The proposed #EU copyright directive will force Wikipedia, Github and thousands of other free sharing systems off the Internet. It's vital that you write to your MEPs about it now. Here's my piece on the subject. >>>
Just heard an owl for the first time in my life. And it’s near my house! 🦉
Wish it would shut up, it’s quite late.
Spent ages trying to understand why dependencies weren’t downloading. Turns out there were already downloaded, I’d just forgotten the correct namespace for literally all of them. 🤦🏻♂️
GDPR Takes Show more
It's kind of fun to watch those in the media bubble of US tech discourse hear that not everyone agrees with their stance of "Privacy is Dead".
If anything, I feel like the GDPR doesn't go far enough, in that it allows law enforcement to and national security interests to process data without similar rights being provided.
In a sense, these new "rights" are a reaction to the underhanded tactics businesses use to spy on their users.
TIL about `xargs -P`. This is powerful!
Going through my son’s #Lego (for that vital piece that is “like this but it has an up bit”) and I notice that approx. half the people are female. Most are engineers or police officers, not just shopkeepers and homemakers. Very different to when I was a kid. It’s a little thing, but well done Lego.
#SupplyChain attacks strike again: https://neuvector.com/container-security/backdoor-ssh-vulnerability/
Backdoor found in #Python ssh-decorator module in PyPi.
*reading hackernews comments*
why are you all so fucking wrong
blockchain thought experiment Show more
The #blockchain already contains illegal material placed there by (sick) vandals, spreading it to innocent hodlers. However this apparently hasn’t resulted in any attention from law enforcement.
What if someone put a Disney film on there? They are much more proactive with DMCA takedowns than law enforcement are with prosecuting computer crimes. Would they DMCA the blockchain? Or, is it possible to infringe trademarks on a blockchain? If not defended, a ™ is lost...
"By late next year, #bitcoin could be consuming more electricity than all the world’s solar panels currently produce — about 1.8 percent of global electricity, according to a simple extrapolation of the study’s predictions. That would effectively erase decades of progress on renewable energy."
Today is also Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Show more
Add descriptions to ALL your images. Not only does this add info for those with limited sight, it's another layer to add fun commentary when we hover over an image.
CamelCaseYourHashtags as this makes screenreaders more accurate.
Have a discussion in your organisation how you can be #A11Y focused with intent.
royal wedding 🇬🇧 Show more
BBC News’ top story: Meghan sad over father’s wedding absence. Yesterday’s headline was “Father not attending wedding”. There are a couple more Royal Wedding features further down the page.
Can’t believe or understand the interest in the tedious personal lives of royals. End grump.