@dajbelshaw Remember when everybody was jumping to GitLab because Microsoft bought GitHub?

It should be noted that this ethos (or lack of ethos) is true for all of open source. The whole point of open source is that there are no restrictions on who uses the software.

I've never really been comfortable with this, but I've not ever found a way to reconcile this contradiction.

I'm a huge fan (and patron) of usesthis.com.

I'm also a huge fan (and patron) of Audrey Watters.

So this is the best thing I've seen this week: usesthis.com/interviews/audrey

en nog iets.... 

@dosch Deze twee zou ik je aanraden:

Private Matters: In Defense Of The Personal Life (Janna Malamud Smith) – books.hansdezwart.nl/261

The Known Citizen (Sarah E. Igo) – books.hansdezwart.nl/1850 (deze heb ik nog niet gelezen).

I am happy that RMS finally stepped down as FSF president. The Free Software and Open Source movement deserves a new and better leadership which understands diversity, community, business and decency.

Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

@dosch Zeker. Dat gaat ook nooit veranderen ben ik bang.

Has anyone ever lamented the fact that browsers blocking autoplaying videos with audio has effectively killed the rickroll?

My personal rickroll page can only work reliably if I mute the audio:


A few days ago I saw that @Pinboard@twitter.com had joined Telegram, and now I know a bit about why:


A worthwhile read on what thinks are like in Hong Kong right now.

the design of twitter & other follow-boost services like tumblr or mastodon is fundamentally untenable and will always create conflict on such scales that people will feel like their only response is violence

@dosch Sorry, for some reason I thought it was you asking the question. Need to sleep more I guess.

@switchingsocial@mastodon.at It is a standard theme in Searx, I might have gotten rid of a logo somewhere though.

@dosch Nope. Ik heb al genoeg moeite om mijn eigen instance draaiende te houden. Plus ik zou ook niet precies weten hoe ik de community zou kiezen.

@dosch Volgens mij is het vooral een design dat bewust zo ontworpen is dat viraliteit tegen wordt gegaan. Bijv. door arbitrary search te vermijden. Zie: blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/07/

Fun way to find random documents. Go to Google search, and search for

filetype:pdf the

Feel free to replace the word "the" with any other innocuous word. You'll get a bunch of random PDFs.

Another fun constraint:

filetype:pdf site:org the

This will return PDFs by ".org" domains (mostly nonprofits) so you get a bunch of random reports.

Also try

filetype:pdf "internal use only"

"So the solution has to be to build ethically and to meet a user's need in the most direct way possible. Build something that people really want, and do it ethically, while not making the ethics the differentiator. You'll capture some early adopters through the ethics of your work, but you'll get the bulk of your customers by serving their self-interest." werd.io/2019/doing-well-while-

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