@cwebber @LienRag @librelounge Yeah TBH I'm a bit overloaded with the show right now but help is totally welcome!

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Basshunter 2006 hangs out on IRC and plays DoTA on Ventrillo.

Emacsen 2019 hangs out on IRC and plays DOTA 2. Also does a podcast using Mumble.

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Text-mining journalists find that lawmakers introduced 10,000 bills that were copypasted from lobbyists' "model legislation"

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Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.

I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.

Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.

I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.

Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️ :pixelfed:

Editing a @librelounge episode about how we make the show. Ironically this show has serious audio issues and has required more editing than any show we've put out in a long time.

Also ironic is that since we recorded the episode, we've already slightly changed our setup!

@cwebber @librelounge Yeah probably about 3-4 weeks if I can keep up the current schedule.

@downey It's nothing that can be automatically removed. It's stuff like a child yelling in the background, someone breathing near the mic while someone else is talking, or someone rubbing their pants.

I'm editing @librelounge We have an on the ground recorded show that has sub-optimal audio.

I'm wondering about releasing it with a warning about how bad the audio is, because the content is still good.

Would love opinions! Feedback?

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@CharredStencil @laydros You think that people would notice if a Microsoft store in a Vancouver suburb *didn't* run an event for women in game development?

I'd love to see structures that allow for larger/more complex games to be build outside traditional proprietary software companies but I don't think people would have noticed if the store *hadn't* run the event.

@laydros We can still take things that are good and see them as good. Promoting women in programming is a good thing.

That doesn't mean we have to like anyone else or accept what they do- but it means we can maybe learn from them.

@_emacsomancer Yes, but OTOH they're supporting women in this way. So complicated feels.

Watching my partner at a panel about women on gaming put on by Microsoft. So many feels. Supporting her... Glad that MS is encouraging to young women to code. I like game (and even buy proprietary ones every so often). OTOH proprietary software makes me sad.

@Wolf480pl There's implementation and there's theory. For implementation, what are the takehome lessons? I see a few:

1. Don't use external identifiers as user IDs

2. Allow for migration of identifiers (email, etc.)

3. Request secondary or tertiary authentication schemes when possible.

Do you agree? Is there more?

@Wolf480pl I see several distinct discussions here. First is that you should be free to change identifiers. Yes, I agree. Is there something stopping you that you're reacting to?

Proving you're the same... Well isn't that the idea of having both an identifier and a secret? I guess you're saying that on a social network or email that these are the same? So then we'd need some kind of secondary authentication? Cryptographically signed email or posts?


All identity is transient. Online the thing we care about is whether or not an identity maps to an individual. I only need to know that Wolf480pl is Wold480pl.

Even things like name will change as people live their life.

The only way to avoid changing identifiers is to force people to be on a central database, ala China's system, where we lose any sense of privacy or anonymity.



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I keep trying to upgrade according to the docs on the project and each time I do, it resets itself to "Getting Started". Where do I go for help? (or how do I migrate my keys and followers to something else?)

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