We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

I just spent hours debugging my kubernetes ingress rules.
Only to finally have it dawn on me that I had not defined the service (which I retrospect was pretty much what the error message said all along).

Hmmm I see quite a few accounts with a "only local follows" policy. Which strikes me as odd for a federated network.
And frankly actively hostile to people running personal instances (which for the record does not include me).

It is possible to be fascinated by technology, including AI, voice recognition, etc and still horrified by the companies currently manning the gates by which people can access that technology.

Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

Do you remember when Firefox had a builtin RSS reader, webpages had a subscribe button..

I miss those days.

I really should find another home here in the fediverse. There are just too many people on mastodon.social for any timelines other than my own to be useful.
But I have no clue which one to pick.

If you're a software developer who, like me, thinks Microsoft & the rest of the "Frightful Five" have way too much power an influence... the best way to take them all down a few pegs is to release the software you write under a #Copyleft license like the GPL/AGPL. They *hate* that, because they can't co-opt it like they can all the "weak" MIT/Apache/BSD licensed open source. #FOSS is MSFT's kryptonite. Pass it on.

I should really find an other Mastodon instance. Neither the local or the federated timeline on mastodon.social is useful for discovering new people to follow.

Rewatching Sense8 - I remembered that it was great. But not how absolutely fantastic it is.
I'm a little bit in love with all the main characters.
Which it fitting I suppose. Seeing how the series is really all about love. Which a healthy does of badassery kicked in.

Next: "we can’t go back to a pre-AMP web to start over. The discussions about whether the AMP project should be removed, or discouraged for a different framework, have long passed."

Yes we can. And no they haven't.

I expect more from you, EFF. Geez.

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Rust is the only major programming language to allow you to put a cow in a box

I'm baffled by the campaign on Facebook. Do people really believe that Facebook can be reformed? That seems so naïve seeing how Facebook has been a bad faith player from day one.

"So, do you think one day robots will have human rights?"
"Perhaps," the robot said, "but first I want to see all humans have human rights."
"What do you mean? All humans do have human rights. It's in the name."
"Then I first want to see all humans considered human."
"Oh. Yeah."

"Wide doorways," the prince wrote.
"To frame your dramatic entrances," the architect of his new palace wrote back.
"Gentle slopes, no stairs," the prince wrote.
"To better display your grace," the architect wrote.
The prince eyed the wheeled chair that gave him freedom.

@hirojin Have you read "Towards Optimization-Safe Systems"? Their static analysis found hundreds of real bugs in common packages caused by compiler optimizing safety-critical checks into nops: people.csail.mit.edu/nickolai/

PSA: Recent versions of Firefox and Chrome can render SVG favicons, so you can easily do Emoji favicons like this!

<link rel=icon href='data:image/svg+xml,<svg xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 100 100"><text y=".9em" font-size="90">🤯</text></svg>'>

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