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I'm a software developer. I believe in Libre software , decentralisation, encryption by default, and also functional programming.

I currently am on with .

Unordered set of stuff I like:
- Steampunk
- Cycling
- Goa Trance
- Uplifting Trance
- Synthwave
- Electro Swing
- Nightcore

Helping people get in contact with other people from their neighbourhood is a nice idea, but a company cannot be trusted with this task.

Does anyone know of an alternative to ?

I'm thinking ultra-local instances, or maybe pubs or channels, although I guess those would be much less noob-friendly, which is critical for this kind of use case.

The relevant excerpt, for the record:

"Today, Nextdoor displays sponsored content from a select group of businesses who we believe have valuable products and services to share with Nextdoor's members. We are also testing allowing local real estate agents and brokerages to promote listings in their zip codes."

I've just received an invitation to join in my mail this morning.

I like the idea, but my main concern was of course how they make money (which _obviously_ couldn't be found anywhere without a web search).

help.nextdoor.com/s/article/ho

Yeah I definitely see the business here. The privacy issues here are somewhat benign for now but there's no telling how that'll evolve.

Also we only have their word for it, and we all know how that ended up with Facebook.
So thanks, but no thanks.

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Dear @firefox@twitter.com,

When I enable dark mode, I would like to not receive a white flash each time a new website start to load.

Also applies when there's a network error.

Thanks from all the night owls…

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If you're interested in privacy online, there's an excellent website called DarkPatterns.org which explores the dirty tricks some sites use:

darkpatterns.org

("Dark patterns" are tricks used to fool you into doing things you don't really want to.)

#DarkPatterns #Privacy

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We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

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regexcrossword.com/ # Regex based crossword puzzle. It's good fun practice and keeps you sharp. Plus you can tell your boss it's professional development time. But seriously, try to get some real work done today too. Thanks @scott_orr

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Using

programs.neovim = {
enable = true;
plugins = [
pkgs.vimPlugins.vim-nix
];
};

I decided to try with my recent switch to , how do I get syntax highlighting for the language ? ☹️

:nixos: with :kde: on old hardware ... runs like a charm.

(Motherboard is from 2010, while the gpu is from 2007 I believe)

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Homeworld SDL is a source port of the acclaimed 1999 3D real-time strategy game , that allows playing on most modern systems, including !

Have a copy of the game dusting on your shelf, and want to give it a try? Head over to

gitlab.com/ThibaultLemaire/Hom

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23. don’t interrupt flow of thought. if a user is opening an application, they usually have some specific task to complete. nagging them at this point in time about software updates or handy tips is very user hostile.

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My gf's learning html. Nobody told her that vim's a strange tool for genius programmers, so I just told her it was a normal tool, showed her insert and escape, then let her get on with it.

Half an hour later, I showed her another vim command.

Someone with almost zero education, who can't type properly, is programming in vim because nobody told her it was difficult. I know people who can program in Haskell who aren't sure if they can do vim.

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Hey you fine #linux people of fediverse! If any of you are interested in #nix and #nixos, I can chat with you here or on matrix @balsoft:balsoft.ru (riot.im/app/#/user/@balsoft:ba) or on t.me/balsoft . You can also join #nix:matix.org, #nixos on freenode or t.me/ru_nixos and ping me there. I am doing this for the purpose of getting more people to use nix/nixos.

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#ShowerThought the very existence of password managers seems like a sign that we're doing computer security wrong.

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