My latest post...
"A friend sent me this article and I found it to be a really good summary of what is wrong with capitalism in the United States and in an increasing extent the rest of the world. However, its proposed solutions don’t completely address the problem. This isn’t surprising as the intrinsic problems with capitalism as a system aren’t easy to solve for.... "
This is what users do when you create an intuitive UI.
Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.
If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.
The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice
So there's a git subcommand called 'rerere' :|
Skype is owned by Microsoft and all its calls pass through MS servers. No one knows what MS does with the data it gathers.
Jami is a free open alternative with no servers at all, calls connect directly between users. It's very easy to use, and a good privacy-friendly replacement for Skype.
Their website is at:
You can follow Jami on the Fediverse at:
The app is available for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.
Thanks to the super cool touch bar on Mac, I cannot take notes while watching a video. When I had access to a global play/pause button on the keyboard, I could just pause a video, take notes and continue.
Now I have to actually click on the VLC window, tap the pause button, go back to Emacs, take notes and then go back to the video and play it back again.
NewPipe represents the best of FOSS
"Lyft cannot afford to pay its drivers a living wage, or it would “absorb enormous losses.”
This is a remarkable argument for a company to make about its own business model in a court filing. Essentially, it is describing the exact logic people have been using to warn that the other shoe will eventually drop on ride-hailing apps: it’s not a good business."
modern programming is less about not reinventing the wheel and more about using a sports car to move firewood across the yard
Getting tired of the argument that encryption aids terrorists. You know what else aids terrorists? Things like air and water.
Let's ban open access to air for all people, put a national identity cum mass surveillance system in place and control distribution of air through that. That way, only someone who's not a terrorist will get access to air to breathe. Bonus: A secret blackbox AI algorithm randomly identifies some people as "dangerous" and denies them air!
"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence"
-- Jorge Luis Borges
* Download an XMPP app from PlayStore or F-Droid, search for Conversations or Pix-Art Messenger
* Open a browser and register an XMPP account from a provider (i chose 404.city)
* Open the app and insert the account user/password
* Add your friends contact, like you're writing an email!
* Chat! 😁
March 31st is World Backup Day!
Don't forget to backup your data.
so how do you stop eating potato chips. do they run out or do I die or what