I am working on a #javafx desktop app for Mastodon. Key goal is to have a seamless experience for multi accounts across multi instances. It is still in alpha stages. So far you can login with multi accounts, view the main 3 feeds, boost, favorite, and view notifications. Help would be greatly appreciated. I will be building out GitHub issues for all the features to get parity with the webapp. It is written in #kotlin using the #tornadofx framework https://github.com/wakingrufus/mastodon-jfx
WireGuard removed from Google Play Store due to donation link https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/wireguard/2019-October/004596.html
And apparently, andOTP has also been removed by Google recently due to a donation link. https://github.com/andOTP/andOTP/issues/396
It's just a page that says you can click this link to support the developers, there is no in-app payment. yet the Google overlord banned them from Play.
This is just pure evil.
Dear @gitlab, after reading this, I am ashamed to be using your product:
We will stop using it as soon as we can manage to and I will stop recommending you to others. Unlike you, we don’t associate with folks incompatible with our values.
Shame on you.
Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.
Ken Thompson's Unix password
Whoo boy, this is the most public statement I've ever signed:
Let's hope some good for #GNU comes of this all.
but then you get,
"Octopus, why are you saying 1?"
"Because I can't remember the last time we've met our estimates, or even come close. Every sprint we estimate more conservatively, every sprint we assume more blockers, every sprint we think *this* time it's gonna be different and every sprint we are wrong. I think this workload is reasonable but I thought that the last 8 times, too. Something is broken and I don't know what it is or how to fix it."
"K, but we can't end the meeting until you go to a 4."
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
'Everyone Should Have a Moral Code' Says Developer Who Deleted Code Sold to ICE
If you largely missed the RMS/Stallman drama, this WIRED article from Steven Levy (author of "Hackers") is a good summary.
Here's a good article on the RMS latest: https://www.wired.com/story/richard-stallman-and-the-fall-of-the-clueless-nerd/
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
> damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
I think the harm to CS is less significant than the harm to the victims. The women driven away both suffered abuse and also had their opportunities to explore technology hurt or destroyed. Tech can be fun and lucrative.
We screwed up letting these people lead for so long.
What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us
For every gross dude you tolerate, there's almost certainly several people who are pushed out of that space you created for him
The more influential the gross dude, the more people will emulate him and help to push out even more people
And it's mostly women who get pushed out
So for the likes of RMS and Torvalds, the damage they have done to the field of Computer Science may be incalculable
Danah Boyd’s raw and heartfelt EFF Barlow award acceptance speech.
“I am here today in-no-small-part because I benefited from the generosity of men who tolerated and, in effect, enabled unethical, immoral, and criminal men. And because of that privilege, I managed to keep moving forward even as the collateral damage of patriarchy stifled the voices of so many others around me.”
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