Rust, Zig, and the Futility of “Replacing” C - https://gavinhoward.com/2021/02/rust-zig-and-the-futility-of-replacing-c/
Pine phone has arrived. Community Edition: KDE Plasma Mobile with Convergence Package. Now to figure out which way is up. I know where my weekend is going ! @PINE64
Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments - https://mynews4.com/news/local/nevada-bill-would-allow-tech-companies-to-create-governments
The great thing about reaching out to an #Emacs person: if the personal web page is down, you get his/her email address from his/her GitHub/GitLab emacs mail configuration section. 😉
I use notmuch to tag my incoming email. I look for the word "unsubscribe" to weed out mailing lists, mail from the endless websites I've had to sign up to and corporate goo. This is a pobox.com alias I've been using for over 20 years.
4 of 5 messages contain "unsubscribe". Time to migrate 1:1 communications with real people to a new address.
📱 Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.
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Tackling the Monopoly Problem
There was a time when people who were exploring computational technology saw it as the path toward decentralization and freedom worldwide. What we have ended up with, instead, is a world that is increasingly centralized, subject to surveillance, and unfree. How did that come to be? In a keynote at the online 2021 linux.conf.au event, Cory Doctorow gave his view of this problem and named its source: monopoly.
HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25960684
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If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see https://superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).
If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.
Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.
Hobbies: Emacs, Latin, Backpacking. Work-ish: programming, sysadmin, networking, security, data science. Responsible in some degree for MicroEmacs/mg back in the day...
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