"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall
You want to break with old habits? Getting used to use a new search engine, online translator, etc. can be really hard. I just learned about #LeechBlock, a nice #Firefox and #Chromium extension which allows you to block certain URLs or forward them. You can set up rules like "forward google.com to startpage.com" or "forward translate.google.com to deepl.com". Now every time your bad habit kicks in, your browser will remind you what you really want to do. 😀 http://www.proginosko.com/leechblock/
Monologue of the Algorithm: how Facebook turns users data into its profit
Does Facebook identify and manipulate our feelings? Is it able to recognize our personality type, habits, interests, political views, wages? Does it use all the information in order to reach us with personalized ads or sponsored content? You bet!..
First new year resolution almost completed: Add two factor authentication to all my online profiles, whenever it is supported.
2008: "Includes support for Windows, Mac, and Linux"
Oh wow, how convenient! I really appreciate talented developers who write good cross-platform code and accomodate to users of multiple operating systems!
2018: "Includes support for Windows, Mac, and Linux"
Oh great, another fucking Electron app 🙄
We have to be careful not to end up in a situation like about 16 years ago when websites were optimized for certain browsers. These days it is not #Microsoft Internet #Explorer but #Google #Chrome. Now it's the time to act if you care about a free and open web. Refuse to use Google Chrome! https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16805216/google-chrome-only-sites-internet-explorer-6-web-standards
Sounds like a useful tool for developers of mobile apps: "We therefore propose OSSPolice, a scalable and fully-automated tool for mobile app developers to quickly analyze their apps and identify free software license violations as well as usage of known vulnerable versions of OSS." https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~rduan9/publications/osspolice.pdf #OSSPolice #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #licensing
"Wir haben diese Freiheiten aber aus guten Gründen bewahrt. Sie sind Keimzelle für Kreativität und Fortschritt." - http://www.sueddeutsche.de/digital/interview-am-morgen-es-gibt-keinen-raum-mehr-in-dem-wir-nicht-ueberwacht-werden-1.3808023 #ccc
One of my biggest mistake was to use my main email address on all my license headers. I use the same address for XMPP and I get now a lot of XMPP spam. Something which actually surprises me. I really love XMPP but I consider it far away from mainstream. Wondering that it is a worthwhile target for spam. #xmpp #spam
Ist es ein wirklicher Schutz, Ihre Kinder überall erreichen oder gar orten zu können? Oder gibt es Ihnen nur ein besseres Gefühl? http://www.schleth.com/allgemein/kinder-im-netz-smartphones-chatten-und-soziale-medien-wie-whatsapp-facebook-co-894.html
Federated GitLab? Yes, please…
I run my own GitLab. You run your own GitLab. Your GitLab sends my GitLab a pull request.
How cool would that be?
If you’d like to see that, take a moment to upvote issue #4013: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/4013