We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

Before you start your day, try to make a list of the 3 most important things to focus on that day.

I just moved to @codeberg and `git push` keeps asking me for login information. Shouldn't it use my SSH key?

Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win an academy award (Oscars), died on January 6.

Nostalgia, my tiny app for easily setting historic GNOME default wallpapers, has been ported to GTK4 and Libadwaita thanks to @maximiliano.

Get it from Flathub: flathub.org/apps/details/im.be

I've put this on #reddit and it goes viral with 25k likes. #mastodon thank me later, my inbox has 500 questions about #fediverse and co.

Some help would be nice.
redd.it/qsbg5w

@DeveloperMemes

"In a groundbreaking decision, the Austrian Data Protection Authority ("Datenschutzbehörde" or "DSB") has decided on a model case by noyb that the continuous use of Google Analytics violates the GDPR."

"This is a very detailed and sound decision. The bottom line is: Companies can't use US cloud services in Europe anymore."

from noyb.eu/en/austrian-dsb-eu-us-

Whenever I read the word "omelet," I read it as אוֹמֶלֶת and not omlit.

apparently the nsa was tracking bitcoin users by IP/timestamp (which maps to subscriber ID) as early as march 2013. i speculated as much in a blog post in december 2013. we found out authoritatively in 2018.

cyberscoop.com/nsa-bitcoin-oak

what's your text editor? pls boost

These were some of the members of the Ku Klux Kiddies. It was a youth group run by the KKK. This image is an important reminder that shit like this always starts at home.

💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

"Jaywalking" as a crime was invented by car companies in the 20s, to shift blame to people on foot for being hit by cars. "Littering" was invented in the 50s by paper cup and tin can manufacturers to shift blame to people who drop trash. The phrase "personal carbon footprint" came from a BP marketing campaign intended to shift blame for climate change away from petrochemical companies to individuals.

When they call themselves "the party of personal responsibility"?

This is what that means.

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