I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like the UK's #OnlineSafetyBill is a done deal:


An utter shambles of a bill, pushed forward on the basis of catchphrases and clichés.

If you provide online services to people in the UK, which let them interact with each other, especially if you have a link to the UK yourself, I guess you might want to either:

a) prepare to attempt to block access by people in the UK; or

b) settle in for a sizeable legal advice bill.

Really love this phrase: "the tyranny of the marginal user"

Especially as someone who found real friends (and through them partners) through OkCupid back in the day, a lot of this resonates.


I'm glad to see @osi stepping in to help fill the vacuum of open source community news that's been left by recent layoffs.

Introducing OpenSource.net: opensource.net/welcome-to-open

#OpenSource #FOSS

Airbus open sourced their new cockpit font. Make it the default for all your embedded projects, because it's REALLY good and has real testing in difficult environments!


Very glad to see a successful PGDay UK take place. The UK #PostgreSQL #community is thriving and there is huge potential to connect, learn from & work with each other. Let's keep growing, and potentially take this to other places in the UK.

Congratulations to all the organisers, volunteers and speakers for an excellent #conference, and a big thank you to Alice Keane and Mostafa Zakaria for their great presence at the EDB booth.

#postgres #openSource #database #databases

Since I've seen a lot of chatter about people switching to #Firefox as Google ramps up the enshitification of #Chrome, let me tell you about a killer feature for people who (a) need multiple accounts on the same websites (eg. devs) or specifically (b) have to use multiple Google accounts.

Firefox has an official addon called Multi Account Containers that lets you trivially set up color coded tabs that have separate sets of cookies. Log into your dev account in one, and your test account in another. Log into your personal #gmail in one and have another tab next to it with your work Gmail. I'm actually not signed in to any Google accounts in most my tabs, I just have containers for the specific tasks I do on Google products.

It'll take you 30 seconds to set up.

Add-on: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

Mozilla's explanation: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/c

"Did any user in the world want a user tracking and ad platform baked directly into their browser? Probably not, but this is Google, and they control Chrome, and this probably still won't make people switch to Firefox."


I stick to #Firefox

To disable Google Chrome's "advanced" ad tracking, why not give Firefox a try?

It's unusual for me, but I will attend an event without speaking. It means I'll be available without stress to answer all your Postgres questions!
I'll be in London at PGDay UK on the 12th of September!
Grab your ticket here: 2023.pgday.uk/registration/

I know this is a losing battle, but:

Business Source License is BUSL, not BSL.

The BSL is the Boost Software License, a perfectly legit, and (importantly) actually open source license.

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@hobu Right. The relative size of the monetary need of OSS against the rake AWS is hauling in is kind of the key factor. Mind you, "it's obscene" is a description that can be applied to situations all over our society. In general, those with the weaker hand are simply condemned to take what's on offer, no more.

@pwramsey That's just it. Open source happens at the individual level, not the organization one, and organizations like AWS take advantage of that fact.

AWS is wants to say and act like it's just like "any other individual actor", but it's not. It's the toll bridge where the value from a lot of these tools is extracted. Same for GCS/Azure.

And it's all bloviation for what in the end, even as total support to open source by all could vendors in total, is budget dust.

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Time for a cuppa... Earl Grey please!