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Over the next few years the world is going to start to realize how bad of an idea it was to let private US tech rise to the level of public utilities while also privatizing accountability and other basic functions to the same companies who's only goal is stock price.

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It is possible to be fascinated by technology, including AI, voice recognition, etc and still horrified by the companies currently manning the gates by which people can access that technology.

Ambulances pulled up next door a few min ago. Turns out our neighbor died. Really sorry to hear that. He was a good man. Been suffering from COPD since before we moved in but had seemed to be doing better. Definitely a sad day for our little neighborhood

Can anyone suggest a safe call screening service for iPhone? Since switching from android on Saturday I’m getting 2-3 spam calls per hour! Googles call screening might not have been private but as they had the rest of my phone data anyway I used it and it clearly worked well.

Uspol, Political joke 

Why is the #NationalRifleAssociation filing for bankruptcy?

Because schools are closed

#NRA

Tonight's lesson... Nextcloud's contacts seem to be a bit delicate. Oye.

Figured out my last Signal issue... Since switching I was missing a bunch of people... Turns out some of my Nextcloud contacts had issues and weren't syncing to my new phone.

To solve it I've moved all my contacts to iCloud, for now. Ugh.

There are so very few note apps that have support for both iOS and Linux Desktop and even fewer that aren't complete and utter garbage.

Of course I'd love to solve one of my iOS issues by trying my hand at a Nextcloud Notes app that would actually work for it but... I can't really do that from Linux. Ugh.

OK, Toot for iOS is pretty awesome. Thank you, @kev, for first pointing me to it.

If you're having issues with Signal Desktop you might need to downgrade a version. Looks like the biggest problems are happening if you link the desktop to your phone with the current version: github.com/signalapp/Signal-De

Sometimes being overly cautious can be just as dangerous as not caring at all, especially when talking about things like privacy and security.

I did something yesterday that I didn't think I would be doing again for a while... I bought an iPhone. There were a few reasons for it though and I thought it best to outline them in a post. chriswiegman.com/2021/01/back-

I'm digging Tootle on iOS except for the way it jumps all the way to the top of the new feed when updating. It's so hard to follow right through with everything. Is there a way to fix this that I haven't found yet?

Tip: If you're developing a GNOME app you should use flatpak unless the app absolutely needs to run unsandboxed. This will make managing dependencies easier, and can allow you to easily run the development and stable versions at the same time.

Maybe I'll hook it up to an accurate user count bot at some point, but anyway: There are 2,728 Mastodon servers online today and on them, there are 252,893 monthly active users, a number that increased by 45,517 since Jan 11th.

If these predictions hold true I would absolutely consider a Mac again. The last couple of Macs I had were utter garbage. If they fix that they would be worth another look: inputmag.com/design/apple-macb

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