In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.
And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.
Back up your accounts!
And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. https://archive.org
I guess that it's more or less like news shows.
While I have grown up, I have seen the passive, intellectually heated debates being replaced by intellectually challenged people actively shouting at each other. And I've seen that effect on people, perhaps at a global scale?
It didn't happen in a day, but there is a subtle difference. Maybe these dystopian stories all around have a different effect on people?
Anyhow, what I need is variety but that's pretty tough to find. 🤷♂️
I somehow feel that a lot of new things churned out on Netflix (and maybe on the other providers as well, not sure) are just either ghost stories, aliens, and/or blood & gore and dystopia.
Or maybe I've seen just a few of these and what I see is what the Machine recommends for me.
Either way, I don't see something light hearted on it.
it occurs to me that what in IT we call "security" in most other engineering disciplines would be called "basic safety engineering", or even, "material science"
KeePassXC 2.4.0 just got released!
Looks like a heady mix of new features (Advanced search, Automatic update checker, KeeShare sync, TOTP QR code generator, and more) and fixes like preventing Klipper from storing secrets in clipboard
and here's my (slightly outdated) beginner guide: https://sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/keepassxc-setup-guide.html
hey so!!! are you asking a specific question online and not getting any help?
make a second account and answer your own question incorrectly
people will be piling on to correct you with specific explanations within an hour
it works literally every time ive been doing it for years
MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.
There are no backups.
Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.
Always keep a local copy.
WhatsApp co-founder urges users to delete their Facebook accounts — again
A beautiful depiction of the filter bubble as some harmless thing that you can simply get rid of by just being a bit more careful and taking basic precautions.
YouTube recommendation engine always seems to show far right videos somehow after a few political videos. This video feels its important to say that they did something to fix it (not that it is).
At the end it says, video sponsored by Google, but they didn't really have to say that.
After struggling to port my blog from Pelican to something native to #emacs orgmode, I have finally settled to ox-hugo.
It's written in Go, but at least I can write whatever I want as org files. A good enough compromise.
Also, and perhaps this is the main point, I absolutely suck at CSS and these static site generators offer a lot of themes. The conundrum: it was difficult to see plain html page and really painful to actually write CSS from scratch.
A fellow traveler gifted me this piece of history.
There are NES emulators for Android but they don't do justice to the entire thing. The feedback (and satisfaction) by pressing buttons doesn't replicate with touch.
Macbook pro with touchbar, for example, doesn't work well with me for the same reason.
But maybe I'm in minority. :)
I tried to play PUBG last night and decided that mobile gaming sucks for the FPS format and also that I am bad at games because my guy had no clothes (but did have a weapon), and when I finally managed to parachute into the game, his weapon was gone and he was running around mostly naked trying to find other characters. Bad times.