@RachaelAva1024 Update: it didnโ€™t work. Or maybe I did something wrong. Whatever. Iโ€™ll come back to this some other time.

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Right now, Iโ€™m trying out FreeBSD for kicks and giggles. Currently installing KDE on it right now.

So, ballโ€™s in your court, web server developers.

Are you going to add a one-line header, by default, to your server responses to protect people from being tracked by Google or not?

Adding it to Site.js took 5 minutes or work:


Do you care?

More: plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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In case youโ€™re wondering if Google or Facebook, etc., will keep you secure, yes, they will try. In the same way a farmer tries to keep their sheep secure from everything else but their own knife.

Security does not imply safety.


I canโ€™t believe Iโ€™m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

Just finished writing a shell script that automates the process of installing Arch Linux. ๐Ÿ“ƒ I went from taking 2-3 hours trying to install it the first time, to 20-40 minutes once I knew what I was doing, to now being able to install it with all the essentials, reboot it and be on the desktop in less than 5 minutes! โฑ Incredible! ๐Ÿคฉ

Since doas seems like a pretty good alternative to sudo, I havenโ€™t gotten used to typing doas when trying to run a command as root, so I added an alias to my rc file so that it replaces sudo with doas.

I also added an echo command before it eventually runs doas saying the following: โ€œDoas I say, as I sudo.โ€ as a reminder that Iโ€™m using doas instead of sudo.

Genie: Your wish is my command!

Guy: I wish for noise-cancelling headphones!

Genie: Your wish is granted!

*Suddenly, a pair of headphones appears on the guyโ€™s head.*

Guy: Cool! Iโ€™m gonna go play some music!

*Guy pairs his new headphones to his phone, and presses play, but now he canโ€™t hear anything at all.*

Guy: Why canโ€™t I hear anything?

Genie: You wished for noise cancelling headphones. All noise is cancelled when turn it on.

Guy: What did you say?

Oh right, I forgot, for some reason, my iMac is weird about EFI on newer releases of Debian 10, for some reason, throwing an older version of the EFI System Partition contents that Debian made and changing the target disk UUID in EFI/debian/grub.cfg accordingly seems to fix it. This is why I keep a TAR backup of it on a flash drive so I can fix it if I ever need to, lol.

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@RachaelAva1024 Currently installing Debian 10.9 on my iMac. Debian is probably the better choice to run Nextcloud on given how unstable Arch Linux can be on it sometimes.

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Today seems like a great day to figure out how to setup & use my own Nextcloud server. โ˜๏ธ Iโ€™ve seen it run on Raspberry Pis, so maybe I can get it working on my old 2009 iMac I previously used Linux on. ๐Ÿ–ฅ Hopefully, it works out great! ๐Ÿ˜„

@RachaelAva1024 If I recall correctly, the reason was because these drones could interfere with commercial passenger aircraft, which is understandable. ๐Ÿ›ฉ

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If you're a developer, there are lots of #Fediverse platforms which you can help out on:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)

Funkwhale (Music, Podcasts and Audio)

Lemmy (Reddit alternative)

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)

Write Freely (Medium alternative)


When I first saw the Amazon delivery by drone concept video, I thought it was one of the coolest things ever. ๐Ÿคฉ But now when I think about it, Iโ€™m glad the government stepped in and didnโ€™t let the idea take off. ๐Ÿ›ซ (Pun intended) Imagine the amount of privacy violations this could cause. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Chess is just checkers with extra steps. โ™Ÿ Change my mind. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

If you're a website owner, protect all your visitors from FLoC by sending the following HTTP response header:

Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=()

Sites are starting to do this already, such as @themarkup, @guardian and, yes, us too (at duckduckgo.com).

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

@RachaelAva1024 FR tho,

people are so scared to install Linux because "my office apps/web browser", not knowing that they'll more than make up for the learning curve in sheer performance reclaimed and hardware expense saved.

I'm genuinely still salty about the fact that my parents wouldn't let me Linuxize any computer used for school, even though Windows was clearly causing substantial time waste.

Thereโ€™s a secret trick to speed up your PC that companies donโ€™t want you to know about! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Install Linux on your PC! ๐Ÿง

I hate the feeling of dread when the weekend comes when I have to go to work.

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