I used to live over at @david_ross since November 2016. On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 I moved to a self-hosted instance.
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This is tonight, come watch me stumble over my words if you're about in London and interested in ruby code stuffs
UK politics, Brexit Show more
“If they had fought the case in court[…], [the TaxPayers’ Alliance] would have had to reveal who their donors are. That they were prepared to admit their illegal behaviour on all counts shows how far they are willing to go to protect this information.”
I need to automate this a bit. Ideally, a Firefox extension that would switch-to-reader-mode-print-to-PDF in one click would be great.
Also, git-annex is super slow on the FAT32 filesystem of my e-book reader. Looks like something that could be optimized in git-annex. Or I could add an rsync step, and keep the e-reader annex repo locally, rsyncing once git operations are done.
Or perhaps check if the reader supports ext3/ext4-formatted SD-cards.
Mhm, looks like I discovered an undocumented, unbelievable awesome feature in CodiMD 😳
Looks like we have a completely working reveal renderer for live editing your slide shows implemented. It's just not documented how to turn it on.
See the little difference between the editor mode:
Without type slide:
With type slide:
#Rust based Cobalt SSG used in Gitlab to create static page.
Still a work in progress but gave me something to rel='me' (show as the green highlighted field in my profile).
MozFest wrap-up blog post incoming and will make some effort in prettying it all up.
Abby keeps it real fwiw https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-open-source-isnt-just-about-code/
If you wonder why this is important: Look at strategies various big companies use to get a bigger userbase: They effectively subsidize internet access in poor countries.
Example: In some countries you have data plans where Facebook and Instagram don't count on your data volume.
At the same time people get phones with Facebook and Instagram pre-installed. Guess what happens?
Good defaults are the key element in providing something to a lot of people.
We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.
You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.
Help spreading the word is much appreciated:
📢🌏 Open Call: Earth Water Sky
2 month fully funded residency in Venice for artists interested in the environment and the latest in cutting edge environmental knowledge.
I've lived in UK for 20 yrs with full time academic job. Had 4 kids here. My application for permanent residency was turned down. Supposedly credit card for application fee did not work (card was fine). Kept my Italian passport …
Federation Update: We have pushed most of the code, and will be making an announcement in the next few days. #pixelfed
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