Working on my research today, feeling pretty amazed at the range of free software and services available to me that enable me to do so. GNU, Linux, bash, emacs, spacemacs, vim, PHP, codeception, git, github, travis, TeX, LyX. Eclipse, FeatureIDE. Whatever all of these themselves are built on. DuckDuckGo, StackOverflow and blogs helping with questions. Plenty more I’m sure I’ve missed out. Flipping awesome, this ecosystem.
> download open source app
> walk around the area you live in
> answer some questions
> get some fresh air
> discover your neighbourhood a little
> help build open map of the world
StreetComplete – https://f-droid.org/en/packages/de.westnordost.streetcomplete/
Seems like this might be implemented eventually: "Allow specifying allow_failure: true per job on jobs.include. (Probably yes, but not before .)". https://github.com/travis-ci/beta-features/issues/28
"A stage is a group of jobs that are allowed to run in parallel. However, each one of the stages runs one after another, and will only proceed if all jobs in the previous stage have passed successfully." That’s a shame – I want to have a stage that deploys my test artifacts after all test jobs in the previous stage have run. Even if one of them has failed.
Introduction to what one would consider basic web communication A few days ago I had written a post on my website and a colleague had written a reply on his own website. Because we were both using the W3C Webmention specification on our websites, my site received the notification of his response an...
“Vicious Cycle”. I love this video. Where is endless growth and pursuit of productivity taking us…
“Ryanair is to recognise pilot unions for the first time in its 32-year history in an attempt to prevent strikes in the run-up to Christmas.”
“Ryanair’s share price fell almost 8% on Friday after its announcement.”
This system is broken.
Beautiful song by Bat for Lashes. What happens when two lovers collide.
I saw Bat for Lashes play at the Brighton Dome in 2009, during a particularly difficult year for me. I can remember even now getting knocked for six by some pretty deep emotions during the show.
At HWC London yesterday, my intention was to spend a bit of time improving the display of my RSVP posts. An example of one here: https://doubleloop.net/2017/12/10/hwc-london-december-13th-2017-%f0%9f%8e%84/
My RSVP posts work great, functionality wise, thanks to the Post Kinds plugin (creating the post successfully sends a webmention to the event page). However the display looks a little funky with my theme.
Another UBI blockchain-based digital currency, Manna (https://www.mannabase.com/), formerly grantcoin. Around since 2015.
AKA ode to misanthropy. Garage punk fuzzed up to the max.
Put together a little web scraper in Python with scrapy (scrapy.org) and selenium. Massively impressed, made it super simple to get the data that I wanted off the pages.
Nice! The New Economics Foundation’s crowdfunder to kickstart a cooperatively-owned cab firm in London got fully funded. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/faircab/
I was really pleased when Mozilla acquired Pocket, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be heading fully free or libre anytime soon, if the latest feature rollout is anything to go by:
“Highlighting in Pocket has two tiers: Free and Premium. All Pocket users will be able to create 3 highlights per article, and those who subscribe to Pocket Premium will be able to create an unlimited number of highlights.”
I’m guessing (hoping) though that given the Mozilla association at the very least they’ll take personal data security and privacy seriously.
Don’t know if it’s really the remit of any social media platform, but Mastodon USP could be if it also worked as a catalyst of some of the stronger social bonds beyond online. “Social media promises an end to loneliness but actually produces an increase in solitude and an intense awareness of social exclusion. Texting and other technologies give you more control over your social interactions but also lead to thinner interactions and less real engagement with the world.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/opinion/how-evil-is-tech.html
In fact a few times now I’ve heard people say the feature they miss (or would miss) the most from Facebook is the very well targeted suggestions of local events.
Jesus. Eclipse is as slow as it ever was.
Great bit of stomping synth-pop.
Demos of personal websites and the opportunity to create, update or experiment on your personal website
See you there!
It’s a bit irritating when spares websites just sell the entire, brand new product. Not really what I’m looking for when I go to a spare parts website…
I took a set of digital kitchen scales to the local Restart Party yesterday, and had a go at fixing them with lots of great tips and advice from Gavin, a Restart volunteer. Couldn’t get them working, but I picked up some good tips in the process.
Upstream, makers of great podcasts on alternative economies, need some new gear to make the podcast. Help them out if you can spare something: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/upstream-needs-new-equipment-urgently
The pro-capitalism argument of ‘look at these things that it has achieved’ is based on the assumption that these things couldn’t have been achieved under any other system.
I used snap for the first time today, while setting up a demo nextcloud server. All dependencies in one bundle, it was incredibly simple. Has anyone else used it, is there a catch? (aside from the wasted disk space from not sharing dependencies) Pros/cons?