What the bloody fuck, #apple
Forcing Protonmail to adopt in app purchases or threatening to kick their app from the store. If that's not the most Mafia thing ever…
Wrote a little article about some odd lurker bots I noticed on Matrix:
Has been a while, but decided to finally talk about it. Maybe @matrix want to look into this. Given that my research didn't bring me any further (but I have to admit, I also didn't try really hard), I decided to just talk about it publicly.
Feel free to come up with ideas, ask questions, etc!
We are looking for a working student as an assistant #sysadmin. So if you are into tech, already gained some experience with server administration and are keen on working with our technical staff and volunteers, join us!
More details: https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20201005-01.html
where were you when you found out the UK's track and trace software (which cost 12 billion quid) has excel as a backing database
sadly there is a backlog of cases which were untracked because they exceeded the excel row limit
worry not, they have solved the problem and are now using two excel files to keep track of people
I think one of the best ways to work towards more privacy in various areas is simply to ask the people in charge.
Today I got the answer from a request about the app of my health insurance about "Why does it contain Firebase Analytics and Google AdMob?" and "Why does it require Google Play services?". It helps. One doesn't have to always go into full debate mode. Instead: Ask questions, be friendly, make informed decisions.
Update automation. I definitely lost a battle that I wanted to win, but overall, I hope it makes my update management even better and allows to automatically update various components in the infrastructure repository.
I slowly get into the renovate config and logic behind it. Had to read a few pages of source code and run a lot of tests to figure it all out, but it's here and it's working 🎉
Looks like #gravatar has a bad day. Yet again people hording personal data lost control over it by accident. For something "as simple as an avatar service" that is a bit of a mess.
Maybe check if you want to use #libravatar which is not interested in any profile data and if you feel especially majestic, you can just selfhost it, like I do, with not more than nginx and a shell script that uses imagemagick.
A creepy new way for companies to track your habits via your smartphone: "context prediction software," which helps apps infer whether you're "running or seated, near a park or museum, driving or riding a train." https://u.fsf.org/35j
I've done it, the Merge Request to my repository is open:
Full update automation in the repository, but I'm somehow not happy yet with the way it works. I'll look into it later again. If someone has some thoughts on it, let me know :)
As always you built something, and notice a few hours later, that you probably found a way better solution to deal with things in first place. Brace yourself, regex awesomeness is coming!
Preparing the automation of version updates in my infrastructure:
It's not at all generic, but it gets the job done pretty well and that's all it has to do.
Do any of y'all have a naming scheme you use for hostnames/servers, etc? Something like “stars in the IAU catalogue” or “harry potter characters”?
I know that memorable names goes against so-called modern best practices (cattle, not pets and all of that), but I'm still thinking that I may start using some system like that.
There's a list with a bunch of ideas at https://namingschemes.com/
Oh oh, #hacktoberfest spam really really hit DO hard. The entire hacktoberfest page is all over the place. They list a bunch of projects that no longer fit their new criteria for participation as ideal opportunities to contribute.
This ain't be fun this year
I have to say that I really enjoyed their shirts, it's pretty good quality and it was at least something one was able to get out of a hobby. But what did we expect from 2020?!
Fachabteilungen für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe an deutschen Krankenhäusern: 1.173 (1998) / 778 (2018)
Betten: 51.312 (1998) / 28.195 (2018)
Geburten: 779.358 (1998) / 773.212 (2018)
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