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Reminder: I'm absolutely judging you for building a website without providing a webfeed. And I think it's wrong for browsers not to implement webfeed autodiscovery, even if they leave the actual feedreading to another app.

The alternatives to webfeeds are to:

1) Have visitors regularly & manually load your website to check for updates, or
2) Sending all the updates to some central service like Facebook.

Neither's ideal, so offer webfeeds! Especially for communication platforms!

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Realistically though, you'd want not a "no phone", but a "non-addictive phone". Like, a feature phone. It makes calls. It receives SMS. You could install Opera Mini on it and browse the web, at lightning-fast GPRS speeds, if you REALLY have to. Heck, you could even make yourself an OMA IMPS gate for whatever IM services you absolutely need to stay connected to at all times. But its restrictive nature would prevent you from being addicted to always checking it.

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Bruce Schneier on Signal's crytptocurrency fuck up:

"I think this is an incredibly bad idea. It’s not just the bloating of what was a clean secure communications app. It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.

And I see no good reason to do this. Secure communications and secure transactions can be separate apps, even separate apps from the same organization. End-to-end encryption is already at risk. Signal is the best app we have out there. Combining it with a cryptocurrency means that the whole system dies if any part dies."

schneier.com/blog/archives/202

Just hit a thousand posts on Cloud Island. Ty again @aurynn

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Ken Shirriff's twitter thread on the release of the IBM system 360, 57 years ago, today.

threadreaderapp.com/thread/137

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Oh, so you're a garbage collector? Enumerate every object.

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Today I received my DIY trackball kit and had fun building it. It's all open source and uses QMK for its firmware, so no drivers needed! It works flawlessly on 9front :)

(Yeah that mat is dirty I KNOW, my clean one is drying right now)

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And now, the most important part of any book release:

my private SNMP MIB is updated.

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Is there an open source browser that doesn't harvest my organs for google, that isn't attached to a dying organization, that isn't just a clone of one of those likely to share its fate, and that isn't operated by creepy crypto dorks? like anything? Is it just dillo? Am I stuck with Dillo?

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Did you know that every time you visit a website or open an application on your mobile phone, your activities are shared with thousands of adtech companies scattered all over the globe?
openrightsgroup.org/blog/adtec

This was my introduction to Dave Fischer and it remains, as ever, my ultimate aesthetic goal: cca.org/blog/20110802-Status-L

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