Great article from @firstname.lastname@example.org (in German) about the French Government deployment of Matrix: https://www.golem.de/news/statt-whatsapp-frankreich-wandert-in-die-matrix-1902-139167.html
“I’m against surveillance capitalism but Google’s service is listed first on my app because it is so popular” is the “I’m against the tobacco industry but I offer anyone coming into my home a cigarette because smoking’s so popular” of tech.
If you offer people easy access to cigarettes without so much as a warning about the risks, you might want to reconsider whether you really are against Big Tobacco or whether you’re doing their bidding.
A while ago I've removed the always-visible, ever-ticking clock in the bottom-right corner of my screen.
It made me realize how often I subconsciously looked at it. Turns out, the current time is usually not relevant at all, so I got better at setting alarms for time-bound events and removed one (albeit minor) source of distraction.
How apps on Android share data with Facebook...
At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.
Finally got my Haskell program to run on Android using Termux. Just required qemu emulating an aarch64-Debian on my laptop, compiling for almost two days (dependencies, yay!) and proot'ing into another Debian on Termux to actually run it...
There's got to be a better way. But for now I'm just happy the endless bit-crunching was not useless :-).
A sweet gift for children here in #Vietnam for the upcoming mid-autumn festival. Adults like it, too 😊.
Experimentally switched to #exwm yesterday. Trying to be productive in a new environment is the best way to see if it works out. So far I really enjoy saving that extra set of navigation shortcuts. It feels more sluggish than XMonad, though...
I have a Google account for work, that I carefully only log in to when I need, and log out afterwards. It's so creepy and certainly not intuitive that if you happen to listen to a song on YouTube, this action will be automatically tied to that account.
I'm seeing (actual) recommendations for songs on YouTube for the first time of my life now 😂.
The most beautiful code I have ever see. It modifies itself to spin a world globe: http://aem1k.com/world/
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