The iOS drama around Hey is quite a thing to behold. As if this is a new policy at all.
Who knows, maybe Apple change their policy, now that all the celebrity Apple fans are making some noise. But it's frankly hilarious to see that these people didn't even know how Apple has been treating small devs and businesses all this time, all the while supporting this crap with their purchases of new iOS devices.
Git "master" rant
Already disagree with master/slave terms for IT being a problem, but at least there's a resemblance of an argument. A master branch in Git, however, isn't even named after a slave master. (I always thought of it as akin to a master recording, like in music for example.)
How ignorant do you have to be to think that the term master can only refer to a slave master, or that this one particular use is somehow more wide than all the hundreds of others combined?
Current #woodworking status: I ordered a vacuum, and it's the most expensive power tool I have ever bought (because there's no table saw yet).
Is this normal? And how will it continue?
You can buy a bunch of guides for the price of a cup of coffee, and they work offline, too (same as the maps do by default). So the question for new visitors to a city is really why *not* to buy a couple of guides for the maps you're using anyway.
During our next (virtual) XMPP meetup on Wednesday, 18:00 CEST, Daniel Gultsch and me will give an introduction to the technologies used for A/V calls with XMPP. Topics discussed will include Jingle, ICE/STUN/TURN, (S)RTP, and WebRTC. The meetup will take place on Jitsi Meet, see:
We'll also be streaming this meetup live to YouTube, so if you participate, you will be recorded. If you'd prefer to just listen, please use the YouTube stream:
@pla I wrote an article about Cycling and open source if that can be of any use https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2020-02-06-biking-opensource.html
I just stumbled over the new https://keys.openpgp.org web interface, which lets you upload, verify, publish, and manage PGP keys to the directory with a nice user interface.
The first milestone of 100K verified keys was crossed in November: https://keys.openpgp.org/about/news#2019-11-12-celebrating-100k
As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.
Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:
An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.
Not the Olognion: "DevOps from above! US Air Force says upcoming B-21 stealth bomber will run Kubernetes"
🎉 Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5 is out now.
This Tor Browser release is focused on helping you understand and use onion services.
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you—pull your beard, flick your face—to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you.” -- John Lennon
A referendum for Italeave has been submitted to the Italian Supreme Court:
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