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Finding more and more people who’s blogs don’t have RSS feeds which sucks for me and them because guess how I follow and consume content

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Just spent twenty minutes horrified about the unix epoch.

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I should probably explain what I mean by "a device like the 200LX".

So, in 1994, Windows was already dominant, but it was quite common to still use MS-DOS software - older software that you still needed, or even software targeting older computers still, often ran in DOS.

The HP 200LX gave you a competent DOS machine in your pocket, that could run most DOS software (and almost all DOS software that could run on an 8088 IBM PC), combined with a very competent personal information manager (the old name for a contacts/calendar/tasks/notes suite), and a few other useful applications (a cut-down Quicken, as well as Lotus 1-2-3) in ROM.

The reason why the modern equivalent isn't really practical is... a decade-old x86 machine can't really fit in your pocket and run off of two AAs for a week or more, and even if it could, decade-old Windows apps don't really fit on a palmtop's display. (Sure, you can try it, and make it work - there are UMPCs that exist today that you can pocket - but it's not quite the same thing.)

So, basically, I think what I'm lamenting is the loss of platforms that could scale from palmtop to desktop experience.
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I wish computers were to the point where it would be reasonable for a device like the HP 200LX to exist again.

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nypol, covid, an absolutely wild image 

So our governor has made a poster to celebrate NY's current and extremely fragile success in fighting covid. I want to let this image speak for itself, but holy shit I have no idea what I'm going to put in the image description.

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Nope, not CW the death of Black Trans Women that is already ignored by greater society.

You want to fight for LGBTQ+ rights? You have to carry this weight.

None of us are free until all of us are.

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Regarding my toot from two days ago:

Masto has been sharing my thread of Black LGBTQ+ owned organizations and that’s great!

But I see not a one person talking about how SIX (6!!) Black Trans Women have been killed in a week’s span of time.

Y’all need to be paying attention and DO BETTER

Bree Black
Shaki Peters
Draya McCarty
Brayla Stone
Merci Mack
Tatiana Hall

Rest in power, ladies.

This has to stop.

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Guys, am I the only one who didn't know about #Twitter lending all of users' data to #Google?

cloud.google.com/twitter

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The Story Behind an Open Source Software Un-Maintenance

How a broken screen kicked me out of developing an Open Source software and how the community revived it 6 years later When I discovered the FLOSS world, at the dawn of this century, I thought developers were superheroes. Sort of semi-gods that achieved everything I wanted to do with my life like

ploum.net/the-story-behind-an-

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource

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@cuniculus Open Core is not the same as Open Source[1], and nowhere near Free Software. /Some/ parts of GitLab are "open source" but to even contribute patches you have to agree to a clause that states they can use your code in a proprietary system.

Debian was originally going to choose Pagure[2] for those reasons and I'm not really sure why they went with GitLab instead, but they did.

[1] opensource.org/blog/OpenCore
[2] lwn.net/Articles/724986/

@Lyude @ademalsasa @dibi58 @alcinnz

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Mid-roll ads are going to get auto-enabled on all videos longer than 8 minutes.
#YouTube

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@nolan I wonder if it’s been considered by browsers for prefers-* CSS queries (and similar) to not let JavaScript query the state, helping with the otherwise added fingerprinting.

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