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I suppose I should post an .

I am and to microblogging in general. I'm not sure I actually understand the attraction, but the technologies of the are fascinating.

I am a , a , and a long-time fan.

I used to be big into , but life makes it harder to keep up with that habit. is probably better for me anyway.

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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

-- Benjamin Franklin

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With the files-from-mail app, you can set up an email address so that all attachments sent to it are stored in your #nextcloud for easy access! apps.nextcloud.com/apps/files_

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@markosaric
Pretty much what @chriswiegman just said. For me, it's mainly about trust and price. On the first, the only person you can *really* trust online is yourself; companies can be hiding things, they can change their practises, they can be bought by someone else, any number of things. If you're running it, then you decide how everything is set up, where the server(s) is/are geographically, what host you use, how long you run it, etc. On the second, I can get a $2/mo VPS from BuyVM and it's more than enough for me and likely a few others as well; WireGuard hardly uses any resources
@simon @da

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RT @PaulAnnett@twitter.activitypub.actor
@avfletcher@twitter.com @joelanman@twitter.com If even one person is remote, run meetings on video call where every person dials in individually. Don't book a room for those who are in the office, as being the only remote person trying to get involved in or even hear a face-to-face conversation is impossible.

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I hear the "you shouldn't have to learn how your engine works just to drive a car" argument often used to counter my insistence on learning git's internals to understand its externals.

My response: git is a tool for professionals. Racecar drivers should definitely understand how engines work. Amateur users of version control systems are using the undo and redo buttons in a Google Document. Git is a professional tool and if you're a professional then you have a professional obligation to learn your tools properly.

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“It is highly disturbing that we still have to have to say this, but websites dealing with such sensitive topics should not track their users for marketing purposes. Your mental health is not and should never be for sale.”

privacyinternational.org/repor

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Bookmarked: adactio.com/journal/16411.

This! Goes for _way_ more than just HTML, too.

> I’m a great believer in the HTML design principle, Evolution Not Revolution.

(janboddez.tech/notes/eb64e6ce9)

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"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility.

It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.'

Then there are those who see the need and respond.

I consider those people my heroes."—Fred Rogers

I still think it is pretty inexcusable. A core bit of OS functionality should not be at the mercy of whether or not some backend service is up and running. The online piece(s) of it might go down, but the local search functionality should still work! There is no excuse for the whole search window to render as nothing more than a solid black rectangle.

According to a Slashdot article that I just read, the problems with Windows Search have been resolved, with no need for everyone to edit their registries.

The problem was, in fact, Bing. For reasons only known to Microsoft, the Windows Search functionality apparently uses the Bing backend – even for doing local searches. There was a service outage today, which caused the frustrating black screen to appear.

kevin.thecorams.net/posts/2020

Windows Search down for many

TL;DR: The issue is reportedly related to Bing, and the “fix” being suggested involves using RegEdit to disable Bing integration. Not for the faint of heart!

It's also pretty inexcusable . . .

kevin.thecorams.net/posts/2020

I really shouldn't laugh so much at someone else's misfortune or frustration. Still, as a 20+ year software developer, I have to wonder why anyone would have expected the plan to use a brand new “app” to count votes for the Iowa caucus to actually work out. It is never a good idea to make the first real-world use of a new application be something important and so publicly visible.

kevin.thecorams.net/posts/2020

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RT @dimensionmedia
Yes, yes… 02/02/2020 is the first palindrome day in 909 years that can be read in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). Happy #PalindromeDay.

But more importantly...

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RT @mor10
How to succeed as a designer and/or developer:
- commit to lifelong learning
- teach others what you know
- do your best work every day
- be magnanimous
- be aware of your privilege
- prioritize accessibility, diversity, and inclusion at all times.

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#Anytype just released a demo video of their up-an-coming open source productivity tool built on IPFS and other distributed technologies 🥳
invidio.us/watch?v=hblHWfXA3XU
anytype.io

The cost is there, however. It is paid in privacy, in attention, in the bits and bytes of our data caps being nibbled away, in electricity, in time . . . .

It is time to start looking for better ways.

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