oh wow, Comic Rocket was taken down by search engine bots discovering an excessively large (100k+ entry) RSS feed produced by new code I hadn't tested well enough yet.
remember: consent doesn't mean they say yes. you are not entitled to doing anything with someone.
let's demonstrate consent for the people who don't understand
me: "can i hug you?"
them: "no thanks"
me: "okay, no problem"
9 days till the shutdown of witches.town
needless to say, if you haven't exported your data from there and moved to another instance already, please do so
@charlag Overall I feel much more comfortable now than when I was first starting out. I no longer see Programming as rocket science or a magical thing.
The anxiety around programming comes mostly from the toxic environment on some communities.
It's way easier learning stuff and having a good time when a community is supporting and helping you instead of trying to make you miserable and flaming you so they can fill superior.
Is there any published standard for controlling the order of entries in an RSS feed, besides just sorting by publication date?
I found a 2005 article saying there was a "Feed Rank" draft proposed for this purpose (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-extatom1/x-extatom1-pdf.pdf) which appears to be https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-snell-atompub-feed-index-10 but that draft expired and I haven't found any sign it went anywhere.
I was going to get up and do something, but a cat has curled up on my lap, so I'm no longer permitted to move
On the plus side I just got an unsolicited job offer, from someone I met recently, that's fairly relevant to my interests. I'm not looking for full-time work but it's nice to be acknowledged!
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If you had a time machine, what would you do?
The classic answer is to travel back in time to 129 years ago today, 4/20/1889, and kill baby Adolf Hitler to prevent the holocaust.
On today, 4/20, let's reflect on how the holocaust didn't happen because one dude said "what if... mass-murder?" and everyone was like "Yeah!!! Good idea!! I never would've done that if you didn't suggest it!!"
The materials conditions *and* ideology which went into the holocaust all existed before and without Hitler
the end result here is that the technical deficiencies in git create a barrier to non-experts which has led us to grant an american corporation exclusive control of vast swathes of the FOSS commons. This will not end well.
(To c&p something I said over on twitter because I think y'all will appreciate it more)
When Github goes down, FOSS effectively stops right now. It's tragic that we've allowed a single company to gain such control over the open commons.
I recognize that we are in this situation mostly because the 'distributed' side of git is only usable by experts. And I recognize the niche that GH fills (ticketing and PRs in lieu of emailed patches)
Oh. I got an email this morning saying only, "i have no plans on working with you on anything again." Ouch. 😢
Update: sounds like I can collaborate with the person who's infringing on my trademark to build something cool together so they can live up to the name they picked. Which is so much more fun than going with the lawyers route.
I just came back from visiting the last hour of a two day meeting between Facebook and privacy activists. I don’t have much concrete to report, I just want you to imagine the mood in that room...
Small Instances: might want pleroma -- it's got lower resource usage, so, savings.
Large Instances: probably mastodon -- it has better admin tools rn, which are likely to come up
Expanding Instances: umm.. I guess you intend to be large,, so mastodon,?, why are you asking this seperately..?
Galaxy Instances: wait what what does that even mean what's going on here
Meditating Universe Instances: I THOUGHT THIS WAS SOFTWARE RECS
ARE YOU IMPLYING COSMIC BEINGS OF PURE THOUGHT