Published 2020-04-11 on Owen Salter's Blog - Permalink

I’m a High School Senior from New England. I’m an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. In my spare time, I’m a general-class Amateur Radio operator and hiking enthusiast. I also volunteer wherever I can get my foot in the door, especially with FIRST Robotics.

The source for this site’s theme comes from ~tristan957/tristan.partin.io, with modifications from me for my social media and posts, as well as adding this About page.

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Const generics MVP hits beta!

After more than 3 years since the original RFC for const generics was accepted, the first version of const generics is now available in the Rust beta channel! It will be available in the 1.51 release, which is expected to be released on March 25th, 2021. …

via Rust Blog February 26, 2021

Gmail is a huge source of spam

5× as many spam registrations on sourcehut are from gmail than from the second-largest offender. # SELECT SPLIT_PART(email, '@', 2) as domain, count(*) as count FROM "user" WHERE user_type = 'suspended' GROUP BY domain ORDER BY …

via Drew DeVault's blog February 25, 2021

Keeping platforms open

This article is the second entry of series of posts exploring situations in which FOSS alone isn’t enough to secure user freedom. My previous article, Whatsapp and the domestication of users, got more attention than I was expecting. Some responses gave me …

via Posts on Seirdy's Home February 23, 2021

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