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Being tired is not a badge of honor. It just means you're tired.

It's surprising how much of many people's lives depend on one (or more) of the big five tech companies (Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple). Kashmir Hill (reporter for Gizmodo) spends a week blocking each one of the big tech companies with interesting results.... gizmodo.com/c/goodbye-big-five

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To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!

Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:

Control Your Platform.

Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.

They all go away. Every one of them.

Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.

Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.

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Camera covered with tape
Mic jack covered with tape
Email client is Thunderbird

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That you're celebrating 90 years since your first motion picture debut means you're well past your public domain bedtime you fucking rat.

But because your handlers can't stand the thought of giving you up to the rest of the world means we'll probably have to suffer another 90 years without anything going into the public domain, least of all the stuff that you stole from it.

Fuck you, Mickey. Fuck you.

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"Every service Google makes that you love will someday be sunsetted" —silicon valley proverb

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Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

Thinking about switching to (from Win7) on my main computer. Anyone have any tips, tricks or apps (that I should install)? This isn't going to happen right away but at one point I want to get away from Windows.

@h4ck3r9 www.layoutit.com/grid really helped me to see the grid before I coded it, and they let you easily get the code of what you have worked on cc/ @pranz

I delete my toots regularly because I don't want people to easily get info on me. Do a search on OSINT.

@kev It's funny that you are de-googling your life yet you still use google fonts on your site.

'You have enemies? Good. That means you've. stood up for something, sometime in your life.' ~ Winston Churchill

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