Reposting my #introduction to my new instance ❤️
Hi everyone! 👋🏼
I love learning about #webdev, privacy tools, and #infosec. Some of my recent projects:
- 💰 https://tinycoincap.com
- 🔒 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mullvad-connectivity-checker
- 🔍 https://www.npmjs.com/package/startpage-quick-search
Happy, thankful, and excited to be here!
Credit freezes are now free as of yesterday! https://old.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/comments/9hlps3/credit_freezes_are_now_free_starting_today
This is a fork of LineageOS specifically designed to be Google/Apple free.
"Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ first beta is here! – Hacker Noon"
Blocking Amazon ads Show more
#Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with #ads
If you're on mobile use a free and open-source web browser with ad and tracking blocking to visit Amazon.com instead of using the Amazon app. #DuckDuckGo for #iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duckduckgo-privacy-browser/id663592361) and #Firefox (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox) + uBlockOrigin (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin) for #Android are worth trying.
teen vogue posting an introduction to anarchism is a strange but beautiful thing
Free Software is good but on its own isn't enough.
When you look at the definition of Free Software you will notice how it is very programmer centric in its sense of freedom.
Those who can't program and don't have the time to acquire the skill are directly excluded from most of the freedom we associate with Free Software.
The only freedom they have is to run a free program and redistribute it without restriction.
If your software could be useful to non-technical people, make sure they still have access to the participatory part of Software Freedom.
Write accessible documentation.
Provide ways for non-technical people to contribute to your project.
And most importantly: Listen to the feedback of non-technical users equally, if not more than that of technical people.
recommended instance block: raki.social Show more
suspend raki.social, it's ran by some techbro who seems intent on datamining the fediverse
so far it's tried to follow everyone with two bots, one clearly marked (@riker) and one unmarked as a "social experiment" (@swift)
the person running the instance isn't clear on their intent with these bots, but they have mused on the fact that you can datamine with federation bots (https://raki.social/@33b5e5/100675134230529744) which seems to me like they want to hide their intent
there is minimal collateral from suspending this instance -- only 22 users with 103 statuses, most of the interaction has been said datamining bots
@thibaultamartin I think it's hard to call this project #openwashing when you see all the free software work I already do (https://github.com/writeas) and how transparent I'm being about my goals (@matt). I don't think I, personally, have done anything to deserve the title.
Either way, if PixelFed only uses #Plume or uses us both, I think it's great. I just want to see the fediverse continue to grow with more projects like @Bat's and @dansup's, who are both doing incredible work 🙌
Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7
8 new photos in "FuckOffGoogle Street View" #UrbanArt gallery:
Mostly taken during Saturday's protest against #Google, a projected "Google campus" and start-up-ification of our neighborhoods.
After a 2 week break, the Joy of Coding is BACK today with Episode 148! I'm going to be digging into a mysterious session store bug, starting from scratch. Come join me!