**Grumble, grumble**. DRM proponents. **Grumble grumble**
Google “wants to guess the question before you ask it.”
Ask yourself: how well must a company know me to do that? What else can they do if they know me so well?
As many of you know for the past year I've been an active activist working with the Pioneer Valley Workers Center to combat ICE actions and worker abuse in Western Massachusetts. This is the organization I got arrested with blocking the ICE office expansion!
It's our end-of-year fundraising campaign to raise our general operating funds. If you've ever wanted to support me then please support the PVWC! Donate at the link below!
@cwebber *Sees your $69 per month*
BTW if you like the work I'm doing on things like ActivityPub, maybe consider joining https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
To be clear: I'm not in a financial danger, I do have income from contracting, and I love my clients. However, I more or less paid for most of ActivityPub's specification work myself, and prioritizing community things is easier when I have to worry about contracting less.
Thanks everyone who's supporting already :)
Oh btw, since there's a publishing moratorium due to Holidaze (TM) move to Recommendation won't happen until early 2018. Santa will hopefully come late this year. ;)
ActivityPub made it to Proposed Recommendation! Woooo! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
Now we just need to wait on member vote + management to find out if we make it to Recommendation!
I should make some blogposts! But first I'm gonna shower, attend some standards meetings ;P
@technomancy a few years ago I was so inundated with so much Silicon Valley news/hyperbole, I convinced myself I *needed* to know DevOps, and starting spinning up AWS services left and right.
I regret knowing so much, and comparing other services to it, and it really hasn't helped me in any way that improved my or my community's lives.
But the most important lesson: Silicon Valley Kool-aid is strong, and throws great parties. Everyone partying until the comet arrives...
In a software world that isn't dominated by VC money, I wonder how valuable it is to have expertise with EC2. The whole idea of being able to spin up a ton of new compute capacity on demand is cool and makes one feel powerful, but it doesn't seem to have much overlap with solving problems actual humans have.
Eventually, I had to completely delete toot-related statistics, which makes me sad, but the most used stats are those about instances anyway.
Everything should be back to normal after the next data fetch on midnight (EST).
Sorry for the trouble !