I was on my high horse earlier, telling my other half that he should really listen to my clothes advice because I am the Clothes Expert in this household and I know what I'm talking about

he listened patiently until I'd finished, nodded, and then said "you've got your pyjamas on backwards"

It used to be that opened Chrome for specific websites, e.g. sites that were heavy on video content (Netflix, Amazon Video) or sites where I knew the "latest web technologies" were being used (Twitch et al) ..

These days all of them are running reasonable faster in Firefox and I only use Chrome sporadically to evaluate weird issues I see on certain websites.

It's been a while, but sticking with Firefox for the past 20 years is finally paying off.

I truly thought we were past exploiting people's well-being and health for profit. At least when it comes to purposefully promoting and encouraging smoking and its virtue.. apparently that is not the case.

I'm thinking, there's definitely an investor somewhere that's interesting in getting people to pick up a smoking habit again, or just reassure them that they're not doing anything wrong .. and it's absolutely chilling.

I've witnessed first hand what smoking and its effects can do to a loved one (lung cancer and a brutal decline into a very agonizing death) and it's terrifying to even think about a resurgence.

It's also not just the act of smoking, it's the volume. Cigarette after cigarette, without end. Scenes are dominated by smoke, none of the characters ever stop to wonder or even contest the habit, wonder about air quality or display some basic human decency.

In virtually all of the original shows I've watched on Netflix lately an overwhelming portion of the cast members are smoking. And even in situations where'd be either unethical or rude (hospital, around children; seen on Narcos, Stranger Things) or completely ridiculous (underground research laboratory; Maniac)

I'm seeing a lot of people "returning" to Mastodon recently, with a sizable batch of them sometimes on hiatus for more than a year.

Welcome back everyone, we appreciate your presence.

Settle in again, grab a tea, enjoy!

The fact that browsers implement tracking prevention and a distraction-free reading mode tells a lot about the general state of the web.

For your viewing pleasure, capibaras hiding from the rain. :blobcatheart:

I installed my new U2F Nitrokey yersterday, and boy, even the official documentation is utter rubbish.

If somebody ever tells you to modify PAM configuration files by hand please don't do it. There's a reason why pam-auth-update exists.

The title song for Narcos is fucking outstanding

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I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @Purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact sean.obrien@puri.sm if interested.

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