Web inventor attacks Tories over misinformation - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50539795
If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.
Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.
Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.
A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
Sacha Baron Cohen's speech about social media and Facebook in particular is amazing: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/22/sacha-baron-cohen-facebook-propaganda
Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives
For facebook, twitter, gmail, yahoo, youtube, instagram, google play, google docs/calendar/maps, amazon books/kindle, ms windows, ms office, office, steam, minecraft, patreon, internet(!), grooveshark...
"Mozilla is no longer fighting for market share of its browser: it is fighting for the future of the web" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/17/firefox-mozilla-fights-back-against-google-chrome-dominance-privacy-fears
Don't just teach your students to read.
• Teach them to question what they read, what they study.
• Teach them to doubt.
• Teach them to think.
• Teach them to make mistakes and learn from them.
• Teach them how to understand something.
• Teach them how to teach others.
Looking for some feedback on a refactoring kata I made:
What makes a good refactoring kata?
I am willing to pay cold, hard, FIAT cash to someone willing and able to port https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py
to golang (that compiles/works on mips64 as a single, static binary -- if that matters. which it probably will)
how much? YOU TELL ME (and let me know why you're a great fit for this task). I am willing and able to pay a premium because this is something far more useful to me in two weeks than two months.
boosts very much appreciated.
A Full List of Bill Gates' Book Recommendations from 2012 to 2019 - https://bookriot.com/2019/07/19/bill-gates-book-recommendations/
In today's #UnsurprisingBrexitNews:
"The Financial Times reported that an official paper shared by ministers proposed to deviate from green standards set by the European Union… even though the PM previously promised standards won't fall…
The paper chimes with BBC analysis which suggests the green watchdog planned after Brexit may be toothless"
Rise for Climate to build a Fossil Free world
Programmer on the Internet.
SimpleProgrammer.com and OutlierDeveloper.com blogger.
Generalistic and moderated instance.