Google to drop all support, including security patches, for Android on Huawei, because Trump

reuters.com/article/us-huawei-

<< NEW YORK (Reuters) Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. >>

We should announce each day there's no new vulnerability discovered at this point.

@Wolf480pl @MatejLach Funny story with the FreeDesktop.Org community, not too long ago they were slowly switching to GitHub from CGit. Now they're rapidly adopting self-hosted GitLab and are no longer using GitHub.

@alcinnz @MatejLach
Yet.

I mean, it's not as bad as it could be, but it's definitely going in the wrong direction.

@MatejLach @Wolf480pl Not to mention Canonical, FreeDesktop.Org, & GNU.

Seriously if you want to know how your OS works, the vast majority of that code is not on GitHub.

Back when the GNU project was starting, among the first things they rewrote as Free Software were:
- text editor / IDE (Emacs)
- assembler, linker, and compiler
- make

IOW, they made tools that they needed to further develop Free Software without relying on proprietary tools.

They wanted their project to be self-hosting.

Nowadays, we have more free software than ever, but we develop it using github and Discord...

Together with some fine folks, we're starting up a local web development meetup! 🚀 If Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK is a location you could get to, we'd love to have you along. Or if you know anyone who might be interested, please share it with them. Our first event is on June 18th and will feature @thisisjofrank speaking about PWAs and Nick Meldrum speaking about 'serverless' cloud options for scaling Node: meetup.com/BerkshireJS/events/ #JavaScript #WebDev

We use the word "boilerplate" a lot at work. It's such a strange phrase that seems like it's probably traveled far from its original meaning, so I looked up what that meaning was.

It goes back to newspapers. Large advertisers and content syndicates would distribute ready-to-go printing plates to local newspapers that could easily just go onto the press and be ready to print without any modification. These plates resembled rolled steel that was used to make boilers.

Hence: boilerplate.

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Yeah what @cwebber said.

The developers of projects that implement ActivityPub are doing so to enhance the appeal of their project and make the project succeed, not to make the protocol more popular. The protocol is just the means. The end goal is to foster deeper interactions between platforms and hosts--to make the World Wide Web actually like the web it was intended to be.

If we all just worked on one AP project there would be no diversity and the end goal wouldn't be met.

@bob @alana

Whenever I read "skeleton crew" I imagine a necromancer employed to raise up a small crew and manage them for the duration.

it’s also important for me to remind you that in 2009 we hadn’t started putting front-facing cameras on phones yet so every model in the Prē series included a selfie mirror which slid out when the keyboard was extended

Because to much people complained that they had troubles to get their homeserver online I wrote a tutorial including all setup steps from 0 to running server, incl. reversed proxy, certificates, .... Have fun.

How to Setup your Matrix Synapse Messaging Homeserver (May 2019/English)

kmj.at/how-to-setup-your-matri

#matrix #synapse #setup #tutorial #riot

@_emacsomancer
Yes and no. I would love a usable lisp OS (especially Racket) even without special hardware. But with hardware designed for it I'm sure it would be better. One of the major reasons Lisp Machines died is that Moore's Law was so fast that by the time you finished the longer design of the specialized hardware newer simple chips were already faster. Now that Moore's law (and friends) are largely over that could change.
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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).