Christopher Allan Webber firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison, United States
GNU MediaGoblin founder, former Creative Commons software engineer, python hacker, free software enthusiast, maker of weird drawings See: http://dustycloud.org/ (Any pronouns are okay.)
How'd I never see this Muppet Show skit of "I'm A Gnu" before?
Apparently you can buy the Purism laptops now, and they look legit
I'm tryin'... and I'm open for feedback... what can I do better? What can we do better?Show all 8 replies
Thanks everyone. The original post was made in response to some very vague criticism of ActivityPub made in the ostatus-sphere that wasn't concrete enough for me to reply to. But the advice to take care of my health and well being is well taken... I haven't been doing it, and the stress has been affecting me. I'll try to do better, and I appreciate everyone being so supportive.I understand if as an editor you feel personally attached to the spec, but it grew from pre-existing work and from a group process, and it looks the way it does for reasons. Everybody wants Perfect (and means a different thing), but a standard at all is a good start.
Maybe some people want it to be SSB/Patchwork, some want it to be Zot and some want it to be Diaspora*, but those things already exist. This is a new thing with great overlap, but with its own background in a set of use cases and forces.
AP is incomplete, in particular when it comes to privacy and message integrity. Given the new breathing room, maybe that can be addressed better. By everyone interested.
Christopher Allan Webber likes this.Ah. Found the concrete instance of your vague reference.
I'll add to the vague meta-posting that not everyone has the same goals, perspective and interests as everyone else, and some people are quite set in their view on things, based on what has worked or not worked for them personally, and what they're invested in.
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Guile compilation to js GSoC update
A bad day for political news.
Still miss my n900.
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I still wish I had something like that
hadn't heard of the n900 but a friend had an n800.
Those were even available locally years ago
(and the n9 was too)
but not at a price I could afford
and none of those models look very likely to turn up second hand.
not surprisingly people who have them tend to want to keep them.
The Social Working Group's timeline has been extended! ActivityPub making it to Rec looks likely now!
I've got to reduce my stress levels somehow.
White terrorists are still terrorists, and a van smashing into people outside a mosque is a terrorist attack.Law enforcement is intentionally cautious about how they label incidents and crimes. [Not just terrorism and acts of war, but even, for instance, whether they call something a homicide or a suicide.]
Responsible reporting always adheres to those official descriptions. It's not a conspiracy when they do.
"nobody will use your code if it's GPL, make it permissive" is the open source version of "we won't pay you, but you'll get exposure"
Apparently my superpower is finding budget errors that mean orgs have thousands more dollars than they realized. (I'm not volunteering tho.)