(To c&p something I said over on twitter because I think y'all will appreciate it more)
When Github goes down, FOSS effectively stops right now. It's tragic that we've allowed a single company to gain such control over the open commons.
I recognize that we are in this situation mostly because the 'distributed' side of git is only usable by experts. And I recognize the niche that GH fills (ticketing and PRs in lieu of emailed patches)
One is left to wonder whether marijuana use led to the woman having a pet raccoon in the first place. — http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43810733
scrorts (scrabble shorts),
full of Mastodon meme words
via tinycartidge on birbsite https://twitter.com/tinycartridge/status/987100096193028097
peculiarities of differences between US and UK English Show more
I kinda love that in the US they say "horseback riding" where we'd just say "horse riding", 'cos it feels like it opens up the option to ride the horse in other ways, like on its head.
You asked for it: https://github.com/halcy/Mastodon-LaTeXclient Here's a mastodon LaTeX client! Screenshots of example output attached!
Fantastic step-by-step explanation of how to create a #Wikidata query. The example produces an interactive map of female writers from North African countries, with photos, in 14 lines of code.
Regarding Facebook tracking non-users Mark Zuckerberg said "This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works."
I'm not a networking expert but I know enough to be able to confidently say that nothing at all about this data collection is fundamental to how the Internet works. I guess he was using Silicon Valley speak where "the internet" means "huge corporations who make most of their money by selling ads and illegally collecting as much data as possible".
computer nerd, UX/interface designer, software developer, Free Software / Open Source advocate, photographer
Generalistic and moderated instance. All opinions are welcome, but hate speeches are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity.