Hi, I'm a long time Mastodon user who is moving away from mastodon dot social because it's too crowded. The main things I am interested in are:
#foss #floss #freesoftware #freesw #opensource #tech #linux #archlinux #gnu #vim #bspwm #computerscience #cs #programming #maths #math #mathematics #physics
Another reason to in the very least have @fdroidorg installed on your phone. https://twitter.com/albertvaka/status/1107924633750253568
MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.
There are no backups.
Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.
Always keep a local copy.
RT @RiotChat@twitter.com: We just cut the first release candidate for Riot 1.0 😄 🎉 Intrepid testers are welcome to give it a go at https://riot.im/staging and help us test! 7pm Friday RCs ftw...
I am so disappointed, angry and sad that this is what Microsoft has come to.
First they try to get you to install the Teams desktop app, which is not available on Linux, then they force me to make myself more vulnerable to trackers to use the Teams web app?!?
Why on earth is that required???
And the worst thing is, I don't have a choice.
There's no other way for me to access Microsoft Teams.
I am literally forced to give up my privacy to view an assignment.
Spotify will cancel your account for using an ad blocker: https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/08/spotify-will-now-suspend-or-terminate-accounts-it-finds-are-using-ad-blockers/
German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business
Some good news to kick off the weekend with.
This reporter blocked each of the five "tech giants" for a week—
Then, for the 6th week, she blocked all five for a whole week! https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
Here's how to try it yourself: https://gizmodo.com/want-to-really-block-the-tech-giants-heres-how-1832261612
CONFIRMED! lutris is getting a snap and a flatpak! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/02/08/lutris-is-working-on-snap-and-flatpak-installers-for-linux-gamers/#3ce39717e0d0
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