After almost 2 years, another #introduction. Much of the above still applies.
I do more C coding and no C++. I am exploring others, such as R, Erlang and Racket.
I want to move to XMPP instead of Signal, because of decentralization.
I am not available for hire anymore, unless a job offer includes serious open source development.
I don't do teaching at the moment, but I am open for it.
As for my values, I am still Christian and am a little more certain of my beliefs. Also, see image.
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.
"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.
We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.
Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."
-- Gerald M. Weinberg
TIL about an interesting but also weird art project in the German town of Halberstadt
They’re playing „Organ^2/ASLSP“ by John Cage on an organ at such a slow speed that it’ll take 639 years for the song to be finished
The first switch of chord is scheduled to happen tomorrow, September 5, 2020
Unpopular opinion: As a civilization, we absolutely *need* nuclear power to be able to effectively combat CO² output.
Preferably with a thorium-based fuel cycle because it's MUCH more abundant (so less conflict for resources), more efficient (so generated waste is less radioactive), can be used to reduce radiation of *existing* nuclear waste *and* can't be used to produce the material for nuclear weapons.
Have you ever been to San Serriffe? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Serriffe
“hot take” hot take
“Hot take” is an extremely useful content warning because it points out that someone is knowingly simplifying and exaggerating a situation to some extent, and doesn’t intend their view to be balanced or reasoned. It makes it easier to not be upset at “SOMETHING is WRONG on the INTERNET” and get sucked into a totally pointless birdsite-style slap fight over what was basically a shitpost
@BartG95 The Tor browser is much safer though, using regular Firefox over the onion router is not quite the same.
This recommendation is only good if the goal is not to enjoy better privacy.
Een wet om ons tegen de bijwerkingen van een corona-app te beschermen: https://www.bitsoffreedom.nl/2020/09/03/een-wet-om-ons-tegen-de-bijwerkingen-van-een-corona-app-te-beschermen/
You don't need torbrowser.
Just use your regular Firefox installation.
sudo apt install tor
Then within Firefox, go to your networksettings. Select manual proxy configuration. Enter SOCKS-host 127.0.0.1, port 9050.
This is enough to use tor.
If you also want to visit onion sites:
Within the networksettings where you just configured the proxy, also select DNS via proxy.
Then open about:config, set network.dns.blockDotOnion to false.
You can now visit any onion website.
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
Blender 2.90 New Features in LESS than 5 minutes https://video.blender.org/videos/watch/4efac3ff-92b8-4b01-b190-6bdbf0b68915
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.