My brother is covering the Bridgestone World Challenge race down in Australia at the moment. See his photo blog for : jason.bennee.com/blog/tag/sola

So are the mastodon trending tags a network wide calculation? I guess being in the 10s is just a symptom of how small the network is compared to twitter.

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Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.
github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock

Have finally passed the 50% mark on and am already wondering what I'm going to do when the story runs out. Do I dare investigate the online play it keeps reminding me of each time I boot it up?

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Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

I obviously missed the memo, it looks like it will be May 2020 *sigh*.

Oh noes, Oracle have brought DnyDNS. I wonder how much longer my grandfathered account will last?

@pro @dick_turpin @penguin42 re-read what you've tooted. "tiny minority of women who actually enjoy this computer stuff" and " didn't want to dedicate their lives to computers" and people wonder why they might not feel welcome. For the record I haven't dedicated my life to computers either and I do enjoy the fact it is a lucrative career but no one has disparaged my motivation and skills based on my gender.

@dick_turpin oh I know it's not just an rms issue and there is work to be done across the whole ecosystem. However the letter was specifically about improving things at the GNU project and usually when trying to drive change you start with the leadership. I take the point that the letter could perpetuate the idea that only maintainers have any influence but it's not like non-maintainers haven't also pointed out the problems with RMS before.

@dick_turpin "we as a group of maintainers wish to make a point about the lack of diversity in the gnu project" and "please random female contributor put your head above the parapet to underscore how hard we needed to look for any women to co-sign this letter"? I don't think they needed a token women to make the point. But we seems to be arguing in circles here. It's definitely a problem that needs to be addressed and I'm not sure is the best person to help drive change in this area.

@dick_turpin have a look at the who's who: gnu.org/people/people.en.html and see how many women you can count and how many are currently active. I can absolutely believe they couldn't find a female GNU maintainer.

@dick_turpin but that is the point. The GNU project (along with FLOSS more generally) has not been welcoming enough that we find ourselves with very few women participants and therefor no maintainers. In fact participation rates are worse than the industry generally and that is still pretty bad certainly compared to historical rates.

@dick_turpin which splinter group? If you are referring to the maintainers who signed the Oct 7th statement I think that is the problem they are trying to address.

Claiming for my delayed train on my (just) connecting trains wifi like a boss.

The complaints of the Home Secretary about encryption run a little hollow. One of the big drivers for more end to end encryption was the revelations that governments were routinely recording everyone's private conversations all the time. The still allows the authorities to access encrypted messages by getting a warrant and accessing one of the end points.

Why have I only just discovered: developer.arm.com/architecture - much easier reads than the ARM itself (a 7900 page tome)

I have sluethed the PNC for my old fridge based on PCB numbers and the helpful lady from . Hopefully I can return it to service once the part arrives. I will then have two working fridges!

I like Lindsay Ellis' latest video on the "wokeness" of Disney (youtube.com/watch?v=xU1ffHa47Y). It's hard to disagree with her main theme that Disney have only tackled the problematic parts of their history that they can turn a profit from.

@xvilo @grufwub are they trending across the network or just the local node?

@fifonetworks it's hardly Turing complete though. You can't use it to solve arbitrary problems so it's really just a mechanism.

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