Props to @JPEG for prioritising users, and taking a moral stance 👌 https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/12/20691957/mastodon-decentralized-social-network-gab-migration-fediverse-app-blocking
Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/interoperability-fix-internet-not-tech-companies
I haven't been on as much since I'm working full time, but it looks like there are a lot of new faces and instances on the federation timeline .. lots of new people who haven't blocked me yet for my radical centrist views. Hi everyone. I love you. Keep being awesome. Remember to take it easy. G'night!
I spent a good part of yesterday migrating several databases to the latest version. They are now all using PostgreSQL 11.x
I started using Postgres with the 7.x series, and have used it almost exclusively as my DB of choice ever since. I've always found Postgres to be utterly reliable, and working with it is always a pleasure. Super documentation, too.
A big thank you to all the folk who make Postgres such a great DB.
@jonathanharker my mouth hurt till I ate baked beans when I got home, so, at least 45 mins? Lol
@klendool how's that chili sauce going 😬
Wow, Americians, watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbzvWkbUVEQ And non-Americans, watch this and ensure that your country does everything possible *not* to emulate the USA. @anandwrites is spot on, as usual.
The new Assange charges are -- by far -- the Trump regime's most aggressive attack yet on the practice of journalism. If journalists of all stripes don't defend him, whatever they think of him personally, they are helping journalism's enemies. This is a defining moment.
Wow, so to demonstrate they're "innovating", banks have simply created an open standard for payment APIs... what do you know. Having a *royalty free* open standard is innovation now. NZ gov't, how about looking at https://openstandards.nz - why limit it to the banks - you could be innovating all over the place.
Hitchhiker.social is a Mastodon instance created by Sumit Khanna, a technologist and blogger out of Chicago. This is an experimental instance that's currently invite only.