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I can't help reading this internally with Mark from Peep Show's voice.

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I hope more authors do this. The music industry already realized that DRM doesn't really help them, the publishing industry should follow suit.

It's a sad day, but I've finally got rid of my Google Pixel 2. Have thoroughly enjoyed using it, but now that it's EOL I've upgraded to a different phone.

I know that Samsung is hardly a good example of digital rights, but I've got to balance it with digital waste, longevity, future proofing and work requirements.

I reckon that when it's time to upgrade again, it'll be for one of the fossphones.

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Don't get shamed into disabling your adblocker to "support creators".
Ads pay so little, it really doesn't matter.
If you want to do the financial support, just donate to them. That is the equivalent of multiple thousand ad views.

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No matter what happens to Mozilla, please everyone, don't start using Brave.

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A new blog post. It is about downloading your email from Gmail and reading them somewhere else.

Thanks to @hund and @erm67 for tips.

#mbox #degoogle

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If you're a developer and not an english native speaker, which language do you use for your development tools?

Please don't answer if you're a native english speaker, not to bias the results. Boosts appreciated :)

#translation #internationalization #i18n

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Just was talking about something I thought I would share.

About 10 years ago I did work for a company who lost their Linux Admin.I was a 6 month contract until they got a permanent employee. They had only 1 Linux admin for 400ish Linux users and 30 servers. They had 3 Windows admin for 200ish windows users and 10 servers. The Windows Techs stayed busy while I hunted for things to do. Ended up hardening and writing automation and inventory systems.

Linux just works.

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Yet another reason to not use systemd...

Don't fallback to Google NTP and DNS. · Issue #12499 · systemd/systemd · GitHub

I think I'm procrastinating. I'm eel slapping (eelslap.com/) to a synthwave drumbeat.

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Weirdest / most tenuous Valentine's-Day-commercialisation thing I've seen so far: I bought some salmon from Tesco and it had a sticker on it saying Be My Valentine and two salmon in a heart-shape 😂

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The web scam known as Brave browser gets caught, again, doing shady stuff. This time they stuff their affiliate links/code into your searches and URLs so that Brave makes money each time you visit certain sites.

People need to stop using Brave. It's a bad faith actor in the browser market. At this point even Chrome would be preferable.


All in all, I'm glad I attended. Good chatting to the organisers and speakers during the downtime. Helped to really put the successes of the organisation into perspective and the remarkable stuff achieved.

(and my birdsite-esque stream of toots will now cease again)

Turning online advertising inside out w/ Daniel Winterstein & Michael Veale. Interesting sort-of-debate between the two viewpoints. Questions from the audience were a particular highlight.

Data & Democracy - who do they think you are w/ Michael Veale & Pascal Crowe. An enlightening insight into what data UK parties store and infer from you. I think I just levelled up my Tinfoil hat skill.

Digital ID in Scotland w/ Aggelos Kiayias, Lesley Allen, Robert Clubb & Heather Burns. Topics discussing streamlining data access, trust, Brexit, interaction between Scotland's Devolved government, Estonia and how to encourage ID system innovation.

Patrick Harvie, Co-leader just keynoted. Enjoyed it much more than I thought it would. Still dislike most of your domestic policies though.

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if apps collected personal data to "improve their service", services would be good by now

*Gets a notification from Google Opinion Rewards*. Oh yeah, you were a thing.

Account deleted and app removed. At least this app was a bit more honest and reimbursed you for your data.

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Ever thought about how ironic it is that people can take a single statistics exam about representational analysis?

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