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InspiroBot™ understands how deep you are.

regular message to whatever Culture ship is in system at the moment: me and a small group of friends are ready for pickup whenever you feel like swinging by.

Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:

Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!

Mother: Oh no.

Father: It looks good ...

Mother: Can you find the things we need?

... (long pause) ...

Father: No ...

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Website: hey you use ad-blocking thingy
Me: damn straight
Website: mind switching it off?
Me: gfy
Website: [blocks content]
Me: uses READER VIEW in Firefox mastodon.social/media/ZNz9dx7S

#FreeBSD finally released their much improved Code of Conduct.

freebsd.org/internal/code-of-c

I'm very happy to see this. Assholes are actively seeking out orgs and events without solid CoCs.

It seems the publishing industry has reached a point where they're so cash-strapped and so beleaguered by ad fraud, that they feel they have to run a ton of code to:

- fingerprint you
- detect ad-stacking and other scams
- detect how long or if the user has looked at the ad

… all of which leads to the familiar "I just loaded a news article, why is my fan spinning?"

If you're already chewing up the user's CPU to try to make money, cryptocurrency miners sorta feel like the logical conclusion.

@mike @lattera @wezm Let's see... so to review a diff someone wants me to look at, do I want to rely on email with its great interop, client diversity, accessibility, and inherently independent infrastructure, or do I want my naturally insecure web browser to visit a javescript-heavy social network for git users only, which runs on a giant cluster of computers owned by a for-profit corporation...?

I do have friends who work at github, BTW. But I am sticking with email for diffs, thanks.

You are cordially invited to participate!

BSDStammtisch WIEN (Vienna/Austria) 0x01:
Tuesday 2018-02-13, 19:00
at Operngasse 9, 1040 Wien.

Topics
- Automation with Ansible
- Show and Tell: Show us your quick tips for CLI tools, GUI, services in 5'
- Drinks & chat

Every person interested in *BSD is welcome!
bsdstammtisch.at/

Sometimes I need to respond to a post but I know it might be brutal. I use an annotation tool like Hypothes.is and post it for my eyes only. The total numbers of these self-silenced posts is growing and I am beginning to wonder if they might become 'infected' and a danger to me. I used to write secrets to myself and then burn them in the fire. That was very satisfying, but the delete key is just not the same. Yes, I worry. I really do. #smallstories

@bcallah @antranigv @phessler

OpenBSD is better at dogfooding, full stop.

youtube.com/watch?v=MMpiDs-0EB [1]

[1] I guess most in the communities are aware of this talk, but I link to it because it seems to conveys something useful beyond the technical details.

@jrm @antranigv @phessler The old NYC*BUG joke is that the real name of Mac OS X is FreeBSD: Developer Edition because all the FreeBSD devs would come with Apple products (running Mac OS X).

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Finding #Ostrom's rules for governing the commons far less radical than I was expecting (or perhaps hoping): boundaries, monitoring, policing, sanctions, fines (paid to those policing!), a judiciary. It feels like tacit acknowledgement of the commons 'tragedy' and a need for coercion, just whereas Hardin advocated it through private property or state ownership here it simply moves to the local level. Am I missing something? Does direct local participation make policing benevolent? #readinggroup

It’s lasertime!

Not bad for a first try. Now back to the drawing app...

#rain
social.coop/media/QZQtj4CQ9bIg