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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@neil Starting to feel the same way; I’ve recently grown fond for old Palm webOS devices which are surprisingly open and nice in the hand (though also of their time — no secure boot / disk encryption…)
Something like the Pre3 with a modern SoC would be lovely, IMO.
Slowly working on porting mainline linux to the Pre 1/2 with an end goal of using it day to day, since they’re cute things.
(I’ve a drawer of spares currently used for testing, should you or anyone else vaguely friend shaped want to have a play around some time! Though would need to combine some parts to have more fully working ones)

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

@absolucy that’s really neat! does it get upset if the m3u8 includes higher resolution options too?

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.

@evelyn @kaasiand what’s your gender but it’s an unannotated field that only accepts british phone numbers on Market A exchanges

@neil Call me cynical but I suspect ‘profit’ is the key one… 🤔

signing up to a forum and under my avi on each post:
Gender: gb-nr:RT Network Rail

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there is some part of me that wants to make a site that has mandatory questions with totally meaningless options, what's your gender? here's a dropdown list of UK train operators, fuck you

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.

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