The latest Humble E-Book Bundle is The Coder's Bookshelf Bundle by No Starch Press.
All DRM-free and in multiple formats. A perfect fit for your @libreture library.
Just had my first encounter with an actual error code 451 in the wild. Apparently the NH-based Union Leader newspaper / media site decided it was easier to block all of Europe than to become #GDPR-compliant! (I am traveling in EU & wanted to read a story shared by a NH friend. I guess I will have to wait until back in USA)
Techy rant Show more
There is far too much software in the world. Eliminating 95% percent of it(the garbage stuff) in an orderly fashion would result in a vastly better tech landscape in less than a year.
Simple is better than Complex.
Complex is better than Complicated.
If your sophisticated website can't be built by an expert using a text editor it's too complicated.
this is no cause for alarm, i guarantee you twitter and facebook alone do MUCH more nefarious things with the DMs they regularly read and comb through, and i can at least speak for myself that ive never had the implication to go pawing through my instance's database to read PMs because like, ugh why thats gross lmao.
but, just never expect privacy on a platform that doesn't provide it, is all. the point of fedi is to publish, not to keep secrets.
anyway dipshit reply guys notwithstanding, periodic reminder and psa that
1 - fedi is just a bunch of postgres databases with a friendly clown interface on them and anything you post is copied to hundreds of them! this is cool and fine and "federation" but it is not private at ALL! there is zero encryption!
2 - as such yes any DM can be found in said database if an instance admin on one of the instances involved in the DM goes pawing through their database. DMs can also be reported by a participant. this is true of any service, incl twitter, facebook, etc because for those messages to be sent they need to... exist, in a database.
Free software implementation of counter strike, called #freecs, is being developed using the #fteqw engine Show more
As the title says, a free software implementation fo counter strike is on the way thanks to #eukara. I’ve been testing it on a #ppc64le machine and it works without issues (source compilation is necessary, though).
Even though freecs is on a playable state, there are a lack of servers and players.
They have an IRC channel on freenode (#freecs).
Please, consider giving your support to the project:
Thank you so much for reading and spread the word! :-)
I’ve been seeing a lot of commie stans on Mastodon...y’all know communism killed millions of people right? Or did I miss something in my 5 or so years majoring in political science and international relations at university or in my 20+ years of living under a commie ANC government where SA’s vital infrastructure such as the national power utility is about to collapse and a majority of the population continue to live in abject poverty. Did I? 🤔💭
"In essence, you can't really function on the modern internet without running into Google in some way, which makes the de-Googlers' mission all the more difficult." https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/profile-reddit-de-google-community-2019-3/
I've tooted while 3D printing this lampshade last week - and as promised, here is a photo of it in "action".
Still a bit of stringing to clean up, but if I may say so myself, this looks rather stunning!
ESP8266-powered with an HTTP API to remotely control it and make it light up to indicate events 😊
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