Hi, I'm Jan, also known as halfbyte on the internet. Together with Florian, who's not on the Fediverse, I run Depfu.com, your friendly dependency update robot factory. I'm interested in weird and odd uses of ruby. I occasionally speak at conferences. I co-run the Hamburg Ruby Usergroup. #introduction
You may notice I have the extinction symbol on my avatar now. My bio now says "Involuntary Rebel". I'm new to this and I am not sure what we're trying to do will be enough but I realised over the last few weeks that I need to do *something* and this is the best I could come up with. I spent last weekend with a lot of people with the same simple goals and the same fears and the same hopes. It was distressing, exhausting and gave me a sliver of hope.
In my rural swedish summer home, if my swedish is not failing me, when the fiber net is finally in operation in September, I could get 1GBit up/down for roughly 50 EUR a month.
I understand the difficulties of providing the same in a city with 2M inhabitants and tons of offices, but the 30-40 MBits I usually get on my 50MBit DSL are quite sad in comparison.
On one hand it's great to see that GitHub did indeed overcome the pre-merger apathy. On the other hand they are now single handedly destroying a handful of ecosystems they helped to grow in the first place. Not sure how this will play out but I personally thing concentration is *never* a good thing.
Except that users will love it of course.
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