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Wrote a bot to delete your old tweets:


It was inspired by this post from Vicky Lai on making her tweets ephemeral: vickylai.com/verbose/delete-ol

Want to know what took me the longest? All the hemming-and-hawing about testing it on my actual account.

And I'm a nut. No wonder people have a hard time deleting Facebook.

Wait, what. Windows 10 sends info on USB devices plugged in directly to Microsoft?

And it does that using pure HTTP?

You gotta be kidding me.

Matrix developers have confirmed that a secure chat app developed by French government will be based on the Riot client.


Back when I first heard about netbooks, I thought "of course you have great battery life, you're running nothing but a browser!".

Fast forward to today and, other than compiling, the main battery drain on my laptop are and , even when open on an empty tab.

Just looked into build and dependency management.

Say what you will about the vagaries of makefiles, Dude, but at least they're an ethos.

The French government plans Matrix-based e2e encrypted communication across all entities by forking @RiotChat:@twitter.com clearly the way to go! :) twitter.com/nextinpact/status/

Experimenting with on macOS and I suspect I'm missing something. I'm using core 0.18.0 and browser 0.26.1.

When my default browser is Chrome, things mostly behave as expected - I can sign into applications after creating a local account.

On Firefox, I keep getting that I need to setup Blockstack to sign in, even if I just created an account.

On either case, it looks like I need to restore my keychain if I exit the browser and clean cookies.

Any pointers?

Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.

Does your own household recycling matter? No. We do it anyway and hope that as a society we'll all do it. Does your boycotting of corporations that support evil politicians matter alone? No. We do it anyway and hope many will join us. Boycotts work as a tactic. Boycott Facebook.

Gingko, a great editor for when you need to organize your ideas, is now available under a pay-what-you-want approach: gingko.io/

The author has also open-sourced the Elm client: github.com/gingko/client

I've used it to plan the last three talks I've given - I highly recommend it.

A cogent, unblinking look at a Shyp's demise, and how a promising business can fail by trying to do too much:


Looks like Asana is going from "multiplayer todo list" to "pretty Gantt charts". Took them a while. I wonder how much of that was not having the dev time, and how much just wanting to avoid the waterfall stigma.


End of the day, is still a good cognitive prosthesis, and in complex projects you need all the cognitive help you can get.

People who want to hack on #Dat, peer-to-peer replication, append-only logs, data ownership, all that lot, and get paid for it—

Apply to be a Ford–Mozilla Open Web Fellow:


This glorious age when both your TV and external speakers have a firmware, there's an issue between them, you can't tell which side is at fault to further debug it and neither seems to be maintained.

The future is annoying.