Thoughts on #Nextcloud 顯示更多
I've stopped using Nextcloud. It's a great project with great potential, but that's all it is - potential.
I feel they're trying to do too much too quickly, and the quality of their products are suffering as a result. New features, apps and tools are being added before the existing tools become what I would consider, stable.
I had lots of small issues with NC, which is why I ultimately went back to my #Synology. Like I said, I FEEL like they're doing too much.
Deployed a change to mastodon.social: If you look at Preferences now, instead of having to opt-out of all languages you don't speak, you can opt into only the languages that you do speak.
Working on moving more than 60 repositories from GitHub to an independent GitLab instance.
A lot of work to do. Re-building the CI chain from Travis-CI to Gitlab-CI, deprecating old repositories, Inform users by changing the README, archive the repository, rework the README on the GitLab instance, and so on.
It's a lot of work, but it's worth it.
Feel free to join, star and contribute!
Something fundamental about software development:
If you want a feature, don't tell why you need it. Convince the developers that they want this feature.
Why a developer may wants a feature? It's fun to build, it pays bills, it makes him feel fulfilled.
When someone doesn't implement a feature you want, it doesn't mean the developer is a bad person, it simply means that he or she doesn't have the point of view on a problem and don't think it's worth to implement it *RIGHT NOW*.
Wikimedia on the community burden of Article 13 顯示更多
"very concerned about potential impacts that the proposal would have on #Wikipedia, which largely addresses infringing content through community mechanisms. Such proposals put too much weight in the power of technologies for automatic content detection—be it artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or hash-based file identification—w/out considering the impact on human-driven models of content moderation." #article13
For those who run bigger tor setups, a little recommendation:
Enterprise Onion Toolkit - A little toolbox containing documentation, video tutorials and scripts to get a scalable onion setup for bigger pages. The example uses various wikipedia sites that provided as onions.
🤔 becoming a OSI member, buying GitHub, contributing to Openstreetmap, what's next? Publish the Windows kernel under a free license?
Microsoft recently invested a lot of money in free software and related projects. I really welcome that :)
Everybody is hyping #AI as it would be the great new thing, but this was 43 years ago:
"Sussman employed Stallman as a research-project assistant beginning in 1975. The project was complex, involving the creation of an AI program that could analyze circuit diagrams. Not only did it involve an expert's command of Lisp, a programming language built specifically for AI applications, but it also required an understanding of how a human might approach the same task."
And we see the big problems happening again… people who "have fun" or "spread their ideas" on cost of ruin great platforms.
What was previously mainly a problem of big IRC networks seems to become a problem on matrix again. Trolls and idiots who don't accept that they are not wanted in a place and start ban jumping and spamming…
It's actually something that speaks against having federated channels for a business, because it's way more complicated to regulate things.
Today I learned that there are a number of Linux-based laptop shops in Europe.
Thank you, https://linuxpreloaded.com
Keep an eye on:
And with this change going on, I also switch away from travis-ci and docker hub in favor of gitlab-ci and quay.io
Both actually provide a better feature set. Both were available all the time. Now I use them :)
I think almost as many people who tell you to move away from GitHub, tell you that Microsoft has changed and that you can stay there as they probably won't screw it.
To me moving away from GitHub was something I wanted to do for a while, was just too lazy to take action.
Microsoft buying GitHub gave me the needed motivation to switch away. This doesn't mean I delete my GitHub account, but it means that I found another nice place to change the world, without Microsoft :)