Also: why aren't they called 'mastodonists' ?
Filed three new bugs this morning; hoping to get at least two more written up by the end of day.
Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.
Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.
Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.
Food for thought: there's an overabundance of "how to not use Google services" guides out there. More than enough for Microsoft. Virtually none for Apple.
Here's a headline I just saw: "Coca Cola is fighting Gatorade by investing in Body Armor". Well, I had no idea the sugar wars had gotten so intense.
I need a GTK laptop sticker. Anybody got a spare sittin' around?
That feeling when you pitch multiple talks to a conference in order to goose your odds of getting selected, and the conference approves the one you're least interested in doing.
This coffee-chicory I'm currently drinking is named "Immediate Regrets Blend". I presume.
Saw another indie "car computer" project this morning: https://hackaday.com/2018/08/01/raspberry-pi-on-the-go-powers-car-system/
"indie" meaning "reinvents the entire software stack". Normally, a crazy amount of needless work for a DIY project is totally cool, but I can't help thinking that the prevalence of these is evidence that the Automotive Grade Linux group still hasn't produced anything people can use. I followed AGL closely SIX YEARS ago; there's still nothing you can put in your car.
After sleeping on it, I think #Mastodon should rename ‘instances’ to ‘Communities.’
Instances feels too technical and I see even savvy people struggling to understand it.
I argue communities would make much more sense. It denotes much of the purpose behind _why_ this service has different instances, and many people will already be familiar with the concept from Reddit (the, what, sixth most popular site on the net?).
Unpopular opinion time: I'm not sympathetic to the "I've marked myself as do-not-photograph-me" movement that a proportion of FOSS conferences has taken up. When you go out in public, you're in public and you're seen. That decision has been made at that point, and you're attempting to control other people's behavior after that point. Which is not acceptable.
(and before everyone starts chiming in, it is not the "firefox %u" bit in the .desktop file. That would be trivial.)
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