I never did an #introduction, so here goes:
• I like #ObjC and am the developer of @ObjFW
• I'm interested in obscure CPU architectures and *enjoy* writing assembly for them (weirdest in my collection are #Itanium, #PARISC and #SH4 🙂)
• I'm into obscure OSes (e.g. #MorphOS)
• I collect retro hardware
• I am an #XMPP advocate (decentralized & federated like Mastodon!)
• I mostly use #macOS , @openbsd and #NetBSD :netbsd: as a daily OS
• I am also a @haiku 🍃 developer
If you need perspective: one of the languages I used professionally, for years, was PHP 4.
It is an absolutely horrible, garbage language. Explaining why would take more space than is reasonable and more energy than I care to expend.
Of the many languages I know and have written professionally, Go is the most frustrating and obtuse piece of shit I have ever had the displeasure of using.
Just Say No
TIL that OpenPOWER changed ABI, and my inline assembly for @ObjFW doesn't work. Can anybody provide a shell to an OpenPOWER machine so that I can fix it?
And why are these people such a problem on the Fediverse? They’re doing open source a disservice.
Destroying 124,000+ brand new items every week just to keep prices up?
The planet just can't take any more of this insanity.
Our future is being murdered for rampant, gluttonous greed.
volunteering my time, or
doing stuff for my own entertainment and releasing it anyway
I was less tired and less concerned about violating my employment contract when I was in deep poverty — which is why most of my FOSSy stuff I released happened back when I was very underprivileged.
So, I get irritated with and ignore people saying things like 3., 4. and 5. Especially 4. It’s hard to seriously think “FOSS is based in privilege” while remembering the days wondering if I’ll have any food the next day (and sometimes not having it), while also working on a small FOSS game.
Given the amount of time I was spending on FOSS was barely enough to serve my own needs, much less anyone else’s, and even without categorizing those other users… it’s hard to see why donating work into FOSS commons badly impacts 1. or 2. Should I rather keep my potential contributions for myself?
Hence, I happen to disagree that it’s only permitted to work on actively-socially-beneficial software. Working on barely-functional games or software as a learning experience should remain acceptable and welcome, and donating it to commons should be encouraged.
For instance, if my barely functional 2d MMO client does not integrate with accessibility-tools-de-jour, it’s in no way an intentional statement: it’s just barely functioning as it is.
Imagining for a moment that I feel myself a part of ‘FOSS community’ or ‘FOSS movement’ (who is that, and where do I get my membership card?) just because I work on some FOSS… then I do also fundamentally believe in encouraging contributions to FOSS and writing more free software, no matter gender, gender conformity, ableness, privilege (if anything, outreach is good).
And unpacking ‘meritocracy is toxic’ would take too long. As would ‘position of neutrality’ in something that’s fundamentally meant to be about freedom to distribute, use, study.
It seems I have new Intel AX200/AX201 wifi firmware images working with the iwx driver on #OpenBSD
Please double-check my results by applying the patch I posted to the [email protected] list and let me know how it works for you. Hopefully, it will work just fine
Captain Percy Tolerant
Just typo'ed a servername while reconnecting to an IRC channel, and accidentally put in libera dot net instead of the correct dot chat, and you wouldn't believe where I found myself: Back on Freenode. Who've apparently secured that domain, and are using it to try to trick people back on to their services.
That weird dude with the mission to make sure Objective-C works on every platform this planet invented.
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