The referenced paper, "Producing Wrong Data Without Doing Anything Obviously Wrong", seems pretty cool! - https://users.cs.northwestern.edu/~robby/courses/322-2013-spring/mytkowicz-wrong-data.pdf
Two companies have begun a fight regarding GPL compliance, yet neither complies with GPL's most basic provisions. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/oct/02/cambium-ubiquiti-gpl-violations/ #gplcompliance
One of the really difficult problems in computing is formatting HTML or other rich text into plain text, which can't use fonts and colours. How do I know this? After many, many years, Google is still unable to send calendar invites via email, where the plain text part is readable. Google is too big and too lucrative for them to not fix this, if it was feasible. It's clearly beyond human technology.
I can't say I understand most of the #Keyboardio model01 LED modes. Some are pretty, but I'd like something to help me be more productive.
When computers are involved in the inputs you experience, the outputs you produce, and your reasoning process, the distinction between those computers and you blurs considerably.
Increasingly, not having user freedom means not having agency. This work is critical.
I have software to render project roadmaps visually. See https://subplot.liw.fi/roadmap/ for an example. The visual representation is no good for someone who can't see. i'd like to also generate a textual representation that is easily comprehensible to someone using, say, a screen reader.
If you use a screen reader or other assistive technologies for using a computer, and have time and energy, could you read http://paste.debian.net/1103453/ and give me feedback? I expect it to take 10-20 minutes.
I'm trying to start using the #Keyboardio Model01 keyboard as my primary keyboard now. I'm still a slow and erratic typist on it, but good enough to at least try.
Expect less output with more weird typos in the coming months.
THIS PACKAGE VERSION NUMBER IS A DELIGHT https://packages.debian.org/experimental/node-debbundle-acorn
When I was (much) younger than I am now, and read about then-current and historical British politics, it seemed to me to that British MPs and politicians were witty, smart, polite, and gentlemen.
Not always nice people (cf. Thatcher, Churchill).
I've since lived in Britain for a few years. I no longer think that.
It seems to me now that most British politicians are uncouth football hooligans at best, and that's probably an insult to hooligans.
Current PM is not a gentleman.
Now that I am awake, let me once again wish everyone a good Stanislav Petrov Day. On which we remember that on this day in 1983 a Soviet soldier, at the cost of his job, exercised his common sense and prevented an accidental nuclear war.
Via is a rideshare service in NYC.
They seem not to grok that "it benefits us" is not a justification for invading my privacy.