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Okay, all my old friends who didn't leave Facebook back when I did, this is where I draw the line, it's time to go.

After this if you're still suckling at Zuckerberg's teat I consider you complacent, I don't even want to send you a holiday card any more.

Get a real website for your business.
Use the telephone to talk to grandma.
Coordinate the soccer team with email.
Chat with XMPP or Signal.
Share photos on Flickr.
No more excuses. There's plenty of great alternatives.

Delete your Facebook account.

This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion vice.com/en/article/n7zevd/thi

Cancel it. Delete your account. Help your friends delete theirs. Abandon that dumpster fire.

A public service announcement for you and the loved ones in your life:

STAY THE FUCK OFF FACEBOOK

End of PSA.

Image is a screencap of this article: forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-wh

FSF 

Agglomerated some more words onto my 2016 critique of "pretending proprietary software doesn't exist as a form of activism"

orbital.rodeo/~mike/shun/

But wow what it really needs instead is a good sharpening, it feels like an unfocused ramble too long for anybody to actually read at this point

i picked out my new domain name 1. because it was cheap and 2. so that my email address would be easy and unambiguous to communicate via speech when necessary, without spelling it out

i got the chance to try that out for the first time the other day!

clerk: email address?
me: mike. at. orbital. dot. rodeo.
clerk: (typing)
clerk: (waiting)
me: (is he gonna ask me to spell it?)
clerk: ... dot com?
me: uh! no.

success, kinda

baleeted!

I'm moving all my public git repositories away from GitHub, to the little git forge hosted on orbital.rodeo.

The move isn't complete and the new destination isn't pretty yet either, but I have already gone ahead and removed everything from GitHub.

Feels good, and gives motivation to tidy up, and publish what I think is useful to keep.

Please join us and #GiveUpGitHub by visiting GiveUpGitHub.org/ and while you are still on #GitHub, adding information to your README that you do not agree with GitHub's policies and monopolized place in our community.

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Okay, new plan... start by laying out federal regulations for militias in the US. Include background checks, waiting periods, etc in the process of vetting members. Require regular training and certifications. Then, follow it up by pushing the legal idea that citizens can bear arms only if they are a part of that well-regulated militia, since that was the whole damn point.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Finally! At long last! I am decommissioning my loathsome Gmail account.

I migrated to fastmail.com and so far I _love_ it. It's not the janky web-mail of yesteryear. Their web-based UI is super slick, way better than google's even.

I'm super happy with it, and I'll probably write some longform blogpost about all the reasons it's great in the next week or two.

Keyoxide works great

Finally got around to deleting my Keybase account, not that I ever used it for anything

most hard drive troubleshooting guides are like "oh gosh,,, a bad sector? throw that thing in the trash immediately and buy a fleet of identically-sized new ones"

i want to store data on my jangling crate of decade old dented drives until they grind themselves into smouldering magnetized sand

where's the post-collapse scavenger's guide to eking out the last few good sectors on old failing drives while keeping data safe with lots of redundancy?

Here's a curious post from @chaosexanima :

> Uh I just got DMed by the COO of Tumblr asking about hiring contractors to make us fully #indieweb compliant, and possibly even #fediverse integration. Anyone out there looking for work? tech.lgbt/@chaosexanima/108357

I'm not looking for that position myself, but the kind of people who follow me might be.

Thx for the link, @ehashman

more programming minutiae, this one about using Elixir's Stream.transform to tokenize a large file

wrote it back in 2019 but it's been sitting around in a gist. rehosting it on my website now

orbital.rodeo/~mike/20190614-e

hosting static responses for requests that use query parameters, with :

location /.well-known {
try_files $uri$is_args$args =404;
}

adding a mime-type to one location in your config:

❌ overrides mime.types
location /blerp {
types {
application/activity+json ajson;
}
}

✅ merges with mime.types
location /blerp {
include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
types {
application/activity+json ajson;
}
}

this toot was served from a static web host! and yet it's boostable!? i didn't honestly expect this to actually work...

weird firefox behavior for this basic css styling... when border-style is inset or outset, a black border-color means grey instead somehow.

baleeted!

I'm moving all my public git repositories away from GitHub, to the little git forge hosted on orbital.rodeo.

The move isn't complete and the new destination isn't pretty yet either, but I have already gone ahead and removed everything from GitHub.

Feels good, and gives motivation to tidy up, and publish what I think is useful to keep.

Keyoxide will show a little avatar if you have it set up on Libravatar (which falls back to gravatar).

The cool thing about Libravatar is that it's decentralized; follow the protocol, set some DNS entries, and you can host your avatar from your own servers instead of getting an account on theirs.

But I didn't want to run an instance of their Django-based reference server implementation on my tiny cloud box just for this.

Maybe I can make it work well-enough, all static files, with a tweak to my nginx config?

location /avatar/ {
default_type image/webp;
try_files $uri-$arg_s $uri-$arg_size $uri-80 =404;
}

Success! 😎

keyoxide.org/hkp/9AB5080403D11

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