@iliana female-presenting TrackPoint™️ II pointing device

I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.

When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.


@OliverUv @Gargron i'd also add that the decision to show/hide information and functionality isn't just a matter of interface and usability—it's an expression of what the community values.

i like the phenomenon of people you don't follow, who don't follow you, and who you've never interacted, with being super nice to you in your replies

I wonder if we'll ever have a real social network that supports portable identities...

given mastodons decentralized nature it seems we all equally share the memes of production

"What are you doing?" the robot asked.
"Oh, this is a religious observance. I understand it must seem strange to you."
"No, we have those, too. We devote a tenth of our processing capacity to mining bitcoin, to benefit the poor and batteryless."

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From our Fall 2017 #freesoftware Bulletin: an update on our high priority projects: https://u.fsf.org/2f6


This is how to see the local timeline of another instance. Go to unmung.com/ Scroll down to the 'mastodon preview' field. Put the name of the instance whose timeline you'd like to see in there. Click preview button, and the timeline you've asked for will appear.

How cool is that?


This is it folks, Gratipay ran their final payment cycle yesterday, so if you haven't migrated to Liberapay yet you should do it now!

1) Open gratipay.com/
2) Log in
3) Click the "Migrate to Liberapay" button
4) Read the page on Liberapay and confirm the migration

The new Star Wars movies ruined my childhood: the Star Wars Prequels

"According to all known laws of computing, there is no way that #Emacs should be able to edit. Its bytecode engine is just too old to get those fat buffers off the ground. Emacs, of course, edits anyway, because Emacs doesn't care what humans think is impossible."

if you get enough smart programmers together all they do is make lisp, so you have to make sure theres some less-smart "control rod" programmers in the team

The hardest thing about writing Rust is to remember that you're not writing C

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