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This is the official account for switching.social , a non-technical guide to privacy-friendly sites, services and apps.

You can see regular posts about alternatives by following this account, and there's a beginner's guide to alternatives at the hashtag #AlternativesAtoZ

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A Book A Month 2018

This year I've made my way through seventeen-ish books, ranging from "meh" to "totally awesome!" Here's my reading year in review. As we're getting closer to the end of 2018, I'm also getting closer to the last page of my A Book A Month project's December book. Columbus Day by Craig Alanson has been a…[...]


@tom79 Congratulations on Mastalab, it's a great piece of software! I was really surprised when I discovered how little you received through donations, so I decided to throw in a $ each month. It's not much, but every little bit helps, I guess. Software development can be hard, frustrating, but also immensely rewarding. Keep up the good work! 👍

December One-liners

It's the last month of the year. But no need to sulk! Here are the funny one-liners (and some clever ones) for December. Remember that the entire collection always is at your fingertips. Alcohol: The fuel used in the engine of bad decisions."It is easier to stay out than get out." -- Mark TwainIt's hard…[...]



I'm getting myself into a time problem, and I'm not sure how to solve it. So, yeah, as you know I've got a wife. And we have kids. I've also got a job. I need to sleep. And I've got hobbies: Running, gaming, writing posts for this site, and reading books. I'm terrible at multitasking,…[...]


2019: The Year of the Concerts?

It's time to pop in the ear plugs and get back out there. For someone who listens to as much music as I do, I rarely go to concert. I think the last gig I went to was a good 5 years ago, when Anniken and I saw Biffy Clyro raise the roof back in…[...]


Building Springwood

While most gamers around the globe sat down to play Red Dead Redemption 2 last weekend, I opted for something else entirely on Saturday night. Rockstar Games recently released their much anticipated Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, of which I have none.…[...]



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