Is there a self hostable alternative? I like the idea on paper but don't like the idea of cloud hosting that sort of data on servers I don't own.

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made this account for using it in my pinephone since tootle is a few of the apps it supports and plan on sharing my experiences. I am a computer engineering college student who really likes FOSS, learning languages and finding new music.

Hit the garden with fertiliser before the wife and I went on holiday for a week. Came back and the tomatoes were ready to pot, the various leafy greens took off and the broccoli is getting huge!

Having another bash at building an arm docker image for the Matrix protocol Synapse server.

Pray for me.

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Cutting Google out of your life

I don’t have anything to hide, but I don’t have anything to show you either.

Alternatives to / filtering tools against Google services, surveillance, and ads.

#DeGoogle #google

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Wow, that was different.

Today I read an article on a Gemini[1] website, and used the email the author shared to write them a long-form comment on their work.

It struck me how foreign this once-natural interaction felt. I think it helped give a bit more form to my feelings around how social media has encouraged us to 1) let such platforms control how we share content, 2) use shorter messages, 3) have shallower interactions, and 4) forget historic data.

Fuck. I miss this. I miss really connecting to people.


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"Google is an organization that excels at taking individual, seemingly-benevolent units of work and then combining them into things that are anti-competitive or just plain evil"

Interesting AMA from a Mozilla employee

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

Installed the add-on. On the upsite, and my self-hosted RSS reader work flawlessly. On the downside it is shocking how much of the internet is entirely reliant on six companies.

Windows CMD has SSH natively now.. What a time to be alive...

Has anybody tried running the authenticator software on the ?

@kensanata The sysop buddy system you posted about on your blog/wiki really got me thinking. It would be interesting to require certificate authentication and deny passwords for SSH on a server and then make it so that if I haven't logged in for weeks it opens password authentication/sends an email to a SysopBuddy user. (And if you log in it closes the access off again)

...That's got to be a thing, surely!

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Virtually every audiobook title is available through - except for those titles that Audible demands be sold as "Audible exclusives."


Finally got around to firing up a server. Now to figure out something to write!

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Did some more testing with the again tonight. Tried out Ubuntu Touch with the axolotl app. This phone is SO close to usable as a daily driver. It's so exciting!

Finally caved and ordered the Unknown Armies books. Pretty excited to try the game's conspiracy board-based worldbuilding!

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quick and dirty way to read a scientific paper 

scientific papers can be broken into a few parts:

abstract: high level summary
introduction: why they're doing the thing, previous research on the topic
methods: what they did
results: how it came out
discussion: what they think about it
references: references

the mistake people make is to read the introduction, which makes sense because it's first, but it's rarely the interesting bit, and it's usually long and tedious because it's a review of previous literature. instead you want to skip straight to methods, results, and discussion. follow along if you have the technical expertise but if you don't you might also just want to skip straight to the discussion; there's no shame in that either, but note you'll need to have a general idea of the experiment in order to make sense of the discussion.

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Starting to learn the dark art of and tools. It sort of makes sense to me but I feel like it's gonna take a while to really click!

Anybody had any luck getting desktop or something to work on the ?

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