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
Our Essential List of Free Software for Remote Work – Purism
A song for the times: Paranoid Enough by Brad Sucks
Not a fan of Bill Gates for a bunch of reasons, but super interesting to see his 2015 warnings about the next epidemic https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/We-Are-Not-Ready-for-the-Next-Epidemic #COVID19
It was then that they first embraced-then, at the edge of the infinite, at the last signpost of the finite. The clung together desperately, forlornly, weeping as they kissed each other... passionately, she kissed him, asif she were indeed trying to give him her warmth, her life...
Their voices hung suspended in the night, time ceased for them, for an eternal instant they were happy. https://talesofmytery.blogspot.com/2015/05/conrad-aiken-mr-arcularis.html
Man hacks his prosthetic arm to control music synthesizer with his thoughts