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Interesting that these tech news outlets never suggest government regulation or anti-trust law as a solution to ISP monopolies...


The Lollipop Cloud project is real. Website, source code, chat rooms.

Even better?!? It's wholly self-hosted using the Lollipop Cloud sources!


Inaugural blog post

Official website

Contact Page
(including PUBLIC Matrix/XMPP rooms)

Mastometa Show more

Currently reading: Muir's Historical Atlas, Medieval and Modern, Eleventh Printing 1968 (first printing 1911)


1. There is too much History. Stop doing History.

2. History is usually Done using pointy objects.

3. Sooner or later someone will Do History back to You, and it will Hurt

#Amazon treats its warehouse workers badly, pays very little tax and tracks its users. Its #Kindle platform will delete books that people have already bought.

Here are some updated ethical alternatives to #AmazonBooks, Kindle and #GoodReads:

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions for alternatives, if you have any more suggestions (or feedback on these alternatives) please reply to this post.

#Kindle #Goodreads #Privacy #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #DRM #eBooks #Books

@hinterwaeldler I used to freelance, but I am now laser focused on @pixelfed. I am surviving on savings and my patreon/liberapay for now.

🎉 v2.4.1 is out:

- Delete & Redraft for toots
- Improved e-mail validation to fight spammers
- Improved block/mute behaviours
- More unicode emojis! 🐺
- Important database schema fixes
- Performance improvements 🚀

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If you're too poor for A/C, here's what I did when I was also too poor for A/C. Copper tubing attached to fan with zip ties. Plastic tubing attached to fishtank pump, submerged in beer cooler full of ice water. Cold water runs through the pipes and makes 'em frostycold, fan blows frostycold at hot people. Works pretty well! Lots of guides online on how to make one. Put a towel on the floor in front of it, lots of condensation.

Fediverse, what's a good collection of documents / papers on toxic online communities, moderation (or lack of), vocal minorities and online abuse?
(please boost/share) :)

More on this, from Motherboard:

"Paul Manafort’s Terrible Encrypted Messaging OPSEC Got Him Additional Charges"

Good to know: "Some messaging apps specifically protect against this scenario by not allowing backups. Signal or Wire, for example, don’t have backup features."

Upcoming version of Mastodon (2.4.1) will have a delete & redraft function.

If Microsoft buys Github, there are alternatives.

It's been observed that Microsoft seems to be carrying out a strategy of controlling as many of the access points to the tech job market.

Via @drwho

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