It's time for another Roundup, your bytes of #Solus news! In this roundup, we talk developer tools, upcoming #Budgie 10.5 release features, and more! https://solus-project.com/2018/08/10/summertime-solus/
The clouds are gathering over Europe.
This time, literally.
It's limited to Public blogs right now (a paid feature) so we can slowly roll this out and plug holes as needed -- once I'm confident things are stable in the next few days, it'll be available to everyone for free.
You can read a bit more about the update, and I'd love to hear any feedback / ideas / bugs here! https://discuss.write.as/t/activitypub-support/64
hey so remember how I wanted a project gutenberg corpus with every plaintext file in an easy-to-use format? https://mastodon.social/@aparrish/100511033258021934
well I wanted it so bad I guess that I went ahead and made it https://github.com/aparrish/gutenberg-dammit
Dumb idea I had and then made reality.
Am I right in assuming that the only way to send a direct message on Mastodon is to go to the person's profile and do it? You can not do it with some kind of code from the main compose window?
In a bold move KFC is rebranding to Kentucky Fried Chaos. You bring it in, they'll fry it. No questions asked
TV remote? Fried.
Lawn trimmings? Extra crispy.
A dog? It'll make them cry, but it'll still fry.
A Google maps ad for closest emergency room adds an extra 15km. Ads can kill you.
RT @email@example.com: @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com In sales, every no is just an opportunity for a yes. Possibly unrelated pondering: I wonder how many salespeople don’t really understand consent issues in personal/intimate relationships 🤔
One of the most meaningful essays I read as a college freshman was called something like "You also have the right to call someone an asshole."
The article, whose author had called out Eminem's songs as misogynist, and was told "you can't complain about it, that's Eminem's right to free speech." The author pointed out the irony: they *absolutely* can complain about it... free speech isn't just about saying the most atrocious things, responsible criticism of those things is also free speech.
However, just as "WhatsApp was able to introduce end-to-end encryption to over a billion users with a single software update", the opposite is also true: Google Maps was able to introduce 24/7 location history tracking to over a billion users with a single software update.
If this isn't Batman tracking I don't know what is.