So get this: OpenAI [0], whose mission statement includes insuring that "artificial general [鈥 benefits all of humanity" [1] partners with for exclusive licensing of GPT-3 [2], their newest advance in natural language modelling [3].

Thus ensuring, that advances in do not benefit anyone but tech giants and existing monopolists. What the fuck?

0: openai.com/
1: openai.com/about/
2: blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/
3: arxiv.org/abs/2005.14165

Today I woke up and saw someone posting an article entitled "If You Are Not Happy with the State of Magic, Stop Giving Wizards Your Money"

It's about Magic the Gathering, but man. It really took me a minute.

Also we intend to host some fediverse related services too - mastodon and maybe others. mastodon.yeldirium.de will at some point migrate to mastodon.staubwolke.org.

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Staubwolke.org is growing in services, if not yet in users.

After setting up with , we now have single sign on for and !

Everything is on an invite-only basis so far. If anyone is interested in some self-hosted services and independence from big tech companies, drop me a dm.

We try to build a community around providing free services for free people :)

TIL the wayback machine has an API for creating website archives [1].

I might want to use that if I ever get around to bulding something memex-y 馃

1: archive.readme.io/docs/creatin

Finally got my ergodox-ez [0] set up with my custom firmware[1] for the neo2 layout[2]!

It's incredible what a custom keyboard layout can do for you. It definitely takes some getting used to but I love having my modifiers exactly where I want them.

Big shoutout and thanks to mjonuschat[3] for building a neo2 firmware for qwerty, which i based mine upon.

0: ergodox-ez.com/
1: github.com/yeldiRium/qmk-neo2
2: neo-layout.org/
3: github.com/mjonuschat

Setting up kubernetes by hand is a pain but damn is it satisfying to see a pod go whee to the node where there are yummy resources to be consumed.

Today I learned: does not support ordering in updates.

That might not seem necessary at first, but in the very specific case that you have an index on a table and want to update the index field on many rows (e.g. to move items up in a queue) then you can easily run into contraint violations with large amounts of rows.

The fix - which I don't really like - is deferrable constraints. [0]

and some others support order by in updates 馃

0: begriffs.com/posts/2017-08-27-

@phseiff Oh I know that. But I still like talking to myself. And if anyone ever finds my account they'll have a sample of my personality to see if I'm interesting to them ;)

We have just released community technical preview version 6 [1] 馃帀

Wolkenkit is a and framework for .js.
The newest version contains arbitrary notifications, which are mainly intended for notifying clients of updates in views.

Come check us out at github [2]. You can also join the conversation and give us feedback on our community slack [3].

1: npmjs.com/package/wolkenkit/v/
2: github.com/thenativeweb/wolken
3: slackin.wolkenkit.io/

Just a quick reminder that Free and Open Source Software isn't a competition among ourselves.

We're fighting against those who would co-opt general purpose computing.

It doesn't matter if you're on the BSD side or the Linux side, or if you believe that KDE is great or that GNOME is amazing (or prefer a tiling window manager). We're all on the same side.

We're at our best when we link our arms together and say in a clear voice, you'll have to pass through all of us to overcome all of us.

I'm looking for a good solution to collect . My main goal is to keep a searchable log of all the news articles/papers/stuff I've read to later my claims.

So far I'm using zotero [1], but it is proprietary and I'm forced to use their cloud for multi-device-sync.

I want something that looks more like memex [2], but has a backend and its own gui.

Does anyone know something like this? Boosts appreciated.

1: zotero.org/
2: getmemex.com/

TIL: there are atom feeds for youtube channels. The url schema is youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?c<channel_id>.

Now I'm thinking about what I can do with this 馃 I really need some process automation service like huginn again for random stuff aggregation like this.

I even found a nice tui for : gomuks [1]

Written in go, under development and has a nice little community on matrix at :maunium.net.

1: github.com/tulir/gomuks

The protocol [1] seems like a good alternative to all the common messaging solutions like and .

I tried to set up a [2] server with a friend yesterday for fun and we were up and chatting within an hour.

Matrix feels like an important step towards secure direct communication in the . Does anyone have experience with using it for a longer time/hosting it?

1: matrix.org/
2: matrix.org/docs/projects/serve

boiling spaghetti water: *angry bubbling noises, threatening to overflow*
me, blowing gently: *shhhhh*
water: 鈧掆倴鈧愥掸

why is spaghetti water so a n g e r y

Web by Google (TM)

landshark.io/2020/08/16/web-by

A fatalistic but all too relatable outlook on the power holds over the web.

This parody of the 1984 ad from Apple is quite good

youtube.com/watch?v=euiSHuaw6Q

It's also quite rich coming from Epic who has been playing their own version of shenannigans with exclusive releases for their own platform.

In closing: watching companies fight for control of general purpose platforms is fun. Let's continue to make them irrelevant.

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