I may be biased, but I was most pleased with the accessibility hackathon they ran. #HackOnMDN
Looking back at a year of countless MDN improvements, and teasing some of the cool things yet to come: @jwhitlock's first @MozDevNet Changelog of 2019
non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.
it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.
if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.
#Hypha DAT-1 spike complete!
1. Generates strong passphrase using Diceware (EFF’s word list).
2. From the passphrase, derives Ed25519 (signing) and Curve25519 (encryption) key material.
3. Uses signing keys to create an in-browser hypercore.
4. Replicates the in-browser hypercore to the unprivileged always-on node via web socket.
5. Always-on node joins hyperswarm and replicates with native client.
Today I happened upon the arguments limit for the #java #programming language.
I've used that language for years. This is the first time I encountered that compilation error.
Apparently the #JVM spec states in §4.3.3 that a method descriptor can have no more than 255 arguments, including the normally implied /this/ argument.
I used a #varargs parameter with 1000 items. That's too many for Java!
Internet-linked microphones are privacy-flawed & can collect & use data w/out consent, says @msjpauly.
Google Home recordings "can become part of Google’s already ultra-specific profile of you as a consumer, that companies pay Google to target with ads." https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/01/amazon-echo-alexa-google-home-spying-on-me/
There's a psychological phenomenon (don't remember it's proper name), that the most attention is given to the beginning and to the end of a linearly ordered data (list, text, etc.).
This doesn't appear efficient though:
To get a better idea of the data, one should instead look into the middle of it. This way you get a better chance of not being bored immediately and learning something right away.
Moreover, I suppose offsetting cognitive biases in general is desirable.
Interesting fact: the very first IntelliJ IDEA had the extract method refactoring. Nobody had ever done this for Java before. This feature was implemented by Valentin Kipyatkov a few days before the end of the millennium. #IJ18Bday
Despite the federal government telling California it can't offer unemployment coverage to federal employees required to work without pay during the shutdown, the state's governor says "we're going to do it, and shame on them."
Familienministerium: Wenn bekannt wird, wie wir arbeiten, kann man uns nicht mehr vertrauen - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/familienministerium-wenn-bekannt-wird-wie-wir-arbeiten-kann-man-uns-nicht-mehr-vertrauen/ #rr
Richiesta Link in Italiano
Cerco URI utili per bambini curiosi di imparare a conoscere l'informatica in profondità, possibilmente in italiano.
Se avete dei link da suggerirmi... alle 14 inizia la mia ultima lezione.
Io conoscevo già https://fare.polito.it
Avete altri suggerimenti?
(apprezzo i boost, fino alle 14 chiunque abbia buoni link da suggerire è il ben venuto!)
🛎️ Website update: finally revised a short article that critiques Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation (that I am a member of) for their strategy of shunning proprietary software:
If there is anything more Luddite, I haven't seen it https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/us/waymo-self-driving-cars-arizona-attacks.html
Despite months of obfuscation and last minute changes, #Article13 still mandates copyright filters for big platforms. Help stop the #CopyrightDirective by contacting your government today. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/internet-facing-catastrophe-free-expression-and-competition-only-europeans-can https://twitter.com/Senficon/status/1085919641686429697
hi! my partner @cq is looking to commission an artist who does nature/animal drawings, specifically birds. please DM her if you are this or know someone who is. thank you!
(boosts ok and appreciated)
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