Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-)
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)
[Full-time] Director of Technology at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team https://www.fossjobs.net/job/10111/director-of-technology-at-humanitarian-openstreetmap-team/ #jobs
Update: The #PineTime $25 smartwatch will be based on the Nordic NRF52832 SoC, providing a 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4 MCU, Bluetooth 5 and more. Memory will likely be 512KB flash + 64KB SRAM, probably with some added DRAM. Will run FreeRTOS
At the risk of over-helping, I recently started learning git too. I've amassed a fairly decent pile of tutorials.
Let me know if you'd enjoy a link deluge. :)
misogyny in tech, MIT/Ito/Epstein
Glad to see this from danah boyd.
Try to imagine a world where every advertisement was replaced with art celebrating you as a worker and reminding you of your power and value.
At their core, all ads are telling you that you aren't happy, but you could be if you bought something. The cumulative effect of seeing that all day every day must be devastating, but we've never known anything else
@kemonine @chuck It's a Hannibal Tactical 36L with Molle. I unclipped most of the extraneous mall ninja stuff because I don't care about that crap. The Secret Squirrel velcro patch is from cyberattribution.com. The googly eyes are velcro'd on because this backpack takes itself way too seriously.
I use the Molle straps for cable management when I go war walking and data point gathering for OSM. I can mount the GPS, wifi antenna, and display in such a way that they're able to get LoS and not get broken as I move around. RasPi and power supply stay in the top pouch (where I keep Windbringer's PSU).
Bright orange zipper pulls are glow-in-the-dark paracord (also from Amazon) because I can't see them otherwise (yes, I need new glasses).
Amethyst hanger is because I think Amethyst is cool.
It's very early days, and I have a lot of design work to do, but #Readlebee is on its way to becoming a reality!
If you have questions or want to discuss the project or contribute, check out the Gitter link, which lets you log in with a GitHub, GitLab, or Twitter account:
The moon was a fat orange last night, encircled by red crayon smudges. I'm trying to capture the picture. The moon was a flaming baseball, caught in the act of gravity, golden orange with flames of flight. I'm not doing a good job. The moon was both distant and close, far enough to be removed and near enough to touch. Now I'm getting away from myself. The Autumn moon was breathtakingly beautiful, so we held each other in silence and watched it brighten our horizon. There it is. #smallstories
@aparrish Yottabytes Georg is an outlier adn should not have been counted
(As an aside, the fact we had transcripts available this year is partly a side-effect of thinking more about the accessibility of EFF events).
So all 50 US states are now on board for the Google antitrust suit. Good.
I've seen things. I've seen what Google does to Mozilla. What they do to Web standards. What they do to their own code to make it work on their platforms and intentionally break competitors.
What they do to adtech that tries to make a business out of *not* being creepy asses.
Using Chrome-only APIs in Maps.
Promoting DRM as a feature in YouTube and paying the W3C to make a closed DRM blob "open standard".
#Keybase just came out as a crypto-currency marketing scheme. Moreover, they're trying to spin the fact that they actively hid that their funding was coming from a crypto "non-profit" as a positive, _somehow._
I know they're popular on the fediverse as an identity verification service. If you're using it for that purpose, I urge you to reconsider in light of this.
fedi meta - no specific cause, just stepping on *all* the toes
The English-language Fedi is this marvelous alliance of free culture, leftism, and marginalized ppl. There's just a few things keeping it from nirvana for this queer, ancom techie...
One is when free software monoculture people tell techie friends about the fedi, but 'forget' to mention the other people here. So these new ppl come in expecting cool and, well, there's a lot that we're not cool about - like rent seekers and business as usual attitudes about the issues that appear in the CoC they added to their project without reading. I'm not even talking about those who uncritically echo the freeze peaches. I'm talking about individuals sympathetic to the other causes here, but who don't know how to communicate on social issues
Another is when marginalized people 'forget' that marginalized ppl are in foss culture, but our presence is white washed. So we get the complaints about 'foss bros' in more ways than one. We feel it more keenly than the intended targets ever will. Plenty are legit enough gripes, but damn it's not *always* so and it's never empathic to have a nuanced response to someone else's emotional outburst. So maybe we can have a space for that
And my leftie friends... You don't need to hear it from me. Most are doing well enough telling one another what each other and others are doing wrong. You already know how much better it is here than any other leftist social media. It is better, but it's not different. Maybe we could work on that, please. A lot of 'awareness' promotion is a humble brag about recent introspection that ended unfortunately premature
If I can't [fork|federate] it's not my [r]evolution.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko