It seems a rite of passage for geeks who fall in love with @Mastodon: I've started my own instance (thanks to @mastohost!). My peeps are journalists and other media makers, and I've built a home for them at Masthead.social (see what I did there?). If you're a news junkie, please join us! Beta signup here: https://masthead.typeform.com/to/cepi6u #mastodon #journalism #journalist #press #media #news @Gargron @ashfurrow
Not content with being beaten by Samsung last week in the Weird Smart Phone Gimmicks market, Energizer announced a 3/4 inch thick smartphone with a 18,000 mAh battery (for some reason, they haven’t disclosed the weight) and no water or shock resistance, and they’re seriously calling it… the Energizer Pop.
Rumor has it, the next models to be released will be called the Energizer Zap, Energizer Boom, and Energizer Fire.
This dude took thousands of pictures of the moon and created a 9000 pixel wide incredibly beautiful composite. https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/arer0k/i_took_nearly_50000_images_of_the_night_sky_to/
Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door
Almost as if… they’re both surveillance capitalists acting exactly as you would expect surveillance capitalists to act.
Holy shit, Facebook is paying teenagers to install a root certificate on their phones so they can snoop on all of their internet traffic
Not a joke, this is actually a thing which is happening right now
Got one of them iPhone things? Minor security glitch you might want to be aware of.
Ah yes, my computulator's app plate, where the #appbuttons go so I can easily poke them with the clicky triangle and then write words into their writing spaces with the letter buttons and space button on the button board.
My new year’s resolution is to read more books this year — a book a week, if I can. I like reading both a fiction and non-fiction book simultaneously but have had a surprisingly hard time finding fiction that keeps me interested. I just finished my 3rd Cory Doctorow book and I’m about to start 1984, but after that I’m all out of fiction to read! Any fiction suggestions that involve tech, hacking, sci-fi, oppressive regimes and resistance to them would be greatly appreciated
*removes Signal v Noise from “Use Reader Mode Automatically” list*
GitHub’s old model was basically that they gave you free repo hosting and in exchange you had to publicize your source, therefore making GitHub more valuable to other developers (& promoting open source), right?
So what’s GitHub’s new model now that they give free private repos? They give you free repo hosting and in exchange, you… what, quit using their competitors? Give MS an omniscient view of private software development? More free stuff is nice but I worry about what it says about GitHub’s priorities.
new software from the fruit company
Using the Shortcuts iOS app, Siri can now trigger user-defined HTTP requests, parse JSON/XML/RSS and act on the results, run userscripts in Safari, and run shell scripts over SSH (you don’t have to use Siri, you can also do all that from the Share sheet in any app or make your own app-like shortcuts to put in your dock).
Did… did Apple intend to release that to the public? I just hope they don’t dial it back in future versions.