@liw @cstanhope I ran a "smart home" in the mid 2000s. Light switches, some electrical appliances and cameras monitoring movements and detecting gesture commands like nods and hand jive. The home AI would say hello in the morning and announce important tasks, etc.

But after a while I found that the automation wasn't really useful. Not for someone able-bodied anyhow. The amount of added value was sufficiently minimal that when I moved to a different place I didn't bother setting it all up again.

Reading a Wikipedia article on Gnutella, one of the resources mentioned is a Gnutella specification... oh a Yahoo Group, now seemingly inaccessible.

Don't use proprietary services to host Free Software pls. k thx.

wonder how many http servers respond to "bytes=0-" by sending some truncated chunk of the content?

I know one does..

Every day is a new day to discover a new fucking privacy-washing organization.

Today, let's meet the "Futur of Privacy Forum", funded by :
- Facebook
- Google
- Microsoft
- Amazon
- Adobe
- Palantir
- Uber
- Verizon
- 23andMe
- Criteo


I don't know if I have to laugh, cry, or throw up!...

Thanks @aral for this discovery

Oh dear, using Google Docs makes me quite ranty on mastodon.

The Jez Humble and David Farley 2011 book "Continuous Delivery" is still excellent. A toot-size summary: automate everything about building, testing, and deploying; keep everything in version control. There's a few hundred pages of details to do it well, but that's the core.

How hard can it be to build a secure light bulb? It seems it's too damn hard.

Insecurity of Things. Meh.

facebook monopoly money 

offensive opinion; pride marches 

offensive opinion; pride marches 


Facebook launching a currency is like the mafia starting an insurance business.

"Performance perception: correlation to RUM metrics" by Gilles Dubuc phabricator.wikimedia.org/pham

Wikipedia did a large-scale study of perceived performance, and found that none of the existing web APIs had a strong correlation with how fast or slow users thought the page was. Yikes.

My next goal is to build, test, release, and deploy every time the developer stops typing for more than 300 milliseconds. I won't even wait for them to save the buffer, I'll just take whatever they have in the buffer and pretend it's been saved and committed and pushed.

Having to manually save files and commit changes is such an unnecessary overhead, which slows down development and progress for no good reason at all.

This toot may be a joke.

For those who can't read the book, the summary is: automate everything, keep everything in version control, and build, test, release, and deploy as often as you possibly can.

We read "Continuous Delivery" by Jez Humble and David Farley at work, for a book club. It was first published in 2011, which seems like a different age now. But it's still an excellent book, even if software recommendations have aged a little.

In the morning, a mug of tea makes the morning be oh so much better. But two litres of tea later, I'm starting to think maybe I'm drinking too much tea.

In other news, "operationalize" is the kind of word that tends to irritationalize me.

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