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A next step for the is so that /etc. works a bit like email does with MX records or the web with www.

Right now instances are often like {social}.{domain.com} where {domain.com} is some existing domain and {social} is an arbitrary subdomain for mastodon/etc.

But really it should work like email, where you just need to know the user's name and domain name, not the subdomain: you could toot to user@example.com.

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are great. They're not "cool" anymore, and idiots abuse them; but they enable platforms to be self-organized by the users without much tech skill.

With all of the anarchists etc. here, that kind of grass-roots understanding should be implicit.

are BOTH crucial and dangerous. bring people into conversations, help onboard new users, and keep people coming back.

But harassment and abuse need to be fought at the platform level.

How can we have BOTH?

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The best way to fight the power of Facebook is probably not to just , but to subvert it.

Facebook works by letting you use it for free, in exchange for using your data commercially.

It survives because people keep using it for personal purposes, which it can then sell.

If you want to fight that, use your personal Facebook account for exclusively commercial purposes, without buying advertising. Promote your business, post affiliate links, and avoid it for anything personal.

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Disabling Pocket in Firefox should not require going to about:config and clicking past a warning that would scare off non-technical users.

#mozilla #firefox

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10 years later people actually think that it was who nobly entered the browser wars to fight dominance.

lobste.rs/s/2jyxva/ex_edge_dev

As if didn't exist for the 10 years before that, keeping the very notion of multi-browser alive and gaining share from <1% to ~30%. was a late-comer.

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which isn't to say that new technology doesn't alter displace creative labor, because it obviously does that (and has for thousands of years). but there's a reason that it takes twenty minutes for the credits of a pixar movie to scroll past, and I think it's at least partially because the availability of automated tools opens up larger possibility spaces for sophisticated and interesting creative choices

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Reminder to take your meds if you haven't! Take care of yourselves.

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This is a portrait made entirely from vanilla HTML and CSS - no SVG, no frameworks. It's crazy good.

github.com/cyanharlow/purecss-

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You can now give the profile directory feature a test run on mastodon.social! To opt-in, navigate to "edit profile" and check the box "list this account on the directory"

If you have any hashtags in your bio, your profile will be listed under those. Directory page:

mastodon.social/explore

Be aware it's very new and there might be bugs. Feedback welcome, hopefully this feature will be useful!

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Tech debt is a very real thing. We tend to think of it as purely bad, but debt isn't bad when you're borrowing to buy a house. Same with borrowing a little tech debt in the name of shipping quickly. The key is to understand how much you're borrowing.

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Mozilla's take on the Edge news.

"By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google... We compete with Google not because it’s a good business opportunity. We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice."

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/

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#Tinder : des millions de données intimes vendues par un Data Broker

Tinder, #OkCupid, Match.com, Plenty of Fish... les données personnelles de millions d'utilisateurs de sites de rencontre sont en vente sur le web.

lebigdata.fr/tinder-data-broke

#privacy #infosec #donneespersonnelles

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Canonical extends Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS support to 10 years!

These news elevate Ubuntu to even more enterprise-friendly Linux distribution. LTS= Long Term Support.

Businesses care about stability; the latest and greatest features not so much.

They care about once something is set up and working that it keeps working for as long as possible.

Smart, Canonical, now that Winblows 10 just keeps destroying itself.

==> serverwatch.com/server-news/ca
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#Ubuntu #Canonical #LTS #Linux #10yearsupport

The book Darknet is apparently free on Kindle today. I haven't read it but the author has a tech background which could be a good sign that it won't have annoyingly bad science.

amzn.to/2RZXWri

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Russia: Now everyone who uses a messaging app must be identifiable

New decree means messaging services will have to check users' registration data with their mobile operator.

zdnet.com/article/russia-now-e

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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

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Hey, qualitative researchers! Try out the first release of this *FREE* and *OPEN SOURCE* qualitative research tool, Taguette!

This is the first ever release of Taguette and dev is ongoing. You can read more: taguette.fr/ & look at the roadmap: gitlab.com/remram44/taguette/i

Installers for macOS and Windows are here: taguette.fr/install.html and so are installation instructions for folks on Linux!

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Wow! Great Atlantic article about a study showing the social media view of the clean cut political divide in the US is inaccurate. The majority have so much to agree on. CW for length of a few quotes from the article. Show more

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20GB+ of completely free reference photos. Use 'em for commercial or personal projects. No attribution required.

gum.co/reference

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« Now Is the Time to Start Planning for the Post-Android World by @glynmoody. We need a free software mobile operating system. Is it eelo? »

linuxjournal.com/content/now-t

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