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How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer

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I'm sorry @nextcloud I love your service, but your Talk app really is crap. 😞

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Black Friday hosting deals have started. Good time to start a site or to switch to a better provider. I use GreenGeeks and you can now have your site hosted for 3 years for a total of $89.64. They're more eco-friendly too. See my affiliate link for details

Does anyone else’s dog scare themselves with their own farts?

My dog literally runs out of the room as if she has been bitten on the behind when she farts!

I have to say, I do find it hilarious.

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@kev @groot btw, ppl who want to view that article should do so in lynx. That page is messed up in GUI browsers.. the screen goes black when scrolling down to read the article.

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messenger, while operating from Switzerland, is now owned by a US holdings company. They also quietly updated their privacy policy to some very vague language. got a response from Wire's CEO after questioning them about the news and it didn't inspire much confidence. As a result, is no longer recommending the Wire platform on their website.

I've added another entry to my list of reasons why you probably shouldn't use .

Reason #11 - FB admits to circumventing GDPR.

Thanks to @fatboy for posting the original link.

@tootapp there appears to be a bug the app when hitting the “load more” link in timelines.

Basically, if there are a lot of updates to load, it scrolls the new items upward instead of down, so to u then have to scroll up to find where you were before hitting “load more”.

Hey @fedilab is your WordPress plugin still maintained?

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Your instance,, holds, in my opinion, all of the information needed to identify you. They know your IP address, and may or may not keep it around in the instance's database or httpd logs.

So then it comes down to "can the Indian government get it from my instance?", and Fosstodon is hosted on OVH, in France. OVH doesn't cough up a god damned thing without a court order.

Holy shit, post #2 on the same day! This time I'm talking about my journey back to from .

I've decided that effective immediately, I will be removing comments from my blog. Here's why:

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I have 4 fish tanks to clean out and water change today. I normally find the process therapeutic, but I have a hangover today.


RANT! (not serious) 

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+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.

It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.

But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...

... you felt free.

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Fight the DRM, and fight the companies how you want. But fighting and shaming users who want to watch content is unnecessarily hostile and holier-than-thou.

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Welcome. Hope you like it here. It's a bit slow at first but look around, follow people that seem interesting and soon you'll be in the middle of it.

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