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.
Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.
Google Play bans open-source Matrix client Element, citing “abusive content” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/google-play-bans-open-source-matrix-client-element-citing-abusive-content/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @RonAmadeo@twitter.com
The message is clear. If you work in F/OSS you can either allow huge companies to profit off your work without giving you anything in return, or accept that your work will be irrelevant and unused. The success of the GPL Linux was a fluke, and that will never be allowed to happen again.
@aral @laura The k-12 fight is the most difficult. If a parent in the US claims that the school forcing #Google usage is a violation of the students #FERPA privacy rights, the school and the dept. of education simply ignores them. Even if they could be convincing, the cost of training teachers to do it right competes for a scarce resource: money.
RISC-V Comes to the BeagleBoard Ecosystem with Upcoming BeagleV SBC
The Beagle V, a RISC-V-based single board computer from a collaboration between BeagleBoard and Seeed Studios aims to be “The First Affordable RISC-V Computer Designed to Run Linux”. RI… https://hackaday.com/2021/01/14/risc-v-comes-to-the-beagleboard-ecosystem-with-upcoming-beaglev-sbc/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1349800055243419649
Grab a Glass, Wine 6.0 Has Been Released
If you need to convince your friends to use Wire or Signal instead of Facebook’s WhatsApp, tell them to watch this talk I gave OVER SIX YEARS AGO:
70TB of Parler users’ data leaked by security researchers
Just came across this article from 1974(!) about programming as a profession and I was just floored at how relevant it still is: https://archive.scienceforthepeople.org/vol-6/v6n4/pushing-professionalism/
but seriously, I’m feeling extra special vindicated on having an absolutely-zero-nazis policy on our instance. I’ve been criticized for going too far by not federating with instances who choose to federate with gab, but guess what.
de-platforming fascists is good and it works.
This week in KDE: KDE Plasma improves multi-monitor support, the Dolphin file manager got some cool animations, and Plasma's app launcher makes it easier to reach your favorite programs.
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#TimnitGebru was fired by Google for researching about how large language models are inherently socially regressive and contributing to the #ClimateCrisis AND for speaking out about the ineffectiveness and pandering nature of corporate "diversity and inclusion".
@wakingrufus Wow thanks for this! It 100% accurately identifies everything I witnessed going wrong in my last 2 year employment as a developer. I've been saying to myself and to colleagues for the past 4 years or so that asking devs for estimates is senseless conjecture, but always felt a gnawing sense of "what if i'm just too radical with this, or worse, just too inexperienced?" and reading about #noestimates is a relief to say the least. ;) Looking forward to research and pursue the idea of co-ops and VSM in practice!
to the tune of willy wonka pure imagination:
Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of pure capitalism
Take a look
And you'll see
Into your unregulated market
With a spin
The hyperloop of my creation
What we'll see
If you want to view paradise
Simply look around with neuralink
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
Just go to Mars
There is no
Life I know
To compare with pure capitalism
You'll be free
To become my serf
I missed this when it was first posted, but it is great:
Also, @giunitpod discusses it here: http://generalintellectunit.net/e/066-post-open-source/
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