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Hi there!

I've been on the fediverse since 2018, but recently moved into @merveilles.town, so I guess it's time for a new !

I'm a developer from , the . I love , , @reproducible_builds, maintain a @notion and help organize @mch2021. I'm part of @hack42 and work on for Lightbend.

Looking forward to meeting all you creative people! Feel free to get in touch, both public and private.

Hot take: it is useful to add issues to your issue tracker even when it's technically an "upstream problem":

* it makes it easier to find the issue for others running into it
* it provides a place for users to share workaround for this particular instance of the problem
* it reminds you to help upstream fix it
* sometimes there is a fix in using upstream differently (or even replacing it)

Debian gets this right and even has some nice standardized metadata for this (wiki.debian.org/BugTriage#Work)

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Computer, ARM history 

The ARM chip was also designed to run at very low power. [Sophie] Wilson explained that this was entirely a cost-saving measure—the team wanted to use a plastic case for the chip instead of a ceramic one, so they set a maximum target of 1 watt of power usage.

But the tools they had for estimating power were primitive. To make sure they didn’t go over the limit and melt the plastic, they were very conservative with every design detail. Because of the simplicity of the design and the low clock rate, the actual power draw ended up at 0.1 watts.

In fact, one of the first test boards the team plugged the ARM into had a broken connection and was not attached to any power at all. It was a big surprise when they found the fault because the CPU had been working the whole time. It had turned on just from electrical leakage coming from the support chips.

TIL IMAP has a concept of 'shared namespaces' for mailboxes that are shared across users (datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/) and e.g. Dovecot supports them (doc.dovecot.org/configuration_).

I wonder how well this is supported in clients - is this more or less 'transparent' to them?

/cc @tek_dmn

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Finally wrote a post that's been stewing for a while: What You Miss By Only Checking GitHub

Many researchers, entrepreneurs, open source sustainability commentators, et al. assume that GitHub activity is a reasonable proxy for FLOSS as a whole. It's not.

https://harihareswara.net/posts/2022/what-you-miss-by-only-checking-github/

Goes over some examples, a marketing graphic that made my eyebrows go up, research about how unrepresentative GitHub can be, and some tools to try.

Someone I know got locked out of an account at $bigcorp that is important to them.

I managed to talk to $bigcorp support over text chat (since I have access to an account there that gives acces to that).

Surprisingly the support agent suggested we switch to a phone call (and when I agreed they called me) to deliver the 'we cannot help you for security reasons' part of the conversation.

I still have a possible trick up my sleeve to recover the account though... fingers crossed!

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Always nice to learn a new word for something you've long wanted a word for, this week for me it's been "kettle logic"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettle_logic

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IMPORTANT UNICODE NOTICE:

The character "ꙮ" (U+A66E) is being updated in version 15.0.0.

Because it doesn't have enough eyes. It needs to have three more eyes.

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https://brailleinstitute.org/freefont

> Atkinson Hyperlegible font is named after Braille Institute founder, J. Robert Atkinson. What makes it different from traditional typography design is that it focuses on letterform distinction to increase character recognition, ultimately improving readability. We are making it free for anyone to use!

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>>The good news is believe it or not we’re in the best possible scenario. We have a diverse collection of people, technologies and ideas at our fingertips. Big Tech only has what it has: a small-minded bubble that doesn’t have people in its best interests. We can do better because we can do anything when we build it ourselves.<<

-- @gabek

https://gabekangas.com/blog/2022/08/decentralized-discovery/

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@drwho@hackers.town Ten years ago, someone on Stack Overflow used exactly the same analogy to explain SQL injection. It's now real, just amazing. https://security.stackexchange.com/a/25710

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Since this month I'm Response program manager for the . This means I'll be tracking security issues across projects and improving processes&tools to enhance security both pro-actively and after a vulnerability has been found. I'm super happy to (hopefully :) ) be able to have a positive impact on the general state of FLOSS security this way.

Since this is a part-time engagement I'm available for contracts working on FLOSS projects as well!

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We are still a massive €254 short for the server bills for mstdn.social, misskey.ai, mastodon.coffee, pixey.org and some more free open source services :sad_cat:

Hopefully next month I can pay most of it with a new job but that doesn't help now..

If you can, please think about supporting me in paying the bills for the various #Fediverse services I host for free❤️

https://paypal.me/stuxOS
https://patreon.com/mstdn
https://ko-fi.com/mstdn
https://liberapay.com/mstdn
https://opencollective.com/mstdn
https://bunq.me/stuxhost

If not me perhaps your own server admin :cat_hug_triangle::fediverse:

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Please do not spread lies like "Open Source doesn't require free redistribution"

The definition is right here and it is the first point: https://opensource.org/osd

Open Source == Free Software == FOSS == FLOSS

They're all synonyms

Here's some common mistakes answered:

somewhat sad that people are still running into the problem (github.com/emmebrusa/TSDZ2-Sma) - the 'update treadmill' is not great, but running into already-solved problems is a waste of everyone's time as well...

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Merveilles

Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.