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.
privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning
maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables
the safest way to use computers is still abstinence
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
did a manual correction of some time tracking in org-mode and accidentally entered the wrong hour number and amused to see the time tracking entered as negative
glad I fixed this so I don't have to pay my clients for this time helping them
setting up the shell of the librelounge.org website using Haunt
why wouldn't you want to define your website layout in sexps, just sayin'
Well the exploits start comin' and they don't stop comin' https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/spectre-meltdown-researchers-unveil-7-more-speculative-execution-attacks/
Since I don't really have functioning opengl on this machine I'm back on stumpwm, but enough time in gnome leads me to keep moving the mouse to the upper left when I mean to switch workspaces again...
Time is money. Space is also money.
man, forgot how noisy this machine is. I probably need to open it and clean out the fan.
otoh it's already really nice to have a proper second monitor again.
Well I'm back up and running again on ye olde X200 for now.
Things seem to be working... I'm going to miss having opengl support until my main machine is repaired tho
Well, I was able to get up ye olde x200 up and running with guixsd again
I'm gonna miss stuff like opengl in the meanwhile ;P
server issues too
feeling depressed by all these problems happening at once when all I want to do is make cool things
gonna go lie down for a while
Trying to move from one computer to another because my main machine is having problems and my backup server is deciding that now is a great time to start flaking out too.
Why does everything have to break at once...
Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.
It is really important work.
I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.
Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!
I posted this last year in my neighborhood Facebook group
China's Communist Party is attacking and disappearing Marxist students who are fighting for workers' rights https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/asia/china-student-marxist-missing-intl/index.html
I get frustrated by things, but I really am privileged to be able to live a fairly magical life where I can work on the things I think are really important and which matter. Trying to use that to build things so that others can too.
Emailed Purism tech support. The good news is that I do have other laptops I can use that are in not great but functioning shape in the interim, it's just going to be some extra time to set them up again (which I'm a bit short of right now, but at least I have options)