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The International Space Station (ISS) was launched on this day in 1998. It has done over 130 thousand orbits around the Earth.

Equating "being innovative" and "having patents" is being intellectually lazy at best.

The bug tracker has bug numbers over a million now. Time for error checking codes in bug identifiers.

RT of @cakesandcourage on the birdsite:

"a popular myth is that people who are Very Computer have computers that work. nothing could be further from the truth. the Very Computer are capable of generating much more novel and fascinating ways to make computers not fucking work and exercise this capability wantonly"

for x in CVS .bzr .svn .git; do echo "$x $(find ~ -name $x -printf x | wc -c)"; done

.bzr 2
.svn 0
.git 187

@penguin42 @liw indeed, it would seem to go all the way back to sccs - which began in 1973

so, basically always

I'm too lazy to do research right now: when did complex Unix commands start using a subcommand style? Things like "git clone", etc?

it's called heavy metal because of the lead guitars

I recently announced that Sequoia has a web of trust implementation. Today, I piblished the first version of a specification. Incredibly neither PGP nor GnuPG specifies how they implement WoT! My document tries to address all of the details and includes implementation advice (an efficient implementation is non-obvious, but happily not complicated). #pgp

i hope i make the fediverse a little bit of a nicer and softer place by being in it :blobcat:

Want to hear about what's going on with Sequoia? Tune in to NLNet's webinar on the future of OpenPGP on Tuesday, November 23 at 10 CET. We'll briefly present Sequoia and the various projects that we're working on!

sad, angry, vague 

It was our last, best hope of avoiding extinction. It may have failed.

Here I made an anti-NFT! No blockchain is needed, because it belongs to everyone. Yes, even you, it's yours! Feel free to boost, screenshot, or right click & save! <3

Never indicate semantic differences with only color. Always use the trifecta of color, shape, and text. This way, people who can't distinguish colors see shapes and people who can't see shapes can hear text.

Add texture where that's possible.

Subplot, our tool for communicating and verifying acceptance criteria, is now licensed under the MIT licence.

We now have, not 1, not 2, but 3 (!) open positions for working with us at #SoftwareHeritage, both tech- and management-profiles. Check it out and apply at:

On this day in 1989, someone at the early companies on the Internet behaved in an arrogant, dismissive way and derailed what would have become a constructive meaningful discussion.

Luckily that never happened again. It would have been a shame if the greatest communication technology on the planet would have been ruined by thoughtless behavior.

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Lars and friends