San Francisco is considering a bill that would ban law enforcement from using facial recognition software. 🙌
#ActivityStreams lists five specific types of Actors, but they are defined in terms of themselves: Application, Group, Organization, Person, and Service. I'm looking to see if there's information or opinion about the differentiation between application and service or between group and organization before I establish my own arbitrary distinctions
One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/family-tree-dna-fbi-investigative-genealogy-privacy
Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking
"Structural Advantages for Software Developers to Leverage and Destroy"
> Free and open source software represents a post-scarcity methodology, but it does not fill our bellies or pay for our roofs; we do that for ourselves. Given the nature of our works, tech workers are in a unique position to call into question scarcity itself: if we can pay for our labor without paywalls, we can build post-scarcity systems.
Massive PR just merged, implemented the open-ended notification system and compatibility layer for use with a mastodon UI (until we write our own).
It feels like progress, even if it did take three weeks to get done. Just 7 more issues until we launch a non-federating MVP to test UI integration, bundling and deployment.
If any of the women in this AT&T film about the training process for telephone operators are still alive, they're at least 110 years old or so by now.
@TheGibson you ever notice that a raspi 0w is just slightly smaller than a standard US junction box like the one behind basically every two-outlet receptacle plate in the country? those ones with the single screw holding the faceplate on? weird, huh?
The #mastodon API docs are out of date again, because nobody updates them.
An update to the frontend (more recent that whatever social.coop is running) changed how to delete notifications.
Old way: POST /api/v1/notifications/dismiss?id=:ID
New way: DELETE /api/v1/notifications/destroy_multiple?ids=:ID&ids=:ID etc.
Not only is it not REST, it's also not documented and third-party clients are left either using the older documented API or reverse-engineering the new one.