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nytimes.com belongs squarely in the #GDPRHallOfShame as it sends you to multiple external sites in order to opt out.

It also provides an opt out button which is (a) hidden and (b) doesn't include advertising cookies.

I think I've shamed them before, but wth, one more doesn't hurt.

Pandas TA worklog update Show more

C♯ is a good Microsoft language, but wind players prefer D♭

Hello Assembled People of European Mastodon! I work at @eff on international copyright. You might have heard of #article13, the EU proposal to require © filters on sharing sites.

We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.

The key vote is on Wednesday -- please call or write your MEP and ask them to vote against #article13 to protect the future of the internet! saveyourinternet.eu/

is in that early stage, you know, in which you read your toots in one app, and reply in another. I love it,and I’m glad to have joined early enough, to have something to tell newcomers 10 years down the road 😉

It'd be good if Mastodon had a "mute this individual post" option. Then I wouldn't have to see the same popular toot dozens of times when the people I'm following boost it.

Same goes for muting replies to a particular post you've created. You don't lose anything as you can just go back and review the toot later if you want to see how the thread continued.

My little Mastodon client’s got a long way to go. I am mega happy with where I’m at after day 1. 💪

Mastodon is written in Ruby. The creator of Ruby, @matz is on Mastodon (albeit inactive). Mastodon uses Sidekiq for background processing. The creator of Sidekiq, @mperham is on Mastodon. It's kind of a bizarre feeling.

At my company we have consultants whose job is to manage the other consultants.

I really hate to give different value to different jobs, but I feel like that is a bit useless... Just a tiny bit

Never forget the insanity that was the OpenOffice mouse. (Is this #retrocomputing already?)

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"Big problems are rarely solved with commensurately big solutions. Instead, they are most often solved by a sequence of small solutions, sometimes over decades."

- ‘SWITCH’ by Dan and Chip Heath

via: micro.preslav.me/post/12101263

Man y'all ever think about how incredibly stupid it is that the internet is almost entirely financed by advertising. Like, imagine if busses were only paid for using the revenue from bus ads. And if not enough people looked at the ads for Target or a legal firm specializing in slip-and-falls, then their bus route stopped existing. How stupid would that be. That's basically what we're doing right now, but with online.

Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.

wired.com/story/malware-dna-ha

I will not build a $40k computer that can play Tetris. I will not build a $40k computer that can play Tetris: megaprocessor.com

One of the best parts of iOS dev is the beta testing: y’all are unparalleled in your generosity and enthusiasm

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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 as a moderator.

Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!