If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.
I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at #Google. I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.
I play a bunch of #music instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.
I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.
I try to be as kind as I can.
When we find out that we cannot love the creator of something we do love, we feel obligated to not share the creation.
However, if that creator is long dead, the same feelings don't necessarily apply. Who cares if some person three hundred years ago was terrible?
If copyright were returned back to 25 years (which seems hilariously short, but now I think is a little long), would it be okay to praise those works in the public domain? Would the author need to be dead and gone? What's the line?
Yet another supply chain attack in a popular browser extension impacts millions.
You should not be worried a supply chain attack might hit you. You should be worried about damage control for the ones already installed on your critical systems.
I recently read the unpublished epilogue to Lord of the Rings, a chapter framed as a conversation between Sam Gamgee and his daughter. It is really beautiful and bittersweet so I illustrated it! You can read it as a scroll here:
I note that https://www.quicklisp.org correctly prioritizes local systems over remote ones. Good call, Xach!
Omgomgomg this is /so cool/ https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/scientists-develop-transparent-wood-that-is-stronger-and-lighter-than-glass-1.5902739 By brushing thin planks of wood with hydrogen peroxide, leaving it out in the sun, then infusing it with an epoxy, scientists have made wood as transparent as glass in a technique so easy and cheap you could DIY this stuff.
1. Do you remember in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" Ginny Weasley wrote scary texts in blood on the wall while posessed by the Tom Riddle spirit?
A strange question: Who has the copyright to these texts – Ginny or Tom?
A strange answer: The same question has been considered by UK and US courts.
Here is a thread about the copyright to texts dictated by spirits and ghosts 👻
My (untested) idea: documentation-driven programming.
1) Document what your program should do, either in a docstring or user-facing doc.
2) Write tests that match that documentation.
3) Write code that is exercised by the tests.
The point is the documentation always comes first and is the final authority as to what is a "defect."
I have to remind myself repeatedly that #Esperanto is made specifically to be easy and boring, tho. 😅
I'm really leaning hard into learning #Esperanto these days. While I like Lojban as a language more, I share a lot more attitudes in common with Esperantists. They seem like chill people to hang with. I'd like to make being an Esperantist #UU a thing.
Also, if humanity ever gets to travel the world again, the Esperanto couch-surfing network (la Pasporta Servo) seems like an awesome way to go about it.
"This is probably not the update you want." https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2021-48866282e5
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