Any #writing folks out there who can recommend a good resource for structuring of classic locked-room murder mystery novels? I'm toying with the idea of one now, and I've laid out the plot beat-by-beat to the point where the first person gets murdered. But I'm struggling with keeping the investigation compelling and moving forward without giving too much away.
I've read a million murder mysteries, you'd think I'd have an instinctive sense for the structure by now, but no.
It's 2018 and attacks like Spectre are showing us that there's no such thing as a "safe" language for running untrusted code. Not to mention web trackers and crypto-miners.
Yet more and more the web seems to consist of nothing but untrusted code. And neither browsers nor webdevs see any possibility of fixing this. I don't for Odysseus.
The best I can do is open up the possibility by starting another browser engine, and show just how desirable a post-JS web can be! But it won't yet be Odysseus.
#Briar project really needs your help testing the upcoming remote contact adding feature: https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar/issues/1235
You need to have an Android phone and be confident side-loading APKs. Minimal technical skills needed otherwise.
Not to mention GDPR requests for consent, which frequently use dark UI patterns to make it obtusely difficult to opt out of tracking and advertising cookies.
Happy with being tracked? Sure, just click this "Accept" button.
Don't want to be tracked? Here, uncheck these 412 checkboxes by hand listing everywhere we might sell your data to.
... Seriously? Watch as I close this tab and never revisit your site.
Same goes for hiding content under "please don't ad-block" dialogs. Leave. Me. Alone.
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report on android data collection
Don’t sign a CLA https://drewdevault.com/2018/10/05/Dont-sign-a-CLA.html
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my name is blair. i am a cishet male. i am a PhD student in philosophy. i love coding and hardware hacking. i absolutely love being on mastodon because it is so supportive and stops me from getting triggered so much.
i have schizophrenia and an anxiety disorder, which is pretty well medicated. i like sleeping and reading books, as well as writing.
i use gentoo linux and a tiling WM, and i love free software. i only use free software.
i love you all :-)
Slightly more helpful, assuming y'all are ProtonMail users, would be to request ProtonMail tell Google to stop translating: <meta name="google" content="notranslate" />
Chrome is a big deal, any website handling sensitive content should implement this. Mine will.
RT @OpenBSD@twitter.com The OpenBSD Foundation announced that individual contributions from the #OpenBSD community have exceeded $100,000 in 2018! These smaller, regular contributions are the backbone of longer term spending planning
[Community reaches Iridium! ]
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I need help.
I have this Apache ant and ivy build system for a project and a library. I would like to adjust both and try out the changes before distributing/publishing the changes again.
But the library is only downloaded from the ivy server when I build the project.
How and where can I configure ivy/ant to use a local jar instead?
#java #apache #ant #ivy #build #XML
@MatejLach What, you abjectly oppose torture? You fundamentalist, you! Surely the correct position is that some torture is fine. What next? Completely deprive our diets of arsenic? What are you, a communist?!
On a completely different note, I am restarting work on enabling the content extensions support on the WebKit GTK+ and WPE ports. This will allow doing ad blocking inside WebKit, and it will be crucial to remove Epiphany's GRegex-based ad blocker — which currently amounts to ~80% of its memory usage. Good times!
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It doesn't matter whether it's working "as intended", if the intent itself was flawed.
This isn't hard to fix, the hard part will be convincing the devs that their current design has bad enough side-effects that it should be reconsidered.
Do not allow anyone to give you more responsibilities unless you are also compensated for it.
It's not about being grateful for just having a job, more responsibilities and project management means that you're constantly working, worrying and don't have much of a life either.
If you're not compensated for it, you'll start resenting life.
But it's easier to agree to not getting compensated if you don't believe in yourself.
I've made this mistake and now it's too late to ask for a raise.
Refactoring a large codebase is where you really want to have used a strongly typed language.
There is one alternative, in theory: full branch coverage through unit tests. That is: each branch of your script in a loosely typed language is verified though a test.
But this is just a theory: I've never seen something like this in practice. So a good type checker might be a better guess.
Posting mostly about how free software projects work, and occasionally about climate change.
Though I do enjoy german board games given an opponent.
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