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Worth reading even if only to find where you think it's wrong about .
(HN concluded it was a hit piece and promptly buried it.)

Interesting that Cory Doctorow posted an anti-Facebook article today.. In Locus.

Why is network programming so low level in ? Network programming looks like a breeze in Python's twisted library or in Go's net package.

May be more and more people should write real world haskell code than talking and writing only about the cool abstractions (not saying they are not important) possible in Haskell.

@rhiaro “I resent the control corporations have over people and their everyday lives. I hate the surveillance society we have accidently brought upon ourselves,” says Amy Guy, a coder from Scotland who helped build a platform called ActivityPub to connect decentralized Web sites. ― vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/th

hackers/users: I have a question. Does firefox/chromium on OpenBSD work with Google Hangout video calls?

I have been (implicitly) taught to have empathy. I learned about the word empathy much later in my life (english not being my first language). Even then, I thought empathy and sympathy are one and the same!

I think having empathy makes one's life miserable! Suddenly you are being bothered by everything happening around you and helplessness kicks in. And there are lots of people trying to exploit you in that situation.

I am learning the lessons the hard way.

This writeup of my #LibrePlanet2018 keynote on BoingBoing is more eloquent and concise than the talk. Thanks to Cory for the awesome summary, reflections, and signal boost! boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digi

Some ideas for FSF campaigns:

Try to persuade more people uploading to YouTube to select a CC license rather than the YouTube Standard license. This will more easily allow non-Youtube sites to copy and host the same content without legal problems.

General promotion of PeerTube.

Promote the fediverse as an alternative to Twitter/Facebook

At events or talks give a fediverse address in preference to a Twitter URL.

Maybe consider moving Savannah to Gitea, or running Gitea in addition.

Advocate for free software projects to not be hosted on Github.

I just learned that the #Debian #Gitlab instance is not limited to the Debian project but open for any Free Software project. In case you are looking for a (new) home, I think Debian is a great place to be. salsa.debian.org

Holy shit! Mes now compiles tinycc which compiles gcc!

The fully reproducible system is nearly upon us!

Coincidentally spotted the #ISS last night from our roof top. Light from the setting sun in the west illuminated an object moving eastwards across the clear sky at rather incredible speed. At first it looked like a very fast airplane but it had no blinking lights, it was just a single spot of light. A friend noted the current time (18:44) when it had moved past Jupiter which could also be seen, and later looked up the object in #stellarium and confirmed that what we saw was indeed the ISS 😀 🛰 ✨

Turns out talking to people are really, truly passionate about what they do is more effective for energy than caffeine #a11y

A incomplete list of generics reimplementations in Go [sic]:

- medium.com/@arschles/go-experi
- github.com/attic-labs/noms/blo
- And the new entry: github.com/google/gvisor/blob/

Again, the revisited Greenspun's tenth rule: "Any sufficiently complicated [dynamically/weakly] typed program contains an informally-specified, bug-ridden implementation of half of a type system."

#types #type-systems

"...I've always lived cheaply. I live like a student, basically. And I like that, because it means that money is not telling me what to do. I can do what I think is important for me to do. It freed me to do what seemed worth doing. So make a real effort to avoid getting sucked into all the expensive lifestyle habits of typical Americans. Because if you do that, then people with the money will dictate what you do with your life. You won't be able to do what's really important to you."


If you're into working with humans, free software & cryptography, and you love the idea of helping news organizations break their biggest stories based on submissions by whistleblowers, you may want to come work with me! New opening at Freedom of the Press Foundation just went up - boosts appreciated:


#nonprofitjobs #securedrop

The romantic image of an über-programmer is someone who fires up Emacs, types like a machine gun, and delivers a flawless final product from scratch. A more accurate image would be someone who stares quietly into space for a few minutes and then says “Hmm. I think I’ve seen something like this before.” - recent post, John D Cook.

This is a thread about computers.

I have a lot to say.

I might not be able to finish right now.

I'm going to post unlisted.

This is a great thread by @ajroach42 about old computers and how some of the things they did were great. It’s also very long. If you aren’t following him, then this is my recommendation that you do.

Ok, to keep myself from impulse-buying electronics stuff I donated to Project Alloy instead.


This year's Utrecht Summer School on functional programming will run from 27-31 August. Check out the schedule, registration details, and further information on t.co/hk4nnAZIGJ