So... The Facebook app just installed itself on my phone without my consent. That's beyond annoying and makes me wonder what else is being installed without my knowledge..

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I grew up on macross.. this is good news. I hope it holds up well..

"The Decades Long Rights Battle Over ‘Macross’ And ‘Robotech’ Has Finally Been Resolved"

forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2

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If you're in Russia and received a letter that, oh, by the way, tomorrow all your Zoom accounts are blocked -- you might realize that yes, there is a benefit to #selfhosting #digitalsovereignty
themoscowtimes.com/2021/04/07/

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Forbes: In the midst of a steady stream of breaches, outages, and egregious policy changes, there exists an increasing desire — whether among individuals or businesses — to truly own our data.

How? Read on!
forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelh

Anyone else tired of training Google AI on crosswalk, bicycle and bus recognition?!

"Some people never say no
Some people never complain
Some folks have no idea
And others will never explain"

~p. simon

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Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn't thinking isn't thinking of.

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𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙘𝙮 𝙡𝙖𝙬𝙨𝙪𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙩𝙤 $𝟔𝟓𝟎𝙈 𝙨𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩

"A judge has OK'd what he calls one of the largest-ever settlements of a privacy lawsuit, giving a thumbs-up Friday to Facebook paying $650 million to users who alleged the company created and stored scans of their faces without permission."

cnet.com/news/facebook-privacy

"I woke up this morning, got me a jug and laid back down...I went searching for the future, but the blues was all I found."

Just rediscovered this album with Count Basie, Big Joe Turner and Eddie "Clean head" Vinson. Currently in heaven.

open.spotify.com/album/60fQH6q

time!

Grew up on and see the future of the internet as decentralized.

After looking at a number of Mastodon instances I have decided that is probably best suited for me.

Code slinger by day, 6 string strummer by night.

Fan of sci-fi, 80s pop culture, home brew, loose leaf tea and tech.

Beethoven is my spirit composer.

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