In the holy name of Cthulhu, stop doing video tutorials!
They are useless, do not allow you to go in depth on a subject, and, unless your production values are top notch (read professional sound and image crew) will probably be horrible and a pain to watch.
If you care about a technical subject, please take the time to *write* about it and publish it on the Internet.
This echoes @mako’s thoughts:
‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’
— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html
Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.
Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:
> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
Exploring the space of auth on the WWW for a personal project, and I am disappointed at how it still seems nontrivial to set up user/password logins for an arbitrary independent Web service. HTTPS with Basic auth is always an option, but anything more complicated or secure quickly spirals out of control. Looks like there are a couple of attractors in the space of popular solutions, which really boil down to "shell out to someone else and hope they don't go under/change their TOS on you."
Anyone here on #sdf have some background with the #olpc #xo-1 that you can dust off? I'm trying to rehab a g1g1-era XO-1 for the daughter of a friend, and after trying to bulldoze my old custom Debian setup with the newest Sugar, I am left with a device that only boots into the OFW command prompt and seems to be missing some vital part of its boot-up chain. (The installation process *did* seem to set up a new root filesystem, though.)
@SDF Is the MetaArray in Bad Place right now?
For those who like a good, swift read which caters to contemporary concerns, this came up on my radar at work: https://ironholds.org/resources/papers/mulching.pdf
One of my favorite games is SketchFighter 4000 Alpha, a video game from 2006 that is no longer available to buy since the company that made it disappeared. I wanted to preserve the game, so I recorded a playthrough of it. Here is a [very small] piece of video game history!
Anyone else a fan of #Emacs for their mail? What do you use? I've used rmail, ViewMail, and Wanderlust over the years, but I haven't found anything really satisfactory. ViewMail was really nice but seems defunct, and Wanderlust's interface and documentation have worn me down over the years. I think I'm going to push in the direction of notmuch, as described at https://wwwtech.de/articles/2016/jul/my-personal-mail-setup sometime soon.
Also @naturaltonic on Twitter.
"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