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Toxic Masculinity

Why do some men think of themselves as superior to the women? Why do some men try to overpower women at times? Is it really a cultural thing? Or is it limited to certain generations? Is it something hard-coded in our nature which we learn to fight back to fix ourselves? Or is it taught to us through various institutions?

I don't have answers to these questions but I want to acknowledge that these kinds of problems do exist in the real world. It often shows up from time to time in news and media in some extreme form. However, very subtle elements can be seen everywhere.
When I see signs like “This Taxi Respects Women”, I get a feeling that we are still not trying to find the root cause of the problem and are instead trying to treat the symptoms. Of Course everyone should respect women but why are we not doing that in the first place?

Federated Git

Git in itself is distributed in nature. That's why it is called distributed version control. But what I really mean by federated Git is the Git hosting services. There are some popular hosted services like Github and then there are open source selfhosted alternatives like Gitea and Gogs. But for someone to switch to something like Gitea entirely is not an option (if they want to contribute in other projects) since there is no way of creating pull requests or follow projects across the services. For someone to create a pull request, they need to have an account on existing hosting service and create it from there. This feels limiting considering the distributed nature of underlying software, Git.

One solution to this can be Federated Git, similar to Fediverse. That means anyone can host an instance and submit there changes to any other totally different service as long as both of them implement same protocol. ActivityPub is one such protocol used for federation. I do not know the…