Tech won't build it

Tech, as in Big

Tech won't build anything which allows you to run your own whatever, independently.

Tech won't let you have control of what you see on screen.

There will always be an opaque algorithm for ads, or some bullshit.

Tech won't build privacy. Only privacy theatre.

Sure, you can play around with Android settings, but they're still getting your data anyway.

Tech won't build it if it doesn't make a rich man richer.

Tech won't built it if it doesn't contain telemetry.

This is almost a golden rule.

Tech won't build it if it can't be floated on the stock market or issued as a token.

Tech won't build it if it doesn't bolster the patriarchy.

Tech won't build it for fun. Only for profit.

Tech won't build it.

So if you want it.

It's up to you.

Surprisingly pleasant afternoon for a ramble... and you can just about spot Rolo bottom-left. πŸ˜πŸ•

After 9.4km, still no worse... maybe it is helping? Needing another rest, but not because of my foot! 🀣

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Trying out some Ryoma foot supports. After 6km along Hadrian's Wall path not any worse, but sure it's helping much either. Halfway, so will find out soon! πŸ€”πŸƒ

Blobmaker is a free generative design tool to help you quickly create random, unique, and organic-looking SVG shapes blobmaker.app/

I've been trying a couple of Open Source run-tracker mobile apps... no need for stupid social media signups, etc. πŸ˜πŸ‘ I think "ForRunners" from Benoit Hervier works best for me (RunnerUp lost three of my runs before I switched to the other app).
* gitlab.com/brvier/ForRunners
* github.com/jonasoreland/runner
I'd be interested if anyone has any recommendations for similar run/activity tracker apps... πŸ€”

Brilliant evening swimming in the Tyne, although a tad chilly when you stop moving! Brrrr! 😬 (Note to self: "Don't. Drop. Phone.")

Vindobala... perhaps not the most inspiring site on Hadrian's Wall, although there's a placard telling you what it used to be like! Half-way, 5.6km, and exactly 6 min / km so far - about to slow down from here!! πŸ€£πŸƒ

Tonight's swim in Hexham. Looks quiet here, but loads of swimmers and boats out... just a little bit chilly on the toes! 🀣🏊

Tonight's 750m open air swimming pool. Successful test of my new Open Water Guardian tow float and we managed to escape just as the thunder came rolling in! 😁🏊

Need a little bit of flexibility with the "no drinking on a school night" rule on an evening like this! 🀣🍺

Nice link if you're into cubes... random shuffles of your 3x3 Rubik's Cube. About 30 iterations seems to be a good mix. -> shuffle.akselipalen.com/

Sharing images electronically hasn't always had the immediacy that it does today... πŸ˜‰

Day 52 of the series:

Trust me when I say this, it's things like this that will be running through my head the next time Microsoft tells us how much they love Linux and open source.

mikestone.me/what-microsoft-th

Having mostly lurked for a few days, it seemed like it's time to make a quick . In real life I'm a sysadmin by day, UK based and working in the criminal justice sector. I enjoy tinkering with tech in whatever spare time I have, and Fosstodon looked like a perfect match. Starting to find my way in the Fediverse and beyond open-source I'm also hoping to explore my other interests around photography, sourdough, running, hiking, swimming, contemplating why I have no spare time, etc! 🀣

I see alpkit.com/ Metrocentre are reopening today... been delighted with my new Lotic wetsuit, and I might pick up some new goggles too. Seem to be quite a few camping special offers currently, if that's your thing! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Delighted to finally be dipping my toes into some wild swimming. Well, ok I was in a wetsuit, and the water is pretty calm up here in the North Tyne! Amazingly fun though. 🀣🏊

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