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Two and a half years after it was published, I finally built a marketing page for my first book. realworldsre.com

PRs to make it better are welcome github.com/icco/realworldsre.c

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i am begging y’all to

- add image descriptions to any image you post

- tag @imagecaptionspls if you need assistance

- stop boosting images that don’t have a description added

- add image descriptions to inaccessible toots you stumble upon here

there’s help available if you need it, otherwise do it yourself. there’s really no excuse.

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We are on Mastodon and down for some autonomous social network shenanigans!

Once this is done, and once I've set up Wallabag at the new Linode, I think I'll fire up a server. Anyone currently using one they love??

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ngl I was happy with DigitalOcean but when I really needed work they screwed me over and I'll never forgive them

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In a kind of frenzy I went and ditched DigitalOcean for Linode wish me luck

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Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

TIL there’s a Zhangzhou Hokkien Chinese surname “Ooi” which is written 黃, pronounced “Huang” in Mandarin. I still don’t know how to pronounce “Ooi”.

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So I don’t use Chrome but I have Ungoogled Chromium (codeberg.org/Eloston/ungoogled) as certain things only work under Chrom(ium) and I only just realised Google requires a Google account to install extensions.

Wow.

Hint: You can bypass this restriction using this the Ungoogled Extension Installer: github.com/UnnoTed/Ungoogled-C

The lengths we have to go to in order to protect our privacy from basic everyday things is ridiculous. We need fundamental change. Surveillance capitalism needs to die.

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We launched an updated website: DDoSecrets.com It’s more collaborative & transparent.

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Become shell literate

drewdevault.com/2020/12/12/She

gemini://drewdevault.com/2020/12/12/Shell-literacy.gmi

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Continued excerpt:

"It becomes especially hard under these conditions to hold on to the value in activities that, by their very nature, are future-directed, such as education or institution-building."

"...what’s disrupted is the structure of care that sustains why we go on doing things together, and this can only be repaired through renewed solidarity."

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Security researcher Bruce Schneier on COVID-19 and Acedia:

"What unsettles us is not only fear of change. It’s that, if we can no longer trust in the future, many things become irrelevant, retrospectively pointless. And by that we mean from the perspective of a future whose basic shape we can no longer take for granted. This fundamentally disrupts how we weigh the value of what we are doing right now."

schneier.com/blog/archives/202

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Yeah, hit me with your best "webpack for beginners who just want to have Sass with a static one HTML page and don't need all the heavy machinery" tutorials 😁
(I am still using gulp on my WP but for a new project it's time I play with new toys)
#askingforhelp #stack

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hello technology brothers

people will not change what shit they use just because you think its better if its harder for them to use to get real shit done

hope this helps

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Or annotated law: the official annotations that judges rely upon to interpret the law. States have partnered with outside orgs to create these, which means if you live in that state and want to know what your law means, you have to pay to see it.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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