Sonos states on their website that "sustainability is non-negotiable," and that they design products to minimize impact, but I work at an e-waste recycler and have demonstrable proof this is false.
Sonos's "recycle mode" intentionally bricks good devices so they can't be reused.
I see more genuine smiles in 5 weeks in South Africa than I see in an entire year in Germany.
I'm not saying this to bash Germans, but to express appreciation to South Africans, who despite hardship are some of the most friendly and welcoming people on earth (perhaps a close second to Brazillians).
Firefox market share vs Mozilla Foundation chair salary (2.5 million/year in 2018)
@Google@twitter.com Update on my struggle to get my emails delivered to Gmail.
Based on a tip from @ij, I've configured Postfix to use IPv4 when sending to Gmail.
Since then I've successfully sent two emails to Gmail addresses.
Fingers crossed that this fixes it for good.
Another exciting addition to Converse.js 6.0.0 is support for message retraction (i.e. removal) by the author (XEP-0424) or by a groupchat admin (XEP-0425).
These are brand new XEPs that I helped author and I'm not aware of other #xmpp clients which already support them. Hopefully they will do so soon.
I've just released Converse.js version 6.0.0.
The biggest change is support for storing data (e.g. messages) in IndexedDB which has no size restrictions. It's not yet the default store, but will be eventually.
people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020
"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."
"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."
And you think working for free is bad, freelancers?
Try "reverse financing"
"Smoke weed every day" - Nate Dogg
"Write code every day." - John Resig
As it is tradition by now, Conversations is available for free on the Google Play store for the remainder of the year.
Happy Holidays. Have a great #36c3.
Thank you for the donation! <3
Once I'm back in Germany at the end of January, I'll send you some stickers.
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