'Tis the season to accidentally leave your 📱 in the car for a half hour and have its battery drop to 3% 🥶

Fired: software sucks; devs need to try harder
Tired: the development community is insufficiently diverse in identities and ideas to produce good software; devs need to be more diverse
Wired: companies have bad incentives which lead them to not care about producing good software; needs to get better
Inspired: all software involves encoding our society's ideas about a problem domain; we cannot produce good software until we produce a good society

Write.as is now #FOSS! 🎉 We've named the software behind it #WriteFreely.

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: writefreely.org


Here's some friendly security advice:

Encrypt your phone, set it to unlock with a pass code and not with a fingerprint, and once you get that set up, throw that shit into a river and run screaming into the forest, never to return.

Reminder that if you're looking for a new instance to call home, you should check out the hand-curated list at instances.noct.zone/ #MastoHelp

Looking into combo USB-A/C USB sticks and debating whether I should stock up on smaller sticks so I can make them into boot drives or buy fewer large ones

Microsoft clearly has an A team and a B team. And I'm deep in a project that requires tools maintained by their B team.

I just read a toot claiming Apple T2 being unable to boot Linux was due to Apple feeling threatened and I just… they’re joking, right? Have to be.

I learned about network firewalls long before I learned about firewalls in construction. I always imagined it as a wall of fire rather than a wall that prevents or slows the spread of fire.

Does anyone actually like going back and forward in your browser history using the same trackpad gesture you use to scroll side-to-side?

Because I have found it to be universal pain in the ass.

when the boss tells us to deprioritize fixing tech debt "so we can ship more product features"

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In wake of what happened recently with twitter trending hashtags, I have decided not to add trending hashtags to :pixelfed: discover.

I never did get around to buying a online membership. 🤷

#Firefox #ProTip: stop videos from autoplaying (and also stop other web annoyances) Show more

: Stop videos from autoplaying! (Updated for Firefox 63!)

1. Go to `about:config` and convince it that you know what you're doing.

2. Search for `media.autoplay.default`.

3. Double-click `0` and enter `1` if you want to always block, or `2` if you want to be prompted for every site that tries to autoplay (which can help with some sites that don't work quite right with blocked autoplay.)

4. Enjoy your significantly-more-pleasant browsing experience!

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cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway

jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal