Summer project - a Weezer cover with the kids: https://youtu.be/-jMSGi66seM
Some computer science thoughts on COVID-19:
Thought provoking essay, but I don't understand why Cory Doctorow believes software freedom is like icing on the cake - instead of the recipe. When understood as a recipe, it's clear that software freedom is necessary, but not sufficient, for freedom. https://locusmag.com/2020/09/cory-doctorow-ip/
J.P. Morgan Chase hacked. Accounts randomly showing more or less funds than they should have.
Working on my first mix since going through REThink Mixing and Mixing University from RecordingRevolution.com and even just the first couple hours feels amazing.
I feel way more confident, like I have a plan, and I feel like I've unlocked 5% more from my DAW already. Which is super impressive, because Graham uses ProTools but teaches in a software agnostic way, and I'm in Ardour.
10/10 would recommend.
So... naming a branch "master" is offensive now? Isn't that word used in many different contexts? Should academic degrees be renamed too? https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/jun/23/gitbranchname/
The attack on Section 230 will backfire:
Today, I laid 13 years of custom code to rest, and moved my https://blaise.ca/ from partial WordPress (only the blog) to full WordPress, with a relaunch. RIP fragile PHP includes, weird XSLT/XML transformations, and non-responsive half-Bootstrap implementation. I'll actually miss adding new events to an XML file though...
I would have never thought of using spellcheck as a tool for verifying data integrity: https://xkcd.com/2298/
Installation of Jitsi Meet and the video bridge for WebRTC video conferencing? Piece of cake! Installation of Jigasi for SIP / telephony connections? Kill me now.
So fed up with Zoom, and https://meet.jit.si/ is awesome expect people have a bias against unfamiliar software with worse performance... so I'm trying to install Jitsi Meet on my own server. Here goes!
Insightful reflections on proprietary social media:
5 Reasons Why I'm Quitting Social Media For A Year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXjXO2hCyeE
Open Source Won, but Software Freedom Hasn't Yet: A Guide & Commiseration Session for FOSS activists