Ich muss das hier einfach mal teilen:
Das Auswärtige Amt hat ihr eigenes Archiv:
https://politisches-archiv.diplo.de/invenio/login.xhtml

Und sie haben, im Kontrast zum Bundesarchiv, dem dies noch fehlt, Volltextsuche mit OCR auf ihren digitalisierten Dokumenten. Wenn ihr irgendwas über die Diplomatie des Kaiserreichs, Weimarer Republik, NS-Zeit, DDR oder BRD rausfinden wollt, probiert es mal.

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Anyone know a stable #biblatex citation style for history? I keep on running into difficult bugs with the geschichtsfrkl style I'm using at the moment.

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Working with children is stressful, but after a year of it this week, I am filled with a feeling of satisfaction for what the group I lead has achieved and the friendships they've forged amongst themselves.

I'll cease tutoring this group in the next school year and I'm looking into another project to consume me voluntarily. But I lack ideas at the moment for something ambitious to work on. Any help?

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Getting responses on issues I opened almost two years ago is weird.

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3. Charlemagne claimed supremacy over all Christian kingdoms, even those he had no secular power over (e.g. Mercia), which is once again reminiscent of the caliph more than the Byzantine.
4. Why would the rising power of the Francian Empire aspire to emulate the old byzantine empire that, in large part by the hands of the Caliphat, had long passed the zenith of their power. There is some value in "reconnecting with an ancient heritage" for propaganda. But if you wanted to build a resilient and successful empire in the 9. century, who would you emulate? The falling star of the ancient Byzantines or the Caliphat spreading from Iberia to India?

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#History #ShowerThoughts: Was #Charlemagne inspired by the islamic Caliphate in his coronation as emperor?

The traditional explanation is that #Charlemagne's empirial coronation was inspired by the Byzantine Empire and by a sort-of early Renaissance, rediscovering antiquity.

But what if the actual inspiration for the position of emperor was that of the Caliph
Three reasons:
1. The Francian empire had a lot more interaction with the caliphat than with Byzantinum. The Caliphat had conquered Spain, muslim pirates were raiding southern France and there continued to be the threat of a muslim invasion throughout his reign.
2. The emperor as a position united spiritual and secular power, something that both the Byzantine emperors and caliphs had, but was much more important for the caliph than the Byzantine emperor. The later had spiritual power by virtue of his worldly power, the former had worldly power by virtue of being the successor of the prophet.

1/2

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I have a shameful lack of education and frankly, news feeds on climate science.

I have tabs on feeds/newsletters/channels on Infosec, history, food, computing, but not one comparable channel on #climatescience.

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Ich bin kein Fan der SPD, aber die sozialdemokratische Ideologie als Diener des Imperalismus zu bezeichnen ist eine geschichtsvergessene propagandistische Lüge. Sozialdemokraten waren eine radikale linke Kraft, gefußt in der Arbeiterbewegung, die Gegner der imperialistischen Bestrebungen des deutschen Reichs und Autoren der ersten rechtskräftigen demokratischen deutschen Verfassung.

> "Die gesamte Ideologie der Sozialdemokraten dient dem Imperialismus, sie haben die Gewerkschaften und Arbeiter verraten.“

https://taz.de/Propalaestinensische-Gruppen-in-Hamburg/!6006138/

Ich recherchiere gerade für eine Geschichtsarbeit über die Geschichte der Woermann-Linie und wie die SPD Zeitungen "Vorwärts" und "Hamburger Echo" eine Sklavenhandelsskandal der Woermann-Linie im Jahr 1891 in Deutschland bekannt machten. Die Sozialdemokratie ist eine anti-imperialistische Bewegung.

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Das Teuerste an der #Wehrpflicht wären die Opportunitätskosten, auch wenn die tatsächliche Entlohnung der Dienstleister (ohne signifikante wirtschaftliche Produktivität) signifikant wäre. (Gendern lass ich weg, bis im GG Wehrpflicht für alle Geschlechter gilt).

Wenn ein Abiturient mit 18. ein Jahr Wehrdienst oder Ersatzdienst leistet, sind die Opportunitätskosten ein Jahr nach dem Studium/Ausbildung weniger, die dieser nicht als Fachkraft arbeiten kann.

Wenn ein Auszubildender mit 16 seine Ausbildung beginnt, mit 19 die Ausbildung beendet und dann ein Wehrpflichtjahr machen muss, sind die Opportunitätskosten noch drastischer: der Ausbildungsbetrieb muss entweder eine Ersatzstelle für ein Jahr finden oder ihn nicht nach der Ausbildung übernehmen. In beiden Fällen verliert der Betrieb Arbeitskraft und die Investion in die Ausbildung und die Volkswirtschaft kann sogar mehr verlieren, wenn der Wehrpflichtdienstleister nach dem Jahr noch mehrere Monate Arbeitssuchend ist.

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And one last batch of travel pictures for today:
I liked writing the image descriptions for these, they are a good place to talk also about how the pictures came about and what they are showing: not just a river, a dusk, a city.

These were taken before the other ones in this thread, in Poland and Riga on my way south.

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Do you remember the Slovenian floods last year? I'd spent the floods in Ljubljana in a great hostel and joined some family afterwards in the north to hike in the national park.

It was a pleasant surprise how easy it is to get to hiking trails in the national park. 2€ bus fare to the park itself and free shuttle service within it - and the best thing about it: the national bus service in Slovenia is owned by DB.

