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I donโ€™t visit AMP sites. Accelerated Mobile Pages are not web pages. Theyโ€™re Google-friendly web apps that break the open web

AMP is an โ€œopenโ€ web format as much as Office Open XML (.docx, .pptx etc...) is an โ€œopenโ€ document format. No, Microsoft barged itself into consensus by leveraging its market penetration. Google is trying to do the same thing to the web

I have to keep using MS formats for docs since the business world refuses to budge

But I will not go gently into that Google night

โ™ป @3albers: "#Barcelona is the first council to join the Public Money, #PublicCode campaign initiated by the Free Software Foundation Europe." https://quitter.no/url/1619338 โ€ฆ @fsfe @ZDNet #fsfe #FreeSoftware
https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes/os-wars-part-2-rise-of-linux

There are all sorts of problems with this narrative. Today's Microsoft isn't the Microsoft of Monkeyboy Ballmer - it's much worse than that. Windows 10 is the most invasive and user disrespecting operating system ever. And it's not even open source.

They still hate GPL. They still use patent trolls against folks. The Microsoft of today isn't so much loving open source as following the "embrace, extend, extinguish" strategy from the original powerpoints.

And the Linux Foundation also has its problems. Having kernel developers financially depend on big companies including Microsoft isn't necessarily good for users. It's like the W3C and its membership, and how that impacts on standards decisions.
> every library should have a good science fiction and fantasy section

> Predictable Success
> JavaScript: The Good Parts
> Flawless Consulting
> Effective XML
> Real World Haskell

https://twitter.com/adamjogrady/status/952784870081572864 https://social.heldscal.la/attachment/1230330

Please rmemeber that Microsoft is sharing tons of patents with trolls who casually sue GNU/Linux when they will write another "we :heart: Linux" tweet.

techrights.org/2018/01/16/micr

*i open a website*

*it gives me a small electric shock*

ah i love the static web

To fight Centralization:
- Own your data.
- Archive your data online and off.
- Use decentralized services like Mastodon and Matrix and whatever whenever possible.
- publish to places that aren't facebook or medium (and if you must, only use central services for syndication.)

To fight user hostility:
- Use ad blockers and privacy badger
- If you can get away with it, use no-script or similar when possible.
- Stop using, or reduce your use of, platforms that profit from treating you poorly.

the existence of mastodon is such an incredibly improbable freak occurrence and i plan to take full advantage of it y'all

Studio is a minimalist GUI for solid modeling based on Guile Scheme

libfive.com/studio/

how many times running Harry Potter through a machine that replaces every lexical word with a close synonym until the resulting text can be published under fair use as a creative work distinct from the original

improve the bandwidth in human-machine interactions

I introduced my teenage daughters to Racket today. The eldest is learning functions in school, so it should be a good match. She is also interested in drawing complex geometrical shapes, and Racketโ€™s drawing packages look really good. Unless there are how-to videos (what they use for Minecraft), I will need to give them more tutorials, but it should be fun. Weโ€™ll see if it catches on!

helping the deer...

helping, deer, frozen, pond, animated gif,