i am trying to swap "god i hate software" from my vocab for "someday, together, we will make good software"
Starting with Chrome 69, logging into a Google Site is tied to logging into Chrome.
(I created a blog for occasions where 500 characters just aren't enough)
'I am not the Dread Cryptographer Zimmerman', he said. 'My name is Ryan; I inherited the pad from the previous Dread Cryptographer Zimmerman, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from is not the real Dread Cryptographer Zimmerman either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Zimmerman has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia.'
"Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products."
#Conspiracy #GlobalWarming #ClimateDestabilisation #GlobalHeating #FossilFuels
I recently bought some WiFi plugs on Amazon and didn't have to go through the usual "close the app, connect to their SSID, open the app" rigamarole. After furious searching, I just discovered how they pull that off and it is NUTS.
Tossing this question out into the aether: Anyone remember a book from the 80s that was a how-to guide to writing your own database programs in BASIC? I know or local library had it but they have tossed all their books that dealt with basic.
Life in the Spanish city that banned cars:
"Naturally, it hasn’t all gone off without a hitch. People don’t like being told they can’t drive wherever they want, but Lores says that while people claim it as a right, in fact what they want are privileges."
But there is hope. The fight to keep technology free, fair and open isn't a destination, it's a journey. And we’re on our way up, not down, with every step we take. #IDAD https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/defeating-drm-hill-climbing-our-way-glory
Guile now has a JIT compiler that is about 80% faster than 2.2's VM. I hope to take it for a spin soon and run a 2D sprite rendering benchmark.
Linux (!) just joined Apple, Microsoft, and Google in adopting the code of conduct I created, Contributor Covenant.
I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. https://mastodon-de-mob.codesections.com/
Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.
It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.
Linux kernel community... but good news for a change! Show more
Wow wow wow wow! Can I be reading this right? https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167
Linus acknowledging that he has been hurtful to people in his lack of treating people with respect, aiming to make changes (including changes to the CoC), and being really honest about it. I didn't expect to ever see this.
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating", which is to say, time and actions will tell. But that's the best news re: lk(ml) culture I've seen.
“They (students, graduates...) discovered that they could not get access to the #research results that they needed because they were no longer affiliated with the University. They came knocking on my door and I had to tell them then as a #librarian I was in this awkward position that I had to block non-affiliated users for access to publicly funded research. And that is completely contrary to the mission of a #library and a librarian...”
p2p social bookmarking tool // draft roadmap Show more
@ekaitz_zarraga alright here we go: https://github.com/garbados/p2p-social-bookmarking
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]