right after i joined mastodon i saw a post (idr who it was from) that said smthn like "it's really painful how things like art and dancing are considered something you have to be good at instead of things that all humans do, as naturally as eating or breathing" and i think about that all the time. the things that we naturally do have been commodified and portrayed as somethint to struggle for, as things that only The Best are allowed to do. when without that pressure, we would all just do them??

I’m looking for a chore management system for my kids (or even for myself for that matter). Like an online todo list with recurring chores and a point system for chores completed that add to a virtual allowance book. Preferably, this would be accessible via a web browser, both desktop and mobile. And even better if it is FOSS. Does this ring any bells for anyone?

Oh. The House of Lunduke BBS. It's back.

20 telnet lines. Free to use. Tradewars, LORD, The Pit, DoorMUD, Exitilus. POTS dial-up up soon (local to Portland,OR).

Details: lunduke.com/

Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

I saw Sion Sono’s Love Exposure for the first time this week. It has been a long while since I’ve seen a film this good. All four hours of it. I’m in shock. I don’t even know what to do with myself.

I hate shopping and I need a new running watch. I’ve narrowed down to Garmin Fenix 5 Plus or Forerunner 945. I’ve been stuck on this decision for a week and it is slowly driving me insane. Shopping for computers is so much easier.

I just drafted a #KDE goal proposal. It's about improving the user experience for setting up input methods, a longstanding pain point for me.

phabricator.kde.org/T11054

Firefox has now and “Enhanced Tracking Protection”.
Great!

But…

It whitelists Google, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon, Adobe and many more.

invidio.us/watch?v=UqkeZIPLY5M

/via @aral
#SurveillanceCapitalism

Do any of y’all fediverse pals have experience with LinuxAcademy? Certainly I can structure things on my own and not need a service like that, but thinking it may be worth it just for structure. I’m a seasoned veteran that is always looking to keep up and expand my knowledge and experience. I’m going to do the free trail anyhow, but always nice to get outside opinions.

Speaking of how the ad firms manipulate our lives, I’d like to promote to you the idea of not using soap. The link is a blog post that inspired me to experiment ditching it. After reading it years ago, I realized I knew the author, have spent a few hours with him working on radiation data gathering, and never once thought he stank! So I did it and five years later would not even think of going back to using soap for normal cleansing needs other than hands. blog.seanbonner.com/2010/02/01

"Advertising as a major source of human dissatisfaction: Cross-national evidence on one million Europeans"
voxeu.org/article/advertising-

Wow. I have not thought about 2600 for a while. I guess I assumed they didn’t exist. What was I thinking? Very happy to be listening to a current feed of Off the Hook. Hmm, does Phrack still exist? ... Nope.

I moved my kids to Linux a year ago, but they keep bugging me to give them Minecraft (they already have it on their iOS devices!). Looking into it I see it is closed source and like ¥3000/user. Um, no. But wait! What is this Minetest (minetest.net) thing? Oh, this looks good and is in the Fedora repo. Now if I find it has an API that is accessible via python, it will be perfect.

It is the little things. Needed a hardware based (specifically) mouse wiggler. Got a ATmega32U4 generic Arduino for a few yen that just sticks out of my usb a little. Added the following code:

"Mouse.h"

void setup() {
Mouse.begin();
}

void loop() {
Mouse.move(0, -5);
delay(10);
Mouse.move(-5, 0);
delay(10);
Mouse.move(0, 5);
delay(10);
Mouse.move(5, 0);
delay(1000*60*3);
}

@enkiv2 I feel like the current situation is the worst of all possible worlds—where we're essentially just all carrying around disposable subsidized supercomputers that we don't have control over but that big corporations can use to track us, pester us, and temporarily offload their "compute" onto when it's convenient for them

Oh I deleted my gmail account, I’m trying this new thing called email. It’s like gmail but federated.

My kid's school is requiring them to use mymaths.co.uk, which requires flash. Our house has been flash-free for close to a year. The kids all have Fedora installs. Is anyone here running a browser with flash in a container or jail to limit the exposure of the inevitable? I don't want to have to have them spin up VM images just for this. In the meantime, I've been fighting it, but it is a balance.

hey poopers, dns is not centralized, get that in your heads

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