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Hi friends! Since is shutting down, I'm moving over to @eval :-)

Please excuse minor faffing during all the migration and stuff, data export from here is taking a bit; and see you on the other side~

interesting question: does the Digital Markets Act apply to Northern Ireland under the Protocol?

thought: does the marketing of the 61016 service to text the British Transport Police breach the PSA Code of Practice? because they don't inform you at all that it's usually chargeable (10p on some networks!), except on the website

really want to get back to doing personal projects, again, but we need to like... re-figure out how to do that

~~anyone want to hire me to just putter about on personal projects for a decent six-figure salary so I don't have to work in capitalism~~

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if you thought browser user-agent strings were confusing, wait till you hear about search-engine user-agent strings for crawlers powered by crawler libraries that emulate browsers that are forked from other browsers on mobile operating systems that emulate other mobile operating systems:

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 11;HarmonyOS; TAS-AL00; HMSCore; GMSCore 21.21.16) AppleWebKit/605.1.15Z (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/97.0.4692.71 HuaweiBrowser/ Quark/ Mobile Safari/604.1 EdgA/97.0.1072.55 HeyTapBrowser/ SearchCraft/3.9.1 ALiSearchApp/2.4 AliApp(TB/9.5.6) Sogou inst spider

Reduce, reuse, recycle.


- In order to reduce, there need to be proper infrastructure to compensate for the thing being reduced;
- In order to reuse, things need to be durable and easily maintainable, modularly upgradable and repairable;
- If you go to the recycle step ignoring the first two, you've already lost.

As we see, just "changing consumer habits" doesn't work.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

Mastodon 2.6 will introduce a new privacy setting, better suited for your most important toots.

oh my god web development

i love you but i hate you but i love you

In 2013, someone requested a guided/graphical installer for #NixOS for the first time. There have been at least 6 attempts so far that all failed. Now, 9 years later, we have finally merged an implementation based on the #Calamares framework. It will be part of the stable release at the end of this month and is already available in unstable.

If you can teach a shark on how to solder you can teach anyone!

if you were wondering what happens when (doesn't allow the letter E) meets (only allows the letter E):

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the mastodon instance at is retired

see the end-of-life plan for details: