So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.
How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
Other things you may want to know:
- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history
The Flight of the Bumblebee performed on the theremin - Carolina Eyck
We're having another SocialCG meeting on November 7th at 16:00 UTC! https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/socialcg-meeting-on-november-7th-16-00-utc/1106
On the agenda: officially making alsoKnownAs part of the ActivityStreams agenda. And maybe something else if you have it!
Software A is designed to download videos from server S; software B as well.
How can A be considered as “circumventing a technical measure” while B isn’t?
(With A = youtube-dl and B = Firefox, say.)
"wolf kink", fanfiction, copyright takedowns
Fascinating article about wolf kink fanfiction copyright takedowns https://web.archive.org/web/20200611030407/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/business/omegaverse-erotica-copyright.html
@cwebber Sad day.
Time to migrate off GitHub. I wouldn't be surprised if projects like Freetube, Invidio.us, and even Nitter were next.
whoa somehow I hadn't seen the "RIAA getting GitHub to do a takedown of youtube-dl" bit https://twitter.com/xor/status/1319738279772770308
For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road
Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:
I delight in the existence of "jbovlazbakamnandu" and "jbovlazbakemsedycro" in lojban, referring to the difficulty of word-making in lojban and a headache from lojban word-making respectively
“Resource management in KDE”:
There’s a parallel with resource management issues in multi-server OSes like the #Hurd.
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