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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 😅

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Maybe I should learn 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 feel like the biggest "problem" that flatpak and snap are trying to solve is that web browsers have to be updated constantly.

Part of me wants to learn the modern Android stack so I can work on Android apps I want. The other part of me cringes at the thought.

I think I might switch my website from Zola to hugo for better support. But I'm not sure that'll do what I want either.

I discovered today that has a really nice thing to read webpages. Now to make it work with 🤔 ... Probably going to have to point it as a web-gemini proxy.

It's really annoying that Nvidia's BS doesn't work with Linux 5.9! Never buying an Nvida card again.

He won't say it so I will. People can't be trusted with the freedom the web provides. Good video all around though.

youtu.be/OFRjZtYs3wY

The gemini text format's dumb enough for me to have a semi-reliable parser in a few minutes. That's pretty dope.

If you're unfamiliar with the tilvids.com/ peertube instance, you are advised to peruse it

Search engines should be the business of libraries, not companies.

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."

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/s

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

Found via old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comme

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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: gofundme.com/f/429sh-nobody-ow

Their store for shopping: shopenby.com/

Public records supposedly say the company suing is Wildflower Sex (but I haven’t verified this or found a link).

Not ever new technology needs to take over the world.

"There’s Still No Viable Open Source Business Model"

via gestaltit.com/podcast/tom/ther

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:

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-11-11-

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.

If you can't think of a good way of implementing a particular feature without DDoSing the rest of the internet, don't ship that feature.

Throwing up your arms and saying "whelp, it can't be helped, I guess we'll just DDoS everyone!" is NOT advisable.

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