Wooh! I finally finished the blog post. This one was orignally about federated platforms, but I ended up shifting it into something else. Here it is: https://brainblasted.gitlab.io/replacefacebook/
Please read through it, criticize it, and let me know your thoughts. And more importantly, please boost it so we can get more people involved :)
US pol (ridiculous) Show more
Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has "spent $105,000 on first-class flights in his first year in the job," and "pulled a group of EPA staff from investigating environmental crimes to become his 24-hour security accompaniment." He has also "spent more than $50,000 on sweeping his office for listening bugs, installing biometric locks and constructing a soundproof booth in which to take and receive calls."
Come work with me at the ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/careers/back-end-engineer-platform-ptec-13-product-technology-department-new-york-ny
Hey #librarians, #librarystudents, #archivists #curators ... the GLAMMrus (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, Memory Institutions, and Records Managers) instance is open to registration and tooting! we are glammr.us!
More about us here: https://glammr.us/about/more
We really want to welcome all kinds of folks working in this general area for professional and ordinary convos! Public, academic, big, small... students, techy types, reference wizes, circ workers come on over!
ARM 32-bit Linux kernel support Show more
Well, poop: "As of the start of 2018, I am no longer paid to support the core 32-bit ARM architecture code. This means that this code is no longer commercially supported, and is now only supported through voluntary effort." https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=18bd49043caa8b272649d4868c29133eb0a3d143
Apparently the phrase “there are black people in the future” is scary and controversial. http://www.thelastbillboard.com/post/172566919066/for-the-past-month-the-last-billboard-has-been
The EU has some terrible ideas about publishing that could hurt #CreativeCommons
Neat article about Instruction-Set-Architectures for CPUs and how they have evolved over many decades of work and design.
In my pre-teens I used to dream about escaping into a world of pure software. Because we could 'do everything over, and do it right'. Make a world without pain, fear, death. This was without even reading any of the cyberpunk writers.
But now I know that we wouldn't do it right. Because we had the chance, and we didn't.
What we put into computers is what's in our heads and our hearts, and those contain... things we need to work on.
"Cloudflare claims it will be “the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service.” While OpenDNS and Google DNS both exist, #Cloudflare is focusing heavily on the privacy aspect of its own DNS service with a promise to wipe all logs of #DNS queries within 24 hours."
uspol, birdsite, conspiracy theories Show more
this is the best explanation I've read about how conspiracy theory thinking works, and its particular insidious dangers to a society that works together to solve problems: https://twitter.com/rvawonk/status/980045634043633665
The true danger is losing the future developers. Or rather never reaching them in the first place. Especially since Windows comes on pretty much every non-Mac computer sold.
I grok the true danger of the Windows Subsystem for "Linux" after seeing this comment: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/microsofts-new-open-source-tool-lets-you-bring-your-own-linux-distro-to-windows/?comments=1&post=35055581
"Ive been learning to code for over a year now, being able to use Linux Subsystem to run my rails server/postgresql in a little bash window, then using all my fav windows tools and OS to do the actual programming has beed a god send. So easy to set up, dont have to worry about dual boots and means I dont have to install lots of clogging apps on my windows PC. This has made me so happy"
Now... back to work...
I've been so busy helping build other people's dreams, I barely have time to keep up with what is happening in my local instance. Boosts are about all that I can manage at this point. In case I fall off the face of the earth completely, I just want to say you all are very lovely people. Thank you for letting me hang out and watch all the interesting conversations flow by when I can.