Speaking as someone who knows their way around cryptography and protocols, and has happily hacked on SMTP/POP3/IMAP clients & servers, what *exactly* is the reason why @Tutanota and @protonmail don't support these protocols and/or external clients?

Because all I can see are downsides of this.

Fuck, we shouldn't have to ask for interoperability in 2022.

I need to delete my GitHub and GitLab repos... I'm a Gitea federation developer, why do I even still have them?

There. Deleted all the forks I had on GitHub, moved the very few repos I care about over to Codeberg.

I'm keeping my GH account just in case I need to write issues or whatever on projects there, but no more of my personal code will land on GitHub.

Vote with your feet, people.

...collected from business users to unfairly advantage the platforms' own products.

I want real choices! I don't want Amazon to constantly replace actual products with "Amazon Basics" knockoffs, and I don't want Google to only show me information from Google Images, Google Maps, YouTube (owned by Google), and other Google-owned results!

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For example:

Subject: American Choice and Innovation Online Act

As your constituent, I urge you to support the American Choice and Innovation Online Act (S.2992). The legislation aims to prevent Big Tech companies from "self-preferencing" their own products at the expense of competitors. Under this act, covered platforms would be forbidden from disadvantaging other companies' products or services. The legislation would also prohibit covered platforms from using non-public data... more>

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Step 1: Watch Tech Monopolies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) youtu.be/jXf04bhcjbg

Step 2: Use EFF's Action Center to contact your representatives about the Open App Markets Act: act.eff.org/action/tell-congre

Step 3: Use democracy.io to write to your reps about the "American Choice and Innovation Online Act".

To #Fdroid users, did you use our custom repository for getting beta releases?

It's all all about framing. I'm not a bad gardener, I'm an EXCELLENT plant assassin. I'm like the John Wick of botany.

CAN YOU IMAGINE where science and medicine could be today if we had the nerve to smash the publishers in 1999 and had 23 years of building tools on an ecosystem of free knowledge????????? Let's not wait another 20 and collect the courage to look beyond our own careers NOW.

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It bugs me that we need to build our profile in a dozen different places. Especially, but not only, band promo services. Why?

There should be one and only one definitive source for bios etc, and that should be at some homepage url, like the www of the domain for that 'entity'. If some service needs it, and that homepage has #structureddata, a simple Ajax call could fetch it fresh on request, parsing the handy json-ld into whatever their templates require.

#linkeddata #schemaorg #semanticweb

Who called it "malloc()" and not "see_you_later_allocator()" ?

New Mobile Phone Plan

I got a new Pinephone Pro earlier this year, and I’ve been meaning to find an inexpensive mobile phone plan with minimal data. I didn’t want to add this phone to my existing Google Fi account, because I’m trying to de-Google myself, and ... read more at:


Found this gem in an e-mail newsletter from pitvipersunglasses.com. It's so good! Haha! youtu.be/w9YluPOyXmg

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

It's like if someone invented some branded version of the HTTP protocol and everyone started using it, and then pumped it full of ads. Oh man... can you imagine what if would be like if there were ads baked into the HTTP protocol? AAAAAAAHHHH!

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