@ivan Because the tech community by and large bought into the cloud hype, "trusted Google" and didn't build them.
I'm in part glad to see Google+ shutting down exactly for this reason: if the geeks who put their important conversations there learn a lesson about independence and get motivated to help build alternatives, that's huge.
The Fediverse is now making a lot of progress in this direction, for some of those use-cases, finally.
Hooray Google+ is shutting down!
That's one less centralized surveillance capitalism "social network" siphoning up people's data. 🎉
Since a big chunk of the traffic there was geeks who could totally have self-hosted a proper blog and should have known better, I'm not shedding any tears for the inconvenience caused.
I do wonder if they'll keep the public content online though? Probably not?
There are active users left on Google+?!
hey who can name the most google things where you can individually communicate with someone
Are your employees using #GoogleDrive? You just lost complete control over that data: Google reserves the right to publish & make derivative works of anything uploaded.
We suggest #selfhosting!
https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-dropbox-google-drive-and-google-docs/ #Privacy #DeleteGoogle @SwitchingSocial@twitter.com
For me, Google Home is the strongest example of how #technology is generational.
For people significantly older than me (like my partner's parents), it's useful because it's like asking a human to check the weather, make a grocery list, etc.
For people significantly younger than me, computers have always been able to talk.
But if you're about my age, the only ways to talk to a computer are by typing, clicking, & occasionally poking, & conversational agents are slow, inaccurate, & annoying.
Just discovered s-tui, a great terminal app for measuring CPU performance/temperature/throttling. https://github.com/amanusk/s-tui
It's really cool and full of useful insights! For example, I discovered that my laptop isn't hitting any more than 3.0 GHz, even though it's rated for 4.0.
Related: any tips on fixing that?
So uh, Mastodon has been around for 2 years now. Wow
Assembling kit furniture using a hex head attachment for a power drill feels like using a cheat code to rampage through a video game tutorial level with a weapon you're not supposed to have until the end.
I swear this is some of the most stress a parent can deal with: toothfairying for a child who you’re not sure still actually believes, has a noisy door to her room, and had buried the tooth so far under her pillow I feared losing my arm.
At least it’s done 😅
They're going to have to get buy-in from a lot of the smaller services around the Internet, because the bigger players aren't going to relinquish the control they've gotten without a fight.
"How solid is Tim’s plan to redecentralize the web? – Irina Bolychevsky – Medium"
Local second hand shop had a surprising number (as in more than one) of games for a couple of 8-bit computers, including these Texas Instruments branded carts.
When buying second hand gear I always run into a risk of buying a faulty equipment so when I purchased my Dell Optiplex 790 machines I was kinda anxious to test them properly. I have cleaned them inside, re-greased using Noctua cooling paste and sprayed WD40 into the fans to keep them quiet.
I was quite happy with the results...
AIDA64 stability test - over 1.5 hours - 0 thermal throttling / full turbo at 3.4 Ghz. Cinebench results were good too. My games were optimized and running smooth too.
Filthy casual geek, gamer, husband, step-father, DIYer, MTBer, Procrastinator...
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