Is there a difference between "editing code" and "developing code"? (boosts wanted)

Personal choices do matter, but regulation and tackling the big polluters is way more important:

“First of all, there is an attempt being made by them to deflect attention away from finding policy solutions to global warming towards promoting individual behaviour changes that affect people’s diets, travel choices and other personal behaviour,” said Mann. “This is a deflection campaign and a lot of well-meaning people have been taken in by it.”
theguardian.com/science/2019/n

source-available /= open-source, why don't people understand that

> a lone soul starts asking not including systemd in an obscure, 2-years-without-major-updates linux distro in it's IRC channel with 13 users

gdpr data export is better than your UX 

"GraphQL, fads, and tech fanboyism"

notes.baldurbjarnason.com/2019

A consistent feature of web dev culture, esp., is that nobody likes to actually critically analyse the tools or technologies they use. It's either a love parade or hate-fest.

And when you do get a fair but critical analysis (like Rich Harris's post on why he doesn't use web components) it gets treated like a hate-fest instead of the practical decision-making tool that it is.

OK let's give this a whirl. Here's my quick take on the unique privacy issues the Fediverse have. And, honestly, how they're probably worse than the privacy issues Facebook and Twitter has.

#persist

jonwatson.ca/posts/privacy-and

Idea: leverage the fediverse to create a global, democratic CDN

> The software development world is plagued with the idea that developer productivity and happiness comes before all other considerations. Can you imagine a car manufacturer building something that get's 2 mpg but excusing it with "but it was quicker to build"? Yet we have electron.

- flukus on HN

#2207 "Math Work" 

The WWW should be made out of small interlinked communities and services, not out of a few giant ones. It was explicitly designed for the former, after all

"It is unfortunate that we have to fork the whole project to change the name"

It is unfortunate that the name matters to you at all.

My first thought when hearing about Denuvo for Android was "exactly how different will it behave to a power virus?" considering games are already pushing the limits of what mobile SoCs consider an acceptable workload.
DRM punishes customers. Run-time decrypt & obfuscation-first code already seems dodgy on laptops (where many gaming laptops are on mains) but mobile: I know what I'd avoid ever installing (if not hidden from store listings).

When your only hammer is JavaScript, everyone else's thumb looks like a nail

So not only is mastodon.social trying to ban cross-posting, they don't even want to allow RSS feed posting.

So a news website, which does a service to users, can't even have it's content up here easily for everyone. Well done, good job. This is pathetic.

(reposted to be clearer)

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