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Dear , I am preparing to migrate my account off of mastodon.social and onto mastodon.technology. Here's the new me: @rysiek@mastodon.technology

It's been a long time coming and I should have done that a while ago - keeping fedi healthy means moving away from huge instances.

Admittedly m.t is also substantial, but it's an order of magnitude smaller than m.s. So, there's that.

At some point this account will be made to redirect to the m.t one, and then eventually the profile will move. :blobwizard:

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@allison @djsumdog monopolised, centralized social media is a monoculture where mind viruses can spread unchecked.

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Perhaps there is no perfect way to convey how absurdly obscene it is that a single person can "have" over a hundred billion dollars.

But "You Are Jeff Bezos" is damn close:
direkris.itch.io/you-are-jeff-

Also, perhaps there is no perfect way to satirize .

My little parody of the aforementioned game is definitely not even close:
rys.io/you-are-donald-trump/

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Personal project - :
samizdat.is/

Web circumvention using technologies implemented in any modern browser.

Code:
0xacab.org/rysiek/samizdat/

License:

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Personal project - Scary Data:
rys.io/covid/

Graphing coronavirus outbreak globally using John Hopkins University data.

Code:
rys.io/covid/

License:

Dear , I am preparing to migrate my account off of mastodon.social and onto mastodon.technology. Here's the new me: @rysiek@mastodon.technology

It's been a long time coming and I should have done that a while ago - keeping fedi healthy means moving away from huge instances.

Admittedly m.t is also substantial, but it's an order of magnitude smaller than m.s. So, there's that.

At some point this account will be made to redirect to the m.t one, and then eventually the profile will move. :blobwizard:

asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $80 for medical weed, $50 for groceries, and $25 for a haircut ($155 total)

i didn't get the 2nd and 3rd stimulus checks because my abusive parents claimed me as a dependent to steal them. i tried doing my taxes but that got rejected, so i need to call the IRS when i have the energy and stamina

i've been trying to do freelance video editing and/or find a job as a video editor, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

@rysiek @tindall @eriol This is well settled (see also the Turnitin 'ai') in the academic plagiarism context, maybe the conclusions there can carry over.

Fact-check: do NFTs make it possible to own digital artwork?
tecc.media/claim-nfts-make-it-

> Non-fungible tokens are an interesting technology that can be used by digital artists to create new revenue streams. But claiming that they let anyone actually own digital artworks is at best naïveté or disingenuous hype (and we’d rather not consider the worst).

> “For me it seems as ridiculous as street-art museums,” says digital artist Natalia Vish.

Toby?

Philippe was an ardent defender of Free/Libre Software, which he lived and thought as an essential humanism. He loved Humans and the whole Humanity!

He played with arts, savoured knowledge, filled himself with sharing.

More than once I caught in his eyes the almost childlike spark of the purest wonder. Philippe was an eternal wonderer, a lover of everything; his passion was contagious.

... we will miss him so much... =~~((

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Great news! US is headed towards stopping tech corporations from forcing their customers to do repairs in "authorized" repair shops (where they are charged exorbitant prices, served poorly or forced to buy new), and make it possible for people to repair their own stuff.
This is great news, and Louis Rossmann has been fighting for this for 7 years.
youtu.be/GE-qEDjUJYY

New fact-check: did Fastly break the internet?
tecc.media/claim-fastly-broke-

> In short, enough websites stopped working for long enough, that from the perspective of a regular user the Internet was, in a very real sense of the word, “broken.”

(...)

> So, did Fastly break the Internet? Not single-handedly, no. But it is probably reasonable to say they knowingly benefited from (and promoted) industry practices that led to centralization and introduction of single points of failure.

@rysiek @yunohost I'm running a half-dozen installations of it at this point for various groupings of people. it's top shelf.

Published a new fact-check over at #TECC:
tecc.media/claim-fastly-broke-

> In short, enough websites stopped working for long enough, that from the perspective of a regular user the Internet was, in a very real sense of the word, “broken.”

(...)

> So, did Fastly break the Internet? Not single-handedly, no. But it is probably reasonable to say they knowingly benefited from (and promoted) industry practices that led to centralization and introduction of single points of failure.

it's very nice that migrating yunohost from one server to another consists of

install yunohost on new server
run full backup on old server
scp full backup from old server to new server
restore full backup
update your dns records

@rysiek I think you'll find m.t a great instance. @ashfurrow is a good admin, the site is stable, and the people here are great.

Boxxy's site is still around

Most links are dead, but I'm getting glorious 90s vibes

catiewayne.com

Q: What is an experienced Emacs user?
A: A person who wishes that the terminal had pedals.

Imported a list of ~2k accounts I follow. Watching the "followed" count go up is mesmerizing.

Dear , I am preparing to migrate my account off of mastodon.social and onto mastodon.technology. Here's the new me: @rysiek@mastodon.technology

It's been a long time coming and I should have done that a while ago - keeping fedi healthy means moving away from huge instances.

Admittedly m.t is also substantial, but it's an order of magnitude smaller than m.s. So, there's that.

At some point this account will be made to redirect to the m.t one, and then eventually the profile will move. :blobwizard:

Crazy: @chbmeyer says he asked #Renault what kind of personal data his car collects & shares with the company. #GDPR

Here you go, dystopian shit:

- Charging history
- Temperature
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
- Geolocation

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