Didn't know that arstechnica has a 'Moonshark' as their fail whale.

TIL that in the C `switch` statement, the `default` clause doesn't have to be the last one. (It still runs when no other options match including ones declared below it.)

Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:

boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burn

The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.

Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:

libreture.com/bookshops

You can find more book-related alternatives here:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @yogthos )

#eBooks #Books #Bookshops #Bookstores

#Email is the oldest and most popular way to communicate online.

However, some email providers don't respect privacy. For example, Gmail reads your mail and lets third parties read it too.

There are much more privacy-friendly email providers out there, for example:

Tutanota
tutanota.com/
@Tutanota

Posteo
posteo.de/en

Protonmail
protonmail.com

Fastmail
fastmail.com

Thexyz
thexyz.com

#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteGmail

TIL: icloud email supports subaddressing. E.g. all mails of the form <youraccount>+<sometext>@icloud.com arrive. Sadly no way of using them as from address with apple mail…

@monkeydom Everyone forgets about Objective Apple these days.

I predict these Apple service tiers:
- Apple
- Apple+
- Apple++
- Apple Swift

Russian artist Svetlana Petrova decided to add her big ginger cat to some iconic portraits and masterpieces #womensart

#Caturday t.co/X5JddplDXr

Tonight's creature doodles. Just a bit of fu to work the ol' drawing muscles, but I did learn some things:

1. I don't know if elephant seals want to wear fezzes. I only know that they should.
2. I may need to apologize to Gavins in general, but that warty lil frog thing just looks like a Gavin, dammit.
3. A Hedgehogtopus is difficult to draw. Which is why there isn't one on the page.

#arttoot #doodles #drawing #mastoart #creatures

I love this video from WordPress. Very similar in style to what I always imagined we could do for Micro.blog.

masons move stones from place to place. players can't directly destroy or move walls, but level generation is somewhat malleable and imperfect because masons are destructible.

Presenting: The Wikidata Card Game Generator! It uses @wikidata, the free and open knowledge base, to generate fact cards on arbitrary topics, like metro systems, planets, or hackerspaces. Made with @Bleeptrack at the @verschwoerhaus last month. ✨ cardgame.morr.cc

I'm late to the game, but very much enjoyed this excellent Metroidvania specimen on the Switch:
axiomverge.com

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