Hot take: all advertising empires are built on a foundation of shifting sands and fairy dust anyway, so they just build as fast as they can before the inevitable collapse. If you're fast enough, you can leave the company before it becomes obvious that there was never any value in the first place.
I'm making sourdough! Well, waking up a starter. I took it out of my fridge and fed it last night. The yeasty babies managed to triple in volume, but fell slightly because I slept it. I split the starter on the second feeding (as insurance) and will see if she doubles in six hours! This is so exciting! I've never managed to keep a starter thriveing!
@Wewereseeds Fair enough! If you find the energy you can also call around and ask anyone who keeps horses if you can take some of their dirt/manure!
@Wewereseeds Steal some dirt! Either from the woods or from outside the hardware store at 2am!
Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.
Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?
Despite all my aversion for Microsoft - their enterprise software was enabling a lot of companies to run their own IT infrastructure: AD, Exchange, Sharepoint, MS SQL, MS CRM, ...
Now they are inching out of that market space towards "Cloud", pulling all the Microsoft tech crowd along, they're leaving behind a vacuum. And there's no contender left with even a semblance of similar product integration.
It's kinda pulling the rug from under a lot of local/regional onprem IT support orgs too...
nice attack on WPAD (windows automatic proxy configuration) via DHCPv6! https://blog.fox-it.com/2018/01/11/mitm6-compromising-ipv4-networks-via-ipv6/
I had never had a streaming service account, because I refused to set one up with a centralized service that locks me down, does not allow me to download tracks, and doesn't have libre-licensed content.
I am okay with this. I am very okay with this.
We now have a handful of Funkwhale instances with open registrations running on the 0.18 version!
If you want to try out #Funkwhale or recommand it to some friends, you can join:
(or visit https://network.funkwhale.audio/dashboards/d/overview/network-overview?refresh=2h&panelId=6&fullscreen&orgId=1&from=now-2d&to=now for the up to date list ;)
Meta bollox Show more
Assuming the average user even knows what a Github is, let alone know how to navigate it to view some update notes comprised entirely of vague commit messages, is quite possibly one of the worst things a developer of a Web service can do.
Dead Cells devs run as an “anarcho-syndical workers cooperative” with no bosses and equal pay for everyone
(Found on /r/GamerGhazi)
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
Floppy Disks Show more
And I come at this from a weird perspective.
Floppy disks were an anachronism even when I was in school. We still used them, because most everyone still had at least access to a computer with a floppy drive, but they were going the way of the dodo.
But the way we used floppy disks has never been replicated. USB drives are too physically small, and too expensive.
CDs are read only, or they're "read/write" but only barely, and they're slow!
Downside to the ubiquity of TLS Show more
It's now much harder for someone who's never played with networking to write an HTTP server, whereas writing a daemon that speaks plaintext HTTP is like, 30 minutes of work.
IDK maybe I'm chasing a ghost that's gone forever - IT is so hopelessly commodified that nothing's the same for beginners as it was when I started.
I don't know if that's better or worse.
I'm a fan of non-hierarchical organization and a cybersecurity treehugger.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here