Not allowing pasting text into a password field or using the accessibility API on Android should get you fired from the company you work in.

Some interesting changes coming for . I like their decision to move to snaps, and the choice to go back and invest in their code base instead of just pushing new features is a smart one.

"Mark II Update - March 2020 - Mycroft"

@reykjalin @sir @newt OK, watched it and anything I could say to praise it would feel like an understatement.

The combination of length, quality, and topic remind me of Ross Scott's `"Games as a service" is fraud.`

Someone on Hacker News asked what a leader looks like in a software development team, and I shared my thoughts:

>A good leader is connecting people to the right mentors; going to bat to help someone's good idea come true; recognizing natural areas of expertise for contributors to develop their skills in; identifying, predicting, and preventing bottlenecks in the process; and making sure information flows smoothly into, out of, and within the team. Think about what the people on your team need and what little strings you can pull to make their lives easier and help them to feel more productive, fulfilled, and impactful.

Reposted here for general interest.

@reykjalin @sir @newt Given that it's 42.5 minutes long, I haven't had time to watch that yet, but the super short abstract reminds me of Jim Sterling's "Copyright Deadlock" trick for giving the finger to people abusing YouTube monetization to steal ad revenue on videos they don't have a right to.

How can I convince my family to stop using free software? I told them that only software developed by trustworthy corporations like Google and Facebook is secure, but they won't listen.

I imagine most people here already know this, but just in case you have ever wondered how websites check your password without actually knowing your , here's how. 🙂

Pushed a large update to

Added a new hardware section for Linux computers and cleaned up some inactive OS recommendations.

Pulled the trigger.

Now supporting #sourcehut financially because this is exactly the kind of thing I want.

$2/month is a great price to support @sir and crew.

I know the claim is that #Github makes our repos more easily discovered but after years of use I still don't believe the claim. A good and useful repository will be discovered with or without Github.

Long live

#git migration to follow.

For more information about sourcehut visit:

@danarel how can you even pretend to care about privacy if you use a macbook /s

No one does heartstoppingly good action scene like Ufotable

Kimetsu no Yaiba ep19 

“thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"”

Yes, software corporations are moving deeper into abusive relationship habits with their users.

thanks to for the original.

You know, the other day, I was complaining about the difficulty of cache invalidation and naming things.

... figures that, today, I'd run into an off-by-one-error.

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