"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"
National Library of Finland
The National Library of Finland (in Helsinki) is unusually fancy for being in Finland. I had a meeting there today, and looked around a bit while I was there :-)
- .@GnuPG just announced their new funding campaign. I use GPG every day. I set up my quarterly donation. Join us? https://gnupg.org/donate/
lsblk- how have I never met this handy program before?
If you're wondering what Republican strategy we'll be seeing, assuming Comey's memo does say that, Ryan just hinted at it
"Comey, why didn't you do anything at the time then"
uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs likes this.Well, Comey still hasn't said anything about it.
But: Trump didn't order Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. He asked Comey to. By itself it's… scummy, but not something to do something about. It's the combination of that, the mention of other investigations that Trump says Comey should have dropped, and Comey being fired that raises eyebrows.
…which is my reply to that strategy, not to you specifically.
- I'm somewhat bemused by all the "mp3 is dead" stories coming out of tech news and being parroted by others. It's hard not to think that this isn't some sort of PR push to get the general population thinking that MP3 is obsolete so that the patent encumbered technologies can be sold as "advanced". I admit it appears to be working. Somehow terminating a licensing program is being reported as killing off an obsolete technology as opposed to simply indicating that the patents have expired and the technology is finally free for use by everyone.Show all 5 replies"They terminated the licensing". No. They terminated the licensing *program* because they no longer have any money to collect from the racketeering.
Problem is that most of those that write about it either don't even grasp the concept or are malignant to misinform.
Hard time seeing any outcome that isn't one of these three:
2) Total fascism
3) Nuclear war
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Ansible vs Fabric
I'm trying to love Ansible, but
ansible-playbook -i inventory.ini --sudo -v certbot-renew.ymlis just messy compared to say
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@Adam Bolte it certainly could, and for renewing certificates it probably should, so perhaps not the best example. I really like using Fabric as a way to put a really simple interface over a sequence of hard to remember commands, that I might only run now and again.
>> Ben Sturmfels:
“>that I might only run now and again.”
Fair enough. In salt, you would put your host-specific states in top.sls. Then you can just run salt '*' state.highstate when you need to redeploy/update/whatever and forget about running any certbot-related commands, states or playbooks directly ever again. :)If there's an "ansible.cfg" file in the current directory, you can put "inventory=inventory.ini" in the "[defaults]" section and not have to mention it on the command-line.Instead of saying "--sudo", you can put "become: true" into your playbook file.That makes the Ansible command-line a bit simpler, but still not quite as simple as Fabric.In my experience, Ansible really shines when you have modular configuration, where these hosts need this subset of configuration applied to them, but those hosts need that overlapping-but-not-identical subset of configuration applied. Using Ansible for configuring a single thing on a single host is overkill for production, although it's a good way to learn about it.
- #mozilla : Next 10 Days Critical to the Internet's Future https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/05/08/next-10-days-critical-internets-future/ would #google say something similar? In public? No? #fcc
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- Whoa Nextcloud has some implementation of ActivityPub! (Go CWebber!)
Working with others was also improved across servers, federating activities so you can see changes on remote shares in your activity feed through an implementation of the ActivityPub API developed by the W3C.from https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-12-beta-introduces-the-next-generation-of-secure-collaboration/
Waiting for the ursupation
Since it looks like Mastodon is *really* making steps to support ActivityPub, I think I'll wait for the ultimate social ursupation sitting on a hairy elephant more and more. If you haven't tried it out yet - give it a try!
The only thing that bugs me is that there is currently *NO* standalone client for the Linux desktop that I can get to run.
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Mastodon seems to have attracted a bigger audience than GNU social and pump.io combined. Great times ahead if everybody actualyl embraces ActivityPub soon!
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@firstname.lastname@example.org Remember that the network has been there for a near decade, it's the same as identi.ca used to be on. Mastodon is just the latest client for it. I'm glad for the attention it's getting, don't get me wrong. I'm just sad that a lot of the publicity I see doesn't give credit where credit is due. Shoulders of giants and all that.