Christopher Allan Webber email@example.com
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.)
Mapping danger spots for women
We just launched the Free to Be project in Sydney, Delhi, Lima, Madrid and Kampala, collecting data on how safe young women feel in their city, in conjuction with Plan International and CrowdSpot junkee.com/map-sydney-women-street-harassment/154671
- I've always liked this quote by Ben Franklin, made at the signing of the Declaration of Independence:
We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.Sad to say, apparently it's unsourced, and had been attributed to a number of other people before Franklin.
It makes me think a lot about the federated social web. Small social networks are very vulnerable; we need each other to survive.
Docker Images pt. II
I forgot to push, but I've got code on my laptop to autobuild Docker images in Travis. assuming all goes well, images will roll out automatically in the next day.
Just heard an audio book narrator mispronounce "soi disant" as "soy distant." It's a sci-fi book (Up Jim River), so the poor guy has dealt with a lot of neologisms and jibber-jabber. Still!
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I also listened to an RPG podcast tonight where they were playing Honey Heist and one character, a grizzly bear, was named Hubert. They kept making bear puns (one bear smokes Marlbearo cigarettes) but nobody got close to Hubert's name in French. I had to turn it off in frustration.
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- It's always nice when you talk to someone about why they should free their program, and they do (and under GPLv3+ no less.)
I got up and made eggs with cauliflower and smoked paprika for breakfast. Full pot of coffee. This is going to be a good day.Show all 6 replies
- I guess the cat was thinking something like this last night: "Oh no, Jason has gone to bed and closed the door. It is obvious that he has forgotten about me and that I will soon die of horrible loneliness. My only hope is to sit at the bedroom door and sing the song of my people."
Intel ME is the "bug"
Intel confirms what Libreboot has warned about for years
Backpack done! or is it?
My new backpack!
I started this project in august (pattern and material list) / september (actual sewing) and finally, this evening, it is usable!
It wasn't the only project running (not even the only *sewing* project), but still it took enough time that I'm glad I can finally use it, even if right now it doesn't really have any real advantage over what I could have bought from any store for less money than I spent on materials (but I have many leftovers — and plans to use at least part of them)
It also was pretty challenging, both for my skills and for my home sewing machine, and there are a few things that could have been done better (and maybe they will, in the next backpack I'll make?)
But is it really done? No, that webbing in the front (and sides) is there to attach extensions, and I have at least a couple planned (one easy, that I will do soon, and another complex one that will wait until I've recovered from the project fatigue with something completely different).
I'm also still waiting for the buckles that will close the compression straps in the front (not that they are really needed now that there are no extensions to keep compressed), but they are details I can take care of later.
P.S. I took pictures and notes, and the pattern is already on git, but a full tutorial will have to wait, probably even months, as now I have a bit of sewing backlog.
I lost track of the numbers of hours spent, altought most of it must have gone into simple but repetitive (and boring) things like attaching all the webbing to the panels.
(That caused a break in the project, when I did something else for a while to keep my sanity, and so did the zipper, that required 3 attempts before I finally managed to attach it correctly)