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You can now challenge someone to game of over toots! 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the , implementing all by itself. 😃

Tried writing a little browser using Swift and WebKit. Pretty easy to get started, but you quickly discover Safari uses a whole bunch of private interfaces to do actual browsery stuff:

Making games sounds like such a cool thing to do. I tried to participate in Ludum Dare again, but motivation plummeted at some point.

I should probably not approach it like a contentless coding problem, which I always do. I have this irrational fear that anything creative I do is an instant embarrassment.

I get quite a few annoying recruiter emails. I definitely don't want these jobs, it's just blatant spam that seems endemic in tech recruitment. Hassling people to work for you is not ok.

So, my new plan: return fire on all of them with GDPR.

anyway, if you want a managed (by me) pleroma instance, on globally redundant infrastructure, for cheap (say $10/month - yes, you can do it yourself for cheaper, but it won't be on redundant infrastructure), hit me up in DM. i'm thinking about offering such a thing.

@nolan Also you can use GNOME Web (a.k.a. Epiphany) and just use “Install Site as Web Application…” from the menu. Works like a charm, and the app does not even need to be a PWA, nor be sanctioned by any big company to be turned into a self-contained application, with its own page cache, browser history, cookie jar, local storage, and so on :blobaww:

@sullybiker @bob

That's true.

Part of the problem seems to have been the traditional view of monopolies as only being bad if they drive prices up. If you go with this view, FB/Google etc services are "free" so they cannot be monopolies.

Lawmakers don't seem to consider the social, commercial and political risks of surveillance-based business models, because they haven't existed until now.

Whenever someone uses the phrase “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again”, this is what my brain is doing for the next 5 minutes:

Code dump:

I was trying to get Steam Linux to do hardware video encoding on my Radeon, but the Radeon turns out to be old enough not to have any hardware video encoding. Derp. 🤓

Hah, so I’m apparently “privacy’s enfant terrible” now 🤷‍♂️

(The “light entertainment” is a reference to the sarcastic opening line of my talk; dinner was served with a side of cold hard truth.)

Aaaah, know what's fun, trying to do some hardware video encoding, writing a bunch of C code to do it, then finding out your target hardware DOESN'T do ANY video encoding. 🙃

I fed over 8,000 CNN Business headlines to a neural net to see which new headlines it would predict.
For some reason, it predicted companies behaving rather badly.

It's finally here! Version 0.1 of #WriteFreely, the federated, open source version of @write_as 🎉

Get the release for your platform here:

Then head over to our guide to get set up:

Thank-you to the wonderful folks at VPRO Tegenlicht for a thoughtful and critical look at (and beyond) precarious work and platform monopolies (“the gig economy”) in their latest documentary.

You can watch the whole programme (in Dutch with some interview in English) at:

when the boss tells us to deprioritize fixing tech debt "so we can ship more product features"

Stared at IDA all evening, trying to figure why this (proprietary) app is not loading my version of a library. Only to find out, at the end, a header was sabotaging symbol names in my own exports. 🤨

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*

We are preparing to release federation support and we want your feedback!

Can you think of any safety, privacy or security features that we haven't announced or already support?

We appreciate any ideas/feedback that can make :pixelfed: more safe and secure.

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