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I've seen my fair share of "please support my edge case" issues. But "please support my edge case for free, we're A BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY" really is a shitty variation on an old classic.
(screenshot source: twitter.com/dmofopensource/sta )

There we go, GitHub finally updated their trending repos and gitomatic finally shows up:

github.com/trending/go?since=d

Thanks to everyone who clicked that little star button 😊 It's a meaningless list, but it sure feels nice to see your project listed there.

Not all membrane keyboards are created equal. Today I picked up a Lenovo KB4721 at the local thrift store for $8.

It offers an almost #Thinkpad like typing experience. These can be found on EBay for less than $20.

The fediverse remains to me a really positive example of what we might actually be able to build in the world. It gives me hope. You all are wonderful to eachother for the vast majority of the time I read over my timeline. I know it's a bit out of no where and probably feels like you're not doing anything to earn it, but: thank you. Thank you all for just being an object lesson to me that people can be as good as you are. It helps me get through the days in ways that are difficult to express.

We're in that awkward moment in tech history when IRC has better privacy than supposedly "end-to-end encrypted" messaging applications from Farcebook.

forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/

If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:

theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/e

You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.

Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).

#Facebook #DeleteFacebook

"We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces. "

Carl Sagan

brainyquote.com/quotes/carl_sa

I've been asked to look into building a database for a (very) small business that's still running everything with paper books. I've never really done this before so I'm looking into options - most business software is frankly overkill for this business so custom might be the way to go.

Trying to decide between setting up an intranet webapp on a MariaDB or going with LibreOffice Base - which I am not all that familiar with so I don't know how stable it is for practical business use :think_unamused:

We are proud to unveil the final hardware specifications for the Librem 5 smartphone, set to begin shipping in Q3 of 2019.

puri.sm/posts/librem-5-smartph

We're looking for Minetest-related educational projects and resources to feature on the official website. Please point us to them! They don't have to be in the English language

#minetest #edutech #freesoftware #opensource

Facebook Messenger still scans all messages, even with end-to-end encryption. Scanning is done locally on the device before text messages are sent and after received messages are decrypted.

Facebook privacy lol

forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/

I think it might be time to get serious about running infrastructure like Nextcloud and email at home and then using a VPN on a VPS to present the data to the world.

Disadvantages: 2x the bandwidth, no hardware backups, serious latency issues for some applications.

Advantrages: I own the physical hardware

If the packets are being passed with their SSL envelope, I won't lose any protection even if the VPS is compromised.

Any thoughts?

We had such a good time at #DebConf in Brazil last week!

As a Debian pure-blend, #FreedomBox owes its existence to the Debian community. Meeting the folks at DebConf felt like a family reunion!

Read the highlights here:
discuss.freedombox.org/t/freed

There are very simple reasons why our system is careening towards disaster:

One is that our system all about getting ahead, standing out, winning, out-competing.
The best way to do that, like any self help book will tell you, is to focus on that goal, your success, above all else.

And so cooperation, compassion, empathy become hindrances.

The higher you climb in a hierarchy the more effectively this pressure will reward those who only care about their success and weed out those who have any other priorities.

So of course the people at the top do not care about the common good or the health of our planet.

#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.

:blobangery:

Read more: medium.com/@hamed/github-block

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