The promise of the Internet is free and open access to information for and from all, and information gleaned from research should be no different. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/why-open-access-necessary-makers
"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".
Self-hosters: Where do you run your services? On hardware in your home, or on a VPS / server / instance in a data center?
Julia and JuMP  really seem to be a breath of fresh air in this area.
On a related note, spent the better part of today making an AUR package  for Couenne.
Kudos for the maintainers of the Bonmin  and Ipopt  packages for taking care of the dependencies!
Although it probably wasn't the best of my ideas to try and run it with Podman instead of Docker.
Instance is running in testing mode and will die someday. Let this post federate further so the history will never be forgotten. :)
I made this because normal scienceposting doesn't quite capture deep time and no amount of numbers could ever help encapsulate the feelings that it elicits.
The Mozilla layoff is terrible - not only for the former workers, but also the web at large.
If we are concerned about the future of a more private & secure web, without a monopoly - we might want to double-down on our support of Mozilla to ensure that more people keep their jobs.
Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.
Firefox market share vs Mozilla Foundation chair salary (2.5 million/year in 2018)
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Don't make more "privacy-respecting" analytics tools. If you actually cared about privacy, you wouldn't fucking track people to begin with.