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"I wonder," said the robot, "do you think I am human?"
"You feed me, and stroke me, and you are warm to sit on," said the cat.
"Does that make me human?"
"No. But tell me, do you enjoy my company?"
"I do," said the robot.
"That is all I ask of any human," said the cat.

Letting people scroll through a list with so many options feels like a very bad UX decision

Microsoft currently tests personalized ads in the standard mail app of Windows 10

And then they wonder why so many people still use Win 7


Either I’m just getting older and react more strongly to low contrast values or this combination of colors I’ve just seen on a website is bad (or both^^)

iTunes has decided that it wants to install iOS 12.1 on a device that already runs iOS 12.1 🤔

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Now that Bitwarden has completed a third-party audit I think it’s a really tempting offer in the market for cloud-based password managers


It works seamlessly across most operating systems & browsers, the UI & UX is good, it’s very affordable (free or 10$ a year) and it’s also free & open source software

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Write.as is now #FOSS! 🎉 We've named the software behind it #WriteFreely.

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: writefreely.org

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Yesterday I’ve climbed approximately as many stairs as I usually do in 1,5 weeks. Now everything hurts, but nevertheless I was happy to help one of my friends move.

It’s sad to read that the „private and independent“ search engine Findx is shutting down

What’s interesting about the linked article is that they talk about the challenges they’ve faced along the way and how these challenges in the end led to the decision to shut Findx down

Building a new search engine from scratch seems to be very hard


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"You know humans will only tolerate us if we follow their rules," the vampire leader said.
"But it's fun, and edu-"
"Read the box."
"Um. Lego."
"4-99 years."
"You were made three hundred years ago. So stop it."
"This set only says 8+."
"Oh? That's fine."

I’m looking for a good USB charger for smartphones, tablets, headphones, … ideally with two USB ports.

Is there something I should watch out for from a technical perspective? What models do you like?

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probably also that staff in the delivery warehouse are not trusted with too many financial details of the end customers, but the delivery note is still required for stock picking/identification and audit purposes (with Amazon this data is usually embedded into the address label and/or the various barcodes present on a package)

Once there is public pressure, the speed with which companies can solve problems (for which they've initially blamed their customers) is remarkable

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Pretty sure I saw some mentions not that long ago of other ActivityPub photo sharing services like PixelFed... anyone have any alternatives to recommend? (especially if they have a good mobile web UX)? 🙏

Für mich klingt das zwischen den Zeilen so als ob die Sparkassen für iOS statt ApplePay irgendwas eigenes planen (also wie bei Android):

„Die Sparkassen und Landesbanken werden auch künftig ihre Leistungspalette im Zahlungsverkehr erweitern. Von besonderem Interesse hierbei ist auch das mobile Bezahlen mit den iOS-Geräten von Apple. Die Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe prüft hierzu die Optionen.“

Not really sure why the parcel I’ve just opened contains a large and almost empty piece of paper telling me that I can download the bill online instead of just printing the bill on this sheet of paper (if they want to use some paper to begin with)

Being able to share an article to Mastodon directly via the share sheet of iOS is really cool 😎

Thanks @JPEG

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