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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: patreon.com/cwebber

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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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

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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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! 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

@emacsen @Cadeon @varx Emacs's config file *is* code, and tbh most of the programs that I prefer to use recognize the importance of that because ultimately they'll add those "features" later, but worse. See also the popularity of "oh we'll just use YAML, this is just a config file" and then "oh no we need conditionals, let's add Jinja2 or some other ill-fitting templating language"

Heck, was it ansible or salt? One of them recently added *exception handling* to their YAML configs! *Come on.*

I'm not saying neural nets don't have their uses but maybe if your goal is to generate funny phrases, use markov chains

hey remember when markov chains were the new hotness for generating gibberish phrases instead of neural nets?

sure were a lot cheaper

does the "dropping a malware flash drive in the parking lot and hoping someone plugs it in" cyberattack vector have a proper name yet? if not, i propose Show more

Is this openwashing? Claim of MIPS going "open" but it looks like you need to "sign up" to get access to their "IP" wavecomp.ai/mipsopen

uh

I wish they had mentioned how Git LFS took a lot of ideas from git-annex in the article though. Not that such ideas aren't a river but I feel like that bit of info is missing.

I guess I'm more suspicious of a company handing me a usb stick today as some swag than one I acquired last decade in that popular knowledge of usb exploits wasn't as common then

Yes, some data is not turing complete. Some code isn't either.

Repeat after me:

code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code
code is data, data is code

Really happy to see the term "user freedom" taking off more. A lot of what we do spans more than just the software itself; network freedoms a great example. And users are and should be the focus.

With Krita being as good as it is and Blender 2.8 looking like it's gonna be rad as hell, it's a good time to use FOSS art stuff.

@cwebber protip: mke2fs the device first. That command checks to see what filesystem is already on the device, and if it's mounted.

We had some audio issues on our first attempt to record with our guest but those have been fixed... I think this episode of @librelounge will be the best one yet by far.

Thanks thanks thanks thanks again @emacsen for editing. I know it's a lot of work!

welp, i downloaded 7.2 gigs of data from tumblr so far so, yay

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