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Tired of not having actually safe Alpine Linux on Raspberry Pis? Tired of a 2 hour manual process that breaks half the time and is just wrong?
github.com/rootwyrm/alpine-ima

Now you can get a ready to go, auto-rootfs-growing, survives-upgrades Alpine image for virtually anything. Ready to go.

github.com/rootwyrm/alpine-ima

Donate. The more money people throw at this project, the more advanced it gets. Maybe even a way to do overlays from the boot partition so you can customize.

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PSA: The VSCode Marketplace (marketplace.visualstudio.com) is proprietary. If you develop a VSCode extension please release it on OpenVSX (open-vsx.org/)

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Researchers from Dublin reviewed the Google Play Services that are mandatory for Covid Tracing Apps on Android. Every 20 min they transfer:
- IP adress
- phone #
- email
- IMEI
- SIM #
scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/pubs/co
➡️ So it's illegal, intrusive and affects large parts of the population

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... And the fun isn't over! Release 2.0.0 also introduces containers 🎉

docker run keyoxide/keyoxide

This one is for the promise of and building a decentralized network of identity verification!

For more info: hub.docker.com/r/keyoxide/keyo

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"A federated, decentralized system of free associations ... seems to be the appropriate form of social organization for an advanced technological society in which humans do not have to be forced into the position of tools, of cogs in the machine."

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It's interesting to think that jurrasic park was made on a computer that probably isn't powerful enough to watch jurrasic park on youtube

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“Fail better”, they say. And it’s procedurally true, on the whole. For any project, one must grind issues away. It takes patience and pressure.

However, there is a macho aspect to this nostrum which doesn’t square with human life. People need to have a solid win now and then to make a grind worthwhile. Failure is a cruel tutor. For every scheming Edison there are a hundred Teslas.

Heroic individualism is the ideology of the sociopath. Monomania is a poor substitute for community.

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Hey devs, please use semantic html. This is important!

When listing things, use ul/li! When writing things, use p! When adding navigation, use nav! When putting the main part of your website inside a div, use main! Please use h1, h2, h3 for your titles! Don't use table for layout, they are for data!

Screen readers users have shortcuts to jump to all those parts of your website instead of reading it from top to bottom. But it only works with semantic html. So please help them! :tealheart:

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The worst thing about 21st century internet culture? The fact that two generations of people have been conditioned to refer to everything they do as "content".

Are you a writer? An artist? A photographer? A film maker? A blogger? It no longer matters. You're a content creator and something something monetisation.

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Apple reducing competition. They could’ve just… used the API or even negotiated a better deal w/Dark Sky.

But no, they bought it to deeply integrate w/their own apps AND shut down web, Android, & competing API clients—ensuring only Apple can provide the data to only Apple users

RT @MKBHD@twitter.com

RIP Dark Sky for Android 😭

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MKBHD/status/12896

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I got a set of postcards and a poster from the Centre for Computing History. They’re doing awesome work and are hit hard by the pandemic. Please, if you can, help secure the preservation of computing history.

computinghistory.org.uk/sec/22

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US Pol. Voting 

If your state gives you a "mail in ballot" you can almost certainly go drop it off and either a drop box or a county office at a time of your choosing.

Mask up and go drop it off as soon as you can. Avoid any possible shenanigans.

Please repeat or boost this message so folks who haven't done this before understand.

Also early voting is your friend!!

Thanks.

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With the US mulling the decision to ban , we should also consider banning and because they essentially do the same thing: piss all over your privacy while allowing you to be "connected" to people that atrophy helped you get rid of long ago.

Oh, wait, American companies that spy on people are okay and acceptable. It is different when the Chinese do it.

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