- Whole Foods checkout clerk: "Are you a member of Amazon Prime?"
Fantasy me: "Uh, I'm a member of Amazon Probabilistic Prime."
Fantasy Clerk: "?"
Fantasy me: "I mean, demographically, it's likelier that your CPU made an arithmetic error than that I'm not Prime."
Real me: "No."
I use Fennec F-Droid, and sometimes Tor Browser.
I use Fennec because I see it's updated regularly and I could install uBlock origin to get rid of all the ads. I didn't explore much other browsers, though.
This is in my phone with Lineage 14.1.
We're back! o/
identi.ca is fixed =)
I wrote a blog post about not using Google, syncing, (most) apps, etc. "Simplifying my digital life": https://sjoberg.fi/blog/simplify.html
I'm happily using Nextcloud and a F-Droid only Android device with a few more applications, but I still strongly agree with the approach and especially the conclusion:
In many cases I’ve been an early adopter of technology, but sometimes I’ve come to the conclusion that the old way was better. Unfortunately new technology is often adopted just for the sake of being new. I think, in general, we should be a bit more skeptic about new technology, and in particular about its effects on society, and carefully consider the pros and cons. Of course in many cases the pros outweigh the cons, but not always.
Naturally, it’s also about getting older and more conservative. I no longer switch Linux distributions every other month, I’ve been quite happy with running Debian stable for many years now. I’m still fascinated by technology, and I especially like programming, however, I try to use it more thoughtfully in my daily life, and leave some time for other important things.
- "Teach a man to fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to phish, he will become a Nigerian Prince for a lifetime."
BTW, today ActivityPub got voted to go to Proposed Recommendation in the Social Working Group!
Which means that at this point it's up to W3C membership and management to move it to the space of it being an official spec.
The implementation reports page is looking pretty good too!
Now I really need a rest...
Location sharing will be available with the upcoming Kontalk 4.1.0 release.
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I'm not claiming I did any work on AP implementation in Mastodon of course, that's thanks to a herculean effort on Gargron and friends. But standards stuff unexpectedly occupied 2.5 hard years of my and others' life; sometimes I laid in bed wondering if it was worth it. Feels like it was now, and I'm grateful for that.
- That sinking feeling when you realize that a certain blog hasn't shown any new items in your feed reader for a few too many days, and you just know it means the moron web developer changed the feed URL. Why are people such morons? Do these morons understand literally nothing? Is there a cure for moronity of this level? Should we hunt the morons down for sport? All open questions.
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