Feels nice to finally return some technical debt. Shamefully, I have some #FreeBSD bugs assigned to me since 2017, but I'm finally at squishing them.
The biggest one is #OpenSceneGraph port update which I'm going to commit tomorrow, another is #UnknownHorizons update to 2019.1 which also requires #fifengine and other dependencies update (pending maintainer feedback/timeout).
After these, only 3 ancient bugs left!
#Repology has used software versions from #Wikidata as one of its sources for almost two years, and now it's time to give back. The bot which fills package information for software projects in Wikidata based on data from Repology is complete, had been approved and had already filled most of Gentoo and Arch packages known to Repology. I love this kind of synergy.
#ValyriaTear Episode I - Release 1.1.0 out! http://valyriatear.blogspot.com/2019/09/episode-i-release-110-out.html #freegaming
Honestly, I didn't expect it to be so gravely outdated right from the start.
The diversity hires are yet again trying to take down the titans of the free and open source software community.
If your service or application accesses any third party sites on the web, don't forget to set a descriptive User-Agent header.
In my case this resulted in a pull request from authors of the side which I've scrapped (crates.io), updating my parser for their API changes:
I've noticed some in the Python community trying to make Python friendlier for people who don't "get" or care about #FOSS, who use Windows, and prefer proprietary tools... That's seems a self-defeating development, and a major educational opportunity missed.
For those of you who want to use Tusky, and still value the big "F" in Free(dom), there is now a free fork of Tusky without the Russian/Chinese approach of blocking.
It installs seperate, so you can try it out without ditching your existing setup.
#free #tusky #freetusky
#Repology is now better integrated with #Wikidata. The latter now allows direct references to Repology entries for software projects, and Repology uses this very information to match Wikidata entities to software it knows.
In the future this may be further extended as Wikidata contains a lot of nicely structured information.
I've seen some #recaptcha related toots lately, so I'd like to share my idea on it again.
So, if you use recaptcha on your site, why not require users to FAIL it to pass? It will still cut off bots which will unlikely attempt to solve it, but it may also a) spoil some #google datasets, and b) make google ban more networks effectively disrupting its service.
For instance, I've switched to #DuckGoGo search mostly because of Google treating me as a bot.
I'm starting to suspect there's something wrong with #luajit on #FreeBSD, as both it's consumers I have, #minetest and #solarus, are crashing randomly on me, null pointer dereference each time in different place of juajit guts. I was terrified by discovering that it doesn't even have a testsuite. Try to write one in hope to reproduce the bug?
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