So this is what I have been working on for the last few years: https://hri.edu.au/ – the Facility itself, not just the web site. :)
Need an experiment space for HRI research? We have one of the largest and most highly instrumented in the world, and it's available for you to use.
Ping @gnome ;)
Geary 0.13 is out! 🎉🎉🎉
Featuring an all new account manager, olive-buttery-smooth conversation loading, GNOME Online Accounts integration, and a lot lot more: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/geary-list/2019-February/msg00016.html
I mean, since guillotines aren't really the done thing any more, sure? http://theconversation.com/yes-we-can-put-bank-bosses-in-jail-but-is-that-the-best-way-to-hold-them-to-account-111507
Not-Invented-Here Syndrome in Contemporary Programming Languages, or, The Death of Programming Language Integration. Starring Rust, supported by pretty much the rest of them.
I really hate how every new language has its own packaging and build system. Massive anti-feature.
NSW Land and Environment Court rejects coal mine approval on social and climate change grounds: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/08/court-rules-out-hunter-valley-coalmine-climate-change-rocky-hill
Goddamn someone take Adani to court right now!
Seems like most email server software has no problem with the case insensitivity of protocols like SMTP and IMAP. Except some, just some, require cargo-culting the RFC's typical use of upper case use for things like auth and start-TLS.
I just hope their ability to correctly use crypto libraries exceeds their ability to read protocol specifications.
“By seeking to explicate, and denounce, the novel dynamics of surveillance capitalism, Zuboff normalizes too much in capitalism itself.“
Capitalism’s New Clothes —https://thebaffler.com/latest/capitalisms-new-clothes-morozov
Ever wondered why computer games like Simcity and Cities Skylines will selfdestruct the towns if you raise taxes?
Here's a long read about the right wing economic theories that laid the foundation for Simcity when a logic was needed during its creation and then continues to influence game makers (and policy makers) today
(from Logic Magazine)
3.32 is shaping up to be a great release for Epiphany, a.k.a GNOME Web: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/epiphany-list/2019-February/msg00000.html
Oh this is pretty cool, Purism is I assume financing the production of game development tutorials using a libre engine for Linux: https://puri.sm/posts/purism-announces-a-partnership-with-gdquest-to-develop-adaptive-game-tutorials/
Have you considered contributing to #OpenStreetMaps? It's like Wikipedia but for maps - a map that everybody can edit! Today, the NSW Address Import project added thousands of addresses for West Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and West Pymble.
If you know those areas, check it out and start mapping!