So apparently I'm banned from github.com/golang/go
I reviewed my comments to find out what might have caused it and my best guess is it's either because (A) I said that it's lazy to force git forge maintainers to add go-specific code rather than develop language-independent standards, or (B) I pointed out that git hosting is decentralized and adding "sourcehut support" by hardcoding git.sr.ht is incorrect, and applies to other hosts like gitlab, gitea, github enterprise, cgit, etc.
Notably among my participation in that repository is donating CPU time on my $1,000 RISC-V board to help with the RISC-V port.
In conclusion, 🖕. If you want to participate in golang/go be sure not to point out that any of their engineers are working on solutions which are wrong when the right solution is much harder.
There are also a few FOSS projects written in Go I'd like to contribute to 😅
Maybe I should learn #go again. I'm gonna be on the job market again soon and the likelihood of me finding a Rust job are slim 😅. Go is not my favorite but from what I've seen a lot of the pain points have been cleared up from 5 years ago. It's used a lot in the kinds of things I'd like to work on. And I'd probably like it as much or better than Python and definitely more than JS or Java.
I think I might switch my website from Zola to hugo for better #gemini support. But I'm not sure that'll do what I want either.
He won't say it so I will. People can't be trusted with the freedom the web provides. Good video all around though.
There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.
"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."
You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.
trans-hating patent trolls (and links to help)
Shop Enby, Black trans-owned sex toy shop, is being sued by some assholes who think they own the rights to the word “enby.”
Gofundme for legal costs: https://www.gofundme.com/f/429sh-nobody-owns-enby-legal-defense-fund
Their store for shopping: https://shopenby.com/
Public records supposedly say the company suing is Wildflower Sex (but I haven’t verified this or found a link).
"There’s Still No Viable Open Source Business Model"
SourceHut proves this wrong. Every single line of code we've written is open source, since day one. There are no periodic code dumps, no prototyping in private, no open core with paid extensions. We accept patches from the public. Our company is 100% bona-fide open source.
We've been profitable for 2 years, and our profit margin continues to grow. We published our Q3 financial report last week:
It's still early, and we're still small. We did not take on any outside investments, either. But the model works. You CAN make money in open source.
I would be cool with it if someone wanted to set up mailing lists on lists.sr.ht for things other than programming stuff, like casual discussion, interest groups, local shit, w/e. That sort of thing is part of why I don't strongly tie resources together, so you aren't forced to e.g. have a repo before you can have a mailing list.
I like FOSS, Rust, and Linux
BLM! Trans rights!
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