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Users: Stop violating our privacy.
Facebook. Oops sorry. Would you like a cloud connected camera in your home?
Users: No thank you
Facebook: Here’s a crypto coin!
Users: 🤦‍♂️

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From @switchingsocial

"The Brave browser knows where users spend their time, making it the perfect tool to calculate and reward publishers with BATs."

So wait, Brave respects your privacy, but also knows where you spend your time?

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@jonah @danarel

Brave is owned by Peter Thiel, the same guy who owns Palantir:

"Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers."

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Complain about not knowing how to connect and socialize with other developers.
Get followed by other developers.
Say absolutely nothing to any of them.
Am I doing this right?

@JPEG When viewing media in Mast, tapping the caption to view the original toot consistently takes ~8 seconds.

Working independently has kinda destroyed my social life. I have no idea how to network and make friends with other developers. I don't have a ton of experience and always feel incredibly awkward trying to insert myself into a conversation or group.

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Warning: Gab and their bottom-of-the-barrel quality users are coming to the Fediverse.

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Mastonaut - Simple, elegant, and native
Mastodon client for Mac.

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So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

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Get off of Twitter

Nolan Lawson doesn’t mince his words.

Write blog posts. Use RSS. Use Use Mastodon. Use Pleroma. Use whatever you want, as long as it isn’t manipulating you with algorithms or selling access to your data to advertisers.

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Experimenting with a new Compose UI that supports Loops and Stories! #pixeldev

Reviews for my app are incredibly encouraging. I wish I could express more fully my appreciation for every reviewer.

Wish there was a way to filter out all the Twitter crossposting here.

I need more friends who are awake until sunrise like I am.

All of Apple's developer tools are absolute garbage.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!