We're being encouraged to take 30 minutes away from work (lunch and regular breaks don't count) every day. Lots of people are using theirs to cycle, walk, meditate, etc. Today I used mine to set up a web proxy to my gopherhole: https://gopher.ols.wtf 🤷♂️
Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-10_15:53:26.gmi
Alright, that previous message didn't even make its way to Mastodon, likely because of its length exceeding 500 characters. That means I *definitely* need to do something to make the length of a post cap at 280 characters including canonical link...
Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-09_19:05:17.gmi
Started porting a Gemini server to OpenBSD this evening. Got to a stage where everything looked like it was going to compile and then boom 💥 undefined references all over the place. Reminded me why I tend to use Go or shell for everything
Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-09_18:30:27.gmi
Mailing lists are resistant to censorship
New houseguests #halloween 🎃
"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".