Dave Lane is a user on mastodon.nzoss.nz. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.

Dave Lane @lightweight@mastodon.nzoss.nz

This is just one of dozens of reasons I have to get to LCA2019 (which, as luck would have it, is happening just down the road from me, here in Christchurch, NZ in Jan 2019)... linux.conf.au/schedule/present

Enjoying Andrew Bird's music - first heard of him driving home from last night's Meetup... his song Bloodless was played on @radionz@twitter.com... Thanks for introducing me to new music RNZ!

I long for a time when we (globally among democratic societies) have states-people who are well spoken, dignified, informed, and decent. Currently, we don't have many glimmers of that.

Dave Lane boosted
MPAA: Switzerland Remains Extremely Attractive For Pirate Sites https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-switzerland-remains-extremely-attractive-for-pirate-sites-181111/ #mpaa remains attractive for liars, psychopaths, and folks who cannot be trusted with a fishbowl

Gratifying to see @aral recognise this: ar.al/2018/07/16/changes/ Most of us get here eventually. I made the move 24 years ago and never regretted it.

Can anyone think of a good reason why touch typing isn't a widely available course in primary school (and mandatory in secondary)?

Ugh. Faced with a daunting choice: enter the hell of upgrading an old obsolete Silverstripe instance (with non-trivial customisations) or an old obsolete MediwWiki (with a constellation of out-dated extensions)... I need to do both eventually. I may be some time. And the cost might be my sanity.

These are some good reasons to participate in Free and Open Source software development... opensource.com/article/18/11/r

"But that's the manager's decisions! The coder didn't choose those features!"

Bad features get implemented when good coders do nothing.

So true. youtube.com/watch?time_continu

Dave Lane boosted

Mastodon 2.6.0 :mastodon: introduced simple link ownership verification for links on your profile.

On Mastodon:
– open the preferences of your profile
– add a link to your website/blog

On your website/blog:
– add '<a rel="me" href="link_to_your_mastodon_account">…</a>' (link to your Mastodon profile)
– the important part is 'rel="me"' in HTML code (part of the backlink)

On Mastodon:
– link becomes green and a check mark appears

#mastodon #tip #verification #ownership #authenticity #infosec

Dave Lane boosted
Dave Lane boosted
#Microsoft "loves Linux" so that it can put its stuff, including proprietary stuff, in it. The classic "embrace, extend, extinguish" strategy, blur the different between Microsoft and its competitor. Takes over it. https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-working-on-porting-sysinternals-to-linux/
Dave Lane boosted

If you want to be "open first, proprietary second" (and who doesn't!?), you can use this open source service to push your Mastodon posts to Twitter automatically: crossposter.masto.donte.com.br Thanks to @renatolond

Yes - open is not the opposite of privacy. In fact, only with openness can privacy be protected! blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/1