Enough beating around the bush. GNOME 2 was one of the best desktop envrionments ever. Then the culture of the GNOME team got completely out of whack and they have spent all of their time since making Linux worse for everyone. We rewarded them for making the best desktop by giving them the most market share, then they just waved that big cock all over the scene, undermining their project and fragmenting the ecosystem. The fault for Linux desktop fragmentation can be placed squarely at their feet. Fuck you, GNOME.
What is a fork, really, and how GitHub changed its meaning
Here’s a bootleg recording* of my talk from Europacamp in Hamburg last week:
Shot on a mobile phone thanks to Mirjam Buettner’s tireless arms.
* The organisers of Europacamp thought only Yanis’s appearance and Lessig’s talk were worth having professionally recorded, not the other keynotes.
Google is truly the new Microsoft, moving to the second phase of Embrace-Extend-Extinguish with regards to e-mail:
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.
Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.
Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.
@hansbauer @retrohacker @rysiek @erosdiscordia @deejoe Could be they value their social lives. I made the “principled” choice re Facebook, and lost an entire social circle because Facebook is so good at being sticky that people will genuinely forget you exist. Reminded, they feel bad about it, but then forget again. Others have seen the same. Calling it a mere matter of preference fails to reflect the reality.
@clacke @waterbear You don’t just code, it’s not like working out at the gym, you code _something_ and to state that you’re apolitical is to hold a political opinion; it just happens to be one that doesn’t favour social justice. “When you’re neutral in situations of injustice, you’ve chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu.
“A VC offers you a contract: he gives you money to accelerate a proven business model … we understood that we weren’t really a startup. We don’t really share any of their characterizing traits. In fact, we are more likely a “stay-up”, to steal a term from Aral Balkan, i.e. a sustainable business with no exit deadline.”
Here’s to more stayups in Europe. We don’t have to blindly follow the toxic Silicon Valley model of VC & exits that gave us #SurveillanceCapitalism
"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."
Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International
Ask HN: Have you ever regretted working on a product?
Chilling stories. Whatever you're working on, ask what are the implications, who and in what way it affects... be it lines of code, router configs, a bunch of words or crunching numbers.
Stories from the Quantum Internet Hackathon, #RIPE77 & #RONOG5 https://www.trueneutral.eu/2018/ripe77-quantum-ro5.html
Oooh, this looks pretty cool - https://vim-adventures.com/ - "I should brush up on my vim-fu" is something I think every now and then, but I open SublimeText and instantly forget.
#Mozilla recently published its report on #diversity and #inclusion: https://blog.mozilla.org/inclusion/2018/04/19/diversity-and-inclusion-at-mozilla/
Glad to see some transparency, glad there's progress, and glad that their understanding of gender isn't binary.
Still there's a long way to go.
NIC.cz wrote a blog post describing it https://en.blog.nic.cz/2018/03/14/together-for-better-stability-speed-and-further-extensibility-of-the-dns-ecosystem/
You can also check your domain(s) at https://ednscomp.isc.org/ednscomp/
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".
Boost from https://twitter.com/ripemeeting/status/981119001962131456
(is there a better way?)
"If you’ve had to choose btwn attending a RIPE Meeting & worrying about childcare, worry no more! We’re piloting onsite childcare at #RIPE76 in Marseille - register now before it fills up! https://ripe76.ripe.net/on-site/on-site-childcare/
@meileaben wondering if you see anything I'm writing... I don't see your hello world yet, maybe it takes some time to pull stuff from other instances?
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