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Most don't realize how unusual it should be that people the world over know exactly what is going on in US politics yet, if you ask Americans about these other countries, we often can't find them on a map much less do we know the 1st thing of their politics.

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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.

After a year of not going anywhere I’m really excited for going out to dinner with Joy this weekend and taking a small trip next weekend. My birthday is Monday and it’s already looking much better than last year.

Next week I’ll be speaking at WP Engine’s Summit on optimizing WooCommerce sites. It’s a free event so register at

americans: "it's not our fault you elected bolsonaro"
the white house:

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro | Brasil Wire

This Mildred and Richard Loving. Their fight to be together is why interracial marriage is legal in the US and why June 12th is known as Loving Day. Check out the comments to learn their story.

cryptocurrency, whining-free zone 

Cryptocurrency Miners Force Changes to Free Tiers at Docker

What cryptocurrencies teach us is that greed at scale is unsustainable because folks will abuse everything they can to make a quick cryptobuck.

You can swear up-and-down that your cryptobucks is as pure as the driven snow, but the bad actors in your community are making that ring hollow.

Note: apologists will be ignored. Militant apologists will be blocked. Fuck this shit.

Day 2 of sinuses problems kept me mostly in my chair all day. This is as bad as my spring sinus issues.

Like most things Apple, AirPlay is great in the right environment. Overall, though, it’s pretty bad when compared with Sonos where I can switch devices and all so easily.

I use a tool called TweetDelete that deletes my tweets once they become 6 months old.

Does a similar tool exist for Mastodon?

My early thoughts about trading in my laptop for an iPad. So far it’s gone far better than I would have otherwise expected.

@yunohost is amazing because it greatly simplifies the process of self hosting for less technical users... without it I was never able to do it. There goal is to empower as many people as possible to host their own stuff by removing the barrier to entry:) Take a look at the amazing list of apps already available...simple one click installs amazing! Yunohost can run on a VPS, an old pc, or even a raspberrypi.

Gonna ask again because I might actually do something with the information this time: where is the good place to buy Pride flags?

For the past year, ThinkPrivacy has been hosted by Namecheap as part of their start-up program, but our time in that program is coming to an end.

Anyone have any good, affordable VPS recommendations?

ThinkPrivacy makes no money. We don't sell ads, no affiliate links, etc. So all money comes from my personal finances (we get random donations here and there, but not enough to sustain it).

Any recommendations are appreciated!

Person 1: “I got $5000 from my parents to help me pay off my car”

Person 2: “I got $5000 from my parents to help me pay off my car, on an unrelated note, I simply cannot understand why people choose to be poor”

Person 1 is fine, Person 2 less fine

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Today 5 years ago 12 people founded Nextcloud to create a complete Free and Open Source alternative to centralise proprietary cloud services and open core competitors. Together we achieved a lot more then what I dreamed of. Thanks to everyone who is contributing.

I setup my new Dygma Raise keyboard yesterday. While it absolutely needs a tenting kit (which they keep promising, but not delivering), nevertheless it is far more at home on my desk than the keyboard it replaced. Taking some time to get used to it today before work next week.

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

wow, so people are still signing up for keybase even after they pivoted to their cryptocurrency scam, huh?

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