We never should have created IPv6. If we ran out of IP addresses, that’s ok, we’ve had enough internet, it’s full up
To put things in perspective for fellow #iOSDev folks, imagine a world where you can use async, streams, actors and NotificationCenter without ever knowing about run loops, @MainActor, Sendable or GCD 😍.
What I love most about the approach taken by Elixir is that the concepts of processes and message passing are very intuitive and easy to imagine and work with. Instead of multiple threads, it has multiple processes that communicate via messages and we (the developers) don't have to deal with coordination and synchronization.
Don't get me wrong, every tool has pros and cons and, of course, I love tools like async streams and distributed actors in #Swift, but getting most of the benefits of that with close no boilerplate or "gotchas" to think about is also a lot of fun.
@pfefferle's #ActivityPub plugin got bought by #Automattic and the news is on the front page of TechCrunch.
It mentions that it supports #Pleroma, #Friendica, #Hubzilla, @pixelfed, #SocialHome and #Misskey as well as @Mastodon which is great to have explicitly mentioned in a news article about the #fediverse
So, I ran my website through a ton of various SEO test tools. I've fixed a bunch of minor things, but nothing serious was missing.
It's funny how several of the tools are complaining that I am *not* embedding tracking technology into my website though. One tool even gave me the grade "F" on social media integration. I consider that F an actual A+ in terms of goal achieved! 😇
This week, 14,000+ people signed on to stand with the #InternetArchive as they battle for #DigitalRightsForLibraries, library patrons, and all authors who aren’t the biggest bestsellers in history. Digital books need preservation too!
Add your name: http://battleforlibraries.com/
🌸Did you know:
Japan has had a long-standing fixation with sakura (cherry blossoms) — in fact cherry blossom records date back to 812! This gives us a data set spanning 1211 years.
This has proven to be a treasure trove for scientists because they have been able to use this data to track a heating planet. (Pictured)
As a result cherry tree blossoms in Japan have been included in the “instrument dashboard” tracking our heating world.
(Graph source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/03/23/national/cherry-blossom-forecasting/)
The woman who threw tomato juice over the TERF today is the first intersex and trans refugee recognised by the UN. Who gained refugee status in NZ in 2014, went on to become a scientist, and has her profile in Te Ara. The tomato juice represented the blood the community faces from rhetoric from people like the TERF.
Hey you! You may be scrolling your feed, seeing the hatred spreading against queer people, women, and people of color, and asking yourself “what can I do besides expressing sympathy?”
Some material things, actually.
- become more educated on what’s happening around you.
- learn to discern the quality of news sources.
- stop giving your racist/sexist/homophobic friends and family members a pass. Make it so they know their behavior is unacceptable.
- if you can, donate to relief efforts to help save lives affected by hateful laws.
This is “allyship.”