if twitter adopted activitypub so it could federate with us it would be like when those two friend groups of yours finally met and it was super awkward

engadget.com/2019/12/11/twitte

Well... This is bizarre. I'm sure they want to reinvent the wheel to be the "first" to create a decentralised network.

Tending to your #privacy is like making sure you have your #vaccination. Even if you have no particular personal risk, there are vulnerable people around you: Whistle blowers, human rights activists, investigative reporters, the wrongfully pursued. If everyone sells their privacy except a few, those few stand out and are cornered quickly. But if it is a societal norm to protect your privacy, these heroines and heroes of our time are protected as well.

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

Buying Christmas lights that come pre-tangled so you don't have to do it yourself

politic 'getting older' shitpost that's true 

Me, when no one is watching: Programming at the speed of sound, hacking faster than you can imagine, 500 terminal windows all working together, I am a machine god

Me, when someone is watching my screen: one key press at a time, suddenly I know 0 python, misspells string

Sometimes I feel like I produce nothing at work, even though I work constantly. I worry that a business oriented “higher-up” will come to me, asking for stats and ticket numbers of things I’ve accomplished, and all I will have is, “well I have this legacy broken code that I’ve been trying to fix but it’s so broken that I will have to replace it, but that’s also going to take a while so...”.

Does anyone know what the difference between Roma and Tusky on Android is (besides the green hue)?

Me, looking at this figure in the book I am reading: "Oh, I guess they left the USA out of the study"
Also me: *looks again* "Oohhhh"

“The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is.”

Yep, that’s Amnesty International saying that.

amnesty.org/en/latest/news/201

You can now watch my talk on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament yesterday on Peertube (@joinpeertube) thanks to @vincib

video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/70f

And here are my slides (which were on the screens but aren’t visible in the video):

small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

My bank just sent me an email asking for donations for a food bank.

I have an idea of who has plenty of money to donate.

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