Sean Carroll's podcast is full of good conversations about interesting subjects. This one particularly so to me & this audience.
I grew up hearing from people (like Eben Moglen) about the importance of free software and federated networks for our freedom and privacy. But, since then, I've gotten the impression that normal people don't care. They don't worry or think about their relationship to the operators of the networks. Hearing these ideas come up in a more current form is refreshing.
Sean Carroll hosted a very interesting interview with Cory Doctorow about technology, federation, law, socialization, and information.
I thought it was quite interesting.
It's 78 minutes long; you can find it at https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2019/10/21/69-cory-doctorow-on-technology-monopoly-and-the-future-of-the-internet/
I wrote a blag post about the dumb & convoluted way I run Mastodon with systemd's portable services.
If you read it, then my mom won't be the only person to read my blag before the next drive fails and my website is down for another week.
Valve hires KWin core developer Roman Gilg for gaming-related XServer and KWin improvements. Roman seems to have a ton of cool projects in the pipeline, and this makes me happy. #KDE
I made a little timer thing in rust that runs in a browser with WebAssembly.
See it here: https://timer.froghat.ca/
Project link: https://gitlab.com/sqwishy/super-serious-timer-business
TIL that MathML is a thing.
This is a super cool mastodon instance for super cool people only.