- Glad to hear you're rejecting the black-and-white dogmatism but still keeping to the idealism of software freedom.
The fact is, Facebook and others have fundamental ethical problems, but the particular discussions with your friends are another matter.
I don't like to admit it, but I'm on Facebook. They got me when I went on a trip and people shared photos privately on Facebook and I couldn't even see them without signing in. Since then, I mostly post anti-Facebook and other misc political messages there and little else. However, there are events and people and even valuable discussions about things I'm involved in that happen on Facebook.
Obviously, my goal is to have Snowdrift.coop succeed and help build a world where we all eventually reject Facebook and other such proprietary silos. Until that happens, the thing everyone needs to know is that there's a limit to how far personal responsibility can be the focus. Social problems demand social solutions. It's really fundamentally misguided to shame individuals for just being part of a social system that they can't control.
For example, it would be better if more people biked and took public transit, and absolutely many people have a choice in that. But we also face the reality of the infrastructure and it is really naive and arrogant to think that the change to our infrastructure will come from just berating everyone who ever drives a car. But that doesn't mean you should give up and drive everywhere when you have a choice. On the other hand, getting overly hung-up or guilty over any time you ever drive is misguided. It's not you, it's the system. And you have to make the best choices you can recognizing that you live in the world as is.
As of 2 hours ago, it has been 3 years since Rowan was born into my hands (unplanned homebirth, I can tell you the story later).
He's been the best thing in my life since then.
He's strong willed, opinionated, and best of all, loving. He truly loves everyone and wants everyone to be happy.
I love you, too, Rowan.
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New MediaGoblin release out soon, please help us test our new API!Show all 11 replies
“Dianara also authorized as well but, it gets "invalid oauth parameter" when attempting to upload. Will test things out more later. ;)”
Hmm.. I read in the docs:
“To upload media you should use the URI /api/user/username/uploads.
A POST request should be made to the media upload URI submitting at least two header:
- Content-Type - This being a valid mimetype for the media.
- Content-Length - size in bytes of the media.”
Dianara doesn't fill Content-Length, which seems to be mandatory here. But that doesn't seem related to the OAuth error. Hmm...
We have started planning Gitorious 4.0 and we will tell you more about this at a later date, but we can tell you there will be a lot of focus on the user experience. Let us know in the comments what you would like to see in Gitorious 4.0.Show all 6 replies
Children are hilarious!
Look at that, a wireless home router that Respects Your Freedom https://u.fsf.org/136. Order quickly, I hear immediate stock may be limited.Show all 14 repliesAlso if I had a reference I'd add libreCMC to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenWrt#Derivatives or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wireless_router_firmware_projects as appropriate.From that same forum thread http://trisquel.info/en/forum/librecmc-free-software-router-distribution-beta#comment-52193 "Like LibreWRT LibreCMC has taken OpenWRT and ripped out a ton of code. At the moment that's about all it is." I wish that were stated at librecmc.org so that one could tell what it is immediately. I also agree with @jxself's comments directly below! 100%.
Well, yes, we definitely need other companies to step up and do what ThinkPenguin is doing. We'd love to have some more choices for hardware to certify. Yes, it costs more to support companies who are going out of their way to respect your freedom than it does to order from Amazon, who goes out of their way to undermine your freedom. It's unfortunate and regressive, but I don't see change in this area happening unless we go out of our way as individuals to reward companies that show an interest. Unless we get massive government reform to eliminate the subsidies anti-freedom companies get in the form of copyright, patent and EULA enforcement.
I'm not aware of anyone else selling this router without proprietary software present on it, for whatever price -- if there is, we'd love to evaluate it so info at firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated! It's a very common thing for consumer electronics to share common ancestry. The idea here is to package something that is very clear for your average home user -- not someone who is going to research components and then flash their own router.
Prior to the ThinkPenguin router, I had no idea about any options for getting a 100% free software router. Seems exciting that someone has done all that work for me. Extra cost on top of that hardware... looks pretty cheap! Considering all the headaches I've gone through to find a phone that reasonably even comes close to respecting my freedom and then doesn't even really do so, hell, for someone doing the same for a router, thank goodness! I will be buying this as soon as we replace our router (probably soon!)
Excited that ThinkPenguin is doing this work! I hope more companies follow in said footsteps.
Remember when Apple banned all bitcoin apps? And then later launched its own mobile payment system? http://boingboing.net/2014/02/07/apple-yanks-last-remaining-bit.html
MediaGoblin 0.7.0: Time Traveler's Delight
We're excited to announce the release of MediaGoblin 0.7.0, Time Traveler's Delight!
There's a slew of features in here, from a new upload API (building our way towards federation!), a new slick-looking theme "Sandy 70s Speedboat", metadata support, command line bulk upload, better responsiveness, and much, more!
Check it out and spread the love!Show all 10 repliesmini-upgrade report:
* first for the heck of it did apt-get upgrade (running on a wheezy vm). error message at my site after upgrade, rebooted rather than figure it out, and reboot fixed.
* followed instructions at http://mediagoblin.readthedocs.org/en/v0.7.0/siteadmin/relnotes.html "do this upgrade", error message at my site. restarted paster and celeryd services rather than figure out, error message went away.
* the responsive design thing looks a bit odd on a wide screen monitor, I guess due to no left/right white space?
I think it was a smoother upgrade than in the past (release notes incomplete, had to dig around/remember past upgrade) and am looking forward to trying the new features. I should upload something new to http://mg.ml.vc now. ^_^
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Bottom Posting And GPG Signing
I came within a single comment of getting fired today because I don't want to stop GPG signing and bottom posting my email replies at work.
Eventually, I agreed to stop bottom posting on only emails that go to non-company employees, and will continue signing all emails.
Is it sad that I am kind of disappointed that I didn't get fired so as to be able to claim the moral victory?
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Am I crazy or is this something that might help get useful stuff done?
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I particularly like the idea of having a better-defined API for adding specific interface elements - MultimediaViewer has a few WIP patches that do basically that, and it's a useful pattern that gives developers a much quicker iteration time.
As for examples, I think scripts modifying extensions (not core) are something to be cautious of, but something that eventually could be made way easier.
All in all, +1. :)
- Fuck "man up".Yes, there are annoying sloppy terms https://identi.ca/freemor/note/hvWaQZ5nSn21im8s1Hca2A then there are terms such as "man up" use of which constitutes self-nomination as a fuckup. "You all know the type. Anything they have anything to do with, no matter how good it sounds, turns into a disaster."
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- FSF condemns partnership between Mozilla and Adobe to support Digital Restrictions Management https://u.fsf.org/xj
"Since its source code is available under a license allowing anyone to modify and redistribute it under a different name, we expect versions without EME to be made available"Does that mean that the developers of GNU IceCat are working double-shift to remove that blob wrapper?
- Nobody ever called data law. #vaguejokes
"Tiny bit kiss"Working from home with a loving 2 year old has it's perks.
He'll come by the room, open the door (with the handle he can barely reach) walk over to me and say "Tiny bit kiss".
I give him a little kiss, tell him I love him, and he walks out happily and closes the door behind himself.