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RT @atomicthumbs@twitter.com

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.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/atomicthumbs/statu

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Thanks to @Thib support for #XMPP URIs got merged into mastodon a few days ago. This should make linking to external discussion channels and moving a conversation to a E2E encrypted chat a bit easier on the fediverse:

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).

RT @withoutboats@twitter.com

Firefox market share vs Mozilla Foundation chair salary (2.5 million/year in 2018)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/withoutboats/statu

@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.

Design FAIL

The bathroom door of the hotel we're staying in doesn't have a lock or a latchbolt.

So of course my 1 year old will come waltzing in while I'm taking a shit.

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I'm basically ready to give up and move to a paid email provider so that they can deal with getting emails delivered to @Google@twitter.com.

Thanks Google, thanks for working to kill XMPP, RSS and Email.

Thank you, you self-serving, hypocritical, creepy data-guzzling, pretentious fucks.

I've set up authentication via DKIM, SPF and DMARC and Google itself says their checks for them pass.

I've verified that my IP isn't on any blacklists and I've set up my emails on Google postmaster tools.

I've contacted @gmail@twitter.com twice to report the problem, no feedback whatsoever

I'm so angry and disappointed with Google.

They make it impossible to self-host your own email.

I've been self-hosting email for myself and family since 2013 and since 3 weeks Google is bouncing 95% of my emails.

I've done all I can think of to fix this, no dice. :(

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 clients which already support them. Hopefully they will do so soon.

I've just released Converse.js version 6.0.0.

Release notes:

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.

Another big change is support for XEP-0156 Alternative Connections. Now on inverse.chat you can connect directly to your server without requiring a BOSH middleman.

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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."


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In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"

RT @CarlReader@twitter.com

And you think working for free is bad, freelancers?

Try "reverse financing"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CarlReader/status/

"Smoke weed every day" - Nate Dogg

RT @CodeWisdom@twitter.com

"Write code every day." - John Resig

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CodeWisdom/status/

RT @iNPUTmice@twitter.com

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 .


🐦🔗: twitter.com/iNPUTmice/status/1


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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