I'm starting to play with my new #PineNote! I'll use this thread to keep track of some notes as I go.
FOSDEM 2023 will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of February 2023. We are aiming for a physical conference at ULB again.
I write about growing up through the PC and Internet revolution in rural America here: https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10417-the-pc-internet-revolution-in-rural-america I talk about the difficulties of everything being long distance, #BBS, #UUCP, #PPP, escaping #Microsoft, #DOS, #Linux, #OS2, and Theo de Raadt. Thank you @kensanata and @szczezuja for prompting me to do this. I realize I may have written, uh, SLIGHTLY more than you were looking for 🙂
P.S. If you're a #gemini person reading this and enjoying #smolZINE please consider contributing to a future issue. Write an opinion piece, create some ascii art, make up something totally new, invent a new section, I don't care! Community contributions I've gotten in the past have made for some of the best issues.
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We are considering to move postmarketOS to SourceHut: https://postmarketos.org/blog/2022/07/25/considering-sourcehut/
(Please read the full blog post instead of just commenting based on the headline 😉)
How Did REST Come to Mean the Opposite of REST?
Following Andy Matuschak, I'm going to try keeping “evergreen notes”, in particular about my Swanson programming language work. They're mostly for me, but if you want to poke around, you can find them at gemini://notes.dcreager.net/
If you haven't seen it before, this talk is extremely funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw6TaiXzHAE
Rather than make new devices that will turn into e-waste after the event, we're recycling old price tags into networked conference badges. https://github.com/osresearch/eink-pricetags
I finally wrote some words about no longer needing a laptop thanks to my phone and a lapdock
Doug Gregor will be explaining Swift's ABI stability machinery in a live stream at PLDI this week and if you are the sort of PL implementation pragmatics nerd who appreciates such things I guarantee your jaw will drop when you apprehend how much gruesome and thankless work is embedded in the thing. One of those move a mountain with a teaspoon sort of situations.
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