commuted the remainder of her prison term. “It’s kind of eerie, I feel like I’m in a dystopian novel all of a sudden,” Manning said of her post-prison life. She went on to explain that whistleblowing doesn’t require any particular credentials. “I’m not special. From my perspective, I’m just a street kid. I cared about civil liberties, human rights issues. I went into the military and was faced with a decision, and I’m still grappling with that,” she said. “I don’t have any super powers, or magical abilities. I’m just like you guys.”

    Manning also explained the origins of her signature Twitter hashtag, #WeGotThis, and emphasized individuals’ power as political actors. “Every single one of us in this room has hope. Hope is inside of you. Nobody can ever give you hope. I had to learn that,” she said. “Don’t ever let what’s happening in the world get you down.”

    Rainey Reitman and Chelsea Manning

    EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology.

    Each year, EFF Pioneer Award winners are nominated by members of the public. We invite you to keep an eye out for potential nominees and share their accomplishments with us next year at https://www.eff.org/awards/pioneer.

    Pioneer Awards

    Special thanks to Airbnb, Dropbox, Ron Reed, and Ridder, Costa & Johnstone for supporting EFF and the 2017 Pioneer Awards ceremony. If you or your company are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please contact nicole@eff.org

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Tmux Commands

screen and tmux

A comparison of the features (or more-so just a table of notes for accessing some of those features) for GNU screen and BSD-licensed tmux.

The formatting here is simple enough to understand (I would hope). ^ means ctrl+, so ^x is ctrl+x. M- means meta (generally left-alt or escape)+, so M-x is left-alt+x

It should be noted that this is no where near a full feature-set of either group. This - being a cheat-sheet - is just to point out the most very basic features to get you on the road.

Trust the developers and manpage writers more than me. This document is originally from 2009 when tmux was still new - since then both of these programs have had many updates and features added (not all of which have been dutifully noted here).

Action tmux screen
start a new session tmux OR
tmux new OR
tmux new-session
re-attach a detached session tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
re-attach an attached session (detaching it from elsewhere) tmux attach -d OR
tmux attach-session -d
screen -dr
re-attach an attached session (keeping it attached elsewhere) tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
screen -x
detach from currently attached session ^b d OR
^b :detach
^a ^d OR
^a :detach
rename-window to newname ^b , <newname> OR
^b :rename-window <newn>
^a A <newname>
list windows ^b w ^a w
list windows in chooseable menu ^a "
go to window # ^b # ^a #
go to last-active window ^b l ^a ^a
go to next window ^b n ^a n
go to previous window ^b p ^a p
see keybindings ^b ? ^a ?
list sessions ^b s OR
tmux ls OR
tmux list-sessions
screen -ls
toggle visual bell ^a ^g
create another window ^b c ^a c
exit current shell/window ^d ^d
split window/pane horizontally ^b " ^a S
split window/pane vertically ^b % ^a |
switch to other pane ^b o ^a <tab>
kill the current pane ^b x OR (logout/^D)
collapse the current pane/split (but leave processes running) ^a X
cycle location of panes ^b ^o
swap current pane with previous ^b {
swap current pane with next ^b }
show time ^b t
show numeric values of panes ^b q
toggle zoom-state of current pane (maximize/return current pane) ^b z
break the current pane out of its window (to form new window) ^b !
re-arrange current panels within same window (different layouts) ^b [space]
Kill the current window (and all panes within) ^b killw [target-window]
  • Use the same script for updating/ upgrading

    Make sure to change the versions to the latest releases:

    #!/bin/bash set -e bpcver=4.2.1 bpcxsver=0.57 rsyncbpcver=

    Scroll through the script, know what you are doing.

    Uncomment the upgrade section(s) and comment out the install section(s)

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  • Again running smartctl after all is said and done:

    smartctl --all /dev/sda

    ddrescue-smartctl-after-rescue.png ddrescue-smartctl-2.png

    Yet an old drive in itself, I run the wheels off of them, and monitor regularly as anyone should.

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