First part of my summer vacation started (it's split in two parts this year). Project 1 is to continue the attic cleanup from last summer. I'm mostly done, but still wondering what to do with all my old music CDs. I haven't looked at them for years (everything digitized a long time ago). Yet it still feels bad to throw them away. I wonder if someone still wants them (e.g., library or second-hand stores?).
I had a weird problem: #Emacs would reliably lock up any time I tried to save a file on a drive mounted over sshfs. Turns out Emacs lock files (weird symlinks that don't point to actual files) where somehow not interpreted correctly over sshfs. Emacs ended up in an infinite loop trying to create and verify the symlink. My solution was to simply disable lock files, like this: (setq create-lockfiles nil). I've never had any use for them anyway 🙂
I thought I'd document this somewhere 😉
Current location: balcony. Current beverage: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/magic-rock-dark-arts/145150/
What happened to quitter.se? It seems to be down at least for the moment.
Now, with a little more distance, I think the thing that bugged me about all the overnight "let's move our projects off of GitHub" reactions that occurred after Microsoft purchased the company is the fact that none of those people were shouting "let's move our projects off of GitHub" the day before the announcement. And that suggests that they misidentified what the actual problem is.
What are your feelings on keybase.io? I got it set up some time ago, but I don't think I've had any real use for it... except once it warned me that the Let's Encrypt cert had expired on my domain 😃
It's done... well, I have to wait until June 15.
I deleted my personal Google account (and Gmail) several years ago. This surprises people when they learn that I still use an Android phone :-)
I use the Fairphone Open OS, and F-droid for apps. No Google account needed :-)
(I still maintain a G account for work, though, but that's strictly used for work - basically accessing Google Docs and the like.)
Just deleted (or "deactivated") my Twitter account. Still building up the nerve to do the same to Facebook...
Boy, is that creepy, "Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering": https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/17/17344250/google-x-selfish-ledger-video-data-privacy. (Via https://identi.ca/evanarkisto on pump.io.)
You can turn off the news and sign off social media for a bit. It's okay.
I love the complaining about GDPR coming from the US. Yep, that is how it feels when regulation of another country affects you. You are welcome.
This is an important article. Chollet is the author of the Keras deep learning library, now at Google research. "What worries me about AI" - https://email@example.com/what-worries-me-about-ai-ed9df072b704
I'm a computer scientist. I care about social and economic justice.
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