however, the decade did not go without innovation.
see, when you open a website, your mobile supercomputer still struggles to render, the fan spins up like a jet airliner before takeoff, as a friendly reminder that you forgot to install ublock origin
TL;DR: I prefer to use JS as a last resort, when less potentially invasive technologies aren't enough to get the job done.
uk census information for lgbtq+ folks
The Census is coming. For any LGBT+ person who is not out you can over-write any information submitted about you via a http://gov.uk individual access code at https://census.gov.uk/en/request/access-code/individual/
No-one in your household will be notified about your changes.
For Snowflake volunteers: If you use Firefox, Brave, or Chrome, our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. Note: you should not run more than one snowflake in the same network.
Cool to see that Gemini uses an issue tracker now. Hopefully that will make discussions more productive and quiet down the mailing list.
Wanna watch a damn good tv show?
Watch 'The Expanse'
@Tusky 14's wellbeing mode is fucking excellent. For all Android mastodon users: if you're not using Tusky yet for mastodon I highly recommend it!
New #blog post: “Keeping platforms open”
Gemini version: gemini://seirdy.one/2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.gmi
It’s a follow-up to my previous article, “Whatsapp and the domestication of users”.
Hard problems, by definition, lack easy solutions. Simply choosing (or creating) a platform that avoids user domestication isn’t enough if that platform can change. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance; in addition to settling on the right platform, we must ensure that it honors its users in both the present and the future. Keeping a platform FOSS and simple is more straightforward than keeping a platform “open”.
How do we keep an open platform from becoming a closed platform in the future?
Instance admin just lost their job, might need help
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Unfortunately Stux has today found out that they are fired from their day job 😞
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