Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux native since 1995. Working in Python, shell scripts, whatever gets the page up. Solving yesterday's problems tomorrow. https://social.heldscal.la/clacke https://viewer.scuttlebot.io/@iii/pg320nKa62v1ohHctlhrXYPmY5BzZ1dRjypd7Cg=.ed25519
Latest stable is 5.1.0, with 5.1.1 coming one of these days with a few small fixes and... Docker images, I think.
5.2 (or was it 6.0?) coming "soonish" with partial ActivityPub support, probably.
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- Pleroma's innards were designed to use AS2 from the beginning, but it has only had an OStatus interface so far. Now it's ready for ActivityPub!
After some work, ActivityPub support will be merged into the develop branch of Pleroma in the next days.
Pleroma is an OStatus+ActivityPub (any day now) node implemented in Elixir with a PostgreSQL backend and an innovative flat but kinda-threaded partially-discourse-like front-end.
The backend implements the Mastodon API and the Twitter + some of Qvitter API, so the Pleroma frontend runs on both Pleroma and GNU Social (with qvitter plugin), and the backend can host both its own frontend and the Mastodon frontend, which is vendored with the project.
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Interesting. The Mark Pesce Token is like EvanCoin, but he's put in effort to clear the contract details, handle Australian consumer law, etc.
- Pre-crime re-education. If that sounds scary to you, you have understood what it means.
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Michael Lynch: Why I quit Google
My career was being dictated by a shifting, anonymous committee who thought about me for an hour of their lives. Management decisions that I had no input into were erasing months of my career progress.
Worst of all, I wasn’t proud of my work. Instead of asking myself, “How can I solve this challenging problem?” I was asking, “How can I make this problem look challenging for promotion?” I hated that.
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- Boo, hiss
A Declaration of the Dependence of Cyberspace
1. Pretty gutsy to put yourself on the level of a father of several movements and phenomenons, and a phenomenon himself.
2. "It is hard to believe that such a naïve view of cyberspace was taken seriously just about 20 years ago" Did you read any of the obituaries at all? It wasn't naïve -- it was hopeful, visionary speculative fiction and a cultural statement.
3. "What happens in cyberspace does not stay in cyberspace!" Yes yes, the internet runs on computers, and the cloud is other people's computers. Otherwise the Declaration wouldn't have made any sense. It was a statement about a chance to carve out something new. If cyberspace were intrinsically separate, there would have been no carving to do.
4. "dozens of cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings" Was this written in 2012? Try hundreds, thousands.
5. "Central banks used to strive for a stable currency value." Bretton-Woods was put in place over 70 years ago, and held only until near half a century ago.
6. "More recently they have come to realize that a slightly depreciating currency value (about 2% per year) is better for economic growth." 2% is a hunch. Nobody knows where the number comes from, it's a meme. And no central bank today manages to reach it. They're trapped between raging property inflation and recession fears.
7. "In contrast, the supply of cryptocurrencies is a priori limited" For some cryptocurrencies. It's an open space, people can try, and are trying, other models, including currencies pegged to the prices of various key indicators and commodity or currency prices.
8. "The cryptocurrency bubble is, in my opinion, a growing systemic financial risk" Yes, we are fumbling in the dark, we haven't been experimenting this much with the core mechanisms and institutions of the economy before. But saying that is hardly original.
Come on, ACM.
Just as you cannot separate the mind and the body, you cannot separate cyberspace and physical space. It is time to accept this dependence and act accordingly.
And that's why we want to defend it against states, corporations, lawyers and criminals. But I repeat myself. What are you doing?
- A few neat tricks around setting up the default.nix for your project, not just for building the project or getting the dependencies for nix-shell, but also doing further customization of the nix-shell environment.
- "I know, why don't we just ..."
Whoa, slow down, my friend.
- Hypothesis has an automated release flow:
Once you’ve written a release file and the pull request is merged into master, and after all the other tests have passed, our CI uses this file to create a new release.First, it works out the new version number, and updates it in version.py. Then it copies the release description into the changelog, including the new version number and the current date.
- Nice dick move, Goodkind.
- Finally recorded a thing:
hpr2507 :: Racket, Nix, Fractalide and the sounds of a Hong Kong New Town
So, a concrete example: MonoDevelop. MD in Debian is pretty old. Why isn’t it newer? Well, because the build system moved away from a packager ideal so far it’s basically impossible at current community & company staffing levels to claw it back. Build-time dependency downloads went from a half dozen in the 5.x era (somewhat easily patched away in distributions) to over 110 today. The underlying build system changed from XBuild (Mono’s reimplementation of Microsoft MSBuild, a build system for Visual Studio projects) to real MSbuild (now FOSS, but an enormous shipping container of worms of its own when it comes to distribution-shippable releases, for all the same reasons & worse).
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- It's crazy. I couldn't believe it, so I looked up some further sources. One of the is archived at the PBA itself (one of the police unions giving out these cards), so yeah, definitely a thing.
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the two stated pillars of American housing policy—homeownership as wealth-building and housing affordability—are fundamentally at oddshttp://cityobservatory.org/housing-cant-be-a-good-investment-and-affordable/
/via https://twitter.com/juliagalef/status/874380828616171520, among the replies to which I also stole the picture
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To mitigate the 20 years' extension of copyright span in the Sonny Bono Act of 1998:
> Congress included a provision giving libraries broad latitude to reproduce works that are in the last 20 years of their copyright terms for purposes of scholarship and research. The most significant restriction: the works have to be out of print and not available for a "reasonable price."
And now the Internet Archive is make use of that exemption:
> But until this week, it seems that no one had done this yet—partly because the law is vague and partly because libraries must do some research to verify that a work qualifies for the exemption.
> The Internet Archive is hoping to change that with the Sonny Bono Memorial Collection.
The name is a nice touch.