Go now defaults to attempting to fetch code dependencies from a proxy operated by Google before getting it from source. This feels a bit weird. By default, you are basically leaking the names of your dependencies when you build code.
So all 50 US states are now on board for the Google antitrust suit. Good.
I've seen things. I've seen what Google does to Mozilla. What they do to Web standards. What they do to their own code to make it work on their platforms and intentionally break competitors.
What they do to adtech that tries to make a business out of *not* being creepy asses.
Using Chrome-only APIs in Maps.
Promoting DRM as a feature in YouTube and paying the W3C to make a closed DRM blob "open standard".
I had the opportunity to meet a very smart Mastodon developer recently and was struck by three things:
1. They're young and expect software look professional and work right out of the box.
2. They're thoughtful and are as much product managers as engineers.
3. They think in terms of what user will experience first, and implementation later, but equally competent discussing either.
If this is the next generation of the Free Software community, I couldn't be happier/prouder.
BitBucket is dropping Mercurial support. Here is a script which will migrate your repos to Sourcehut:
Ruffle, a Flash player emulator written in Rust, https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle.
Ruffle compiles to WebAssembly, so it's a true alternative to Flash without any plugin.
See the demo: https://ruffle.rs/demo/?file=heroes_of_cybertron.swf
Apparently Shopify use Nix for their Ruby dev environment! https://www.reddit.com/r/ruby/comments/croyl9/anyone_with_nix_package_manager_experience_in/ex7qg3w/
I've reproduced 130 research papers about “predicting the stock market”
Wow, Jim. This is what jumping the shark looks like. You're certainly not speaking for the open source people in my life... Quite the opposite, really. http://techrights.org/2019/07/31/jim-zemlin-open-source-loves-microsoft/
Dropbox had to evacuate its headquarters when an electric #scooter caught fire #theverge https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/15/20807950/dropbox-hq-evacuated-electric-scooter-explode-catch-fire-san-francisco
"Basically, software remains vulnerable because the benefits created by insecure products far outweigh the downsides. Once that changes, software security will improve—but not a moment before."
We're making it easier to share your photos.
The redesigned ComposeUI will be released this week, we think you will like it.
If You’re Near the Scene of a Crime, Authorities Can Demand That Google Hand Over Your Data
Less than Half of Google Searches Now Result in a Click https://sparktoro.com/blog/less-than-half-of-google-searches-now-result-in-a-click/
If you are reading this… congratulations you are alive. If that is not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.