"Those tiny micropayments that users had tossed into the Archive’s virtual tip jar had accumulated, growing into more than $2500 USD!

This was an unexpected windfall. It was also proof that the current web, the one that’s driven by ads that know our every move, doesn’t have to be the web of the future. There could be a better way that’s secure, private and supported by its citizenry." blog.archive.org/2019/04/15/a-

El navegador #Brave te permite dar propinas a los sitios que te son útiles. Archive.org ha recibido US$2,500 por esta vía a lo largo del tiempo. Un modelo distinto para que los sitios puedan mantenerse sin recurrir a la publicidad invasiva que te sigue por todos lados. blog.archive.org/2019/04/15/a-

MX Linux published a new website!

It went live last night thanks to the hard work of their webmaster Peregrine.

Redesigned to be more functional and have a new sleek look, it also is intended to work very well on mobile.

Check it out here and maybe give MX Linux a chance on your PC? ==> mxlinux.org/

Amazing how much #Debian #Linux has fallen in the #Distrowatch rankings o'er the last coupla yrs vs #Ubuntu and its derivatives 😑.
Now the #systemd -free #Debian-based Linux distros #MXLinux and #AntiX Linux have caught up and are even surpassing the above.
MXLinux at #1 and AntiX at #8 (and rising!)

Have you tried ? I've been using it as my main distro for a few months by now and it's solid, fast and reliable. Rolling release based on Here's a nice introduction on it youtu.be/FUGd99GRAfo

I know that the relationship with products goes deeper than just a brand of technology. Its users buy a self-indulgent social group pass, not only a piece of hardware. Here are some of apple's engineering failures, or to say it in other words, how to build a multi-million company. youtube.com/watch?v=AUaJ8pDlxi

LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and for anyone who wants to support women in computing.


I'm currently debugging some issues with my Raspberry Pi, and I'm hovering somewhere between steps two and three of the xkcd shark attack sequence. xkcd.com/349/

If you don't hear from me after this, assume it ended in sharks.

I've been through "My Activity" for my Google account before, but just realized that the account associated to my Android phone logs all my app usage and sends it back to Google. Things like when I used an app, how many times, how long. Feeling uncomfortable.

They also automatically adjust their size to fill really small containers and only overflow as a last resort

Did you know that cats are essentially the opposite of CSS? They self-center within any container.

Mozilla's creepy data collection https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/09/06/data-just-living

But don't be concerned, it's a 4-tier approach reviewed by someone or other.

The arbitrary requests for new types of user data are especially concerning. It's not hard to imagine what kinds of situations may arise from that.

Maybe I am just a far out anarcho-whatever, but surely it's not a completely radical idea to just use a browser and have a reasonable expectation that your activity isn't being collected and sent back to a central collection point to be analysed by "scientists" by default.

Also another important point. This type of data collection is neither necessary nor required for product improvement or bug fixing.

Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7

🎉 Mastodon 2.5.0 🎉

Changelog: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/


- Federation relays
- New profile design
- Remote interaction dialog
- Replies count in web UI
- Feature friends on profile
- Higher video upload limit
- Improved mod tools
- Admin dashboard
- Read-replica support
- Command-line interface


1) Go to mastodon.social/tags/YOURTAGHE (substitute in your tag at the end there).

2) Scroll 'til you find a good one, and right-click the timestamp, and click "Copy link address".

3) Head back to your own instance, paste that URL you just copied into the search box, and press enter.



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