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I want to share a few more pictures of Innsbruck. I can't wait for the summer and hopefully the opportunity to travel again.

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Hey, I've written something and I want to test it. Can anyone here give me a list of a few popular npm packages?

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Ist das wirklich der Fall in #java ?

> Um die Vorteile von Interfaces (multiples Subtyping) und abstrakten Klassen (Bereitstellung einer Implementationsbasis,
Schablonenmethode) zu verbinden, ist es gängige Praxis, ein Interface bereitzustellen und mit einer Basisimplementation
in Form einer abstrakten Klasse zu ergänzen.

Aus einer Einführung ins Programmieren in Java.

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8 boost, 11 favorites. Not a single reply.

Either this post and the article referenced was perfect or people just aren't engaging with the contents of the posts here like they used to.

When I posted this article originally, there was a lively discussion here that led me to summarize some of the very good and interesting points made back then in a follow-up post.

Now, in the wake of a disaster caused by the problem this article is addressing, we don't have the time on this network anymore to engage with ideas beyond a mere press of a button?

I'm not accussing anyone who boosted this or favorited this individually - if I was I'd have to find myself guilty as well. It is just a sorry development to me - perhaps there is just too much "content" on here by now for anyone to meaningfully and critically engage with any single piece of it.

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https://discuss.coding.social/t/unionize-free-software-found-software-guilds/59 the recent #XZ disaster has prompted me to reread my own article from two years ago next month on "Free Software Unions". While I'd put some of the details in there differently today, I think the core point still stands: that free software maintainers are vulnerable to exploitation, both from Big Tech and, as is now evident, malicious attackers. And that the only way to protect them is to join into mutual support, solidarity groups.

#SocialCoding

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Due to the #XZ dependency vulnerability, I've been looking for lists of projects that need maintainers and contributors. I found this website, which appears reasonably up-to-date: https://seeking-maintainers.net/

But both the list there and the GitHub maintainer-wanted topic appear far too small for the size of the problem.

https://github.com/topics/maintainer-wanted

seeking-maintainers also does not seem to be the first attempt to create such an index: https://github.com/flxwu/maintainerswanted.com (not updated for five years).

Do you know any other resources, places where maintainers can reach out for help?

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9h train ride from Vienna today. Had a great week, but that journey really floored me. Going to post pictures once I have the energy to write alttext.

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Haben #ICE Züge eine gut genuge Klimaanlage, um bei Vollauslastung die CO2 Konzentration unter einem kritischen Level zu halten? Ich fühle mich nicht so, als wäre dem so.

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#GDPR / #DSGVO Question: if I'm filmed by CCTV, that material would contain both my appearance and location. Would this material thus be considered personally identifiable information under the #GDPR and could I request this material from CCTV operators, such as the #DB or #ÖPNV? And would they then have to search all there material they have for me and provide me those recordings?

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Just a thought: the mindset exams train me on is actually very unhelpful and dangerous when doing actual work.

When having an exam, oral or written, everything I do must be right and when I make a mistake, I'm incentivized to argue and spin the mistake to make it look less like a mistake, instead of accepting it and learning from it.

When there are actual stakes involved though, not just the whims of an examiner to please, this same attitude is not just counterproductive, but outright dangerous. Being open about mistakes is a basic prerequisite to working in a team, with clients or in a company and it's the absolute opposite of what I need to do when writing exams, papers, etc.

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Website done.

I decided to use #Pelican as #SSG, because it uses #Python and #Jinja2, so I didn't need to relearn and was able to concentrate my efforts on modifying the theme and removing all JS and CSS I didn't need.

Next I want to experiment with #HTMX to integrate some dynamic elements into my website.

From now on, until I stop paying for the domain or the VPS, my website will be:
https://jorisgutjahr.eu

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I was wrong. I'm running into an issue with my ssh config. I get some issue with ssh public key authentication:
When I try to connect, pubkey auth fails and I have to use a password (which I want to eventually disable).

On the client it fails in sign_and_send_pubkey stage saying agent refused operation.

On the server it fails because the host key type "they" sent are not supported.

The weird thing is: neither my client nor the server use the host key types listed in this log message - so I'm pretty much at the stage of trying to look into openssh's source code to figure out the exact conditions for this error and get pubkey ssh auth working.

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Finished ssh configuration. Next: Backups. Afterwards: Installation of Services (Fun)

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I've just managed to (hopefully correctly) setup nixos on my vps via the command line installation instructions.

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I'm currently trying to setup my own VPS to run a static website and some other services, mostly for personal use. I was tired of using the pages feature of various forges for this and wanted the flexibility to also run some stuff server-side.

Do any of you have a suggestion for what to do with a small VPS like that?

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Have #DW and #NYTimes shut down their onion services?

They no longer set the onion service header, it seems and the domain they published in their announcements no longer work in my #Tor installation.

Is this just me?

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I just noticed: my "Login or Register" button has been translated to German in the Mastodon UI.

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I think inline #documentation is an important tool to making software readable. It makes software maintainable, encourages future development and makes it easier to join the project as a developer.

This is why I advocate for #mastodon to start encouraging inline documentation with #yardoc, requiring it for any new PRs and serving this API documentation on joinmastodon.org.

https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/issues/29141

#MastodonDev #ruby #rails

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I just learned that these existed and I'm just dumbfounded by it.

Who? Why? And for what do people "celebrate" Work Anniversaries?

And why are there so many articles about writing and celebrating this "event"?

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