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‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’

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#privacy is the freedom to act without being watched and thus, in a sense, to be who we really are — not who we want others to think we are.

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<< Fun fact: You can make any Wikipedia article dystopian by changing it to the past tense. >>

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@sean Sometimes it helps to have a handful of projects, so that “spend time away from” means coming back fresh to a different project.
Some days though, even that's not enough and I have to step away.

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Part of my fun this week has been dealing with government websites using or requiring seriously outdated software.

1. Is a provincial government website that is built on Coldfusion.
2. Is another provincial website that requires IE11 running in Compatibility mode. :yikes:

Was watching local news last night re:live streaming up roar after NZ mass shooting:
Reporter to Facebook Australian rep: ‘But any changes to Google and Facebook have to come from the head offices in California right? If the Australian government introduces (basically censorship laws) laws regarding Live streaming, will those businesses comply?’

What the fuck Australia. Trying to arm wrestle Apple and now Facebook/Google into complying with Australian law. It won’t work they’re BUSINESSES

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When you're young, you get drunk and you enjoy it. You wake up the next day and you're fine. Usually, there's nothing to regret.

Then you get a little older, and you still enjoy the occasional beer or two (or three), but you feel shit the next day and you regret it.

When you're my age, you already regret that you will have gotten drunk, some time in the future. You may not even have any beers in the fridge or any plans to get drunk any time soon. You still already regret it 😂

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More than 100.000 people took to the streets in 50 cities in Germany to protest against Uploadfilters and for an updated copyright-regime. It’s incredible, these are the biggest protests for an open internet ever! Stop #artikel13 in the European Parliament!


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The rise of movements we can only imagine now, but that could be similarly beneficial to that of Free Software, will be impeded by an Internet restricted by articles 11 and 13. It would be far better if articles 11 and 13 simply did not happen.

You can help stop this by getting in touch with your representative in the EU parliament. Find out how you can do this here:

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This is the last chance to change the course of the approval of Articles 11 and 13 in the new EU copyright directive.

These articles will impose restrictions that will have dampening effect on the free flow of information on the Internet, hindering the environment that helped give rise to all Free Software, including KDE.

Although the new directive contains provisions that protect Free Software projects (like KDE) and non-profits (like Wikipedia), this is far from future-proof.

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Hey, people of Mastodon! One of my friends just failed a class (after working her ass off to pass it). She's feeling pretty low, and wondering what's going to be open to her now. I've reassured her that failure is not the end of the world, because I failed, but I'm not sure she believes me.

If you've ever failed at something, big or small, only to succeed later, would you mind sharing your story? I want to show her it's okay.

Boosts welcomed. Thank you!


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When someone asks me how I got the idea for pixelfed.

@pixelfed hello pixel.fed, is there a mobile app for iOS or Android? Or is only web client supported?

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Microsoft up to their old tricks.

Microsoft’s New Skype for Web Doesn’t Support Linux and Mozilla Firefox

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To the #degoogle and #deletefacebook advocates, the #privacy and #FOSS advocates, please consider contributing editing to #OpenStreetMap. I want a good and usable alternative to current popular #maps apps.
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@cats This is Kit Kat. Her eyes are a lovely jade green, and we think she is a Nebulung purebred. 💚 Can confirm that she is of the Windowsill variety. Since this is for the March tag, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Kit Kat and I!! 😺🍀

Ugh, remind me to subscribe to that mastodon topic tool... rip my feed until I remember

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I have yet to really come to terms with my extreme disappointment with the tech industry. Not just with the "techlash," but with many more personal things:

- burning out on being an open-source maintainer
- realizing that the browser industry is brutal and uncompetitive
- noticing how many tech influencers are just seeking out social media validation through Twitter or GitHub
- realizing that the frontend JS community is largely fad-driven rather than evidence-driven

I could go on

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Philippines calls for review of US defense pact over China war risk Show more

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Made my keyboard act as a kind of LED progressbar and show my current CPU usage 😊

If you got a Razer keyboard, here are the sources:

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