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
Making what I think will be a big improvement to #spritely goblins, but it's a backwards incompatible change. (And yeah, that's why I'm not trying to encourage serious users of the library yet, changing API.)
Previously if your actor/object both wanted to specify a new handler *and* return a procedure simulataneously you had to do:
(values (bcom new-procedure) 'return-val)
Now that is a... silly abuse of multiple value return. Now you can do:
(bcom new-procedure 'return-val)
Missy and I made another "motivation comic" for @mlemweb but she can't open it until she finishes a draft of her next chapter!
A custom ascii art cookie for whoever first gets Terminal Phase packaged in a mainstream GNU/Linux distro https://gitlab.com/dustyweb/terminal-phase
It is time that people understand that #Apple is in no way better compared to the other big tech companies. Like all of them, they have to comply with US law. Also their business depends more and more on adds and analyzing their users with AppleTV, AppleMusic, Siri, etc... Trusting black boxes and highly closed and regulated ecosystems will not bring us more #privacy and freedom. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT #nf
Apple drops plans for encrypted iPhone backups at behest of FBI https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT