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I'm just posting this as a test for myself.

I wanted to see what HTTP Referrer and User Agent are set from various Mastodon clients. Feel free to ignore this link

Have a nice day! 🙂

Read this if you have a few minutes to sit down and dedicate to it:

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Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

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"This is the future, I’m afraid. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work."

Go to for a random cat fact. Refresh for another one. 🐱

Today I Learned about Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity

When you have extra power, pump water to the top of a hill. When you need some more power, let the water flow down hill through turbines to produce more power.

How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer

Basically: Use Duck Duck Go, use Firefox, don't put a bunch of social sharing buttons on your website.

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I totally feel the sentiment of this “Software disenchantment”. Why is hardware getting faster and more powerful, and software is getting slower and less reliable?

California’s new privacy law is here:

> “ Starting today, Californians can find out what data certain companies have collected about them, and even ask for it to be deleted, under the new California Consumer Privacy Act.”

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“On better information habits” (2013)

I, for one, could stand to improve my information habits a bit...

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Everyone wants to celebrate the guy who wipes up the water on the floor every day. No one gives a shit when someone fixes the leaky pipe.

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Extremely maddening and frustrating to talk to your local politiicians in 2019 and hear them spout things like "changing light bulbs" and "better recycling education" as climate change solutions.

Pal, we need a massive carbon tax and ban on plastic. Anything else is fiddling while the world burns.

Nothing will change until cities are burning and citizens are rioting in the streets.


‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence’

Interesting points from the article.

What you believe alters your actions. The more beliefs you take on, the more likely you are to believe everything you hear. And if you take on false beliefs you pollute the general pool of knowledge.

U.S. Politics 

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I first heard of Advent of Code two years, ago, but I forgot it was happening this year until someone reminded me.

I'm only at day two of seven so far. 🙃

Daily programming puzzles at Advent of Code

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Stop 👏 Using 👏 Facebook

So many reasons, why you should consider closing your #Facebook account. Here is a nice documented list:

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