Anytime I feel bad about browsing the web and using ad-blocking software, all I need to do is open a website in a browser that *doesn't* have ad-blockers.

I mean... damn, son.

The new :pixelfed: Compose UI is huge. It will replace both the original and experimental UIs.

Some highlights:
- Optimized for mobile web
- Live Filter Preview
- Improved album support
- Optional Location Tagging
- Image tools
- Add License
- Easier image descriptions
- Preserve EXIF
- Photographer Mode
- HQ Mode (no resizing or optimizations)
- Location, description and licence are added to the image EXIF media and thumbnails.

and more.

I can't wait to ship this!

tutanota.com/blog/posts/encryp

@Tutanota, my privacy-respecting email provider of choice, turns 5. And what a progress it has seen! 📈

If you are fed up with a surveillance-based email providers, give it a try!

This is the booth at . It's among the personal cloud offerings out there. This one is built for a VPS. It focuses on user data being encrypted, and metadata being obscured. Any tampering on the server will be noticed by the client. I prodded with questions and he was well prepared with answers. It uses libsalt, though I guess he rewrote it in rust for this? I'd be curious if/when that version gets security vetted.

At any rate, pretty cool. It's approaching Beta now.


Ad fraud loaded video ads behind a banner image without letting the user know it was running, causing battery drains for the ones using the app.

Use a network wide DNS filter (search dnsfilter or blokada on fdroid ) to block network connections to those ad and tracking servers. Save battery, system resource, and even reduce data collected about you!

Article: buzzfeednews.com/article/craig

@dublinux
If you ask me, you don't need analytics or advertising to have a successful website and business. Here's an example of such a business:

zenhabits.net/conduct/

@aral @switchingsocial

@UBports has a new blog post about the copyright reform legislation in the EU. It outlines the changes in the directive as opposed to their post in June of last year and well as some of the reasons this is something that *everyone* should be concerned about, not *just* citizens of the EU.

There are protests across the EU if you live there and, even if you don't, numerous resources, articles, websites, etc. linked around there that you can share. We need as much attention drawn to this issue as possible.

ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-

#UBports #UbuntuTouch #DeleteArt13 #FixCopyright, #SaveYourInternet #CensorshipMachines

We used to make websites because it was fun but at some point, we lost the way.
We need to make dumb shit! Make useless stuff; make the web fun again!
makefrontendshitagain.party/

@kai The trick to landing these jobs--beyond what you already know--is having the vocabulary. If you can speak the language, you fly into the interviews and you get the job. All you have to do is study the language of the people who work in these areas and emulate it. If you follow Hacker News, and you're reading religiously every day, you'll almost certainly pick up the language in no time. The entire tech field is like Taco Bell: we use the same 8 ingredients to make 74 different menu items.

I recently found out about "Participatory budgeting" which is a democratic way of creating a national budget. Basically, each year when you pay your tax bill you decide how much money you personally will allocate to various government programs. For example, if you pay $100 in taxes you could choose to spend $15 on Military, $30 on Social Security, $20 paying down the national debt, etc.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particip

@gdroid

Awesome utility app to save web pages offline. Supports black theme, has the ability to download web pages in desktop/mobile user agent + it's very smooth and light weight.
Must have to save those articles, tutorials and texts. It hasn't been updated for a while so may not work in newer versions of android.

Today I installed the #Manyverse app from #FDroid - it is a social network based on #SecureScuttleButt or rather a mobile frontend for the Secure Scuttlebutt protocol. Many concepts are difficult to grasp, as it's very different from the Fediverse - you don't need a server in the first place. It seems rudimentary but very promising since it can work off the grid, via Bluetooth or local network. There are no URLs for users neither for messages. Reminds of #Briar in many ways.

When having more than 99 tabs in Firefox the tabs number changes to infinity symbol.
Chrome changed to :) in regular and ;) in incognito — at least from my last use of chrome.

So my contribution to #counsel has been accepted. M-x counsel-compile which supports automatic make targets and build directories. I've tried to make it extensible so support for other build systems can be added. It's all about making building from within #emacs easier.

I think we've made a bad assumption about community.

Mastodon and the like have taken the format of Twitter and distributed it across many instances and just assumed that this will somehow lead to healthier communities.

At it's heart this is still Twitter, and has the potential to manifest many of the same problems along with a few new ones of its own creation.

What does a good community consist of?

1/6

Tetanus virus can infect you from just about any wound, not just rusted metal or a dirt wound.
Also, you are supposed to get a booster vaccine every 10yrs.

Source: popsci.com/tetanus-infection

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