I want to inspire a renewed tradition of deliberate, planned software engineering, where quality and reliability are paramount, and flashy eye candy is an afterthought.
Springs, birthing streams and rivers. They're holy. The rivers, too. Forests, groves? Holy.
Fields blessed with bountiful harvest even once are holy. Loved locations, homes, hiding places: holy.
A devil dances on burning feet, seeking somewhere that's never been holy.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain
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The maintainer of harfbuzz got fucking black bagged by Iran and they're threatening his friends and family
Being based in Switzerland or wherever else is NOT a panacea when it comes to privacy.
They're still vulnerable to hacking attempts (which CAN be state sponsored and have lots of resources!), zero-day vulnerabilities, illegal warrants and soapenas from the host country, regieme changes, and the company being sold.
Frankly, with correct end-to-end encryption you should be comfortable with the service provider storing everything and personally handing over the data to the NSA, MI6, and the North Korean government without ever fearing your privacy being compromised.
If you want your data to be private, NEVER GIVE IT TO A THIRD-PARTY WITHOUT ENCRYPTING IT FIRST.
THIS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION.
If you haven't read this, here's what the US National Intelligence Council predicted in 2016. Pretty bleak and pretty much on-point so far. https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Full-Report.pdf
"Time feels weird because we’re in a low-entropy experiential purgatory surrounded by a high-entropy black hole of social disorder unlike any in our lifetime."
"Of those 1.3 million packages, 1,700 depend directly on themselves, either perfectly circularly, or a different version of the same package. I have no explanation for that."