I don't care what content marketers or SEO people tell you, put a date on your articles. It matters.

I'm reading a lot about #DuckDuckGo (Search) using Microsoft trackers. According to my research this is not true. The issue is that the DuckDuckGo browser allows third party scripts from Microsoft on third party websites. This has nothing to do with the search engine. DuckDuckGo CEO has published a statement: old.reddit.com/r/technology/co

Thought I'd share this amazingly helpful utility that not only provides unified access to the best community driven cheat sheets repositories of the world. But also integrates into Bash, ZSH shells and various editors such as Vim and Visual Studio Code.
github.com/chubin/cheat.sh
cheat.sh/

I bought a vacuum cleaner. Looks just like your ordinary vacuum cleaner, but it can be controlled via buttons in the handle. How? There's no cabling inside the hose. Instead it's a 2.4 GHz radio connection.

My vacuum cleaner supports AES encryption!

Testing a pull request to add #Phosh to Mobile #NixOS.

github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos/

Looks like the #Pinephone finally becomes usable!

If you own a Pinephone, you can test it by downloading the image, copy it do a microSD card and boot from it.

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

If you're currently on a massive server like mastodon.social, you might want to consider moving your account to a smaller server.

You can keep your followers when you change servers, here's how to do it: mstdn.social/@feditips/1079394

You can find reliable servers at joinmastodon.org/communities (all the servers listed there agree to the covenant at joinmastodon.org/covenant). Try to pick one with fewer people.

There are lots of good things about smaller servers:

-Better moderation, because there are more staff per member.

-Smaller servers tend to have more personality, with a village feel.

-The local timeline on smaller servers is much more readable.

-Smaller servers protect the Fediverse as a whole from being taken over, because lots of smaller servers are harder to buy than a few big servers.

-It's easier to make a difference on smaller servers. It's easier to discuss things with the admin and other members.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

I have been working on displaying toots from Mastodon on my website using . I don't support all of Mastodon's features like CWs or Boosts but I think this is a great start!

An archival page of all my toots:
brandonrozek.com/toots/

Oooh exciting, happy to see another fellow Gopher over here! Welcome to the Fediverse, @mvdan!

Quick reminder: The pre-order price of the Librem 5 GNU/Linux powered smartphone goes up $50 at midnight tonight.

shop.puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

First post!

Taking my first steps towards removing Google (and other general proprietary snooping crap) from my life,.

Deleting my long-unused Windows partition was a breath of fresh air, similar to deleting my Facebook account, and now I'm seriously considering replacing my Pixel 3 with a Librem 5.

Other changes so far:

Google -> DuckDuckGo
Gmail -> ProtonMail
Google Drive -> pCloud
Slack -> Mattermost

What kind of changes have you guys made?

I hate Google for effectively destroying the ability to self host an email server. You simply can't anymore. I mean, feel free to try, but be prepared to have half of your outbound messages dropped or rejected. And that's AFTER setting up SPF, DKIM, and DMARC.

update. I realized this morning that we're missing something in our stack.

In our new environment, we'll use email and chat, but there's not really a platform in between.

Example: this morning I wanted to write a post explaining to my colleagues the issues surrounding gmail vs selfhosters. It made me realize that we need a small intranet or internal blog for longer posts. Does anyone have any selfhosted opensource suggestions for this functionality?

Haven't done a in a while but it looks like it's time! Thank you @poetgrant for reminding me!

@emsenn for their persistence in stance on a given topic

@blaubachn for their great convos relating to NodeJS

@geniusmusing for their relevant comic references

@DistroJunkie because they're tired of IT and need some love!

@fribbledom for their opinions regarding style in coding

That's all I can think of today!

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