- Excellent post by @hillelogram (though I would say "responsiveness" rather than "performance" per se is the key thing here):
- Hey @dustyweb, a long time ago you mentioned something to me about how (if I recall correctly) Docker as commonly used isn't actually fully free and open source software. Do you recall what the issue was / know a page that explains it / know an SIP I should search for?
- /me looks around Twitter, notices recent trends (absent from identi.ca, but whatever, we're going to pretend this was an automated repost)...All right, everyone, let's just cut to the chase:What was your first online service security question answer? And what's your most common answer today?Responses in thread, please, and retweet widely!
- Why Free Software Matters, episode "Oh heck, I'll just mash together all the number keys on my keypad and call it an integer":https://boingboing.net/2019/08/13/getting-deplatformed-from-appl.htmlTL;DR: Being deplatformed by Apple online services breaks your Apple-controlled devices. Who could ever have seen this coming?
- .@baconmeteor is brilliant as usual. Frankly, it's getting old. Couldn't he try writing badly for once, just to give us some variety?Anyway: I came for the production values, but stayed for the observations of Hong Kong's leaderless protest movement:
- I don't even understand how I made it through the last 15 or so years without this script:
- I know the Republic doesn't stand or fall on this question, but one thing this whole Congresswomen-being-barred-by-Israel flap has really brought home to me is the weird mismatch between the spelling of Rep. Tlaib's name and how it's pronounced:The Romanized spelling, I mean. (Obviously, but just pre-empting the "Well, actually" crowd (well-actualizers?) who might point out that its spelling in Arabic is not confusing at all -- though one of the points made in that link is that it might be ambiguous there too.)
- In which Pascal's Wager gets a modern and allegedly non-theological update but retains the same logical flaw it's always had:
- I have a friend who did research and analysis for some years at an investment bank who has decided to look for new work. She's super smart, super trustworthy, a great communicator, and I have her resume right here. If you're interested to learn more, please let me know!
- I just found what appears to be a translation (that I did not know about!) of my book into Czech: https://knihy.nic.cz/files/edice/tvorba_os_softwaru.pdfIf you read enough Czech to tell whether this is a decent translation (or at least is not one of those obviously-machine-generated ones), please let me know.
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- It's not enough to coddle your underperformers if you don't also punish those who consistently do great work.True organizational excellence comes from embracing both edges of the sword.To those who already live this creed: thank you. Thank you every day.
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- In today's episode of Internet Joy: A question from @_sagesharp_ leads @alexbayleaf to ask @brainwane, who swiftly responds with All The Links about how to be the kind of community moderator who cultivates an inclusive community. (^/ to @jasonaowen)
- I didn't want this to occur to me, but:The grammar of "meet cute" has always puzzled me, in an oddly but unplaceably familiar way. I finally realized what it was: it irks me grammatically the same way the phrase "hate speech" does.Oh well. Not sure what to do with that.
- Every time I take the soap dish from the shower to the kitchen sink to clean off the caked-on residue of soap, using the kitchen sponge and soap, I think to myself "I am using soap to clean off soap. I fundamentally don't understand how the world works and could use some tips."
- I hate how 'git add' means both "stage changes in a file that's already under version control" and "add a file to version control".Failure mode: You have 'secrets' and 'secrets.tmpl', you edit the latter, but due to shell auto-complete you 'git add' the former, commit, & push.