We aren't *writing* code, are we?

We are composing code, like a musical composer arrange a piece.

Here's some space for your most controversial programming/tech opinion:

Heavy metal legends and outspoken copyright maximalists Metallica played a concert on Twitch, only to find their audio replaced with royalty-free chiptune library music by an automated copyright filter:



In an ideal world, your OS/browser would let you manage your entire social profile & graphs locally, and you (temporarily) authorize websites and apps to access parts of that information.

Could have been so cool. Oh well...

February 14th is the "I love Free Software Day"

We often underestimate the power of a simple Thank You. Use a project regularly and love what the people behind it do? Say thank you and show them some well deserved appreciation!


@aral The junk called electron apps are killing the #FreeDesktop - #gnome and #kde apps with lazy implementations going the javascript route. Electron apps are horribly slow when compared to what a #Qt or #GTK app can do.


Everybody is stupid. But if you judge a fish on its ability to swim, it will live its whole life believing it is genius.

subject: MAPS

yall ever heard of the spilhaus projection aka the fish map aka the best map ever?? it shows the ocean as it truly is, one large connected body of water.

Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

"X Windows is to graphics hacking as roman numerals are to the square root of pi."
-- Jamie Zawinski

FR: La compassion encourage notre confiance en soi, car un esprit calme permet à notre merveilleuse intelligence humaine de fleurir.
Lorsque nous somme énervée, notre pensée est déformé et nous n'arrivons plus à discerner les diffèrent aspects de la réalité.
Un esprit calme nous encourage à élargir notre champ de vision.

FR : Cher'es élèves. Une annonce pas très fun.
Des chercheur'ses italien'nes ont raclé les toots publics de plus de 300 instances pour les analyser. La nôtre est dedans. Les toots sont supposément accessibles sur leur serveur, toujours à but de recherche.
Il va sans dire que je suis fâché. J'ai du mal à saisir l'ampleur de cette violation. Juste parce que du contenu est disponible sur le web, cela n'autorise pas son exploitation sans autorisation... Bref.
J'ai boosté le toot avec les infos et le papier qui a été pondu sur le sujet.
Je vous tiendrai au courant si des recours légaux sont tentés.

Access to academic papers must be free for all, let's try together to convince the ACM about the benefits of Open Access.


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