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Using a proprietary software service called Mural at work that locked me out from accessing own data because "free trial expired". But I am using an enterprise account. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm a free software nerd because explaining what a deck of cards is to my son became an object lesson in open standards and vendor lock in.

For hundreds of years a new card game meant new rules but the same deck. Now everyone has to monetize w/ custom cards and expansion packs.

So do i read this right and #Gab is leaving the #Fediverse and creating some sort of their own silo-isolated to just them protocol? #isolategab

From Gab's CTO:

What's more fun than debugging a problem in a distributed system?

Debugging a problem in the interaction between two different distributed systems.

In Google's new GSuite products, the anti-features have overtaken the features so badly that they are not really usable unless you bow down to the demands of the anti-features.

G Collections - can't store URLs unless you search with Google

G Currents - can't start posting unless you submit your date of birth

The most ecological technology is one you use for a long time. This is especially true of computing technology, where the embodied energy is several magnitudes higher than the energy cost of using it.

Pixelfed for Android and iOS is in active development.

We'll be looking for beta testers next month!

#pixelfed #ios #android

Manyverse is a social network mobile app with features you would expect: posts, threads, likes, profiles, etc. But it's not running in the cloud owned by a company, instead, your friends' posts and all your social data live entirely in your phone.

A version of Star Trek set in the future after "The Next Generation" should have food replicators that directly beam the food into the user's stomach.

Also, there should be gums that people can chew all day which come in every food flavor imaginable.

Distroless container images are neat, but what if I really like a distro? 🤔

The way I'm reading books these days is one chapter in each sitting and several books in parallel.

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Eliminating Toil

Was reading this chapter today from the Site Reliability Engineering book. Makes sense even for non-SRE teams.

@matt It is *expected* to buy into the Google ecosystem in Kindergarten now? God, what have we become?
I know nobody wants to hear that, but seriously, where does this corporate big data nonsense stop?
To force children into a dependency with a humongous and de facto unregulated corporation like Google (or amazon or Apple for that matter) should be illegal.

(Some people in Tech right now): No, but Microsoft has changed. It's really pro open source now. It's not the same company as before. People can change, you now.


#KDETip: Miss desktop cubes and wobbly windows? Open "System Settings" ➡️ "Workspace Behavior" ➡️ "Desktop Effects" and discover a treasure trove of fancy desktop eye candy.💡

The best part about being an adult is that when you crave (high protein) banana pancakes you can just make them. 🥞🥞🥞

Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:

We're happy to be here! #introductions

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