I loved a lot of his stories but his short story collection in "A Tupolev Too Far" is one of my favourites.
Science fiction great Brian Aldiss, 92, dies at his Oxford home https://t.co/8rUZasR77W https://social.dropbear.xyz/media/U9eoITS6o3w_YB0bSWE
Number Theory both interests me and hurts my head
@Gargron how quick do people upgrade? It seems a matter of days with the last one with a tail out for the stragglers.
If the bulk of the instances upgrade rather quickly I'd disable it in this upgrade so the issue is fixed. That way people on instance version 2.0 know their private roots are handled the "right way"
Should the ActivityPub-enabled Mastodon be bumped to version 2.0 as opposed to 1.6?
In a similiar vein, would you want private toot federation over OStatus to be immediately disabled in that ActivityPub-enabled version (temporarily black-holing potential toots while the fediverse slowly upgrades), or to keep it in for one more version as a transitory period?
Speaking of backups, I should mention here too, just in case, that I'm retiring Obnam: https://blog.liw.fi/posts/2017/08/13/retiring_obnam/
Things masto needs. A search function. I say that as a complete tech ignoramus having no clue of the implications for things like server load that would create. The best thing about twitter is its search functionality. But then birdsite is also overridden with pretty terrible interpersonal politics and nazis. So. On balance I can live without the gotcha culture that search functionality brings.
The developer of the seriously slick looking 'ASTROKILL' is looking for Linux testers
Nexus 6p in RAW was the camera today. Thanks to @WelshPixie inspiring me to take even random shots with the phone 😁