@aparrish The related idea that a modern corporation must always seek growth at all costs.
So do cancer cells.
Errors matter. When the system works, everything is fine. But when things break, which they do all the time... if there are good error messages, people are happy. If they are bad, people are very unhappy. All systems go wrong all the time.
I'm calling a social media strike for July 4-5: https://larrysanger.org/2019/06/social-media-strike/
I know many here have already abandoned the likes of Facebook and Twitter. But if you're still there...announce that you're on strike (repeatedly?) on those days, in protest of these companies' abusive policies, and if you like, share this Declaration of Digital Independence: https://larrysanger.org/2019/06/declaration-of-digital-independence/
News stories: https://twitter.com/lsanger/status/1146140428338716674
Sex kommuner vill låta gräset växa längre https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/fem-kommuner-vill-lata-graset-vaxa-langre #bot
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"What is in the #publicdomain in analogue form is [not always] in the public domain in digital form"
"..any material resulting from an act of reproduction of [a public domain] work is not subject to copyright or related rights, unless the material resulting from that act of reproduction is original in the sense that it is the author’s own intellectual creation."
Mobilizon blows past €50,000 funding goal, 10 days left
Framasoft is gearing up for their next big fediverse project, which is an events platform intended to replace Facebook Events. https://wedistribute.org/2019/06/mobilizon-blows-past-e50000-funding-goal-10-days-left/
Kontact, KDE's email, calendar, contact, itinerary and life organizer, keeps getting better and better.
New stuff includes: colored emojis 😎 , grammar correction and markdown built into Kmail; integrating KCalCore (calendar engine) and KContacts (addressbook engine) into KDE Frameworks 5; and cleaning up code and squashing bugs in general.
Get your friends off centralised social media and inform them about the alternatives like Mastodon, Matrix and other federated or distributed networks
A smarthome concept that wasn't absolute hell: the mid-80s Soviet SPHINX project, based on the idea that there would be a central, modular PC and appliances in the house like the TV would connect to it via the LAN. Everything was designed to be easily-expandable or pared-down as needed. It was purely conceptual but the props looked cool as hell.
@matrix Turns out that there was a successful compromise of the Matrix infrastructure happening.
Details from Matrix on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matrixdotorg/status/1116388572922302466
You may ask how that could happen, but more important: It didn't stay unnoticed and that's a good sign.
#NixOS 19.03 is released!
Status update on #matrix
> In terms of the incident itself, we will publish an update shortly. Summary is: an attacker accessed the production infra that runs http://matrix.org , hence the rebuild. Source code & packages are unaffected. We do not think user data was targeted, but are playing it safe.
our CEO Todd Weaver contrasts Purism as a Social Purpose Corporation with Big Tech: "The unregulated tech industry means that maximizing shareholder value, by definition, means to exploit society; that's why Big Tech exploits society..." #WomenLeadRadio https://www.blogtalkradio.com/connected-women-of-influence/2019/01/11/what-is-a-social-purpose-company
Game/software developer with a special interest in functional programming, science, non-contemporary fiction and the ethics of technology.
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