… some of the weirdest things in the Linux kernel’s git history. There are 1,549 octopus merges, one of which has 66 parents. The most heavily diverged merge has 22,445,760 lines of diff, though it’s a bit of a technicality because it shares no history with the rest of the repo. The kernel has four separate “initial” commits, one of which was a mistake.
This stuff goes to the point I usually make where if you think you’re an expert at something because you’ve worked with it for a decade, you might be surprised that you’re not.
Microsoft Acquires GitHub For $7.5B
“… today the company is “all in with open source,” and requested people to judge the company’s commitment to the open source community with its actions in the recent past, today, and in the coming future …” – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
It may take decades to undo all the burned bridges caused by DECADES of ridiculing, vilifying, and desperately trying to completely eradicate Open Source. To expect people like me to simply forget is just naive. Given their track record of hostility, this could be a long game where they just shut Github down tomorrow. Time will tell.
The Halloween Documents
And don’t get me started on the ever-increasing problem of the corporate oligarchy which truly runs this country.
‘Empowering’ – yeah, right!
I opened my Github account before they were even available to the public. I can’t even begin to fathom how bad this is going to get. Possible horrors include:
- Github 365
- Git 2019 Enterprise Edition
Perhaps it’s time to retire.
YubiKey comes to the iPhone with Mobile SDK for iOS and LastPass support
You should see the smile on my face. Yubikey is a fantastic option for 2FA (second factor authentication), far better than insecure protocols like SMS text messages or email.
Overcast 4.2: The privacy update
Three cheers to Marco Arment and the latest update to my favorite Podcast app. Recognizing that having personal data is now a liability is something I hope becomes a trend, soon.
“Big data ruined the web, and I’m not going to help bring it to podcasts.”
My three cheers are transforming into a standing ovation.
Apple officially discontinues AirPort router line, no plans for future hardware
It’s almost like they don’t want to have customers. No mag safe power connector, no headphone jack, no SD card slots, no Ethernet ports, no HDMI ports, no replaceable battery, no external monitors, nothing actually “pro” level anymore, Cristiano Ronaldo level prices …
Please tell me Linux has caught up and I can run Photoshop and Battlefield One on the same non-Winblows platform now … please?