"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20906213/github-ice-microsoft-software-email-contract-immigration-nonprofit-donation
I will not participate in #Hacktoberfest this year, although contributing to #OpenSource and #FreeSoftware is my day job. First, I already have enough t-shirts. But second, the ecosystem I use on a daily basis is mostly made up of projects that use GitLab, or BitBucket, or sr.ht, or Fossil, or sending patches by mail, or GNU Savannah, or (good grief!) even SourceForge. I think only two of the projects I contributed last year were on GitHub.
The #FOSS world is so much bigger. Don't forget that.
Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber's $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked https://jalopnik.com/public-transit-projects-cheaper-than-ubers-5-2-billion-1837080980
Please fund more transit for people instead of pernicious capitalist nightmares for rich sycophants.
And that's it... we have 40 attendees! ActivityPub Conf 2019 registration is closed! https://dustycloud.org/blog/activitypub-conf-2019/
Looks like a great group; see all you who registered there!
! Happy birthday Internet! April 7, 1969 was the date of publication for RFC 1, Steve Crocker's proposal for host software for the new Interface Message Processor hardware. https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1.txt
Did the European Parliament just outlaw the only Europe-made social network with #Article13?
It was only a matter of time. A piece of my High School internet history just died: music during MySpace’s first 12 years just vanished into thin air https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/b2381s/myspace_lost_all_music_uploaded_from_2003_to_2015/
Don't trust platforms to archive your data!
Los Angeles! EFF's @elliotharmon will be presenting at @crashspaceLA next Wednesday 3/20 on how the pervasiveness of digital locks & DRM tech have affected the hacker & tinkerer communities. https://blog.crashspace.org/2019/02/electronic-frontier-foundation-visits-crash-space-in-march/
For context I'm attempting to connect to a managed DigitalOcean database - https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/databases/overview/