“87th floor, room 24,” says the hotel receptionist as I check in.

“87?! How tall is this hotel?” I exclaim.

“Oh, it’s only two floors up,” she smiles, “but we skip unlucky numbers, and there are a LOT of those around the world.”

“Did you know 87 is unlucky for cricketers?” I joke as I reach for the key.

She frowns, pulls back the key. “Your floor is now called—[typing]—the 111th floor.”

I am about to say something about the number 111, think better of it, and accept the key.

#MicroFiction

Kinder besser schützen. Das wollen wir alle. Dafür hat die EU-Kommission den Gesetzentwurf zur #Chatkontrolle vorlegt. Technisch ist dieser allerdings nicht ohne schwerwiegende Eingriffe gegen die Grundrechte umsetzbar. Was wir stattdessen brauchen: Mehr Ermittler für die Behörden, die dann auch durchgreifen. #Punkt

Gajim 1.4.0 has been released 🚀

After more than a year of development, it’s finally time to announce the release of Gajim 1.4.0! 🎉

Gajim 1.4 series comes with a completely redesigned message window and conversation management. Workspaces allow you to organize your chats to keep matters separate where needed. These changes were only possible by touching a lot of Gajim’s code base, and we appreciate all the feedback we got from you.

#chat #xmpp #foss

gajim.org/post/2022-05-11-gaji

„Um sexuellen Kindesmissbrauch zu verhindern muss die verschlüsselte Kommunikation per #Chatkontolle in #allen elektronischen Chats der gesammten Bevölkerung überwacht werden.

Bei #massenhaftem sexuellem Kindesmissbrauch in der katholischen Kirche vertraut der Staat auf die katholische Kirche.“

Danke Elektra .. #FullACK

Ich sag immer: Besser Schweizer Franken in der Tasche, als fränkische Schweizer!

Aber schönes Geld haben die Bündner, muss ich sagen.

I really should move my stuff off GitHub.

Me writing a open source OS doesn't feel like a fit for Microsoft owned GitHub.

Me, whenever I approach a new piece of software:

Written in Go or Rust? 🎉
Python, C, C++, Lua? 😊
Haskell? 🤔
Ruby? 🤷
JavaScript? 🤦
PHP? 🙄
Java or Perl? 😭

We could say that Debian is a hard and strong Linux distribution, just like the hardness of a sea shell.

Or how Debian can be compared to a crustacean, because it was first released in 1993, making it old and reliable.

But did you know that Debian lives in the deepest parts of peoples hearts, like sea shells live in the deepest parts of the oceans.

#linux #debian

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Professioneller, grüner Open-Source-Support auf zwei Rädern – was soll das eigentlich sein, und was haben IT-Support und Radfahren miteinander zu tun?

In einem ersten, persönlichen Blog-Post stelle ich mich und meine Ideen, Philosophie und Ziele kurz vor.

velocitux.com/blog/2022-05-07_

Nochmal ehm zum Mitschreiben:

Digitale Grundbildung heisst _nicht_, ein Schmarnphone mit Schnüffel"Äpps" zu bedienen und in Wörd elegant 'ne Überschrift in einem komischen Font fett darstellen zu können.

Auf der didacta 2022 werden wir gemeinsam mit cyber4EDU und dem Katharineum zu Lübeck den Themenkreis "Freie Software in der Bildung" präsentieren.

Damit unser Stand sich sehen lassen kann, brauchen wir noch Unterstützer (Crowdfunder und Sponsoren):

schul-frei.dev/2022-05-04_dida

Sowohl kleinere Spenden von privaten Unterstützer*innen als auch die Unterstützung per Sponsoring-Paket durch Unternehmen hilft uns!

Ah, how reassuring!

People who have not understood public discussion forums and are not interested in open discourse brag with their cool block button just the same as on Twitter. The fediverse delivers on its promise to be a full replacement!

bsd.network/@phessler/10824467

I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

Schönes Zitat: "Ich brauche Privatsphäre. Nicht weil meine Handlungen fragwürdig sind, sondern weil euer Urteilsvermögen und eure Absichten fragwürdig sind." #privacy

Just saw a CC No Derivatives licensed artwork fly through my timeline. I have opinions on -ND:
rys.io/en/101.html

Short version:
ND doesn't stop bad things (say, appropriation) from being done, while stopping good things (say, translation) from being done.

On a broader level it makes promoting and building libre-culture together harder.

ShareAlike is as effective at stopping some bad things (say, corporations using stuff in ads) from happening, while explicitly allowing the good.

#Art #Culture

Why is it that apparently all crate developers are incapable of keeping a f*cking changelog 🙄?

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