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"If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
- Peter Seeger

'I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything'

"The more frequent effect of the Google block though is that the internet itself slows down dramatically for me.

"Most of the websites I visit have frustratingly long load times because so many of them rely on resources from Google... On Airbnb, photos won’t load... Because I’m blocking Google, Dropbox thinks I’m not a real person and won’t let me sign in."

Ultima Thule from New Horizons

Image Credit: NASA, JHU's APL, SwRI; Color Processing: Thomas Appéré #APoD

"The Legacy of Firefox OS" by Ben Francis

KaiOS looks neat. It's a shame they're planning to switch from Gecko to Chromium.

"Your TV Is Now a Computer, but Not in a Good Way" by Alexis C. Madrigal

Dumb TVs FTW. I'm never going to buy a "smart" TV if I can avoid it.

hey portland tech workers!

the Tech Workers Coalition is holding a meeting at Cider Riot tonight at 6!

i'm going to be there! meet me there and we can talk about organizing :D

Does anyone here have any experience with Tuxedo Computer laptops? I am interested in their BU1307 model (replaceable batter FTW!) but there seem to be no trustworthy reviews out there...

Boosts appreciated!

Oh no I'm going woolly

(that's "viral" on Mastodon)

Facebook, capitalism Show more

Check out our Distinguished Technologist, Bradley Kuhn's talk on "Preventing the IOT Dystopia with Copyleft" also from (actual link this time)

For anyone interested, I published it science fiction story about solidarity economics, a collectively-owned AI and cooperative hurricane-preparedness in the face of climate change at The Verge. Check it out if you got a minute:

Which router brands can you recommend me to install #OpenWRT in? I'd like to have one at home.

Plz boost, thx

Your house is overloaded with books. What do you do?

data-mined by your own apartment/landlord Show more

Recently reading about deer being introduced into Australia reminded about how African Oryx were introduced into the region where I grew up:

What I wasn't aware of until I read that article was that people also introduced two other foreign species. We're always going on about invasive species, but seem to give a pass to the ultimate invasive species. 🤔

I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently

The New York Times killed their behavorial advertising integrations in prep for GDPR and... it went fine! Their revenue actually increased:

(Edited to note: This only applied to their pages served in Europe, as far as I can tell.)

What the...? has a "webamp skin" (which looks a lot like winamp did at one time) for audio playback? An example:

The amount of remixing of all these digital artifacts frequently surprises me.

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