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I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are.

#DRM isn't just an annoyance -- it's a violation of your right to use the items you own as you see fit. Learn more about our Defective by Design campaign at, and follow our campaign account at @endDRM

Hell yeah! ✊ Kelloggs workers get a co tract with NO concessions!! Solidarity works

Kellogg's strike ends after union members ratify a new contract : NPR

@onepict @freakazoid @obsolete29 @alcinnz There’s a problem: To take part in these discussions, I would need funding and you would need funding. Google has funding.

Without funding my family would rightfully revolt that I spend the evenings to keep the web working while others get paid very well to break it.

I have also just made my website available over http.

No need for https-exclusivity given that it's a static site serving static content and not receiving any user input.

It means that those using older, slower computers or "outdated" browsers can still view the content on my site.

@pluralistic This seems like something you'd be interested in. The short version is that Princeton and Radboud Universities sent scary-sounding CCPA compliance emails to a lot of test subjects who didn't volunteer to participate in their research, including lots of Mastodon admins.

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Just made this poster to share with people and help get them onto the fediverse!


You've basically described the first ~20 pages of Little Brother.


... As technorealists, we seek to expand the fertile middle ground between techno-utopianism and neo-Luddism. We are technology "critics" in the same way, and for the same reasons, that others are food critics, art critics, or literary critics. We can be passionately optimistic about some technologies, skeptical and disdainful of others. Still, our goal is neither to champion nor dismiss technology, but rather to understand it and apply it in a manner more consistent with basic human values. ...

#TechnoRealism #DouglasRushkoff #AndrewShapiro #David Shenk

every time I see "cloudflare" flash across my screen I die a little inside for the internet that was

One big characteristic of Dropserver apps is that they are "start-stop". Meaning that there is no app code that runs continuously on the server. Instead Dropserver starts a sandbox when needed, and stops it when no longer needed.

That way limited resources (memory) can be used by more apps over time.

In the notional graph below RAM is used cumulatively by three services, leading to memory exhaustion.

With Ds, each service runs for a bit then vacates, resulting in plenty of head room.

@temporal @publicvoit indeed. My journey started with TECO Emacs on TOPS20, passed through Multics emacs one summer, FINE on TOPS10, I felt the need to install MicroEmacs on DOS, port it to the Amiga (the port became mg/micrognu), GNU emacs, Xemacs, back to GNU, now Org, added Xah Fly Keys, a few emacs bankruptcies ... and a constant feeling of being "home", in control and with a base to integrate and explore the world. Tending my emacs garden for life!

#Emacs is the real experience in digital gardening. You tend to it for years, decades, as it grows with you to be your own, one-of-a-kind computing environment where you feel comfortable, efficient, and in peace.

It's not as perfect as the commercial flower installations. But they come and go, and your garden endures. As new plants come into fashion, you can get them for your garden too. As they go out of fashion, you can still keep them if you want.

And yes, you can also blog with it too.


I don’t know who needs to hear this but…

Privacy isn’t:

- A premium feature
- A setting you must configure
- About having something to hide

Privacy is:

- A basic human right.

I suppose it's time again for my monthly posting of "Free Software Needs Free Tools" by @mako:

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