I have now passed 30, so now I am seeing the third run around of people realizing that "You all meet in a tavern" is boring, and that we need to break out of the confines of Fantasy, and, being 50 sounds exhausting as fuck
Hearing conversations in modern devops reads to me like "I switched to a cesna for my morning commute, I saved a lot on parking, but we should really expand the highways to have more room for wings, one day I'd like to go back to using a 747"
If Infinity War had been a better movie it would have focused more on Thanos being wrong about his ecofascism. But the writers thought he had a point, they were already bought in on the myth and so they essentially spread ecofascist ideas
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I am the only one who can see Ulysses S. Grant's ghost and he forces me to help him solve crimes but he fucking sucks at it and our involvement has led to no less than three killers walking free. Somebody help me out of this Hell.
One of the weirdest and most upsetting parts of capitalism is seeing other people doing my hobbies as subsistence, with the same tools as me, while also seeing people become millionaires while doing the same job as me less well
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EFF's Cara Gagliano on the sale of the .ORG registry: "This is not something they paid for and are now selling off. It is something they were entrusted with...we don't see that they have any entitlement to...get a billion dollars from getting rid of it." https://t.co/cJ7qA5ig4D
Remember when technology people made Standards instead of Platforms
Email. IRC. SMS. HTML and shit. The fucking internet itself
Those things would never ever be made today. Instead they'd be shitty proprietary apps that probably only work on shitty proprietary hardware and can't be used by anyone without permission from the company that patented them
That's still kinda happening today? With stuff like dat and SSB and ActivityPub. But all of that is super super niche and technical and not at all accessible to the average user (with the exception of AP as of pretty recently). And it just sucks man, web 2.0 is bullshit
Email used to be limited to academia, IRC is still niche, HTML is barely used by non-professionals. I get what he's saying but the AOL platform played a huge role in making email accessible to the average user.
You just can't have it both ways. Making something accessible is expensive. Commercialization has been a way of doing so. Crowdfunding is another.
Again, I believe you're mistaking the very real experience of a very small subset of Internet users as a general behavior. My own experience would be that most people with Internet in the late 1990's were using email, the web and MSN Messenger/ICQ. I was still playing multiplayer on LAN until 2002 when our group of local friends scattered after high school and I learned about IRC in CS college.
Exactly, which makes Pops' original post kind of moot. Internet standards have never been that accessible and proprietary platforms for all their ills have brought Internet to a large number of non-technical people.
There was never any universal golden age of Internet, and anyone weeping for the good old Internet days is a strong gate-keeping red flag.
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reading a security article where a CISO says that red tape slows down incident response (such as needing approval before taking action) and that the solution is artificial intelligence - and not empowering your employees - makes me know there's no hope for this industry
The ops/dev mindset is interesting, and it's weird to see people starting to use Devops to mean "The team that keeps the computers devs use working" because it's interesting to see people engage with the fact that dev skills and admin skills are different
Dev: how do I make this work? Ops: how do I make this not break? Production engineer: how the fuck I am supposed to integrate this without breaking everything else? Sysadmins: how this even exists? Tech support: why people who made this are allowed to exist? Users: what is this? what was wrong with 2012 version?
Wasn’t that evident? I write code in PHP! And I have no idea of what I’m doing administering my own server, my backup status is unknown at best, I can’t tune MySQL for the life of me and I often struggle to find the logs of my own apps.
There's a logging module for friendica! It has some issues where it fills your disk, so I just do this: 55 23 * * * /bin/mv /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out.0.zip /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out.1.zip 0 0 * * * /usr/bin/zip /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out.0.zip /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out 0 0 * * * /bin/rm /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out
It depends I suppose. Every DNS can track connections however your ISP is near you, knows exactly who you are and readily cooperates with your friendly police, government agencies and who knows else. For Google and Cloudflare you are just one of billion users.
@Hypolite Petovan, good one is running your own DNS server preferably not in your country jurisdiction and connect to it over protected channel (DoH, DoT or just setting your home router to it and routing DNS requests via VPN). -
Myself I am lazy to set one up (it is on todo list) so I just VPN to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.