I'm funding a small, independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to fix problems that were born at my company on my watch, that I've allowed to fester uninterrupted for a decade as I flapped about ineffectually and am now refusing to take responsibility for or acknowledge anyone else’s efforts to improve, something something scale.
i know i say it a lot but the only path to good software is to destroy capitalism
Interesting bit of trivia from a video about The Great Trigonometrical Survey: Everest did not approve of the mountain many know as Mount Everest Everest named after him. At the time the name was proposed he was the prior but now retired head of the survey. He'd made a practice of using local names and pointed out that even if locals disagreed what the peek should be called his name couldn't be accurately written in the local languages. The geographic committee ignored his letter of protest.
#Lexember is coming, folks! That's the thing where conlangers make a new word for their language(s) every day during December. I intend to participate this year for the first time, posting each word on Twitter and Mastodon. Let the games begin!
@hisham_hm Hey, what do you use for cross-posting on Twitter and Mastodon?
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!