Inflation 

An actual economist (with a Nobel prize no less) talks about what's really happening with inflation. Spoiler: it has nothing to do with government spending:

nytimes.com/2021/11/19/opinion

People making jokes about the Facebook services going down make me sick. Anyone who was using an Oculus headset at the time is currently trapped in VR, and if they die there then they die in real life.

is participating in ! They have a matching fund and the quadratic funding model they're using means small donations can get a big boost -- consider donating:

fundoss.org/collective/sandsto

andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Picking up a project again that I haven't hacked on since November. Having to view docs for my dependencies through the wayback machine. Web frontend tooling is horrible.

We call for the @fsf Board to resign in light of the recent reinstatement of .

rms-open-letter.github.io/

This graph from The New York Times is driving me nuts. That function is clearly superlinear

New blog post, about a couple fairly general libraries I put together while working on some stuff related to backups for : Better posix API bindings and resource management

zenhack.net/2021/02/05/a-pair-

Just got the results back for a covid test from yesterday, negative fortunately.

...but whoever designed that website should be shot.

@Leonce@twitter.com:

Georgia is having a runoff Jan 5 to decide who our 2 new senators will be. If those senators go blue Mitch McConnell will no longer be Senate Majority Leader. You have until December 7 to register to vote. Retweet to spread awareness even if you don’t live here.

uspol 

Even during a *normal* political debate I wish the moderator had a mute button.

Good read from Steve Yegge about platforms, deprecation, planned obsolescence, and related topics, largely focused around Google Cloud Platform: "Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You" medium.com/@steve.yegge/dear-g #GCP

So, a while back I registered a domain name for a project that I had plans to announce "soon."

I just got the renewal reminder from the register for that domain. So much for "soon"

Anyway, I have actually been working on it again here and there, so maybe I'll put something up there "soon." I renewed the domain.

it's so nice that in scheme you can end questions in "?", instead of having to contort every identifier into [a-zA-Z_][a-zA-Z0-9_]*

Food for thought: when thinking about over-centralization and propietary SaaS, it is a mistake to think of GitHub as a developer tool. It is first and foremost a social network -- the tooling that comes with it is pretty trivial.

So zoom just acquired keybase:

keybase.io/blog/keybase-joins-

...Has anyone thought about how one might adapt the keybase trust model not to need a central lookup server?

@cwebber @stolas The failure modes for AI systems are usually fascinating. thispersondoesnotexist.com similarly has some really impressive results, but there are some very common failure modes that are just like WAT.

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