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Nice, the #EU gave #Mozilla money to develop an offline, privacy friendly translation engine, and it's been released!


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Hey look, I dunno who needs a ripping electrified blues solo in their life right now, but I did and this one's gold: youtube.com/watch?v=OdG5rTWOEE

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I think 23 characters is the length of the link shortener on Twitter.

On Masto you get the same length without having to actually shorten the link.

Link shorteners are a problem for privacy because whoever runs them can monitor link clicks etc. That's why Mastodon doesn't use them.

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Prodigy it is for tonight's hacking music.

Just gonna keep rolling with it... seems fitting for tonight's work.


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"Are you enjoying your recent Eddie Bauer purchase? We’d love to hear about it. "

They're jeans. They fit.

Not sure I want to wax poetic about something that's essentially a functional purchase.

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The threshold for discoverability on Mastodon is pretty high, so be generous about boosting other people. Sometimes you're the signal, and sometimes you're the path the signal takes through the noise.

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Today’s theme is “fighting corporations with malicious compliance”.

Go forth and do great things.

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🇷🇺 war in 🇺🇦 , funny 

@kgerloff Russian drone operators probably found it quite...


/me shows himself out

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@jgoerzen It's a pity that Briar, Meshtastic, Scuttlebutt & co bundle together a protocol, a UI and a fixed set of use-cases. I feel we need an ecosystem of similar tools but with shared protocols and libraries.

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I have a new post on my blog: Tools for Communicating #Offline and in Difficult Circumstances. It condenses ideas discussed in this thread. changelog.complete.org/archive

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RT @[email protected]

A lot of people try to make sense of the current crisis with maps, so why don't we talk a bit about why the approach of the majority of media in this regard is not the best. And why it might actually (inadvertently) represent the way Putin wants us to think. (Source: Guardian) 1/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Calthalas/status/1

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Gotta love this term: 報復性熬夜 - "revenge bedtime procrastination". It's when you stay up late because between work and family and chores, night is the only "me time" you have, and it doesn't even matter if all you do is waste it on social media - it's the one little piece of schedule *you* control, and it'll happen even if it means you'll be sleep-deprived.

Which is what I'm doing now, and pretty much every night since forever.

via twitter.com/daphnekylee/status

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So wild to think that Smalltalk expected you to ship the whole runtime image environment to users. How impractical!

Anyway, if anyone needs me I'll be downloading an complete tarred up Linux machine from Docker Hub so that I can run a WordPress Blog.

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App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps 9to5mac.com/2021/01/04/app-pri


Signal - perfect!

iMessage - very good (and defensible).

WhatsApp - huh, that's starting to seem a little sus.

Facebook Messenger: oh hell no.

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