Hello Everyone late with my intro. Wanted to be sure this corner of Mastodon Fediverse is...stimulating enough. I’m a self employed Government Contractor. Always on lookout for partner potential contractual projects. ESP IT. New to Linux want to know everything y’all know. Lastly unrelated code speak but hint into unbranded personality my grandma makes best fruit preserves I learned the art form from her. End or beginning of a day all’s I want on my PB&J is concord 🍇 the original real thing;)
Alright! I decided to try a skateboard for faster than walking commutes. Decided on a mini cruiser with bigger softer wheels. Now i get to find out if i can commute, how far and if i will end up on my ass on the sidewalk. Will have to post pics of the blind guy riding a board with a cane! I should be okay though, as long as i can see over the front of whatever im driving i do alright.
So, I broke the law today. I am legally blind and do not have a drivers license. I have always wanted to try those lime electric scooters but the app says you need a valid license. They dont check though. So, i rented one and rode it around my block and in the parking lot of my apartment for 10 minutes. And ya know what? It was fuckin awesome!
Good to see DuckDuckGo appear in the NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/technology/duckduckgo-private-search.html?emc=rss&partner=rss
I personally switched recently and haven't had any problems with it. #privacy #google #search . if you find the article interesting, share it w/ your FB and twitter friends as I no longer have accounts with them
The deed is done! after 30 days my Facebook & Twitter accounts won't be able to be brought back and after 90 all of my data should be deleted from the backups. This has been a big step for me but I've decided that I no longer want those companies to spy on me that easily. I don't want them to have my phone contacts, location, private messages and god knows what else. Now my only social media will be mastodon. social media may be public but that doesn't mean everything should be on their servers
I love my ft897. #amateurradio
Today is the day i break the shackles and delete my Facebook and Twitter. Its going to feel so good to hit that big red button and know that i am taking my data and putting it somewhere i can feel better about it. No more big corporations with my contacts phone #s, my location history for years, private messages and so on.
Physical (de)centralization of Mastodon servers – after our XMPP scan, we took 1000+ random Mastodon servers and looked at their hosters:
– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 5 companies in 4 countries
– 26% of servers are hosted in Japan, followed by the USA (24%) and France (23%)
gPodder.net is looking for a new maintainer!
If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.
Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.
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