The Road to Firefox 57 – Compatibility Milestones | Mozilla Add-ons Blog
WebExtensions-only is slated to happen in November 2017. This should go well.
firefox  warelogging  probable-bad-ideas 
2 days ago
casync — A tool for distributing file system images
"In the past months I have been working on a new project: casync. casync takes inspiration from the popular rsync file synchronization tool as well as the probably even more popular git revision control system. It combines the idea of the rsync algorithm with the idea of git-style content-addressable file systems, and creates a new system for efficiently storing and delivering file system images, optimized for high-frequency update cycles over the Internet."
containers  filesystem-stuff  protocols  rsync  file-transfer  backups  warelogging 
3 days ago
Fail of the Week: Museum Buttons | Hackaday
Actually some pretty good material in here about durable buttons and inputs.
buttons  hackaday  museums  exhibits 
8 days ago
The urge to comment as a sign of danger // plasmasturm.org
"n programming, I’ve come to see the urge to comment as a sign of danger.

Sometimes comments are necessary, but it’s easy to abuse them as a crutch. They give you a way to lapse into fault-tolerant human language in an environment where precise, complete and unambiguous expression is required. It’s tempting to write some muddled code without a full understanding of the problem and then use comments to try to explain the inherent confusion."
programming  comments  code  documentation 
9 days ago
Literate Vimrc - Tyler Cipriani
"This is an experiment that seeks to answer: can my ~/.vimrc be a page on my website?"
via-thcipriani  vim  configuration  warelogging  vim-plugin  literate-programming 
10 days ago
always bet on text
"So this is my stance on text: always pick text first. As my old boss might have said: always bet on text. If you can use text for something, use it. It will very seldom let you down."
text  communication  media  storage 
18 days ago
Twelve Views of Mark Jason Dominus
"My conclusion is that 'strongly typed language' doesn't mean anything at all, and that if you hear someone say that some language is strongly typed, or some other language is weakly typed, you should assume that you don't know what they meant."
programming  perl  types  talks  idealogging  via-thcipriani  via-irc 
21 days ago
A Gentle Introduction to the Common Workflow Language
"CWL is a way to describe command line tools and connect them together to create workflows. Because CWL is a specification and not a specific piece of software, tools and workflows described using CWL are portable across a variety of platforms that support the CWL standard."
cli  standards  warelogging  via-mastodon  common-workflow-language  documentation 
23 days ago
City of Longmont, Colorado : News and Updates : Sell your browsing history? No way!
"The simple answer is no. It has long been LPC’s policy that we will not divulge any customer-specific information – whether for our broadband or our electric customers – without either the customer’s written permission or a court order. We are your not-for-profit community-owned broadband provider and our loyalty is to you."
networks  internet  internet-service-providers  government  colorado 
5 weeks ago
UTF-8 history
"That's not true. UTF-8 was designed, in front of my eyes, on a placemat in a New Jersey diner one night in September or so 1992."
history  internet  unicode  unix  new-jersey  utf8  design  rob-pike 
5 weeks ago
V. R. Parton - Wikipedia
"Vernon Rylands Parton was an English chess enthusiast and prolific chess variant inventor, his most renowned variant being Alice Chess."
chess  chess-variants  wikipedia  via-trivium 
6 weeks ago
WeeChat - version 1.7.1 announcement
"Version 1.7.1 is available, it fixes a security problem: a crash can happen in IRC plugin when parsing the filename received via DCC.
Upgrade is recommended for all users."
weechat  irc  security  freenode 
8 weeks ago
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
"A question few are asking is whether the tools of mass surveillance and social control we spent the last decade building could have had anything to do with the debacle of the 2017 election, or whether destroying local journalism and making national journalism so dependent on our platforms was, in retrospect, a good idea."
advertising  facebook  google  internet  politics  surveillance  machine-learning 
8 weeks ago
David Lynch’s Dune is What You Get When You Build a Science Fictional World With No Interest in Science Fiction | Tor.com
"this film is a perfect example of what happens to an excellent science fiction premise in the hands of someone who has no particular love for the genre"
dune  film  sfnal  criticism  tor  david-lynch  1980s  1984  patrick-stewart  genre 
9 weeks ago
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