@Wolf480pl I agree with you, I do. But protocols don’t run themselves. You need kit and power and monitoring and connectivity and many other services in place before an open source protocol can benefit you.

@Wolf480pl that’s right. Because back then the assumption was that everyone self hosted and provided their own infrastructure. It was a 100% CAPEX view of the world. That doesn’t cover OPEX at all. User, coder, and infra operator were all the same person. You can’t open source a service: only property. It is more complicated today.

I find videos like this simultaneously motivating and demotivating. On the one hand I think β€œI can do that.” On the other hand, I try, and it comes out nowhere near as musical. And I think β€œI can’t do that.” I spent a solid couple hours on tonight, so I guess she inspired more than uninspired. youtu.be/QsjGEjvDbeU

Say hello to Telephant!

I've written a little Mastodon client for the Desktop - called Telephant - and am currently looking for beta testers!

Want to help out and don't mind compiling the app yourself? (Don't worry it's fairly straight forward and I've added detailed instructions to the README!)

Join me here:
github.com/muesli/telephant

Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

@thomasfuchs I have the exact opposite reaction. I can’t stand it. I always see some residual value in everything. I send my wife to the landfill because I hate to see all the waste. I’m not a hoarder. But it hurts to throw stuff away.

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For every book I sell, I pet my cat and say 'We *did* it!'

My librarians-and-necromancy fantasy is out now.

If you want, you can read the first three chapters for free here: victoriacorva.xyz/books-bone-s

:blobcatpeek: ok bye

Supper for Thursday, 9 May 2019:

4 eggs. Make a pound
5 cups of light white wine
1 cup of pecans coarsely,
3 eggs a la poulette . Cut

Cloth, or white pepper; beat one egg, one yolk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Wipe it clean scummed, then bottle and seal. A couple of dozen of apples, and in the spring several hours or a mixture of the coils, which had been administered. Sifted sugar; sift through a fine yellow. Poerkoell. White spots from varnished furniture: hold a red pepper to taste.

I see lots of people arguing that microsoft's open source efforts are in good faith.

I don't believe that is possible, and I won't believe that is possible until microsoft releases critical components of their software under the (a)gpl version 3 or later.

Microsoft spent years operating under a model of Embrace Extend Extinguish, and we have no reason to believe that they have changed.

Microsoft is your enemy. The fact that they are embracing a thing you love should terrify you.

When I lost a lot of weight, I rewarded myself by buying a bunch of new clothes. Now that I've gained a bunch of weight, I punished myself by buying a bunch of new clothes.

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I feel pretty confident that no β€œover 50s” are involved in this app or its advertisements. Why not marvel at the fact that β€œover 50s” haven’t kicked the bucket yet? The only people who might find this amusing are young people. Someone should get a refund.

Want to play an interesting game around ? Play β€œspot the person of colour” in the tube. What I mean are the ads. Whether they’re selling furniture, vitamins, holidays, or toothbrushes, if you see a person’s skin in an ad (either cartoon or photograph) it’s probably a white person. Some days it’s 90% white. Others it’s 100%.

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