I just discovered @write_as. I've been looking for a good FOSS blogging/writing platform and I think I've just found it!

"This has been going on for years and is an essential part of the mobile app economy."

Unless you remove the financial incentive, there's no hope for on Android/iOS. Their app ecosystems are built on selling user data and no amount of prompts or checkboxes can fix it.

vox.com/recode/2020/7/8/213115

@kyle it's interesting to analyze the differences in government and culture between US states, as well. But yes, I've been paying close attention to countries like South Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, and Brazil (in addition to the US) and the outcomes of their different approaches. There are things to admire about each country and culture and lessons we can all learn from their successes and failures. Having lived in Brazil for 2 years, I'm not at all surprised at what is happening there.

This is disturbing, but not surprising. And it only reaffirms to me the need to support technology companies that believe in supporting their products long-term as well as making them easy to repair and upgrade. Don't listen to the that tries to make you believe it's necessary to "upgrade" every 1-2 years or sooner. If you do your homework and invest in the right tech, it can easily last you a decade or longer. can also extend the life of your computers and mobile devices.

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Humans left behind a record amount of e-waste in 2019
theverge.com/21309776/record-a

"2019 set a record for the amount of e-waste ever generated worldwide: 53.6 million metric tons of discarded phones, computers, appliances, and other gadgets. That’s more than the combined weight of all the adults in Europe. It’s also a 21 percent increase since 2014, according to a new international report."

Remember ? I just rediscovered several family blogs I made on Blogger. They're like virtual time capsules. I miss blogs and personal websites. I don't think corporate-owned social media networks are an adequate replacement for dedicated, intentional blogs. Everything on social media gets buried in a deluge of inane news feed posts and algorithm-promoted content. The decentralized blog/personal website model may be less convenient, but it is better.

Announcing the all-new Librem 14
puri.sm/products/librem-14

A powerful 14" laptop in a 13" footprint

- Core i7-10710U (Comet Lake) Processor, 6 cores & 12 threads
- Up to 32GB DDR4 memory
- Output 4K Video to two displays

More about the Librem 14: puri.sm/posts/purism-launches-

Locking arms for racial harmony in America
medium.com/@Ch_JesusChrist/loc

"Unitedly we declare that the answers to racism, prejudice, discrimination and hate will not come from government or law enforcement alone. Solutions will come as we open our hearts to those whose lives are different than our own, as we work to build bonds of genuine friendship, and as we see each other as the brothers and sisters we are — for we are all children of a loving God."

How old is your primary computer?

President Nelson Shares Social Post about Racism and Calls for Respect for Human Dignity

"The Creator of us all calls on each of us to abandon attitudes of prejudice against any group of God’s children. Any of us who has prejudice toward another race needs to repent!"

See link for full statement: newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.o

YouTube auto-deletes comments with phrases critical of Chinese government

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Comments with 共匪 (“communist bandit”) or 五毛 (“50-cent party”) disappear in seconds.

I have much respect for John Krasinski and believe he started with the best of intentions. But I think selling the show to , putting it behind a paywall, and changing the host will make it LESS accessible to people. And much less authentic. I'm sure he wasn't intending to keep it going by himself long-term. But at least keep it on . Or better yet, on a platform like that is truly more accessible to everyone.
theverge.com/2020/5/21/2126667

Today we drove nearly an hour to the nearest In-N-Out Burger for lunch. We ate in our car, then drove home. So worth it.

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