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This article on the "Death of UML" (garba.org/posts/2021/uml/) is mourning how agile killed any idea of analysis and design.

But there is nothing stopping you to come up with a good design. Agile simply killed the idea that one time analysis and design is enough ("big design upfront"). You should incorporate feedback to strengthen your analysis and improve your design regularly.

Do you need UML for this? Probably not, but if you find it useful, no one stops you.

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“Cryptocurrency is literally like an eight-year-old’s concept of an evil businessman. He just plugs his pollution machine in and gets money for it. It doesn’t make anything, it just. Pollutes. And makes money. Like a fucking Captain Planet villain”

twitter.com/WKDart/status/1386

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My current music (re-)discovery trip started with watching a movie playing in the 80s that featured some dub reggae song that sounded familiar. The soundtrack suggested that the song was probably from Linton Kwesi Johnson, so naturally I bought "LKJ in DUB". But alas, I can't summon that memory listening to it.

Looking up the Wikipedia page on Dub, I think it might have been a record of Scientist, but searching a bit through the tubes doesn't bring up a tune I remember (the sound I vaguely remember was pretty dark, jungle like). But great stuff! I also checked the tubes for Mad Professor, also very cool.

Nevertheless inspired, yesterday I dug through my old tape collection, looking for some more dub. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the tape I was looking for but I found a number of reggae recordings I haven't to in many years. And never mind, I'm now listening to a tape recording of a video tape of a reggae concert in my hometown, probably around 1987. Ah, tapes!

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This idea of nonpartisan facilitators in contentious technical discussions is really interesting. manishearth.github.io/blog/201

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netzpolitik.org hat ein paar Hintergründe zu dieser unsäglichen Schauspielernummer: netzpolitik.org/2021/allesdich

Dass da jetzt einige kalte Füße bekommen haben, ist ja nicht überraschend. Aber wie blöd kann man eigentlich sein, sich darüber nicht vorher Gedanken zu machen?

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On being "lazy" about software freedom:

Everyone lives a full life. Not everyone gets the same opportunity to pick what fills their life, though. People are busy. They have things they like to do or find easy, & things that are unpleasant or difficult.

People whose life is filled differently than yours, who have different priorities than yours, aren't any more lazy than you are lazy for not picking a more compassionate way to talk about the challenges standing in the way of software freedom.

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#Firefox 88, for some reason, has turned on JavaScript on its own PDF viewer by default (it was disabled on past releases)

to disabled it just open about:config, type "pdfjs.enableScripting" and change to false

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Vaccine news - not *that* virus, but Malaria!!! theguardian.com/world/2021/apr as malaria kills approx 0,5m-1m people per year, most of them children under 5yo, this is fantastic.

Now, let's see if we can make this free. Like we do for all vaccines, because people before profit.

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The situation where researchers try to sneak bugs into a big software project to demonstrate is due to the same mindset that led people to vandalize Wikipedia and wait for a volunteer to fix it in order to make a point. The point they thought they made is something something community and process. The point they actually made is that they are an idiot and don't feel bad about wasting other people's limited time on earth. We are all mortals, death comes closer every day, and this is what they do.

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@devinprater @boisdevache @strypey A few weeks ago I did this: I turned on the screen reader, closed my eyes, and gave it a go.

To say the least, I wouldn't try as hard as Devin did (who I personally know tried hard, and I personally witnessed when they tried to give constructive feedback on the topic, which fell on ears with fingers tucked in to them and tied to insensitive, self centered heads).

It's insensitive, disingenuous and malicious to ask people to code up accessibility features when they need accessibility features to learn to code them in the first place, and to ask them to contribute lots of money when they are invariably the most economically disadvantaged in every community they exist.

It's also disingenuous to say all FOSS devs are writing FOSS in their free times when many are on the payroll of biggest FOSS companies like Red Hat, Canonical, and SuSE, etc.

I had the chance to open my eyes ten minutes later. But people can't un-blind themselves or grow fingers if they try hard enough.

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signal, cellebrite, bad ideas, birdsite link 

For anyone celebrating Moxie's Cellebrite exploit, a different perspective:

> "i cannot reiterate how bad of an idea recruiting random signal users into being mules for exploit payloads against cellebrite machines is. sounds good if you look at the world from a western perspective, but it's horrifying if you actually have worked with dissidents"

twitter.com/ariadneconill/stat

People act like this is funny because they don't expect to be personally inconvenienced by the negative consequences, but someone could and probably will lose their life over this little giggle, and Moxie and Signal should perhaps think about the responsibility and ethics of their platform technology decisions.

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Leftists in the XIX century: "hey comrades, we have this new thing coming to the village: electricity. Let's found our own cooperative and handle this new source of power for the good of our communities"

Leftists in the XXI century: "what makes you think I'm even remotely intrested in computers and code? Do you think I'm some sort of nerd or what? Now excuse me but I have to go out and shout outdated factory slogans nobody cares for anymore as if we're still living in the 70s"

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Was just reading a toot that is totally negative and can lead to lots of heated discussions. I try hard to not fall into the "there's someone wrong on the internet" trap and respond to obvious troll food. It is up to us to create the positive discussions and communities we want to be part of.

Die Simpsons zeigen Morrissey als das, was er heute ist: ein unwichtiger und vergessenswüridger Veganer mit rechten Ausfällen. Dass damit auch die Arbeit von Johnny Marr bei den Smiths beschädigt wird, hat er nicht verdient. taz.de/Morrissey-bei-den-Simps

The weather changed today to become a little bit warmer. /me switches screen backgrounds from winter landscape to summer pictures.

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What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Supplements
-Fancy juices
-Candles
-Crystals

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities
-Sleep

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#Clojure Announcement of first beta version of new Clojure machine learning library, scicloj.ml | redd.it/mpjvtf

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