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.)
Brother's wedding today was a delight; I was the best man.
I gave a speech about analyzing life through games, and it was really well received. Maybe if the bride and groom feel it wouldn't diminish the talk I'll post it to my blog or something.
Now to relax.
Good SocialWG call today; https://test.activitypub.rocks/ launched (well, 1/3 of it, and needs polish), we agreed to publish a new CR (non-normative changes), and of course hearing about Mastodon's progress on implementing AP was welcome news all around :)
Speaking of, I should announce the SocialCG call for tomorrow...
» Christopher Allan Webber:
“[...] https://test.activitypub.rocks/ launched [...]”
“(x) ActivityPub client-to-server server I'm testing an ActivityPub client which follows the commands of clients through [...]”
This second option, shouldn't read "I'm testing an activityPub server which follos the comands of clients..."?
Cornel West interview on Democracy Now
I strongly recommend watching/reading the interview with Dr. Cornel West on Democracy Now. But here's a highlight (the video is quite a watch though):
AMY GOODMAN: The Guardian reported that people that night, who were responding to the torch march, were actually attacked with swung torches, pepper spray and lighter fluid.
CORNEL WEST: Absolutely. You had a number of the courageous students, of all colors, at the University of Virginia who were protesting against the neofascists themselves. The neofascists had their own ammunition. And this is very important to keep in mind, because the police, for the most part, pulled back. The next day, for example, those 20 of us who were standing, many of them clergy, we would have been crushed like cockroaches if it were not for the anarchists and the antifascists who approached, over 300, 350 antifascists. We just had 20. And we’re singing "This Little light of Mine," you know what I mean? So that the—
AMY GOODMAN: "Antifa" meaning antifascist.
CORNEL WEST: The antifascists, and then, crucial, the anarchists, because they saved our lives, actually. We would have been completely crushed, and I’ll never forget that. Meaning what? Meaning that you had the police holding back, on the one hand, so we couldn’t even get arrested. We were there to get arrested. We couldn’t get arrested, because the police had pulled back, and just allowing fellow citizens to go at each other, you see, and with all of the consequences that would follow therefrom.
So, in that sense, you know, I think what we’re really seeing, though, Sister Amy, is the American empire in decay, with the rule of big money, with massive militarism, facilitated by the scapegoating of the most vulnerable, of immigrants, Muslims, Jews, Arabs, gay, lesbians, trans and bisexuals, and black folk. The white supremacy was so intense. I’ve never seen that kind of hatred in my life. We stood there, and nine units went by, and looking right in our eyes. And they’re cussing me out, and so forth and so on. They’re lucky I didn’t lose my holy ghost, to tell you the truth, because I wanted to start swinging myself. I’m a Christian, but not a pacifist, you know. But I held back. But that kind of hatred—but that is just the theater. It’s big money. It’s big military. And it’s the way in which this capitalist civilization is leading us toward unbelievable darkness and bleakness. And the beautiful thing is the fightback. It was a beautiful thing to see all the people coming back. But they had more fascists than anarchists, more fascists than fightback.
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Unstable Pubstrate micro-demo
Don't expect these links to be up for long, but in case you wanted to see some Pubstrate links running in action:
This is just a test server, so don't expect links to be stable. Just figured I'd show it off while I'm hacking.
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Here are the ingredients for dinner tonight, time to make something tasty out of it: pasta, jar of marinated artichokes, a bit of white wine, garlic, can of crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, a bit of cream, feta. Seems like a straightforward set of things to combine.
Mostly reposting more articulate others, but: down with the "alt-right", and thank you everyone fighting for justice, peace, human rights.
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In the future large-scale production of computers becomes infeasible and people use rooted IoT toasters for everyday computing #flashfiction
Now that I banned myself from roguelikes for 2 months I sure am playing tetris in emacs a lot.
please don't say "$FOSSPROJECT master race" ok?
I'm imagining a world where Godot existed 15-17 years ago and how much that would have changed my life as a young person. #godotengine
Me, programmer, muttering under my breath: "... imperative mutation..."
Morgan, linguist: "But why must something mutate?"
Me: "... okay... I know some people on the internets who will agree with that question"
- "Don't shoot yourself in the foot with a magic bullet!" -- gjs