Hey, Mastofriends, I'd like some help/feedback on a thing.
I'm building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But before I get too far into a rabbit hole of difficult-to-change design, I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.
Linked below is my current list. Thoughts?
Hey folks! You may have seen this already, but I've fixed the link, and I'd still like some help/feedback on the thing.
I'm (still) building an open source platform for hosting web comics. I want it to be safe and usable by as many folks as possible, out of the box. But before I get too far into a rabbit hole of difficult-to-change design, I want to ensure I consider all the options users would actually appreciate in a community platform like this will be.
The eighth annual international Gender Census 2021 is now open until 10th March!
It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.
As to software. I _could_ roll my own - I'm a software developer, after all. But what I'd rather do is find and contribute to one or two existing open source projects that already do what I'm looking for, at least mostly.
I'd also like to avoid making my phone do all the work, so that means something like Android Auto is out, nice though that is for some of my needs.
Any insights here would be really appreciated.
"But Dan," some might say, "there's power in the vehicle! Just use that."
Yes. I plan to. But. I'd like to have something more elegant during shutoff than just turning off the ignition and having the Pi go instantly dark. Maybe give it a chance to shut down cleanly when it detects that the vehicle has been shut off?
This means I need a separate battery of some kind that can supply the kind of power I'll be using long enough to shut down cleanly. That's what I mean by power.
So I want to build an in-car computer that does lots of the fancy things newer vehicles have built in. GPS navigation, WiFi hotspot, vehicle status monitoring, bluetooth media streaming, and so forth. What I already have:
- RasPi 3+
- Pi touch LCD with case
- USB GPS receiver
- USB WiFi N dongle (to support upstream WiFi instead of just cellular data)
- USB cellular modem
- USB Hub (for connecting data storage, etc)
- USB Microphone (for hands-free calls, etc)
Still need software and power.
Oh, and I've been off my mental health meds the last two weeks because apparently they interfere with the results of the study. That I didn't get to do.
Went in for a sleep study last night, which was supposed to last through most of today. Only the place was freezing so I kept waking up, and the damned CPAP kept saying the mask had sprung a leak even though it hadn't, and between the two things not only did I not get more than a couple hours' sleep the whole damned night, they up and canceled the daytime portion which was the only bloody gods-damned reason I'd gone in for the stupid study in the first damned place.
PSA and reminder:
The terms "blacklist" and "whitelist" are racially charged. Stop using them.
Alternatives depend on context: allow/deny, permit/prevent, approve/reject, pass/block. And so on.
"But it's tied to darkness being scary and light being friendly!"
So is racism.
"You're just virtue signaling!"
I'm repeating what Black folks (and even some PoCs) have said multiple times already, about _their own lives_.
Jump-start your own research at https://github.com/sublimemarch/so-you-just-learned
PLEASE BOOST FOR VISIBILITY (reposting on this account too)
HACKERS: I have a request
A notable, widely-used dating app I've been reverse engineering exposes user's postcodes, addresses, and google placeid via the public feed, meaning anyone can find anyone's location.
This is disastrous as the app caters exclusively to LGBTQIIA people, potentially exposing them to harassment.
I have been working on a python API for this application, and I would like to release it into the open.
I have contact the staff and while they state they will respond in 72 hours, it has been over a week and they have not responded (They did get the email, because an automated email was sent back to me).
I cannot in good conscience publish this API at the moment, despite that I would very much like to add it to my CV, as it represents the only recent work I have done.
What do I do? Is there a place I can file a report for this kind of thing? A CVE seems a bit too harsh.
How can I get them to deal with this, while staying legally protected?
Any advice on this matter would be GREATLY appreciated.