Imagine you’re worth $119.4 billion on a burning planet and this is the limit of your ambition
What3Words sends legal threat to a security researcher for sharing an open-source alternative – TechCrunch
What3Words claims open source alternative WhatFreeWords violates its copyright.
Sharing a list of online bookstores I know about so you don't have to buy from Amazon or B&N (EXPAND)
McSweeney’s, independent nonprofit publishing company
Firestorm Coop, collectively-owned radical bookstore
AK Press, worker-run, collectively-managed, anarchist publishing and distribution
Thriftbooks, huge independent bookseller, sells new and used books for good prices
Fellow Traveler, bookstore owned and operated by Listen Left Audiobooks
Small Beer Press, publisher of fantasy and literary fiction
Left Wing Books, publisher and distributor of radical books and pamphlets
Bookshop.org, online bookstore with a mission to support local bookstores
"Did your data get breached by Facebook in its vast, ghastly, 500,000,000 person valdez? The lovely folks at Digital Rights Ireland are suing Facebook under the GDPR for money damages and they'd like to sign you up to be part of the lawsuit."
This is quite famous, but I'm betting that not *everyone* knows about this website, and that would be a shame.
507 Mechanical movements is a steampunk npm, containing virtually every concievable thing that is possible with gears and levers
and now it's animated for the internet.
"Perseverance’s eyes see a different Mars"
Job lookin, tech, Boosts welcome
After losing my job to covid last March I've had a hell of a time trying to find tech work. I gave up for a bit and did some bike wrenching but it's not making ends meet so I'm back on the job lookin train.
I have 18 years experience, mostly in systems administration, mostly in windows, but my experience is really all over the place. I've worked for government, university, fortune 100, small firms, consulting, data analysis, information security, kind of a Jane of All Trades. I have an associates degree and a bachelor's degree, and nine certifications that are still mostly relevant, one of which is the MCITP.
What I'm most proud of is my ability to figure stuff out. I'm real clever. I'm also able to communicate with non technical staff as well as super nerds.
So what's up, fediverse. You got any jobs?
1. New VC-backed startup enters the scene
2. People flock to it
3. They discover it’s a surveillance capitalist (and still have no clue what that is)
4. They’re shocked (because, see 3)
5. It’s too late, they’re too big and they’ve exited
6. Goto 1
Firefox replaces GA with a fake no-op GA in strict tracking protection https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1493602
FYI: Firefox's new cookie protections aren't turned on by default because they might break an occasional (shitty) site.
To turn them on, go to about:preferences#privacy and select "Strict"
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.