Some tips from the EFF (https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/attending-protest).
Before the Protest
- Enable full-disk encryption on your device
- Remove fingerprint unlock and FaceID
- Install Signal
- Back up your data
- Buy a prepaid, disposable phone
- Consider biking or walking to the protest (to avoid Automated License Plate Reader Systems)
During the Protest
- Take photos and videos without unlocking your device
- Enable airplane mode
After the Protest
- Scrub metadata on photos
"I became an Anarchist when I decided to drop the theories and stop seeking power. When I stopped concerning myself with those things I realised that true Anarchy is my nature. It is our nature. It is what we were doing before the theories arrived, it is what we were doing before we were encouraged to be in competition with each other."
- Benjamin Zephaniah, 'Why I Am an Anarchist'
And more pics at Brickcon someone posted on /r/LEGO: https://old.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/q09ir3/brickcon_seattle_dump_of_cool_pics/
And vendors with a shit ton of retired sets and so many minifigs
Seeing the new Lego Rocket Racer minifig  gives me so much nostalgia playing the old Lego Racers game on PC  as a kid. One of my favorites. Want to see if I can play the N64 version on my Linux laptop!
Looks like AdGuard will soon be taking on NextDNS with a new managed DNS service:
More about it here: https://adguard.com/en/blog/reimagining-adguard-dns.html
This really sucks (read thread). And has told me more than I need to know about CalyxOS. Won’t be looking into it any further as a potential alternative (microG is a deal-breaker for any longer-term solution anyway).
Add to the list this open-source adblock test site:
Tests against this list of domains: https://github.com/d3ward/toolz/blob/master/src/d3host.txt
PSA for iOS users: update your stuff ASAP, a major emergency patch iOS 14.8 has been issued
Wrote a Python script that uses doggo under the hood for seeing how effective resolver's filtering is against a list of domains.
Watched The Secret of NIMH last night after seeing it recommended enough. Yeah, it's really good. Still thinking about it.
Learned of nice command line tool called doggo.
> doggo is a modern command-line DNS client (like dig) written in Golang. It outputs information in a neat concise manner and supports protocols like DoH, DoT and DNSCrypt as well.
Quad9 DNS now has a site for validating if it's enabled or not.