I get quite a few annoying recruiter emails. I definitely don't want these jobs, it's just blatant spam that seems endemic in tech recruitment. Hassling people to work for you is not ok.

So, my new plan: return fire on all of them with GDPR.

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.

@thraeryn

The Traitor Baru Cormorant
The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Dancers at the End of Time

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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