Who called it introduced species and not horticultural appropriation

For the past year I've been doing independent software research, funded by an Open Tech Fund grant. This summer the Trump administration de-funded the OTF, cutting off my income.

I've been living off my savings since then, and while I'm looking for alternative funding sources, applying and getting that money will take time and so in the meantime, if you can, please support my work via GitHub sponsors: github.com/sponsors/spacekooki, or Liberapay: liberapay.com/spacekookie/.

Thanks! Boosts appreciated.

Working with the creator of #PHP, you sometimes get deep lore like "the original function hashing mechanism was strlen(), so I named the early functions so as to spread them out evenly in the hash table"

Lazyweb, have you seen files in the wild with <svg width="20%" height="30%"> where the width/height are percentages but are not 100%?

(Trying to decide whether to change the funky sizing decisions in librsvg's legacy API and whether anyone would care.)

For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road

Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:


PL politics, women's rights, PLEASE boost 

The Constitutional Court of Poland (which includes illegally appointed judges) just made a ruling regarding abortion law.

Abortion in PL is now illegal for p. much ANY reason. Women will be forced to give birth not just to children that result from rape. It'll actually be illegal to abort a foetus without lungs or a brain. No, this is not an exaggeration.

This is a EU country in 2020. Difficult to imagine, right?

Please boost to make this widely known.

“Resource management in KDE”:

There’s a parallel with resource management issues in multi-server OSes like the #Hurd.

Besides, the connection between #GNOME and #KDE and systemd is tightening. How will that work in #Guix?

In related news, Sven Neumann and I have been porting librsvg's test suite to Rust (the only remaining C code in the project), and we are down to 1 failed test out of 809.

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Once again, I find out that I'm misusing an API by going and reading its source.

Once again, I discover that I could have figured it out yesterday by actually reading said API's docs.


🐦This is a cross-post from Twitter, its contents might suck🐦 

RT @TheMaverickGal
The original thread seems to be gone, but this is a good explanation of why you can't let racists, nazis, and so on into your circles in any capacity.

Not. One.

Get them out of here.

Elongated Muskrat(elon musk, Bolivia) 

Morales: "hey elon wanna hear a joke?"
Musk: "yeah sure."
Morales: "lithium."
Musk: "I don't get it."
Morales: "That's right you son of a bitch."

repression (massacre) 

#EndSARS: Nigerian soldiers continue shooting at Lekki-Epe expressway after their massacre last night at the Lekki toll gate according to protesters.

Cairo's test suite looks odd under meson, so I started refactoring it to remove old cruft.

It's all old cruft.

2006-2008 cruft.

Hello friends of Dorothy, I found a podcast I think you may enjoy! It's called "Hit The Bricks!" It's an all-ages radio play about a pair of modern day cousins who find themselves lost in the wonderful world of Oz.

This show has all the queer fairy country nonesense, wholesome adventure, and catchy musical numbers you could want from an Oz story!

Season 1 is complete and Season 2 is supposed to be out later this year.


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