Dear @gitlab, after reading this, I am ashamed to be using your product:

We will stop using it as soon as we can manage to and I will stop recommending you to others. Unlike you, we don’t associate with folks incompatible with our values.

Shame on you.


take me down to parallel city where the lines are straight and stretch to infinity

A colleague showed this Untitled Goose Game-inspired poem to us (made by his wife)

Please do not let your web app hijack the control-F/command-f shortcut in a browser window. I need it more than you do.

Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

@cwebber Aha! I hadn't seen the ZCAP-LD document before, that's helpful (and matches what I had in mind about shipping metadata around!).

What we're doing is based around linked data and a bunch of microservices using shared terminology, so that's certainly more relevant than the PL-style ocaps.


@cwebber Do all endpoints need to know about attenuated ocaps and their restrictions, or should there be some sort of attenuation service that forwards requests after checking whilte-listed operations?

Or would we need to pass round chunks of signed metadata that describe the caveats put on a capability?

So I've been reading up on stuff hoping to base a new experimental system on them at work after seeing @cwebber toot about it here but there's something I don't quite understand about how they work /in practice/ in a distributed system.

How does one actually *do* capability attenuation?

i've defended rms' pedantry
i believe in free software
i believe copyleft is essential
i believe AGPL3 is the best license

i disagree with those who say "software freedom isn't important these days" or that ease of use is more important

but every time RMS makes the news he undermines the FSF and the free software movement πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

i just e-mailed them to discontinue my recurring donation and told them why

gonna increase my donation to software freedom conservancy instead

UK Politics 




1995: Computers are "anything machines". You can create music, write programs, do word processing, and network with anyone all over the world. And you can do them all simultaneously.

2019: In order to even think about using our web page you'll want to download the app onto your phone so we can track the living shit out of you and make sure you keep your full attention on US.

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

Folks who do wikidata, would appreciate support on my proposal to remove the constraint that anyone added to an item as its programmer must have a "sex or gender" statement on their own wikidata item record:

Someone explain to me why this is a great call to action? If you know that you go to the Play Store to search for apps and you type in the name of the app, you're presented immediately with a confusing list featuring 2 competitors. URL could have led right to the service or app.

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