It's super exciting to join so vivid community based on and centered around FOSS.
When @bensturmfels agreed with me that we should migrate a project from Fabric 1.x (obsolete)
But now I can report that Fabric 1 → Fabric 2 was the simpler migration. Ansible is wildly useful but would have been too much hammer for the small nail we had.
An ode to uWSGI:
I wandered lonely in the cloud
To float my app o'er N-gin-x
When all at once I cried aloud
A host of uWSGI's weird defects
The config breaks, the logs confuse
The servers start, but mutely refuse.
Confounding as the clays that slide
And thwart attempts to see within
They clog the heels of boots in stride
The docs mislead and clank like tin
Ten thousand pages in a day
Nary with aught more to say.
I didn't realize #introductions was a thing either.
I'm Frito! 👋 My wife and friends even call me that even though it's not my given name. I'm a linux dabbler since 2k turned linux desktop user in 2019.
I'm also a software engineer by trade with my current main languages as Node, Python and C#. The bad / good news depending how you view it is I'm a git/vim guy. I mainly lurk here since I don't have much to post but I still ❤️ the community!
“But why a hardware token? Isn’t an app just better in so many ways?
[…] iPhone users, like the underprivileged, also don’t own a smartphone; rather, they’ve bought a phone that can only be used for Apple-sanctioned activities.
“It turns out that apps, and smartphones in general, are bad for user privacy.”
Does anyone have a machine dedicated to test #linux distros? Thinking about it but I feel like it might be a bit excessive...
“We, the undersigned, call on the Government of Australia to be open and transparent regarding its COVID-19 tracing software application, with an independent review process open to all in the international and Australian community.
“It is possible to offer the public both privacy and successful COVID-19 contact tracing.”
“There's a better way: "platform co-operativism," in which workers clone the apps - a trivial task - and then turn them into nonpredatory, worker-owned businesses that support the real economy instead of annihilating it […]
“The biggest co-op success story is Spain's Mondragon Co-Op. They [are offering] courses in platform co-op entrepreneurship.”
Had a lovely call from ATO responding to my complaint about #MyGovID app being proprietary and requiring Apple/Google account. They've had significant feedback around this
Worse, it is hugely amplifying the effect of setting family members against each other.
Yet this wholesale transfer of control, to corporate monopoly, will be monumentally difficult to undo after the crisis passes.
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