I got to use Instagram on my
fiancée's phone for the first time and honestly I'm impressed that so many people use... that.

When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

I was going to put together a post complaining about #email #newsletters that still assume you're reading on a desktop and send out layouts that rely on a wide screen size and end up with 2pt type on a #mobile phone - you know, where most people read their email these days.

Then I stumbled on this #usability article by Jakob Nielsen.

From 2012.


Every time Musk opens his mouth the universe throws dice for the stupidest shit to come out

@thom I've had that experience doing geneology work too. Ancestry.com should really have "Warning Labels" before you dig too deep.

"Social media never invites us to step away, to think and reflect, to remain silent, to refuse a response for now or may be indefinitely."


I struggle to discover new music. I'd really love to follow a few music reviewers who are in the know about the genres of music I like and tell me what's worth buying and what's not.

I'm not going to publially shame anybody here on the fediverse, regardless of how badly I want to, but there is just some behavior that's unacceptable when running a business; I don't care who you are. When you have a business, especially if not large. Give a dang about your customers and don't treat them just as money coming in. One of the reasons why I like smaller companies; the smaller the company, the more human its employees remain. Or at least that's how it should be.

This is what many media organizations fail to understand or do and just drown themselves in both-sidesism.

The parties haven't each become more polarized. The GOP has gone so far right that they are now anti-democratic. The gap between the two parties is huge, but that's only because the GOP has become so extreme.

Opinion | Forget ‘polarization.’ The problem is right-wing extremism-

Wow, this is very interesting. Smalltown is a new fork of Mastodon specifically for civic communities looking to host their own social media. It is being developed at Ethan Zuckerman's lab at UMass Amherst.


(It's explicitly inspired by Hometown and very nicely links to my Patreon on their github, too.)

I TOTALLY love this literally “handwritten blog.” Literally everything about it.


To you, #Signal is:

That's a wrap! What an amazing group of presenters and crew! Can't wait to watch back all the talks now that I'm done running the stream! #ResolveCon @GrCnColor

Scientists improve process for turning hard-to-recycle plastic waste into fuel

Turning plastic waste into useful products through chemical recycling is one strategy for addressing Earth's growing plastic pollution problem. A new study may improve the ability of one method, called pyrolysis, to process hard-to-recycle mixed plastics—like multilayer food packaging—and generate fuel as a byproduct, the scientists said.


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