Great ~3 minute video which explains nicely why I focus so much on #privacy as it shows the dangers of #surveillance #capitalism.
Viewpoint_ ‘We’re living in an age of surveillance capitalism’ _ BBC Ideas
"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."
One of my favorite #nextcloud apps is called "Keep or Sweep". All it does it show me a random file (maybe one I haven't opened in a while) and ask me if I want to keep it or not.
I love it! I wish there was something similar for the desktop that would go through my old files and that it would ask me if I wanted to move the file to somewhere else, to help me keep my files organized.
@tsturm I just heard some messy things went down at skynet, and that nick is out. I'm so sorry to hear that.
Berkeley burrito-delivery bot purported to be using 'advanced neural network' is actually remotely piloted by Colombians, who are paid $2 per hour.
Welcome to capitalism, where tech startups fake 'genius' AI using hidden POC sweatshop labor in a 'black box' to rake in profits.
"AI, games, Amazon, it's all made with magic! In our magic black box!"
"What's in it?"
"Nevermind, just eat your kale salad and let's do yoga!"
*Open box, find a sweatshop*
We are now almost a week into debugging a failing health check on a client's backed app. At this point I've learned enough about the language it is written in, the libraries used, etc. to follow most of it the whole way through. I've liberally applied debugging statements too. The execution just kind of... Never returns. It works via Docker, but fails via Kubernetes with the exact same settings . My coworkers did a deep strace for an hour on the container today and it revealed almost nothing.
@Bluemona Hey just wanted to say if you ever have questions about how things work on here, please feel free to message me and I'll do my best to help you out. Take care!
We see more and more project and organisations working on privacy focused apps, services, … great!
But sadly this is more and more just marketing. The most famous line "We value your privacy" is telling almost the exact opposite these days.
So let's do a first step: Everyone who really values privacy, get rid of trackers from your websites. All of them. GA as well as Matomo.
If you want to know how to optimize your websites, analyse your logs or do surveys.
Then and now
@cwebber Hey, I've been getting more into open software. I'm working in software w/ experience in cloud, devops, kubernetes & mostly backend dev (go, nodejs).
Do you have or know of a list of tech / frameworks / projects that I should become well versed in to participate effectively/contribute to free s/w? I'm having a hard time creating a technical roadmap for my very limited free time to invest in.
Thanks in advance!
PS: maybe a good podcast episode? :)
20s M ( he / him), FOSS advocate, coding in Go/JS/Python/Bash, k8s operator, very left-handed