Just learned that #GitHub makes account names available 90 days after the account is deleted.
Reclaiming usernames makes it possible to squat a trusted identity that may have hosted projects in widespread use...
...and git pull will just pull from the same URL under the new account holder's control.
Review of "A Dragon For William" (5 stars): A welcome return to the world of A Turn of Light (though shorter!) https://bookwyrm.social/user/KelsonReads/review/244632
“I don’t care how you web dev; I just need more better web apps”
Published this yesterday. We keep talking about frameworks or web components but, personally, I’d just like to see better websites and web apps https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2022/more-better-web-apps/
Me (a trans-nb game dev) and my Native American fiance are trying to raise money for him to move cross country and secure us a travel trailer for longterm housing. He has to be out of his current apartment by August 22nd.
We are trying to raise $5,000 which I know is a MAJOR ask, but even some of this would help us figure out alternative options to make this all work out.
Review of "Every Heart a Doorway" (4 stars): Fast read, intriguing concept and characters, but the plot gets in the way https://bookwyrm.social/user/KelsonReads/review/239337
"Migrating from Wordpress to Markdown sounds easy. Mention it to any developer and they'll say "Pfft, an afternoon of work at worst"
Suddenly it's 6months later and you're losing your mind."
I think I'm going to try the resulting script on one of my WP sites & see how it goes.
Long quote from above report
wow. That opening paragraph hits hard & true:
Millions of Free Software developers forgot why it matters to own their tools. They know, better than anyone, how to fix and improve them. But when they choose to collaborate only via the most popular proprietary software forges, they are denied the right to use their skills and cannot work with fellow developers who are banned because they reside in the wrong country. They have been made to believe that the tools they use daily to craft their own software are out of reach. As if their software was a product that could be separated from the other software running the tests, allowing changes to be merged or bugs to be filed. But software is a process, and whoever controls it ultimately decides what the developers can do and how they communicate.
Check out https://osmand.net/map, and plan your trips with routing, and various map rendering options, while doing so in the comfort of your desktop browser.
It even includes weather forecasts, if you're trying to avoid getting wet for your weekend ride.
Review of "Norse Mythology" (4 stars): Entertaining, sometimes gruesome, sometimes funny and sometimes sad https://bookwyrm.social/user/KelsonReads/review/236479
I'm re-watching "Connections" - a 1978 BBC documentary series presented by James Burke.
One of the best interdisciplinary history, science, and technology shows ever produced.
It's a thrill to see again. 4:3 aspect ratio and all.
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