My thoughts on the failure of Agile software development: https://wakingrufus.neocities.org/fail-agile.html
Please give me feed back on this. I am constantly trying to synthesize new ideas into this.
Wrote a short guide-ish of how to set up Kubuntu for gaming. Also some thoughts of who may benefit from this guide and if they should switch to Linux.
Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit.
How To Create KDE Applets, Ep 1! https://tube.kockatoo.org/videos/watch/c4097da6-6f3e-462e-83ce-1f0d70e18cb8
This will be really interesting to follow:
"Software Freedom Conservancy files right-to-repair lawsuit against Vizio Inc. for alleged GPL violations".
It is the first time someone tries to enforce the GNU GPL from the users perspective and not as the copyright owner. It would make a real difference if users could enforce Free Software licences in the future as well!
Spell-checking is coming to QML/Kirigami applications: https://carlschwan.eu/2021/10/25/spellchecking-with-qml/
Another option is to organize with your coworkers to pressure management to stop this behavior. This is not feasible in many orgs, but in orgs where it is, it is important to draw a line and say "we will not just get a new job and pass the buck, but we will stay and fight".
Another option is to whistleblow and make these companies accountable to the public. This is not to be taken lightly. More info at: https://techworkerhandbook.org/
It is the right move for some, dep. on circumstances, but this will not change the company, and the next company might be just as unethical. In an industry where unethical practices are endemic, the logical conclusion is to leave the industry, with nothing changing.
For each person willing to leave a company on an ethical grounds, there are at least 2 without the same scruples who will take their place, or without the privilege of being able to easily leave and find another job.
As we see with basecamp and coinbase, companies are more than happy to see people who might go against management's grain out the door. 🧵
quiet A/B testing is extremely cool because it makes the behavior of certain software features completely unpredictable
if I paste an album url into the spotify searchbar today, will it just open the page for it or override my queue and start playing the album? who knows, it will probably behave differently tomorrow anyway
"Vizio isn’t some wide-eyed teen, randomly copying code they found from GitHub without understanding the implications. This is a multi-billion dollar company that absolutely should know better..."
Trump's Mastodon fork
from what I have seen:
- mobile.tmediatech.io was 100% running a customized Mastodon installation
- mobile.tmediatech.io can safely be assumed to be an early version of “Truth Social”
- I don't know whether they intend to federate (but I would assume they don't)
- I cannot tell if mobile.tmediatech.io respected the AGPLv3 while it was up, as I have not seen the website when it was up, and most of what I can see are cropped screenshots not showing the places were mention of source and licensing would be
#Mastodon was just mentioned in Slate https://slate.com/technology/2021/10/donald-trump-true-social-launch-problems.html
"'the platform is basically just a fork of Mastodon, the open-access software that allows users to make spinoff social media networks. Mastodon founder Eugen Rochko has said that he will be seeking legal counsel"
native code coverage for #kotlin has arrived with Kover and it looks like there is already integration with codecov.io https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uVUDsoE_5U&t=1892s
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