Now it is merged. Took some time, but the patch went in. Miro also noticed :)
In my case the story continued for around 2 hours. Yesterday I was trying to implement something from a given SPEC, and tried to match my output (from Rust) with the output from the Python code written by Dr. Fett.
I had to get the JSON encoding from an ordered Array (in Python it is a simple list), say
["kushal", "das"], and get the
base64urlencode(sha256sum(JSON_ENCODED_STRING)) in Rust using serde_json.
Let us see what the encoded string looks like:
And the final checksum is
But, the reference implementation in Python has the checksum as
It took me a few hours to notice the space after comma in the JSON encoded string from Python:
This is due to the following line from JSON spec
Insignificant whitespace is allowed before or after any of the six structural characters.
Yes, I know I should have known better, and read the original spec properly. But, in this case I learned it in the hard way.
On 8th of this month I attended a full day OpenSpace on "Digitalisering, kompetensförsörjning och livslångt lärande" organized by JobTechDev and Sunet. This was the first in-person event for me after 2020 Nullcon in March. That brought in some extra excitement. Then the night before I tried to look for the place and to my surprise we were having it in Internet Stiftelsen, The Swedish Internet Foundation.
I managed to the reach the venue around 15 minutes before the event started and talked a few people. At beginning we all sat in a circular fashion and Leif & Greg (from JobTechDev) started explaining the format and the plan for the day. All in Swedish :P Though people moved into English after Leif pointed out that I am the only person in the room (we had 30+ participants) who neither speaks nor understand Swedish.
I put in a topic on "How to run an Open Source project" and luckily all the other discussions I wanted to attend, were in the same room.
So, my day went on discussing (and learning a lot about different Swedish government organizations) different topics including:
- Micro Credentials
- Data Licensing
- Open Source project management
- Solid project
During the discussion of Open Source, one thing was super clear that all the people present in the room (both developers and high number of management folks) were all convinced about writing and using Open Source technologies. My organization, Sunet is already into writing only Open Source solutions mode. The rest of the orgs also agreed that they should put that in the organization policy and make sure that they maintain proper Open Source projects. After all we all are being paid by the government using public money.
At the end of the day we had a feedback session in the same manner as we started the day. I really loved the fact that at the very end, all the chairs were kept in the exact same position (row/column) and no one even could say that there were so many people in the room whole day.
Among the various organizations participated:
- Myndigheten för yrkeshögskolan
- Universitets- och högskolerådet
- Statistiska centralbyrån
- Myndigheten för digital förvaltning (Digg)
- Verket för innovationssystem (Vinnova)
Here are few more photos from the beautiful venue.
Meeting so many people from all the different organizations were a very refreshing thing for my mind.
He wrote about the critical C projects (all calculations are done only for Github based projects), so I decided to look at the list of the Python projects.
It is a score between 0 (least critical) and 1 (most critical), and the algorithm and details are explained in the repository.
The list of top 10 Python projects in their resultset
It is interesting to see that the CPython is at number 8 in the list and the top two projects are configuration management systems.
You can see all the different language details here.
Yesterday, just for fun, I added an emoji (as a local emoji) to our mastodon instance, kind of look like a verification icon. Only to show the power of federation and Free Software to the new users of Mastodon. Many other users started using the same. But, most newbies to Mastodon got confused with the same
If you see the above screenshot, I just added
:verified: after my name in my
profile, and that shows the icon. That is not any formal verification. The
https://msdtn.social instance also has a similar emoji, but the big
https://mastodon.social does not have the same.
Then how to verify someone on Mastodon?
The best way is via their website or blog. If you click to edit your profile, you will find the option to add a few profile metadata, in those sites, you can verify that you own or have edit access of those sites.
Thus, my blog comes with a green tick on my profile image. Here is to the link verification documentation from the website.
Feel free to follow me on Mastodon.