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Here's "It's all about the curry", my Monkigras 2018 talk on software craft:

Delivered a lot of talks over the years, but I gotta say this has been one of my favorites so far.


Birdshot now walks your status timeline and deletes tweets older than the expiration date.

Sorry it took so long to add a few dozen lines, been busy. ☺️

Remember that the timeline API only returns the last 3200 tweets. To delete tweets older than that, you'll need to request an archive.

I'd like to make leaving Twitter more convenient for anyone inclined to jump, and I've noticed one of the things that keeps me there is it's where a bunch of media outlets post and they don't run accounts here.

So I'm starting up a account that will toot out stories for people who want to keep up with industry news:

In Private Meeting, Facebook Exec Warns News Outlets to Cooperate or End Up Dying in 'Hospice' | "Anyone who does care about news needs to understand Facebook as a fundamental threat."

"She noticed that her Android phone prompted her to rate a shopping trip to Kohl's, even though she had turned Location History off."

Yeah, I've gotten that myself. According to AP, Google still tracks your location, even if you've turned that setting off.

Hey, #Berlin people! A new social centre is starting to organise in Neukölln and they're having a summer fest tomorrow!

More details here:

I'm showing a selection of Final Girls films, horror films made by women (suitable for a teen audience), starting around 20:30, for free of course! There will also be a vegan bbq, music, a workshop on anonymous software and encryption by @resist_berlin and a lot more, just come, it'll be gr8

(Boosts welcome)

It's virtually impossible to opt out.

It needs dozens of taps, some require you to go to the partner site to opt out which I didn't even attempt, and the navigation actually coerces you to go to the site instead of going back to opt out of the other categories.

Shame, imgur. One of the worst. Deserves an

#GDPRHallOfShame #GDPR

"Remember the rubber hose", a talk I gave a few weeks ago about , distributed applications and ledgers.

The text version is on my site, if you prefer to read:

Structure is good, but you have got to leave room for emergence.

report by @exodus scanner reveals Braze and New Relic trackers in 23andMe Android app:

23andMe has recently been scrutinized for signing deal with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline:

So, hi. Yes, I am one of the #diaspora* core devs, but no, we don't hate Mastodon over there. In fact, I think that comparing micro-blogging like Mastodon to something like diaspora* is a bit... weird.

Anyway, just here to fill some of the micro-blogging needs twitter failed to deliver.

RT ALWAYS wiggle the card reader! Don't get scammed!

Sacrificing on the altar of :

"Implementation of Article 13 results in a total real-time filtering of every piece of content that will be uploaded to the internet."

Want to get a Great Firewall of Europe? Because that's how you get a Great Firewall of Europe.

Tomorrow the EU-parliament will vote whether to proceed with a #CopyrightDirective. You can read here about the impacts it would have in five languages, and might want to sign the petition, too:

barely gives any discount on some books, compared to their child company BookDepository. Seems to me this happens mostly on titles with a smaller audience (e.g. Peter Watts).

On those cases, the Kindle book is about 50%-60% of the price, whereas in others it's common to see Kindle books that are almost the same price as the printed book.

Wouldn't surprise me if they're pushing to go -only for anything that is not mass-market.

Here's "It's all about the curry", my Monkigras 2018 talk on software craft:

Delivered a lot of talks over the years, but I gotta say this has been one of my favorites so far.


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