After this weekend is over, I will be on four (4) fewer social media websites πŸ‘‹

You can still find me here on Mastodon, plus birdsite and the resume one

Excited to start sharing some projects and interests on my personal site, which I updated today.

Feedback (especially re: accessibility) is welcome:

harriskenny.com/2019/01/26/ref

Is it possible that in the long run, will have a greater impact on the world than the Linux kernel itself?

... Just thinking about how many companies use Git

... Also spent the morning working on a project and just reminded how elegant Git is

I'm not sure if I've ever done this in my life...

1. 🌐 Download a web browser
2. πŸ” Check every setting
3. βœ”οΈ Change nothing, except...

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First, guess which browser?

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I only changed *one* thing by enabling the Better filter with this terminal command:

gsettings set org.gnome.Epiphany adblock-filters "['better.fyi/blockerList.txt']"

I love what this browser ships with out of the box

Thanks to @aral for Better and thanks to the @gnome team for Epiphany

`test` to see how Mastodon handles this formatting character

Pretty frustrating weekend wrangling snap and AppImage trying new programs 😠

I prefer repositories maintained by the distribution because I have near-zero issues running those programs...

Thank you @aral for introducing me to Beaker Browser and the dat:// protocol for P2P web browsing

Incredibly cool:

beakerbrowser.com/

Met the Savoire-faire Linux team at CES and they introduced me to Jami (formerly Ring):

jami.net/

Anybody on here tried before?

submitted a pull request to a repo i don't have access to for the first time πŸ€žπŸ€“

I've been maintaining a list of FOSS marketing tools you may find helpful:

harriskenny.com/libre-marketin

Today's additions: New federated networking sites and voice-related technologies

Nice effort by the Open Source Hardware Association:

oshwa.org/2019/01/05/oshwa-sup

TL;DR Filing an amicus brief arguing for upholding a ruling about what's covered by design patents

I've been weaning off other social media networks and am using the Fediverse again...

it occurs to me that some of the pernicious elements of social media (e.g. self-consciousness, jealousy, escapism) aren't fixed by federated distribution alone...

I think federation, however, will allow for experimentation and hopefully optimizing for user well-being (instead of advertising spend)

I discovered @pixelfed (photo sharing) and @itchio (game marketplace) today πŸ‘‹

It feels like a new internet is emerging, I'm hopeful for both of these projects!

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