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Just kidding; a mass issue-tracker migration is a great way to remind everyone of all the bugs they filed ten years ago that have gotten zero attention in the intervening decade.

In other news, if I go missing, it's because I was buried under a pile of GNOME Bugzilla-is-migrating-to-GitLab emails and suffocated.

GitLab open sourced push mirroring and added it core. This is a great win for #decentralization!!! You can now run your own canonical GitLab instance & easily mirror to GitHub for findability.

Read more here: about.gitlab.com/2018/05/22/gi

Another reason why GitLab is #1

#federation #fediverse #decentralize

I have definitely emailed more Tibetan people this week than in the rest of my life put together.

What if, instead of 'rebooting' The Last Starfighter, the studio went back, updated the CG, and didn't mess with the rest of it?

R.I.P. Robin 'Roblimo' Miller, of Slashdot & NewsForge EIC fame. He gave me my first break as a tech journalist and a crazy amount of leeway on topics.

The headline: "What's coming in LDAP 2.5"

My first thought: "Perhaps a time machine, for taking users back to a decade when LDAP mattered."

@cwebber I coulda sworn all my pets are mammals; now I have to go check.

@flussence ...and yes, if that's true, that would mean that the Unicode character is misnamed, but so are many others. The Lao block, for example, has at least four characters that the 10.0 spec notes are named incorrectly....

@flussence That always involves some interpretation, though; the UCD doesn't provide context. Other linguistic sources I've seen suggest it is actually 9.5, for example.

@flussence Not that that's a swipe against Perl, just against European-based cultures implementations of minority scripts in general, mind you....

@flussence I have zero confidence that Perl implements historical Tibetan math correctly.

Also, the Tibetan bracket characters are way cooler than the [Latin] ones. ༺Wouldn't you agree?༻

Fun Facts From Unicode: Tibetan has twenty numeric digits (for its base-ten numbers) because it has a set of "half-number" digits in addition to the usual decimal digits. A "half one" means "0.5", a "half six" means "5.5", and so on.

I'm not entirely certain what this means for the "half zero". The Unicode spec is unclear.

All these Raspberry Pi clones, not a single Snozzberry.

IN case you were wondering, my brown and electric-pink Ethernet cables arrived. Already happily plugged the latter in next to a regular-pink cable to sit back and appreciate the difference.

The more I learn about MQTT, the more I think I've been hit on the head, travelled back in time, and am reading about DBus

Hypothesis: the proliferation of transparent phones, displays, and tablets in contemporary sci-fi movies & shows that use bright-glowing text and images implies that, in the future, interfaces designers and UI testing have both been eradicated. Dark.

It depresses me that, 500 years from now, when we can send instantaneous psychic messages across the Universe to anyone with perfect thought-to-thought transfer, sales people will still not answer us but insist we call them on their 800 number instead.