As if you needed more reasons to avoid the #Uber private-taxi service:
Turns out they don't take the security of their apps or your data very seriously.
If you are using a free email provider (MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Gmail) for you or your Company's email (or to conduct business) you're a tool.
Stop what you're doing right now and buy a domain and move your Company's Email to a paid Email provider.
One should not have critical business processes managed or maintained by people or organizations outside your Control.
Who Is Reality Winner? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/who-is-reality-winner.html
Text-only news sites are slowly making a comeback.... https://www.poynter.org/news/text-only-news-sites-are-slowly-making-comeback-heres-why
Switched my Google Voice number over to Soprani.ca and wrote about the process here: https://gellenburg.net/2017/12/soprani-ca/
I'm loving it! Soprani.ca combines XMPP with SIP and the eventual goal is to do away with the cellular telephone infrastructure completely.
It's a #privacy aware and focused telecommunications provider for modern times.
Think I might make a #PirateBox. Can anyone recommend a battery pack that could effectively act as a UPS for a RasPi? Was thinking of an Anker 22000mAh but those things don't provide +5vDC power when they're charging. Might have to resort to AliExpress I think.
I did NOT enjoy The Last Jedi. Ugh. Thought it was one of the worst Star Wars of all time. My friend though it was one of the best. Whatever. It was (1) way too long, and (2) dragged on. The last 45-60 minutes I was just like, "I can't wait for this to be OVER!" Laura Dern was a surprise. Always been a huge Laura Dern fan and even here I thought she was the wrong actor cast for the role. Oh well.
As 2017 draws to a close and the dawn of 2018 is just around the corner, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish my Mastodon friends a very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous and Joyous New Year. This year has been a struggle for so many of us for varying reasons, but do know that things WILL get better, you ARE loved, and you are not alone.
CNN posted an opinion piece recently about "America's Changing Gender Norms" and after reading some of the comments it prompted me to write a little something about it: https://unorigmoniker.com/2017/08/02/americas-changing-gender-norms/ #trans #gender #transgender
Reading the Bible made me an atheist. Observing the World around me made me a socialist. xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org
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