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Tired: Make wubsite fast with CDN, thousands of locations, every major city

Wired: Make wubsite fast with delete stupid js you don't need

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According to Google, you’re not human if you aren’t being tracked by Google.

“…one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser.”


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How does knowledge transfer in pair programming work? That's a question that kept Franz Zieris busy for years. Instead of reading his 300+ pages long PhD thesis, you can glance over his findings in the summary at --- it contains a lot of useful insights that pairs can reflect on!
I applaud the effort some people make to condense or present their academic work for a broader audience. It still happens way too little.
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Most websites out there collect your data in one way or another, so many of them enable privacy invasion. We do not, check out our perfect Blacklight score

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Open hardware laptop MNT Reform now available in both DIY (starting at €899!) and assembled + many customization options in our store:

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“Going forward, I will no longer be checking Twitter or responding on it … I plan to concentrate as much of my time and energy as possible on building the Small Web.”

#twitter #fediverse #SmallWeb #SurveillanceCapitalism

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You don't need to spend thousands on a new laptop, sometimes the best option is a used Thinkpad.

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Engineered complexity in our systems is what keeps us shackled to the whims of big tech. The key to devolution is simplification. Simplify, simplify, simply. Remove, reduce, distill… and then maybe we stand a chance at owning and controlling the infrastructure as individuals.

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As an open source project ourselves, we recognize the immense amount of hidden labour that goes into public-benefit projects.

It’s crucial for free + open source tech projects to be mutually supportive of each other — this is the basis for a healthy digital commons. 🕸️ 💗

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Miss out on the first webinar about #Activitypub for EU/national administrations? That's why we recorded it! -> Check out a great, concise introduction on the #fediverse & #ActivityPub and its alignment with EU/EC-values of sovereignty and equality, as well as an in-depth discussion on self-hosting, FOSS in government & social networking presence. And don't forget the next webinar April 26 at 10 am CEST where we dive deeper into #ActivityPub & its evolution. Cyathere! 👋

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“Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls ‘New IP,’ designed to build ‘intrinsic security’ into the web. Intrinsic security means that individuals must register to use the internet, and authorities can shut off an individual user’s internet access at any time. In short, Huawei is looking to integrate China’s ‘social credit,’ surveillance, and censorship regimes into the Internet’s architecture.“

That’s a hard no from me, John.

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

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So, ball’s in your court, web server developers.

Are you going to add a one-line header, by default, to your server responses to protect people from being tracked by Google or not?

Adding it to Site.js took 5 minutes or work:

Do you care?


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If you care about social justice, the time to say no is when they try to lift you up on a pedestal. Every time. Because the pedestal is incompatible with the kind of world you want to live in. And you most definitely do not seek it or cling onto it if you already made the mistake of saying yes.

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The Simplicity of Making Librem 5 Apps

"The Librem 5 makes its application development workflow extremely simple."

#librem5 #freedom #apps

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The psychology of goals seems interesting.

Like I got a pedometer several years back and I set my initial goal at 10,000 steps a day. Which I never accomplished. I would look at my pedometer, see that I had done only 5,000 steps and decide it would be too much effort to get the other 5k.

So I set my goal at 7,000. Slightly above what I'd do without any effort. Then I started averaging 15,000 steps a day because I'd look at the pedometer -- see that I was just short for the day, set out get those last few steps... and then just keep going.

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This is a piece of rage art, titled: gtfo corona.
Born out of frustration of not having been able to visit my family and home-country in over 15 months. Originally the figure was supposed to be kneeling hopelessly expressing my own feeling of helplessness, but the more I painted the angrier I got which resulted into something entirely different. I hope this piece will help spread some catharsis.
#MastoArt #coronaArt #DigitalArt #fantasyart

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It's nice to have options! Music from the classic action-puzzle game Supaplex (1991) on an AdLib, Roland MT-32, and PC Speaker. 💾🔊🎵
Real hardware recording.

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#Convergence works fine on both #phones with original Pinephone USB-C Docking Bar.

#Librem5 (left) and #Pinephone (right) are usable as #Desktop computers for light tasks.

#Firefox is the desktop version with all #plugins you want.

Can your #smartphone do this?

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