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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! 🙂

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The #makeablog initiative is back on 🎉

Been meaning to make a blog? First 20 people to start a tech blog get $20 now and another $20 for writing 3 more posts within 6 months.

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If you work for Facebook, I implore you to consider options elsewhere. I bet it looks good on a resume. For now.

Zuck and FB's leaders are determined to profit from becoming an even more dangerous weapon to further dismantle democracy and society.

Please don't help them.

I’m giving Brave Browser another shot. I like its secure and privacy conscious defaults. My ritual “look through every setting after I install” something leaves me with relatively few switches to flip or knobs to turn 🙂

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A paper on why proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are bad for the environment: "Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining"


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On the subject of engineers suspending their ethics. Stand up to your fucking boss.

> "When California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the new “Fair Pay to Play Act” into law this week he restored property to its rightful owners. College athletes merely will regain what was theirs all along: the use of their own names and likenesses."

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Not arguing on the internet is self care.
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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

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Technical Breakdown of a new NES game written in Lisp

"What Remains is a narrative adventure game for the 8-bit NES video game console, and was released in March 2019 as a free ROM, playable in emulator. It was created by a small team, Iodine Dynamics, over the course of two years of on and off development.[...] Herein is a technical breakdown of some of the pieces that make up our game’s engine, in the hopes that others find it useful or at least interesting to read about."

#NES #Lisp #homebrew #gamedev #8bit #FOSS

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I wrote a post about how online tracking works. I hope even those who aren't that interested in #Privacy will find this useful.

> "Think about the less privileged internet users out there; especially in the wake of the Net Neutrality upset – users might literally be paying more to see high quality images, even in your privileged tech bubble."

> "In case you’re not sure why web optimisation is a good thing: if you don’t have any problems with your internet connectivity, speed, and data usage, then you’re one of the privileged internet users and you most likely live in a tech bubble. Lucky you! Optimise for everyone who isn’t so lucky."

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Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

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