New year, better privacy: Social services are mainly tracking machines. Happy to see you've already joined us here on @Mastodon BTW: If you share this post with your friends, they'll find an invite link to Mastodon. 😉
The story around the sale of the .ORG TLD does not get better
I'm deeply worried.
JetBrain's have released a new open source monospace font that makes reading/working with code kinder on your eyes. Try it out! https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/01/jetbrains-mono-font-for-developers
that paper where they scraped Mastodon and found cauliflowers
Progress! I have formatted the open letter, and it looks pretty much ready to send around. Here it is in PDF:
And here is a copy in basic HTML:
New study: The advertising industry is systematically breaking the law
Every time we use apps, hundreds of shadowy entities are receiving personal data about our interests, habits, and behaviour.
Woo! We're mentioned in this article by FastCompany 😁
Stop everything. Update Firefox now.
people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020
"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."
"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."
@sylvia_ritter is a digital painter, illustrator, concept artist and game developer, currently living in Germany.
Which software do you use?
Mostly @krita the best painting tool in the galaxy. I also like to work with Blender, Inkscape and Gimp (for final color corrections).
Check out her personal web page:
Do you want to work for Privacy International? Do you have a law degree? Do you want to help protect us from goverment and corporate exploitation? Then we have the job for you - we're hiring a new Legal Officer (parental cover):
It you have a google account please help with reporting this as harmful and impersonating.
*DO NOT INSTALL* (except if you are a malware researcher 😉)
Fake F-Droid app, please report:
Fuck cancer, medical care, Gofundme
Greetings and 93's everyone.
Jessie is an old friend of mine from back home. I've known her for well over ten years and she's been a good friend to many people.
On 10 December 2019 she underwent a partial mastectomy and found out that she has stage 2 breast cancer. She's going to be starting radiation and chemotherapy this month, and is raising money to pay for her medical care.
If you have a few dollars, could you please help her out? If not, please boost the signal, she Jessica needs help.
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