Hey y'all! After ~1,5 years on the fediverse, I probably should do a proper #introduction.
I am a #software developer from the Netherlands. My ideal work environment would be something with #Rust (https://www.rust-lang.org/en-US/) and #GNU+Linux. I do C++/C as well. I like hardware stuff, but I don't consider myself an embedded software developer anymore.
I am incredibly concerned about #privacy issues and also a little on (software) #freedom in general. I refuse to use WhatsApp and I currently use #Signal as a replacement. I refuse to work for companies that violate privacy law *and* ethics. Following the law is not enough.
I really dislike software that makes people use their screens more often and I don't want to create such software.
(btw, if (some of this) resonates with your business: I am available for hire!)
Furthermore, I love to #teach kids and give them some love, although I am not very at good at both. If things were a little different, I would probably be a teacher. I occasionally give extra, 1 on 1, math lessons to kids.
I consider myself a #Christian and I try to follow the #Bible, although I am not always sure what that means. I have some opinions that you might find conservative and maybe even controversial, though for someone who grew up in the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Belt_(Netherlands), I am *relatively* progressive and liberal.
Today, we've unveiled our roadmap to #PeerTube's v3: live streaming, global search, better plugins, playlists and moderation: we will need your help!
▶️ info https://framablog.org/2020/05/26/our-plans-for-peertube-v3-progressive-fundraising-live-streaming-coming-next-fall
▶️ share and support https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap
Just got another email from a blind user of SourceHut thanking me for caring about accessibility in my work. And honestly, it wasn't difficult. I don't understand why my peers in web development seemingly couldn't give a rat's ass about accessibility. Maybe because at their level of complexity, to them "accessibility" means "a shitload of aira tags and a ton of work", whereas at my level of complexity it means "just keep it simple and don't do anything particularly stupid"
Here are our plans for #PeerTube's v3 (#live streaming for this automn!)
▶️ more info on the framablog https://framablog.org/2020/05/26/our-plans-for-peertube-v3-progressive-fundraising-live-streaming-coming-next-fall
▶️ read and support the roadmap https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap
"The crown is made of wood," the Royal Herald said, "to show the power over the land comes from the land, and is transient."
"I want a gold crown," the new king said.
"There is one. It may be worn by anyone incorruptible."
"Good, I will ha- Wait, why hasn't any king worn that?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
You can't fix 2.
3 is difficult to fix.
But you can certainly fix 1: just don't upload pictures of yourself to (public accessible part of) the internet.
21. Gall’s Law:
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.
During the pandemic, classical musicians are reliant on streaming their performances to maintain their profile and solicit donations. That's a problem, because the platforms' copyright bots HATE classical music.
Once a record label like Sony Music or Naxos claims a performance that they have released, the bots scour the services for anything that sounds even remotely like that performance and either deletes it, mutes it, or steals the money it generates.
"Privileged Ports Cause Climate Change": http://adamierymenko.com/ports.html
Ditto, Brave: they may not see what you’re browsing but they make money by allowing insight of your behaviour to be used to manipulate you.
Privacy exists to protect the weak from manipulation by the powerful. Manipulation by proxy is still manipulation.
We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
Google memories (1/x)
y'all going to laugh, but I really believed it. I drank the kool-aid. this was the mid-00s, a tech company with a motto "don't be evil" still felt daring rather than cringe – for an alienated techie like past me, at least; my politically aware friends tried to warn me; but I didn't realise that Google leveraged its fine-tuned advertising machinery also for recruiting, and I swallowed the whole thing.
Mostly English, sometimes Dutch (my mother tongue). I can read a little German.
Toots are deleted after ~4 weeks.
As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.
We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:
Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.