Making a properly functioning F-Droid repository for #Lagrange was a bit more challenging than anticipated.
I never met Aaron afaik. However many of my friends were very close to him.
I do think that Aaron would want his name and actions to be used in a way to fight for the freedoms he did, but he shouldn't have had to die for it, and I'm sensitive to how painful it is for loved ones.
Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system https://walledculture.org/remembering-aaron-swartz-who-died-on-this-day-a-victim-of-the-copyright-system/
Aaron's face gets thrown around the internet to prop up campaigns and etc, but it's important to remember that Aaron was an activist for digital rights, and was bullied into suicide by a system that wanted to punish him for his activism. He was also a human being with friends and family who loved him dearly.
The City of Ottawa made a video titled "What happens to my garbage"
I was surprised that they said at the end of the video: "Buy less, repair more" as well as: "sell, swap, or donate what you don't need" in addition to the usual "use reusable packaging" stuff.
It's also just interesting to see the landfill's processes.
I set up an F-Droid repository for the #Lagrange alpha/beta testing:
Configuring this was a bit of an adventure, but it seems to work now?
Currently it has the latest build (1.10a3) that you may already have installed. Let's see how well this works once I post a new build at some point.
We must all start calling these little squares "Unicode tofu" it's the best new name for something this year.
If every toy programming language integrated nicely with OS package managers instead of hand rolling their own language specific package manager then things like leftpad and the more recent npm issue would be a lot less likely to occur.
I think new generations are intimidated by existing systems and reinvent them.
Starting back up working on the Small Web after working on native elementary OS apps for the past three/four months and it feels weird picking up from where I left off… thank goodness past me documented everything he had planned in the readme. I guess it’s just up to present me to learn everything he knew again and implement it :)
RBR Monte test event is up: https://rallysimfans.hu/rbr/rally_online.php?centerbox=rally_list_details.php&rally_id=40561
originally available online as the #uxn tutorial, this is a carefully revised version for you to have it offline and available anytime: