Voting Green in this election, for a party who believes passionately in staying in the EU to reform, and tackling the climate crisis. However you (UK-based people) vote though, lets as much of us as possible get out and reject Farage and far-right hate.

This is an absurd and dangerous law which in creating an (albeit ineffective) online censorship system will achieve none of its (claimed) objectives, whilst infringing on peoples privacy, and granting hugely sensitive data to private companies with little safeguards. theguardian.com/culture/commen

Recently watched Love, Simon for the second time. Here's something I wrote last year post-first viewing, reflecting on why the film felt important and pretty profoundly resonated with me.. despite being a typical cliché bullshit Hollywood teen romcom in some (or a lot of) senses!

Second viewing prompted me to reread this, and despite being a little personal felt like sharing..

letterboxd.com/r0bbie/film/lov

ReCAPTCHA is the bane of my life lately. I swear it's turned to just straight up mocking me now. For web developers, are there any decent Google-free, privacy-respecting, human-friendly, (preferably open source) alternatives?

Since when did The Guardian (theguardian.com) change their website colour scheme to mirror that of an Egyptian death mask?

This may well be one of the best genuine news articles I've ever read. If the headline alone doesn't pique your interest we have no more to say to each other. theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov

Just joined Another Europe is Possible, the progressive alliance for a real alternative to an extreme right-wing Tory Brexit. Join at anothereurope.org/join/

@aminb Please add me to 3D Virtual & Augmented Reality, Design, Digital Rights, Privacy, Scotland, Socialists, UK Politics.

Inspirational in the sense that I would like to believe I'd be capable of being as brave and resolute in my principles, but when it comes to it I'd probably be just as susceptible to the bystander effect as anyone, particularly in an environment like a plane which is intimidating and encourages conformity by design. Bravery breeds bravery, I hope.

So much respect for this woman - refusing to be a bystander. Might seem a simple act but takes real bravery to be the one to stand up, against hostility, and refusing to back down inspire others to stand up as well. Hopefully now inspires others to do the same. theguardian.com/world/video/20

On the same day our First Minister led the Pride parade in Glasgow, protests continued in Edinburgh against Trump's racism, misogyny, and fascist politics, and Scotland made sure Trump felt (un)welcome as he went for a round of golf. Proud of my country today. theguardian.com/us-news/2018/j

Brilliant news from the EU Parliament today. With the constant efforts of those who don't understand the internet and/or want to undermine and control it, it can sometimes feel like a losing battle in defending it. We just need to try harder and keep up the fight. At least this one won't simply be waved through, as has largely been in the case in the UK the last couple years..

Annnd now reading up on how toothless and full of loopholes current EU net neutrality regulations are. Sigh.

Apparently Vodafone launched some new brand ("VOXI") which literally offers a "Video Pass" for YouTube and Netflix etc, "Music Pass" for Spotify... How the hell is that not in violation of EU net neutrality law? It's the most explicit and high profile erosion of net neutrality I've seen in the UK. Basically makes that image that goes about whenever net neutrality is discussed, showing cable TV style website "packages" a reality..

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