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1990s web experience

- Open site in browser
- Watch framework of site gradually appear
- Start reading site text
- View images once they load
- Click a hyperlink to more information on the thing you're looking for

2020s web experience

- Open site in browser
- Wait for Cloudflare to verify you aren't a bot
- Wait for background movie to load
- Dismiss cookie popup
- Decline to subscribe to their mailing list
- Decline to speak to a chatbot that promises it's a human
- Scroll infinitely looking for the information you want that's probably not there since it's all generated text intended for other robots to read anyway

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Good news in #FOSS anyone?

Our application platform is now open! 🚀

We welcome subsmissions from projects that seek support for Open Source Infrastructure in the public interest.

Would you like to see support for a specific library, developer tool or any other critical open source component? Please let us know!

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Well crap, time for a second profit-driven private company to throw thousands of satellites into orbit. What could possibly go wrong?

Article by Jonathan O'Callaghan, including quotes from me and @ProfHughLewis

"When I added support for FastMail to Geary, my changes were rejected. If FastMail was an ethical provider of email, I’m sure that this would not have been the case." @aral's sarcasm.. 😉


😠 developers! priorities!

I'm so happy (not) that now has child-friendly penguin pictures and burns some extra cpu cycles for a little distracting mouse-over animations in my VM list. Shame some of my VMs take literally 20x the time to start up after the last "upgrade".

I only I had 10cent for every time I've experienced this syndrome over the last 30 years.... I'd open "efficient software systems inc." and repurpose all the trash hardware you folks have imposed on the world.

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Sure, #TikTok has privacy issues. So do most other social media apps. So why isn’t anyone proposing bans on FaceBook, Instagram, or the bird app? Oh yeah, that’s why.

#China #Sinophobia #ColdWar2

That's rather offensive, wouldn't you say? Comparing actual repression of trans to genocide?

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yay, #wireshark devs finally merged AMR audio codec decoding patch ( You can now play backAMR-in-RTP VoIP calls in wireshark, for example those originating or terminating in 2G cellular networks!

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Do not confuse short-staffed and understaffed.

Short-staffed is when two people call out sick unexpectedly, or someone is fired for cause. It is expected to a very short term interruption of smooth operations.

Understaffed is when someone decides that the work of ten people can be done by six people. There is no plan to hire anyone to alleviate the stress and increased workload.

#staffingshortages #laborshortage #shortstaffed #understaffed

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People talk about dull or menial jobs like they're easy

Ok yes, it's easy to make a coffee or pick a tomato. Now do it 1,000 times. Do it every day. Do it with people yelling at you. Do it in the cold. Do it while you're sick.

Just because the task is easy doesn't mean the job is

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People need to understand.

#Google isn't a search engine.
#Facebook isn't a journal to share with your friend.
#Instagram isn't a public photo album.
#Twitter isn't a micro-blogging website.

They are all advertisement companies.

"Las mujeres artesanas son fuerzas que desean intensamente transformar a sus comunidades, sin perder las tradiciones, el amor y cuidado por los bosques que prestan sus recursos."

es una marca de la que anhelamos ser parte, pues cada compra nos hace parte de esta
increíble transformación.

These are some made from pine-needles by the cooperative "Anhelas" in , that are looking to be able to finance themselves the autonomous radio tower that we installed in their community.

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Here's one of our experimental and combination with TX-PRO sector antenna in (I didn't "tidy" the wiring - it wasn't me!!)

The women's cooperative wants to purchase the unit themselves, given that the local authority is apparently against it. Me, I'm torn as always. The phones will be leaking data to the likes of meta and 💩gle but the people need to be in touch! Anyway it's up to them, let's see what happens!

Is there any other scenario you envisage than pirating your music?
Is there any kind of platform that would work for you? Also I'm curious, do you still produce CDs? I think ALL of my musician friends in Mexico City do, and they usually sell a few at gigs. (Mexico seems like a place where somehow, gigging musicians are still able to live from it, of course, it's not luxurious or anything) Unfortunately, they are also all forced to engage with the "social" media for promotion.

Reading this, it strikes me hard that almost the exact same words could be written by or about engineers, or the very same internet developer/dreamers who contributed to building the platforms that destroyed musician's livelihoods.

context: I (d)evolved from being a musician/live and studio sound-engineer/producer/stage-hand to online network builder and general tech helper for what seemed like "good causes" during the 90's.

Given that the 's Domain Name System is something of an authoritative regime, It's surprising there is not more backlash in today's digital environment.

is no

" is one of the most brilliant tools of imperial narrative management ever devised. The ways it's stacked in favor of the empire are hidden behind the illusory alibi of being a people-driven information source, so its readers have no idea they're consuming ." -

More initiative like this would be great in - We need more homegrown quality tech. (and techies!!)

"The nation effectively countered external attempts to suppress and contain ’s development over the past five years by promoting development of the real economy through innovation and fostering new drivers of growth, Li said, without naming any countries."

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Disturbing but not that surprising: "Facebook and Google are handing over user data to help police prosecute abortion seekers."

It doesn't help that Meta cites "valid legal warrants from local law enforcement." A "valid legal warrant" can consist of anything that a lunatic like DeSantis might concoct.

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