trump finally built the wall - it's around the whitehouse, incomplete, and a bunch of wooden panels painted to look like concrete https://twitter.com/poppy_haze/status/1323659748194091010
Everyone was so happy to unload on DigitalOcean for #hacktoberfest spam, but nobody seems to be saying anything about them having fixed it. Here's me correcting the Fediverse's mistake with a link: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/hacktoberfest-update
This twitter thread from the Caves Of Qud devs about how they keep the alt-right out of their game community is worth reading.
youtube-dl taken down from GitHub. Some maintainers are in the comments of this discussing it: https://github.com/github/dmca/pull/8122
where's the fork on sourcehut and/or codeberg and/or anywhere else besides fucking Microsoft GitHub?
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:
This is a vitally important blog post for everyone in computing.
uspol, elections, trump
Finally there is some serious discussion in the mainstream of the possibility of a coup in the USA. Before it was either clickbait or irony.
I've been worried about this for quite some time, but most people I spoke with played it down.
I like how "American exceptionalism" is explicitly called out as a cause of that here:
This is also a decent read about this: