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Do we have a directory of Fediverse podcasters? Maybe we should start one? If there is not, add yourself here:

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The Latvian Radio Choir singing Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers". The best music for crying and programming, both at the same time. Here I am, tears streaming down my face, thinking about some data import into an Oracle database. And I keep thinking: this is the time we live in. Crying, chagrined, as the world slowly turns into a swamp.

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"I’m feeling small because all these giants are standing on my shoulders!" – me, when thinking about copyright

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A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I don’t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends."

Here comes a new BBS:

telnet 999

Running 9bbs on 9front, come say hi!

In smolnet, in p2p, I really think one needs to resist "world domination" imperatives; systematically, you want the more hegemonic solutions to continue to attract lowest common denominator cases, you want to remain specialised, small, scaled. Thus you want a million solutions to bloom for different peoples.

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Just noting that Twitter now has a reply restriction (even though it's not designed particularly well), while Mastodon still takes the stance that this wouldn't be a good idea, despite the fact that there has been a PR for this for *two years*, and the PR author has faithfully updated the PR to be ready to merge ever since. [citation:]

Me using EWW in Emacs to read articles people on fedi link. Not bad! Specially since hitting R gives you a kind of reader view without all the navigation stuff at the top.

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@kensanata I read this fascinating article about the history of the New World screwworm eradication programme and how, with international cooperation, it now 'holds the line' at Panama.

@kensanata There is Cloud Firewall:

IIRC there was a similar addon named Block CloudFlare MITM, can't find the original anymore. Also, looks like Cloud Firewall's author has changed.

Oh! Looks like this one is a fork of the original. Source:

@kensanata Perhaps the way we are looking for interesting content should be adjusted to account for this? I mean, in physical world, when you look for interesting people to talk to or interesting books to read, you don't look for the largest neon signs or the loudest ringing church — you go to the quiet places that are preferred by the kind of people you are looking for: museums, libraries, cafes. You won't find those by their advertisements.

Wikipedia is awesome but I still don't know why the fly crossed the flat…

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«The New World primary screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax), once a major pest in southern United States, has been eradicated from the United States, Mexico and Central America through an extensive release program by the USDA of sterilized males. The USDA maintains a sterile screwworm fly production plant and release program in the eastern half of the Republic of Panama to keep fertile screwworms from migrating north.»

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«At the end of each leg is a pair of claws, and below them are two adhesive pads, pulvilli, enabling the housefly to walk up smooth walls and ceilings using Van der Waals forces. The claws help the housefly to unstick the foot for the next step. Houseflies walk with a common gait on horizontal and vertical surfaces with three legs in contact with the surface and three in movement. On inverted surfaces, they alter the gait to keep four feet stuck to the surface.»

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On my blog, somebody suggested Wiby.
“… the web became saturated with commercial pages that overcrowded everything else. All the personalized websites are hidden among a pile of commercial pages. Google isn't great at finding them, its focus is on finding answers to technical questions, and it works well … many pages today are created using bloated scripts that … mask the lack of content available on them … the blandness of today's web.”

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I'm slowly getting the hang of navigating in mu4e, which has different keybindings than the global ones anyway though I'm sure knowing the global bindings would help, except my Korean input is utterly fucked for some reason? 😱 Uim seems to be working, but the letters are totally mixed up and if I can't solve this it's good-bye Emacs for me 😢

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so tired about US tech people posting about covid19 contact tracing apps. they don't work, they never worked, they haven't worked anywhere. the solution is not more tech the solution is public healthcare and giving money to people to stay home. stop making apps

Our flat has two balconies. Strangely enough, flies seem to a preferred direction: they always like to enter by the one balcony looking south east and end up in the room on the other side. Why can't they leave the way they came?

Is there a browser extension that unlinks the biggest corporate sites from all web pages? That would be interesting.

Imagine a world where setting a "Do Not Track" setting in your browser would be a (legally) effective way to opt out of tracking and you would never have to see those "Cookie settings" / "We value your privacy" layers anymore, because you've already made your choice.

I compiled the Odysseus browser by @alcinnz and it was surprisingly easy to do on my system.

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