@natecull @machado This sounds a lot like the Zot protocol used by Hubzilla.

@dredmorbius My main observation from using the Onyx Boox is that paging on eink is still nicer than scrolling, even with their fancy refresh tech. Also line art is nicer looking than any shaded look esp the popular flat shades that are everywhere now.

If I were to think about what I'd like to see, it would be the look of the old B&W MacOS interface, except hi-res.

@LadyIcepaw It looks beautiful so far. I think the main thing is to make sure there's sufficient contrast between the lettering and bg. You might want some indication of "clickability" too, like a dropshadow, bevel, or hover border. Make sure to view the interface using color-blindness filters.

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?

@kistaro Pretty sure you just described Mastodon, there.

My brain today: here's a perfect witty response to that mean person 20 years ago.

Thanks, brain.

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.


RT @MollyOstertag@twitter.com

I recently read the unpublished epilogue to Lord of the Rings, a chapter framed as a conversation between Sam Gamgee and his daughter.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:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MollyOstertag/stat

@nex3 This is really lovely on many levels. Thank you so much for making it.

I'm a rockstar programmer - I was fooling around with my friends having a good time, and then someone gives me a pile of money and a list of responsibilities.

@kiesa That's a cozy image. Have you ever considered backyard beekeeping? I did for a few years and it was really nice.

I note that quicklisp.org correctly prioritizes local systems over remote ones. Good call, Xach!

@sarcellecannelle One thing I've done is create a list column for the and tags. If I see something on that list I really like, I follow them!

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.

@dan Skip to early :)

I tried a while ago, and it seemed okay. As you say, though, has gotten a lot more complicated.

Is there any post more dreary than a point-by-point rebuttal?

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 👻

#copyright #IntellectualProperty #IP #IPlaw #supernatural #harrypotter #jurisprudence #history #thread

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."

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