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We'd quickly like to explain why we have to build the DDoS mitigation ourselves, how the progress is so far, and what you can expect as next steps. While improving anti DDoS measures, you'll be happy to know that we've also much reduced loading time. Thank you very much for your continuous support! πŸ™‚

Well this is refreshing..don't think I've ever been to a site that recommends using an adblocker. Awesome! Way to be!

The newly announced "Amazon Alexa for Residential" is an obvious privacy nightmare, and gives both Amazon AND landlord control over your software and your life. "It will all just work," the company says:

Google removed @k9mail from the Play Store without prior notice because they objected to the following text in the app description (that has been the same for more than a year):

(People sometimes call K-9: K9, K9 Mail, K-9 Email, K9 Email, K9 E-Mail, k9mail or k9email.)

Remember when #DeleteFacebook was trending? Now is the time to finally do it! πŸ’ͺ😎
Here are our recommended alternatives to leave Facebook and Google; Mastodon included of course. πŸ˜‰

Common noob user : I just use it for maps.

Common user : I turned it off in settings.

Intermediate user : I turned off EVERYTHING in settings.

Advanced user : I turned everything off in google settings and revoked the Google Play Service permission on device, now I get notification to enable it like every 30 seconds... I can still use it.

The developer : Nobody knows how to turn it off, not even us.

Expert user : Just use

feeling the joy of the creator of ssh of how ssh got port 22,

Monsanto ... No surprise they've lied.

How the β€œsuccess story” of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso fell apart

Monsanto profited more than was agreed in the contract, and assumed none of the risk shouldered by cotton companies and farmers.

Web design crimes #1337: adding an about section at the end of the site and then adding more body content infinitely as you scroll so you can never see it.

Remedy 1: View source. Search 'About'. Copy and open link in new tab.

Remedy 2: Take web designer for coffee and do some gentle 'splaining.

The US Copyright Office has recommended some updates to the #DMCA, but they've left the ridiculous and unfair "anti-circumvention" rules (which merely keep you from controlling items YOU OWN) in place:

Tutanota is encrypted email - so easy anyone can use email encryption. Hanna from the Tutanota Team explains in less than 4 minutes how you can send your first encrypted email. πŸ˜€ Check it out! πŸ‘‡

Feeds are cool, I love them!

What's the preferred way to add one in a static website without relying on third parties?

In the worst case, I'll have to duplicate the content...

When i turned on my laptop this morning, for unknown reason it got stuck with "dev/sdb2 : clean, blablabla" and stay like this for a moment - a too long moment for me -, so i turned it off and on again (I'm such an IT-guy), touching it little pad and saying "Computer-san, i need you, please wake up ! Computer-san... !"

And now it works like a charm.

TL,DR : The power of Anime saved my laptop

Sometimes I feel that I learn less from my work.

Any effort to learn more ends up in ghosted hobby projects :/

Please donate to FOSS software projects you really appreciate and enjoy.

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