I always find the return trip seems faster than the outward journey, and it felt like I was soon back at the car.
I didn't carry any food with me on the walk, but I had my lunch box in the car. I drove a short distance, found somewhere to park, and settled down to eat. I found a comfy place where I could look back towards the walk I had just completed.
It was a Perfect Day (you can go and find that song yourself).
Questions to ask when evaluating an online service
1. Are they open source to an extent that you're comfortable with? Do they ask you to run proprietary software on your devices? Is the code running on their servers open?
2. If they claim to be open source, do they use an OSI-approved or FSF-approved software license? If not, they're misleading you.
3. Is your personal data handled by such proprietary software? Do you ever transmit your personal data to their servers? Even if open source, they would be able to read and use this data however they wish and you wouldn't be able to tell - do you trust them to? What if they're compelled by law enforcement?
4. Do the needs justify the personal data they are collecting about you? If not, why are they collecting it?
5. If they claim to use encryption for the data which is transmitted to their server - question whether or not it's really private. Do they ever handle the unencrypted data? For example, if an email service claims to encrypt incoming emails, they have an opportunity to read the unencrypted email before they store it. Do they disclose these "gotcha"s, or do they make clear the limitations of their encryption? Is any encrypted information decrypted by software they control, like their web application, or a desktop application which is automatically updated without your consent? If so, they could decrypt it on your computer and transmit the decrypted data back to their servers.
6. Are they responsible for any scarce resources, like an email address, phone number, and so on, which you wouldn't be able to take with you if you leave? Are there ways to provide the same functionality without scarcity, such as the use of your own domain? If so, why aren't they offering them? How important are these resources to your identity, will your friends be able to find you if you choose to stop using the service?
7. How do they make money? What is their motivation for providing services to you? If their circumstances change, will their values change? How likely is change?
Is it just me or does it seem like Jupiter Broadcasting is kind of falling apart?
They went from having Linux Unplugged, TechSNAP, UserError, ChooseLinux, BSDNow, Linux Headlines, Linux Action News, Self-Hosted and regular Jupiter Extras uploads to just Linux Unplugged, Linux Headlines, and Self-Hosted.
The firing of Joe Ressington killed off a lot of those shows, then BSDNow decided to go independent, and TechSNAP ended a few weeks ago.
We now have our own Matrix homeserver, and it is running on #RockPro64 hardware just like the rest of our online infrastructure!
Did I also mention it's open for user registration? 😊
Cory Doctorow is right and #Facebook content #moderation does not scale. That's why we need the #fediverse instead of a giant walled garden where the consequences of failure is so harmful and the scale makes failure a virtual certainty
Although the area is a National Nature Reserve there wasn't an abundance of wildflowers. That might be explained by the presence of sheep on the land. I'm not sure how that squares with it being a NNR.
Some of the plants that had avoided being munched included the Wild Thyme - Lus an Righ - Thymus serpyllum. They do smell exactly like their cultivated relatives.
To-day's walk was along the shore of Loch Mhòrair (starting at Bracorina), and then over the hill to Loch Nibheis, at An Tairbeart. The round-trip is around 18 km or 11 miles.
Although there was a track for the whole distance, it was hard going in some places. The distance felt longer. That said, it was one of the best walks I've done for years. The great weather helped.
Living in #sweden
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