A lot of frustrations about computing come from feelings of a loss of control and agency.
Those areas reflect work we *should* do more work on! User empowerment through less gatekeepers, better user experiences, technology that works for *people*, communities.
We can do better!
This thread is absolutely amazing https://twitter.com/michaelharriot/status/1432060194276659203
Obviously I've never done that. Well, not more than once. And I didn't publish it.
It's that time of the year again.
I've been using Linux for about 30 years. Mine was the first installation, given Linus didn't install it on his computer, he grew it on top of an existing Minix install, replacing it piecemeal.
My first contribution is over 30 years ago, about April, 1991, the sprintf (now snprintf) function in the kernel.
It's been a fun ride.
GPL enforcement isn't usually fun and games... enter @RealSexyCyborg
From the "not enough time for everything" dept:
I'm putting #vmdb2 into a "selfish maintenance mode". I'll maintain the software to the extent I need it, but won't be spending time to develop new features or debug problems I don’t see myself. I will review patches, however, so if you want vmdb2 to improve, make a change and submit it for review.
Took some time and set up a space to aggregate and curate scientific communities and topics on #Matrix. It can be hard to find good, serious communities relevant to your interests, so this is my initiative to make it easier.
For anyone interested, you can find the space via this link: https://matrix.to/#/!lBZPyclsQiWAwbHjTk:matrix.org?via=matrix.org&via=nordgedanken.dev&via=t2bot.io
Boosts are welcome. Would be nice if this could be a thing, especially given the experimental support for LaTeX in Element's composer it could be of some interest to scientific communities.
I am looking for (f/m/x) in Berlin who can help us with electronics rework from time to time (freelance/mini job). Required skills are clean (de)soldering THT and basic SMD components, diagnosing basic problems with multimeter/osc, testing hardware, handling customer repairs. Contact: email@example.com
Today has been a good day and a bad day. On the one hand, I've apparently won in a lot of lotteries. I've not done a proper sum yet, but the total is at least several billion dollars, and some in bitcoin.
On the other hand, I've received so many notifications of lottery prizes that my mailbox is full, and I need to send my passport to someone to clear it up.
(This is a joke.)
Radiating opinions into the aether. Mostly one-way. All opinions are mine. I don't represent my employer. I mostly don't follow back (I'm easily overwhelmed by a flood of information).
Lars and friends