"don't be evil": Google tries to patent a student's work after the student demos it in an interview https://patentpandas.org/stories/company-patented-my-idea
Best things I've read on today's npm brouhaha:
I can't count the number of times I've handed over control of an npm package I owned to some random person on the internet. It used to be considered a best practice, a solution to OSS maintainer burnout. Ah well.
does it smell
like a poem
do you wrinkle your nose
does it still smell like a poem in here
a week, a month later
have you tried every cleaning product
all afternoon in apron and rubber gloves
scrubbing furiously at the carpet
trying to get out the stench
trying to head off the shame
of a friend or colleague visiting
in a month, or a year
and stepping in to the room saying
does it smell like a poem in here
The remote UK community living off-grid
(submitted by cmsefton)
read 2 get really angry about capitalism Show more
if u wanna really fume this morning check out this advice column letter about a person whose job FINES THEM CASH for being minutes late to work. almost as depressing is the letter writer’s internalized guilt and self loathing https://www.askamanager.org/2018/11/my-employer-fined-me-90-for-being-late.html
I’ve ridden the 2018 Gong Ride
Most of it anyway It wasn't my most successful year. I'd done about the same amount of preparation as for the last couple of years but had to pull out after almost 60km due to severe muscle cramps. in general I haven't exercised as much as I have in previous years, and working from home…[...]
#Bitcoin must die
If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.
this post is a master class in why you don't want to piss off a florist https://theotherguysride.tumblr.com/post/178747027185/found-you-through-your-florist-stories-is-there-a
facebook and myanmar rant Show more
I guess what affects me the most about this is the casual rascist arrogance that Zuckerberg and the tech industry in general has. Foisting English-language tech on the world and not bothering to ensure that there's proper support for the actual languages spoken in other countries than the US 😠
The whole move fast and break things paradigm needs to DIAF and I especially like the slogan "Facebook is a toilet".
The NBN was down all morning. I was in the middle of a support call to my ISP (it must be a fault at your end) when they got a lot more reports. The support person then said that apparently the NBN had been "rationalising the network" and that had caused the issue.
in the afternoon I got a "courtesy text" from the ISP stating that they'd completed a network upgrade in my area and some customers may have had their connections dropped as a result. 🤔
I met a traveler from an icy land
Who said—"Two dry and fleshless pits of plum
Lie in the dustbin... near them, on the floor,
Half stained with purple juice a napkin lies,
Whose tears and wrinkles tell
That its user well those plums enjoyed;
And on the napkin, these words appear:
I have eaten the plums
That were in the icebox;
Look on my works, ye Hungry, and despair!
Nothing beside remains."
linux news, blog link Show more
this is a really good analysis of the Linux news by Otter Tech, https://otter.technology/blog/2018/09/20/linux-kernel-hastily-adopts-standard-code-of-conduct/
This is a righteous rant about software "engineering"
Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot
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