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#lisp Extending a Lisp-based, plain-text query language (Emacs Org mode) |

Search engines should be the business of libraries, not companies.

Two decades ago, people would think I was cracy if I said that by 2020 people would love to give their private data to numerous ads (and surveillance) companies.

The data are:
1. Contacts,
2. Phone logs,
3. SMS,
4. All of the data saved on cloud storage (think Google Drive),
5. Browsing history,
6. Email (think Gmail),
7. Camera on their phones,
8. Health data (think Google Fit),
9. Schedule (think Google Calendar),
10. Family photographs,
11. Real time locations,
12. And numerous others.

Link rot is such a pervasive problem for anything that's older than 1-2 years. I wish more folks at all levels of managing websites would have some awareness that keeping URLs stable or setting up redirects is important for our collective memory.

You’ve heard of serverless cloud architecture :meowtired: :blobcatsleep:

Now, get ready for… 🥁🥁🥁

:blobcheerL: Cloudless server architecture :blobcheerR:

We’re offering features you thought you could only dream of:

Hardened database security: Databases don’t have to be exposed to the network thanks to the wonders of On-System Databases™ and Unix Sockets™, hardening security tenfold!
Latency-free database connections: As if that wasn’t good enough, On-System Databases™ allow you to dramatically reduce latency by bypassing the need for pesky network connections!
On-Demand Web Worker Process Spawning™ using the Common Gateway Interface™
Bare-Metal Access™ to On-Server Storage™ for unparalleled Read™ and Write™ speeds
Predictable costs: No more surprise bills. Pay only for what you specify! Our patent-pending Hardware Limitations™ automatically throttles your cloudless server if you reach capacity
Documentation: tired of trying to navigate through the jungle of outdated and incorrect Azure or AWS documentation? Don’t fret! Operating systems are documented by the most dedicated gangs of nerds you can find on freenode!

Has anyone enforced GPL on client-side JavaScript code? It should apply since the licensed code is being distributed, just implicitly.

So, a jet ride has comparatively decent CO2 per mile but devastating CO2 per minute.

One way to look at it is that flying is a force multiplier that makes it possible for someone to rack up so much more CO2 output than they could by car.

Another angle is that the root cause is getting from A to B, but flying is what enables you to even consider going from A to B.

This is the project that brought this post on

"Data vacuuming megacorp bullshit? Nah, let's scrape it and make something which actually does what the user wants it to instead"

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The UK’s privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office, is being taken to court by @openrightsgroup over their failure to stop widespread and systemic abuses of privacy rights by the AdTech industry.


So the video Bannon streamed live saying Dr. Anthony Fauci and Christopher Wray should be beheaded has been on Facebook for 10 hours and has 200,000 views.

10 hours.

Remember that next time Zuckerberg talks about all the moderators and A.I. they have.


To vastly oversimplify this blogpost:

The Internet is worse than it used to be.
That's not *just* rose-coloured glasses.
'The main reason, I believe, is that people have grown to expect internet-based solutions to be free, as in “gratis” rather than “libre”.' Addressed largely with advertising
We can counter with passion projects, donation based sites, subscriptions, & more.

He'll later go on to build to help promote those passion sites!
I like his thinking, but more's needed!

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"I thank you for saving one of my lives," the cat said.
"Everyone would have done the same."
"You'd be surprised. In return, I will grant you one of my attributes."
"Grace, beauty, balance, agility. That sort of thing."
"Can I have your ability to relax and sleep?"

I see that "bug" in which Chrome doesn't remove cookies from Google sites and I have to wonder if they "fixed" this in the UngoogledChromium...

"Serverless is a misnomer used to induce the idea that you are no longer dependent on hardware, when instead you are abandoning the ability to run on 99.9% of the world's hardware, in favor of only being able to run on AWS"

I'd like a decentralised alternative to github without the hassle of servers and hosting. With Safe Network, we will be able to have this so I'm beginning a process to define an open platform and begin building.

Please join the discussion... (RT etc!)

#decentralise #git #github #safegit #SafeNetwork #GUI #TUI #Svelte #Tauri

Reminder: applications can sometimes be vulnerable to unicode right-to-left attacks. So you could get a link to, but it actually goes to

Most big applications will handle all this already (by stripping control characters or validation or something), but if you get an email that looks to have a weird reverse url thing, be suspicious

Too often I see software devs choosing a library to solve a problem. And then painting themselves into a corner bacuse of its constraints.

Why not turn it around? Design your solution to your problem, and only *then* look for a library that fits your solution.

Spy agency ducks questions about #backdoors in tech products
Now we know that #Cisco as well as #Juniper delivered their products with custom backdoors for the #NSA. Do you still trust other US tech products? 🤔

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