Everything file scanned on "your" cloud. To protect you. Flagging may happen if you encrypt the data yourself in a way that thwarts scanning (to protect you 😆 ). #HumanRights #Privacy #Google #Encryption #Cloud #TheCloud
Wow, this looks really interesting. A modular laptop with parts you can actually replace. Equipment that doesn't consider right to repair a violation and isn't adversarial with its users. If it was Linux-friendly I might actually consider this. Is it something you'd buy? https://gizmodo.com/frameworks-dream-of-a-modular-laptop-is-real-and-ready-1846888907
There's a special place in hell for phone scammers. I just got the third call today on my VoIP number, not from the scammers themselves, but from someone insisting that I just called them. That means some jerk is spoofing my number for nefarious reasons.
A few weeks ago a lovely older lady called me in confusion after my number came up on her phone, and I ended up explaining to her how robocalling scams worked and warning her to be careful. So it's not all bad...
An article I wrote on open source sustainability went up on The Register today. https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/10/untangling_open_sources_sustainability_problem/
That moment after installing OBS Studio and then trying to start it in Rofi and having it not show up, and then trying to start it in terminal and having it tell you that there was no QT plugin, and then installing one and having Rofi STILL not see OBS Studio, and repeating this for half an hour while growing increasingly frustrated, and then realizing that you've been working in an SSH session and you installed OBS Studio on your server.
I put together this visual graph of the cypherpunks movement and how it relates to cryptocurrency a while back. It’s still a work in progress. Kumu is a great site for documenting complex networks. https://kumu.io/DannyBradbury/cypherpunks-and-bitcoin#cypherpunks-and-bitcoin/
I think this is a neat idea. https://nownownow.com/about. I’d be sure to put one in when I finally get my site together although I’m not sure my page would change much.
Advice please: If you wanted to post an original feature length video for folks to watch but still retain control over it (so could take it down) where would you post it? Requirements: pay as little as possible to host. Don’t be on services that are becoming hubs for extreme (eg hate speech) content. Also, don’t be on big tech services like YouTube. What are the options, and their pros and cons?
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Sharing a list of online bookstores I know about so you don't have to buy from Amazon or B&N (EXPAND)
McSweeney’s, independent nonprofit publishing company
Firestorm Coop, collectively-owned radical bookstore
AK Press, worker-run, collectively-managed, anarchist publishing and distribution
Thriftbooks, huge independent bookseller, sells new and used books for good prices
Fellow Traveler, bookstore owned and operated by Listen Left Audiobooks
Small Beer Press, publisher of fantasy and literary fiction
Left Wing Books, publisher and distributor of radical books and pamphlets
Bookshop.org, online bookstore with a mission to support local bookstores
A friend of a friend is in his nineties and has decades of journal docs in WPS format that he can’t open any more now that he’s using Google Docs on a Chromebook. I converted them to HTML using libwpstools, then to doc files using a headless LibreOffice command. Bash enabled me to covert hundreds of files at once. Uploading now. He’s gonna be so happy. And I downloaded all the tools for free. I love the command line and this community. I’m feeling very accomplished this morning.
Got Caldav sync working with the Remind Linux text mode calendar. Also got .ICS file import working too. Now I’ve finally achieved my calendar goals:
1) Avoid Google and Apple calendars by using Fruux.
2) Make calendar sync to any caldav client.
3) Enable people I work with in other companies to see my free/busy times online and book slots.
4) Import iCal invitations.
5) Do the whole darn thing in terminal.
So happy! And Remind is just fabulous.
OK, I give up. I love emacs but the org-caldav package is terrible. So I need a good Linux-based calendar that syncs with an external caldav service. Extra points for text-mode only. Sparkles, hugs, and an ice cream if it also lets me import ics files.
I tried calcurse, but I can't make it show the right time zone. Entries show up as UTC, but I'm 8 hours behind. If anyone knows how to fix that, it would shorten the whole exercise.
Any smart folks out there have suggestions?
"I saw your metrics tweet. Super impressive. You could easily raise a $8-12m series A on super favorable terms right now. Would you potentially be open to that?"
No, thank you.
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