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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years, but have only just moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: Mint 19 Cinnamon
Laptop: Mint 18 MATE
Old Laptop: Bodhi 4

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.

The deeper you dig into the cooler it gets.

It takes a while to assimilate all that is possible, then you find another tunnel of opportunity & ingenuity to dig into for weeks.

All this plain text organisational innovation & functionality changes your entire outlook on what is possible with your own data, documenting your own life.

As much as I've grown to appreciate , I wish a lot more editors just supported orgmode as a textual mode out of the box.

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For those of you who’ve asked about a recording of my talk today on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament today, I’ve been told that there is a recording and that it will be released shortly.

I will update you once I have a link for it.

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The idea of an insect wearing a hat that keeps insects away resonates strongly with the kind of game I'm making #HiveTime #gamedev #indiedev

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Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.

My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:

small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P

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It's that time again! A new podcast episode!

Fireside chat with @TheGibson

purplesquadsec.com/episode/106

This one was a lot of fun, and we definitely heaped a bunch of praise about the fediverse on this one, amongst other things.

Enjoy!

Utterly captivated by the craggy rainy rocky spooky world of I never knew loading my body up with cargo and losing my balance would be so engaging. I've yet to be able to explain its mesmeric pull on me.

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I like how Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup's gnoll player species is more or less what it's like to have AD(H)D

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always boost anything with Leonard Nimoy.

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I'm a lot more into songs having lyrics if they're in a language that I cannot understand at all

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Will attempt to switch to #emacs ... once again. Will see how long I will endure.

interviews the developer of discussing the rocky development of the , and his company

If you want the info on how has evolved over its development cycle give this a listen.

explorminate.co/chris-park-of-

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The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

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"The crux of the plan is for the voice assistant to move from passive to proactive interactions. Rather than wait for and respond to requests, #Alexa will anticipate what the user might want. The idea is to turn Alexa into an omnipresent companion that actively shapes and orchestrates your life. This will require Alexa to get to know you better than ever before."

qrius.com/amazons-roadmap-for-

The ultimate goal of #SurveillanceCapitalism is manipulation of human behavior to profitable ends.

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@nhr If we're talking about a backup solution, I'm using borg against my own server at home via VPN, but if you don't want to maintain that I've heard borgbase.com is cool. Backups are encrypted by default so storing things on the "cloud" shouldnt be a problem.

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@nhr If you want some folder on your computer to be synced with a provider (another computer or set of computers) you can try syncthing. It works p2p and using relays if a direct connection is not found. You can run your own relay if you don't trust the public ones. All traffic is encrypted e2e. You can leave a server at home running and your computer will keep "syncthing". syncthing.org (I use it to sync folders between different computers)

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