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This is also a reminder that any toot you write on Mastodon is not encrypted and might be read at least by the administrators of your home instance and the administrators of any receiving instance. Mastodon should _not_ be used for sensitive content or content you'd like to keep strictly private. Actually we would rather not be entrusted with such content 🙂
We just updated this instance with a security fix, see https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.1.2 under security and https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/commit/0c28a505dddd13e2773cd3d5e0beef76a21eb415, we encourage any other Mastodon Admin to update to the latest dot version available ASAP.
The gist of it is that a well-crafted request could reveal any toots on this instance without authentication. If anyone is worried about one of her/his toots I can offer to look for foul play in our logs, but those only go back 2 weeks, so they might not paint a full picture.
Strong language; Academic exploitation
Academic work is work
If you have a research assistant working for you and they are not getting paid
This month (actual money that can be used for rent),
You. Fucked. Up.
Even if they're students
Even if they get authorship
Even if it's "going to be great for their career"
There's no such thing as "unpaid academic work," it's just exploitation
clojurescript in node rendering to curses using react
Best quote about autism:
„I’m autistic, which means everyone around me has a disorder that makes them say things they don’t mean, not care about structure, fail to hyper focus on singular important topics, have unreliable memories, drop weird hints and creepily stare into my eyeballs.“
„So why do people say YOU’re the weird one?“
„Because there’s more of them than me.“
Wouldn’t it be interesting if there were a guild-like organization devoted to open-source software maintainers?
There would need to be a new license that entitles maintainers to royalties from entities that make money off their creative work. So if E-Corp uses your webpack plugin in production, they owe you money. Personal use exempted.
The maintainers could pay dues and relicense their software under the new license, and the guild would track software usage and enforce the license.
Nerd, mostly crafts software, sings operatically sometimes, is often confused. Runs https://toot.kif.rocks
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