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I have been prescribed glasses. It's official, I am turning into an old man

I find it amusing that blocks trackers and cross site scripts from nearly every website that advertises with them

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Signal created targeted ads for Instagram that show the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

They were blocked.

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

My new optometrist has a massive online intake form and asked a bit of an absurd question with a tiny form field so I thought "why not just give it to them?"

So here it is. "Please list any hobbies"

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You can't post with this app, but I don't care. If we can't tear down facebook, we can at least make it accessible

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My wife loves Instagram. It's her only social media. She has a private account. Like her, many of her friends have left facebook, but many still cling to their instagram.

I made a private account and only followed a handful of people. It didn't take long for it's algorithm to basically abuse me. As I was about to delete again, I found this little gem.

Abuse free Instagram: f-droid.org/packages/me.austin

No tracking, no ads, no suggested content. Just the people I follow.

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Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

Piwigo is a great way to store and share photos on the web. It runs well enough for me on cheap shared hosting, too.

piwigo.org/

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Anyone try ? Paid my $5, it's so private no one on my list has it :P

Amazing what a difference having something actually really important to care about changes your perspective on things. :)

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It's astounding how much a newborn staggers your ability to give a damn about much else. If I'm not holding my child I'm either doing chores or squeezing in what little work I can do in that I can.

I ended up putting my SIM & SD card back into my broken old smart phone because if you're too busy to find a computer, or only have one hand, it's the fastest way to stay on top of communication or coordinating efforts. Not even my passion for using free software matters as much, and yet, I am happy.

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Can I become a 10x engineer by slowing down my peers by 10x in code reviews?

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Hey, anyone in Canada or the UK want to do some paid #translation #work, English to #French? It wouldn't be much, maybe some 3-5 hours of work per month, technical translation of #GreenhouseGas and #sustainability terminology.

The size of the task per month could vary and you would bill for your time, not per word or page.

Over the last few weeks I've been learning how to actually use my DSLR camera. Since my daughter arrived, I've been learning photo finishing with darktable, to boot. Turns out taking pictures can be nerdy. Who knew?

darktable.org

To that one guy on reddit who sees a thread and downvotes the post and everything the poster says arbitrarily: Who hurt you? 😅

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