Interesting investigation here: reverse engineering dropped raspberry pi zeros hidden behind trash cans in a college library youtube.com/watch?v=UeAKTjx_eK

The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Flat UI Design, in two acts.

Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”

ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rs

#ethicaltechnology

When Gab sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing kekistan. They're bringing pepe. They're NPCs. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to server admins and they tell us what we're getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They're sending us not the right people. It's coming from more than Gab. It's coming from all over proprietary social networks, and it's coming.

#howto use the #fediverse with nearly no internet connection with #AndStatus:
Choose in the settings:
- to not fetch images
- to not fetch avatars
- increase the time of sync
Now next time you got internet connection, even if shitty as ~1kbs you can let AndStatus sync.
Also no problem if internet connection is just accessible for some minutes.
Messages get stored offline. You can read, fav., boost, and reply to them any given time. Once you've got internet again even you're replies will be sync.

.@snowden has stepped forward to help confirm the authenticity of a document that the NSA has refused to authenticate, as they try to prevent the courts from ruling on the legality of mass surveillance. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/snow

To me, the thing that exemplifies "work smarter, not harder" is the Fallout 3 train hat - instead of creating an entirely new system for a train, they just have an NPC wearing a hat which is an entire train, hidden under the floor and running very quickly.

It's absurd, and someone could have spent a lot of time and effort on a new system to get the the same result in a less absurd way. But this works, so why not?

So my new motto is, "don't be afraid to wear a train as a hat."

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attention to people dual booting windows 10 with linux: windows 10 is doing a fun thing where if windows update needs more room for said updates, it will *delete other partitions on the hard drive*

makeuseof.com/tag/windows-upda

I published the release 1.19.0.
What's new:
- Full redraw of the light theme
- Some changes in color schemes
- UI improvements for the notifications timeline (all themes)
- Direct messages more visible in notifications.

Fixes:

- Bookmark button
- Application names in toots

#Firefox #ProTip: Stop videos from autoplaying! (Updated for Firefox 63!)

1. Go to `about:config` and convince it that you know what you're doing.

2. Search for `media.autoplay.default`.

3. Double-click `0` and enter `1` if you want to always block, or `2` if you want to be prompted for every site that tries to autoplay (which can help with some sites that don't work quite right with blocked autoplay.)

4. Enjoy your significantly-more-pleasant browsing experience!

In other news, Google just decided to ban people from signing in if they have JavaScript disabled in their browser.

security.googleblog.com/2018/1

Absentee ballot sent in today. Now just need to wait until the county says they got it.

Right, it's Halloween, I'm done with work today. Time to watch bad horror films! First up is the Canadian "Zombie Nightmare", staring the immortal Adam West, Tia Carrere, and Thor.

youtu.be/e_7l9J1c84k?t=320

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hi!

please participate in my survey concerning fediverse software development.

it will help to influence how Pleroma and other fediverse project development is done in the future.

please also consider boosting this, so more people will take the survey.

https://framaforms.org/fediverse-preferences-survey-1540788767

The Tree of Life Synagogue is holding a fundraiser to support medical bills, funeral costs, and building repairs needed after a Neo-Nazi from Gab.ai shot up the synagogue during Shabbat morning services.

Please turn out to support them if you can. This is one of the worst individual antisemitic attacks in recent American history

gofundme.com/tree-of-life-syna

Don't let Google News decide which stories you see, control your own news with RSS:

switching.social/ethical-alter

Also, did you know you can follow any Mastodon account through RSS?

Just add ".rss" to the end of the account's address, for example:

mastodon.at/@switchingsocial.r

#RSS #News #NewsFeeds #DeleteGoogle #DeleteGoogleNews

Just got a request about Facebook alternatives on the Fediverse.

There are a number of options, but the one most suitable for non-technical people is probably Friendica.

Friendica's major instances are already federating through ActivityPub (on the development branch of the code), such as:

nerdica.net
squeet.me
libranet.de

Friendica has a Facebook-like interface, and FB-like features such as events and photo albums.

#DeleteFacebook

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