Ok, folks - I need lots of reach on this post. I'm the board chair for an autistic-led charity, and after 40 years of building networks and working with FOSS I don't need convincing. But: Microsoft hands out free licenses to Office365 for charities, while a good Nextcloud setup would be about £1000/yr (with support). Are there any funders who will offer long-term institutional support to help charities move to FOSS? If not, why not, and how do we fix this?
If you make a piece of software, and people are required to use that piece of software in order to, say, pay for their housing or groceries or pay back a loan, you are on the hook to make sure that software works for _every single person_ who needs to use it.
All of them.
Every screen reader user. Every person with muscle issues who can't use a mouse. Everyone who doesn't speak English. Everyone with three first names, or no last name. Everyone who is Irish or Jewish and has a ' in their name. Everyone with slow internet.
"Oh we don't have the resources to do that!" Great. Then you don't have the resources to make and sell that kind of software. Pack up and go home.
I am blown away by this COVID vaccine video, one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time
@lattera I was just reading your October 2021 Home Infra Status post, when I found this sentence:
> If any system was compromised, an attacker could theoretically pivot to other systems via carefully crafted malicious syslog messages. Would anyone do this? I doubt it.
I can tell you from experience: yes, they would. I've dealt with a case where an internal network was compromised via carefully crafted syslog messages and a bit of social engineering.
Jill wants to be famous
If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work. https://explorerrowan.tumblr.com/post/660113290053271552/unmade-bed-strangledeggs-lovegash-blua-if
Once more for the cheap seats: legalise sex work. There will always be people selling, there will always be people buying.
Bring it out of the Hall of Shame.
Protect the workers.
And stuff this ridiculous, archaic morality.
I love how refreshingly honest this one is compared to other silicon vulnerabilities. Yes, they're cool, but they're also mostly irrelevant. If anything, this one highlights how awful the M1 design is.
Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.
The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.
Be cool if you signed it!
May I please get 2 followers to copy and re-post this tweet? I'm trying to demonstrate that someone is always listening.
116-123 (UK & Ireland)
Just two. Any two. Copy, not retweet.
> Google also [redacted] of non-AMP ads by giving them artificial one-second delays in order to give Google AMP a [redacted][…] which Google uses to turn around and denigrate header bidding for being too slow.
So Google's been committing not just treachery, but active sabotage of the Web.
[ANN] EmacsConf 2020 videos are out!
The EmacsConf 2020 videos are now ready. Thanks to everyone who helped
make it happen!
You can check out https://emacsconf.org/2020/talks/ to find the videos,
Q&A, links, and notes for each talk.
Read the full announcement on the emacsconf-discuss mailing list archives:
I.ve been trying to recall a really neat list of suggestion for performance improvement but can't find any reference, so hoping someone here will know and kindly share it back. The list started with something like:
1- Don't do it
2- If you must do it, do it only once
Note it's not Michael Jackson's quote discouraging newbies (which seems to be the only reference I can find anywhere). Any help is appreciated!
"Challenged to write about a single Unicode character, I chose the humble asterisk." Fascinating read about its origins, uses, designs, and technological applications.
"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