tech workers organizing, history Show more
It's most amazing -- and frustrating? -- to me how little has changed. The tech has improved but the fight continues.
tech workers organizing, history Show more
Last night I had the pleasure of hearing Prof. Joan Greenbaum speak about her history in organizing with the Computer People for Peace.
Here's a great interview with her: https://logicmag.io/06-mainframe-interrupted/
Linked there is an archive of Interrupt newsletter: https://eli.naeher.name/computer-people-for-peace/
If you ever have to work with HTTP cookies, here's a rundown of how they work: https://robots.thoughtbot.com/lucky-cookies
If you're in NYC and want to learn the command line, come take my class! It's beginner/intro-level, no experience is a plus. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-command-line-tickets-52911028310
a company giving away a product Show more
Today we stopped charging for some six years of Web programming educational content. (Mostly #ruby.)
So @AFresh1 did the great bots on birbsite that tweet each commit*. I hacked his perl and glued it with some python and here we are, it toots!
@openbsd_ports @openbsd_xenocara @openbsd_src @openbsd_www @openbsd_stable
There's a bit of comedy with the @Flashbulb account: Flashbulb users can only see posts with media attachments, so I need to make sure that all posts have media attachments -- even TODO lists and announcements of non-visible bug fixes.
Maybe I should have a collection of cat pictures ready just for this occasion.
The first week of our #openbsd manpage-reading starts on Monday, in two days - join us!
The manpages for this week are:
* Monday: afterboot(8)
* Tuesday: syspatch(8)
* Wednesday: intro(8)
* Thursday: security(8)
Grab your favorite medium (you can even print them out, it's fun!), read through it, tell us what you learned by using #manpagedaily afterwards!
New Flashbulb release: 20180915.001.
- Bugfix: only hide sensitive images if they are still in memory.
- Hide keyboard after reporting a status.
That bugfix fixes a crash so we strongly recommend upgrading!
The first beta of Flashbulb - an Android media app for Mastodon - is now public. Boost selfies, fav doggos, and post birbs with ease and convenience.
Let us know about all bugs, from "uh it doesn't work" to "wow it's impressive how much this doesn't work"!
Try it now: https://flashbulb.app/
software stewardship Show more
it’s not enough to produce free alternatives to scabware if we can’t support the labor and materials to steward the ‘ware through every cycle of its development and usage. linux is a spectacular failure in this regard: a vital technology and thriving community eclipsed by corpers who can just buy lifetimes, who can turn our works into rent-generators with impunity. to make better software, we must enmesh our obligations to the craft with our communal survival and wellbeing.
Mastalab crashed and gave me the option of emailing a report. Even though it was a trivial problem I sent the email.
I just got a reply, half an hour later, saying it's fixed. 💛
My delight and surprise made me realize Google/birdsite/whatever had trained me out of reporting problems, by never responding or fixing anything.
The fediverse is different. You're much closer to humans who care about these things and are able to actually do stuff. It's worth reporting users, bugs, crashes.
rant Show more
This isn't at anyone in-particular but I've been seeing this a lot
Why are you beta testing something if you're going to complain about it being buggy, that kinda defeats the point of beta testing. Report the bugs rather than going around complaining about them.
my only contribution to the discourse, twitter Show more
I keep seeing a lot of discussions framed in terms of “ugh this is why I left twitter”, which is a totally valid perspective. But,,, a lot of us didn’t come to Mastodon to flee twitter, we came here to build something new and awesome. Mastodon is gonna face some of the same problems as twitter, but I wish we would frame those discussions in terms of Mastodon and not “the thing that isn’t twitter.”
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