lying awake in bed in the middle of the night, in a quiet room, I just now had an unmistakable auditory hallucination of the Duolingo "lesson complete" sound. Maybe 400+ day streaks are not a good idea ... o.O

BREAKING: a federal judge has ruled that suspicionless searches of travelers’ cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices when we cross the U.S. border are unconstitutional.

This is an enormous victory for privacy. eff.org/press/releases/federal

This article about the recent arrival on Mastodon of many Twitter users from #India is by far more complete than many others I've seen these days: qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twi
But unsurprisingly it ends with a common doubt about Mastodon being a platform filled with echo chambers.

Well, being an italian that in the last days interacted with so many people from India and having learned from many new things about indian society from them it sounds fun 😄

On Mastodon you can find and interact with a huge amount of different communities: LGBT communities based in UK, vegans from the States, german metalheads, Solarpunks, some algerian guys, italian anarchists, french hackers, anime-fans from all around, indian muslims, south american activists...

It's a kind of variety that is rarely encountered on commercial social media.

The Album Leaf! This is really quite a strange show... but I'm into it ^.^

tech, security, everything is horrible (-) 

"i'm sick of each new version of OSX being more of a shitshow than the last" -- PREACH!

“At the end of the day, when you’re vending an API, it isn’t done until it’s documented. Full stop.” v4.chriskrycho.com/2019/apple-

i can't highly enough recommend the analog antiquarian blog series on the great pyramids: analog-antiquarian.net/2019/01

i'm halfway through, and it's really more of a history of how the pyramids were uncovered and explored, generation by generation, with diagrams and backstories, and how each culture projected itself into them

gripping!

I just heard a documentary youtuber refer to 1995 as “the late nineteen-hundreds”, and I felt another old.

in that emoji where the sun is wearing sunglasses...

why does the sun need to wear sunglasses? is there an even brighter sun just behind us?

long ago I had this idea to make fake warning stickers for BART, so it delights me to see that someone actually did it

first draft of the 65c02 disassembler fits into 1KB (plus one byte) (not counting the test suite) ... that'll count as a success for tonight, time for sleep!

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