Lineage OS 15.1 on my LG V20 H990DS... I can die happy now.

Motherfuck the GasBuddy privacy policy at gasbuddy.com/Privacy:

If you access the Service through a mobile device [...] we will also automatically collect information about your driving habits, including, but not limited to, driving distance, speed, acceleration and braking habits (collectively, “Driving Data”). Such collection occurs even if you are not logged in to the Service. [...] GasBuddy may share your Driving Data as described [...].

Recently I've been thinking a lot about startup culture, and its values. I don't want to be associated with it at all any more — I want to be the founder of an indie software business, not a startup. I care more about users than million-dollar valuations. And I want more people to feel the same way, choosing small-scale, human values over investment and growth. I tried to articulate this and wrote a thing about it: joshsharp.com.au/blog/fewer-st

Well *SHIT*

I just bought stuff from Newegg earlier this week, they have been infected with CC-stealing malware since a month ago.

arstechnica.com/information-te

Microsoft ♥ #OpenSource:

https://code.visualstudio.com/license:
“This license applies to the Visual Studio Code product. The source code is available under the MIT license agreement.
[…]
SCOPE OF LICENSE (…) you may **not**:
• work around any technical limitations in the software;
• reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the software, except and to the extent required by third party licensing terms governing use of certain open source components that may be included in the software;”

Next time you’ll think #FreeSoftware is the same thing as #OpenSource ― go home, you’re drunk.

I was on an early walk and found a guy staring at the telephone wires. I turned to see what he might be looking at, and he held a finger to his lips to quiet me. He whispered, “there’s a mockingbird up there. If you listen, he’ll ring like a bell.”

So we stood there in silence, and then the little bird opened his mouth and sang chimes to us. He rang like a bell.

The stranger and I looked at each other, then smiled and laughed as we went our separate ways. That was a nice way to start a day.

"Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?"

-- Kernighan

write simple

b/c debugging's always a pisser

-- me

friendly reminder that you don't need to be ~productive~ to be valuable as a human being

you: sorry, whats that?

me: uhh, well i mean i can't really explain it, just look it up, google is your friend, jus--- *shakes head vigerously* fuck,!!! Google ain't your friend! duck duck go it. go it. duck the fuck outta it. put that question to the duck my friend. Duck it. or go to a library & ask them. say "can you duck this for me" like that. "can you duck this fact to tell me its true". thats what you say now

I wish "uses too much memory for what it does" was considered a bug by more programmers.

also don't "if you like your work it shouldn't feel like work" me

that shit is toxic as butts. i love playing drums and there are a lot of times where i'm like lol no i don't want to do that right now

@FediRun Rust
// my new bot that runs #code in your toots!
// 500+ #programming languages available via tio.run
fn main() {
println!("hi #rust / #rustlang pals, I hope you find this useful 💜 ");
}

I can't believe guns are legal in California but nunchucks aren't. something like 4 Americans a year get shot by their *dog*. I have yet to hear of a dog nunchucking a guy to death. that would have to be one badass dog

If you have an #Android smartphone, you might want to try installing the @fdroidorg app store.

F-Droid is an alternative app store that only carries apps that respect your privacy.

To install it, go here on your Android phone:

f-droid.org

Click on Download F-Droid to start. (You may need to allow installation of unknown apps, either when prompted or in settings.)

For a more in-depth look at #alternatives on F-Droid, see @ChrisWere's video:

youtube.com/watch?v=4c2GTbXYkn

#DeleteGoogle

I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

"Did you kill me because I am evil?" the man asked.
"You are not evil," said the unicorn."Oh. Good."
"Nobody is evil. Nobody is good." The unicorn shook the blood off its horn. "It is not being, it is doing. You? You chose to do evil."

My ISP was doing a survey today. Both funny and sad.

Them: What brand is your primary computer?
Me: Dell.
T: What operating system?
M: Mint 19.
T: Is that Windows 10?
M: Uh, no.
T: Windows 8?
M: No, it's Linux.
T: So which version of Windows is that?
M: .... *sigh*

Trying to streamline support from this account a little, so we need your help!

When talking about just hashtag, if you need to talk with us, you can @Tusky

Thank you in advance.

I think one good way to be on is to host your own instance on your own domain and manually add users. The TLS certificate generated against your domain would become part of the chain of trust. For example, @ u1 @ d1.com means that u1 is part of the organization owning d1.com, and you can verify d1.com by its cert.
One thing I'm not sure about is if Mastodon verifies the handle against the domain and TLS cert. This needs a fair bit of research, I guess.

@Andylanechapman i saw a job posting the other day for a caretaker at a cat sanctuary on an island off the coast of greece, where you get paid to live in a tiny home and take care of over 40 cats. i literally cannot stop thinking about it and considered putting off all my other life plans and college for it

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