Here's my new portable computer. The case was finally printed successfully so I was able to make sure all the electronics actually fit. The cables need a lot of wrangling so I might look for some shorter ones. The list of components is on my blog:
This was a fun custom deck to make. I'm happy to have a sturdy little computer with a mechanical keyboard that I can take with me.
#LibreOffice 6.2 releases with drastically new UI, stops supporting 32-bit on Linux
America: All regulation is evil, businesses must be allowed to do whatever they like
Telcos: *Sell your detailed location data to bounty hunters and anyone else who asks*
"When you make programming skills the core component of any web role then you've made the web into a programmers playground. This is when you start seeing feature factories, whines of "why can't those users upgrade?", and [derision of soft skills like design].
Picking up a tremendous vibe of "well how else are we supposed to build complex apps?" when *no one is talking about this*. The argument is about raising the baseline of making *anything* for the web so high that it excludes people."
(cont) The core of the argument from free software advocates lies in fact in the fact that most software today does job on behalf of at least two parties: the user - that's the side of the software that is advertised and featured in marketing materials and the reason the user indeed installed the program in the first place.
But then the software also works on behalf of the software creator. This is the telemetry, the tracking, the (often malicious), ads, personal information mining etc.
Do you know what radical means? It doesn't mean "being angry and aggressive" in your political views. It means *at the roots of*.
If you use that word, expect to defend how your perspective can solve *the root* of the problem.
For example: Anne, Bill, and Cathy entered a baking contest. Oh no! They accidentally burned the cake. They rush to fix the problem. Bill trims the burned parts off and Cathy adds extra frosting. Anne says "guys, I think we need to bake a new cake."
That's sort of the 'middle of the road' model, also known as "open core", which is also employed by #GitLab, Discourse and many others and which shows a viable business model that's certainly a lot better than the full proprietary route the author of that article defends.
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