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As a general rule of thumb, I won't follow anyone who:

• Hasn't posted anything yet.

• Doesn't have a bio

It's not that I don't like or don't trust you if you're one of those people, but because ActivityPub has no big scarey algorithm backing it, you must put actual effort into curating your feed. I imagine this is true for quite a few others on the .

You know you're doing a bit too much programming when you start accidentally ending sentences with ");" lol.

privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

I'm curious. There are audio games, which are games designed with blind/VI players in mind. But are there games made for the hearing impaired, or for those who are hearing and visually-impaired? If you know about this stuff, please feel free to reach out.

All this time practising has really paid off for me. I'm a slow typer and it takes me about 30 minutes to send simple messages, but I'm seeing improvement with my Japanese. Remember everyone; if you want to learn a skill, practice a lot, and you can do anything. :-)

Wow! Steam’s “forgot password” form doesn’t let you paste your new password in.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, what error message do you get? “Password is invalid.” That’s it.

You literally have to paste your password manager generated password in, delete the last character, and type it in again for it to work.

Mind. Blown.

#steam #pasword #security #fail

Contributing to #PeerTube is joining a community that believes in a free-libre and federated YouTube alternative and a more ethical internet 🌐 ! Study, share and edit PeerTube code:
👉 github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube #FreeTheContribution

It would be awesome if there was a Github Matrix bot that automatically started a thread in your Matrix room for every opened Github issue / PR, and you could link your Matrix account to your Github account, so sending a message in that thread would reply on Github.

This may very well exist, I've done absolutely no research whatsoever yet.

Also, something similar for alternative forges would be very welcome too.

... and you know Apple's dictation is bad when it changes a harmness search for "IUP Portable User Interface" to "Are you pee portable user interface" ... fml

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Besides Mastodon, pixelfed, bookwyrm, and peertube, what are some other #fediverse / #activitypub platforms?

I just discovered the mastodon web app shows you a list of keyboard shortcuts if you hit ?

An appeal for help:

Trunk is an opt-in directory of people on Mastodon and the Fediverse looking for followers, organised into a large range of topics:

communitywiki.org/trunk

Anyone can ask to be added, and the admins of Trunk check the account (to screen out spam etc) and add them.

However, due to the need to check the contents of accounts, this Trunk only includes people who post mainly in English. It means they have to turn away a lot of non-English accounts.

The Trunk admins want to fix this situation.

Do you use a language other than English? Do you want to help make a version of Trunk in your own language?

The English Trunk admins can help you with the technical side, but they need people who speak other languages to moderate Trunks in those other languages.

➡️ Can you help? If so, get in touch with @kensanata who leads the Trunk project.

(There is a Spanish Trunk at trunkesp.chilemasto.casa but so far no other languages.)

#AskMastodon #AskFedi #AskFediverse

#Firefox turns to version 100...
The need for a browser not created and owned by a major advertiser couldn't be more important than ever...

techradar.com/news/firefox-ver

This, on a project where the README of the main repo essentially says "We won't be accepting PRs until we have a solid core program built," and people *still* find ways to contribute. All those little quality of life improvements: better colour schemes, fixed typos; They all add up!

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You can never truly appreciate the magic of FOSS until you start getting PRs on your own projects. I've advocated for software freedom for years at this point, going back to when I was just a child, but it still put a smile on my face going through my Github notifications and seeing that people are helping improve the odilia.app website.

you know you’re terrible at spelling when AutoCorrect wants to change “susceptible” to “except I left.”

Fucking hell, as some of you have pointed out in the comments, also, it’s tied to my router. I have the same router I had in Malmö. If this is not a GDPR violation, I have no idea what is.

So Mozilla – Defender of Privacy™ – is storing my location history, tied to my router, without ever having gotten consent from me to do so.

This is a fucking scandal.

#privacy #location #data #mozilla #surveillanceCapitalism

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I have a joke about trickle-down economics, but 99% of you will never get it.

Q: Should I learn GNU autotools in 2022?

Plenty of projects still use it, although I feel like there has been a noticeable Meson uptake in recent years. I'm already familiar with CMake and Meson, and regular Makefiles of course. I've read a little bit about m4, configure scripts, and automake, but only a couple chapters of their respective info pages. Is it worth it in $YEAR?

As an example of what I mean, we're currently looking into idea.org. This is an academy-wide push to get kids interested in Computing, and specifically security.

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