have you all seen this fucking art https://twitter.com/QueerDSA/status/1072304479284928512
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/contributing-mdn-webdocs/
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: https://donate.mozilla.org
HarfBuzz is looking for an Emacs developer who knows a right-to-left writing system (like Arabic) to help port Emacs's text chain to use HarfBuzz.
"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
A win for #opensource in Canada.
* Favour open source solutions
* Favour non-prorietary solutions
* Source for custom-built solutions must be released under open source licenses through Government of Canada sites
See C.2.3.8 for the relevant clauses:
Cray-1B, serial number 1, rebuilt for the recent SC18 conference.
The machine was on loan from the Chippewa Computer Museum. Originally installed at Los Alamos but returned to Cray: "When Serial 1 showed up in Los Alamos in 1976 it wouldn’t run for more than a few minutes yet it would run for hours in Minnesota. Turns out there was no memory protection and cosmic events at Los Alamos altitude were different enough from Minnesota."
re: tumblr banning any and all adult content Show more
like, so much of the growth of my sexuality happened on tumblr, because it was one of the few places where LGBTQ people could express themselves sexually!
a big part of sexuality and gender for a lot of people is sex! and even with regards to content that isn't explicitly sexual, there's no intelligible version of sexuality that's divorced from the body, and being unable to depict the body removes your ability to engage with that
Erin/Lain ✨ She/her or they/them pronouns
otter.tube is one server in the network