Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

Since doing FOSS full time, I've naturally made much faster progress on all of my projects than before, which means news comes out much more frequently. To the point where it's starting to annoy people, which devalues all of the progress as a whole, and which I thought might happen.

Not sure what to do about it. Maybe I should just start publishing projects under pen names.

developers having powerful development hardware is actively harmful to usable software existing

there is literally an order of magnitude of power difference between the machines many developers use to create their software and the machines that their users will have - and that's assuming the users have brand new (but average) hardware

today's developers write software pretending that there will always be infinite resources, because the computers we have *let* them do that without consequences

Ze względu na zaszłe w ostatnich kilku godzinach doinformowanie mnie na temat reformy Gowina, rezygnuję z wyjazdu do Warszawy na gap years, by skorzystać z ostatniej szansy zapisania się na studia (na UAM) w starym trybie — gdyż jest to ostatni rocznik finansowany per capita.

i drank some "Neutral flavour" Isosource Energy today; share your descriptions of its taste, especially negative ones, and for each of them I will say if I relate to it

@opal "object capabilities". It doesn't really have much to do with "objects" in that it doesn't require object oriented programming, and originally they were just called "capabilities", but "capabilities" got overloaded as a term (eg, what the Linux kernel calls capabilities are nothing like object capabilities). ocap is shorthand, refers to a specific paradigm: your security model isn't who you are, but what references you hold onto.

Backdoor discovered in Ruby "strong password" library, takes your "strong passwords" and uploads them into a pastebin nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/

Hi, do you believe me when I say we need ocap security yet

I've been using it for a while and I love it

i switched to "KISS launcher" (fr.neamar.kiss) from F-Droid and it's actually lovely, I'm surprised

i once used to really like but i will never know at what params... right now i hate it with these params...

"...dogs’ faces are structured for complex expression in a way that wolves’ aren’t, thanks to a special pair of muscles framing their eyes. these muscles are responsible for that “adopt me” look that dogs can pull by raising their inner eyebrows. it’s the first biological evidence scientists have found that domesticated dogs might have evolved a specialized ability used expressly to communicate better with humans."



ODD story 

Taking my Pinebook apart to turn on serial and damn this thing is all battery. Pinebook has a switch to enable serial out on the audio jack.

Protip: a shot glass is a great holder of tiny screws

facebook, rust, open-source licenses 

should I start learning elixir + phoenix, some rust web framework (actually I forgot almost everything about rust but nvm) or properly learn node.js? maybe something else? I only have real experience in frameworks like adonisjs

I am about to move to Warsaw before the end of August. I'm looking for a job, starting remotely for up to one month. I have some professional experience but not much. Eager to work on anything, systems programming, Android apps, web application backends... whatever. B2B preferred.

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