but seriously, somewhere between 2000 and 2019 the IT industry seamlessly transitioned from
"we provide precision engineering tools, your data is yours, you should not need to trust us or anyone, mathematics is your guarantee, crypto 4 ever. "
"give us your data. all of it. give. no secrets. hold nothing back. in return we will... train AIs on it.. and provide unspecified 'services'... for someone, who may be you... that can change at any time... and we are funded by, uh. Look, a unicorn!"
Conspiracy theory: what if #youtube promotes the shittiest, worst videos on its front page to encourage people to log in and see personalized recommendations?
"Four Cool URLs" by Alex Pounds http://alexpounds.com/blog/2018/12/29/four-cool-urls
URLs as a user interface are underrated. Also https://traintimes.org.uk/london/brighton/11:30/today is indeed a great URL.
#nextcloud protip: it's possible to use NC in English and still have the week start on Monday and non retarded dates. The closest to perfection is "English (Ireland)". I wish there was something with ISO dates (2019-01-12) instead of 12-01-2019 but it's still good.
I don't use #Xabber but their Twitter account is one of my favorites on birdsite.
I had to print 200 pages of bank statements today, because that's what you have to do every year when running a small business in #Poland. So much for a paperless and eco-friendly office :(
> USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the support organization for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, today announced the launch of its USB Type-C™ Authentication Program, marking an important milestone for the optional USB security protocol. The USB Type-C Authentication specification defines cryptographic-based authentication for USB Type-C chargers and devices.
Non interoperable chargers coming in 3... 2.... 1.....
Actual adverts from UK police:
"The man at the end of the street doesn't talk to his neighbours much, because he likes to keep himself to himself. He pays with cash because he doesn't have a bank card, and he keeps his curtains closed because his house is on a bus route. It may mean nothing, but..."
The Advertising regulator banned these ads for being offensive as they were implying lawful activity was criminal:
Okay so I've grown tired of waiting for #nextcloud to fix database migration and I have a hard time understanding their code base so I upgraded from Sqlite3 to MySQL the manual way. First, I made a temporary Nextcloud install in MySQL and dumped the database structure with `mysqldump --no-data`. Then I exported data from sqlite, it was important to generate full INSERT statements. I used mod_impexp: https://stackoverflow.com/a/45354187 , then removed the schema with `egrep -v '^CREATE` and removed the pragma. That was basically it, after struggling with very bad performance since Nextcloud 11 I finally have a decently working installation.
I wish I could contribute a patch. But even though I've used PHP daily for about 10 years since 2005, I can rarely troubleshoot Nextcloud. If it's harder than a crash with a stack trace, I'm having a hard time navigating the class hierarchy. Perhaps it's just way more OOP than what I'm used to.
Digital Empowerment in Rural India - powered by FreedomBox.
Sudhamsh Kandukuri and I presented yesterday at XConf India 2018.
An inspiring story of a grassroots movement where people rejected Facebook's Free Basics and installed low-cost community Wi-Fi networks instead.
A FreedomBox on the network provides most of the essential digital services required, offline.
Video recording: coming soon!
Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.