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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.

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2010: everyone loves captchas, the cute little website thing that gets you to prove you're human by being able to dewarp some text

2020: captchas are now used exclusively to punish people for trying to maintain their privacy, forcing them to work for google without pay for a few minutes before they can use a website

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I have decided to change licensing of all 884 of my sounds on Freesound to CC-0. Future sound uploads will follow.

Up until now most of them were licensed under CC-BY or CC-BY-NC. After I've started doing sound design at work I realized how invaluable the CC-0 sounds are. So I wanted to make my library a part of that public domain pool. Enjoy the freedom, make some cool sound effects!

#unfa #Freesound #SoundDesign #CC0 #Sound

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Do you make music? Commission your next album cover with me! Do you know a musician whose music would go well with my art? Let them know! #art #illustration #mastoart

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#Browsh is an advanced text mode #web #browser.

Browsh is a #terminal frontend for #Firefox that renders everything (including images) in text, with formatting preserved. Since Browsh renders to text the output can be sent over #SSH or #Mosh to conserve network usage by having a server grab large files instead of the client. Browsh supports JavaScript, HTML5, tabs, and most other features of Firefox.

Website 🔗️:

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

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TIL: NewPipe supports PeerTube. (You need to add the instances you'd like to browse in the options.)

This *could* be the greatest ever made...

1) dungeon crawler


3) way of the samurai

4) the wanderer devs

5) stamina, stance, block and evade combat

6) resources & crafting

7) co-op play supported

8) 24.99 UKP

Behold "Katana Kami: Way of the Samurai"

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Why Amazon Knows So Much About You

...One database contains transcriptions of all 31,082 interactions my family has had with the virtual assistant Alexa. Audio clips of the recordings are also provided. The 48 requests to play Let It Go, flag my daughter’s infatuation with Disney’s Frozen.
Other late-night music requests to the bedroom Echo, might provide a clue to a more adult activity....

#amazon #surveillanceCapitalism #dataAreLiability #privacy

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[I]n the first week of 2019, Tim Cook told shareholders that his biggest profitability risk was users keeping - rather than junking - old Apple hardware. Controlling repairs means you control what can't be repaired - what has to be "traded in" for a new device.

#Apple #CoryDoctorow #RightToRepair

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Easy to use, end-to-end encrypted, peer-to-peer, zero knowledge free/open everyday tools are a prerequisite for human rights and democracy in the digital network age.

We don’t have them.

They should be the norm.

We have a lot of work to do.


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My "How to fight back against Google AMP" post is going on another Reddit trip. Trending on /r/programming now.

99,200+ visitors to that post since published in December 😮

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Remember, friend's. SQL Injection references are fun but don't put them on the cards you include when sending flowers to your Valentine.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to explain to my local florist why the flowers I'm sending to my wife crashed their point-of-sale system.

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I swear to god if I waste any more time (over)thinking about how to effectively manage my use of Emacs I’m going to hang it up and go back to Vim.

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Listening to one of my co-workers talking about trying to watch a late-90's/early 2000's sitcom last night.

The thing that really got to him - that he couldn't deal with, was that in the show everything would always be all right. That implicit assumption in the story was enough to make him turn it off.

I don't know what that says about the world these days, but it's probably not healthy.

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Earlier tonight, I posted a link to a site that is scoring mastodon sites based on their threat score. Using things like violence, socialism, and polygamy as data points to score instances.

I removed the link, because they are a known entity that we can use for Projekt:ONI.

Let me take a moment to describe Projekt:ONI.

We are working on a detection and response system to detect listeners on the fediverse. It is in it’s very early stages... but essentially we will be compiling statistics in order to find targets that are likely surveillance operations, and then alerting the fediverse.

Think of it as an AI/ML system to keep snoops out of our shit.

You’re welcome.

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tired: "you wouldn't download a car"

wired: "you would download a car"

inspired: "dude, warez my car"

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