Who is using xmpp? I need to get some friends and family on there. Also, my wife is probably getting irritated with me changing messaging apps so much.. we've been using Deltachat for a few months and I like it, but thinking about using Conversations again.

Now that it's May 25, can I stop getting emails about privacy policies? On the other hand, I could use it as a list of old accounts I should just delete.

I disagree that comprehensive and inescapable surveillance is “not good for democracy.” It is the inevitable consequence of democracy. fee.org/articles/why-we-have-a

Hey, North Korea and South Korea! Great news, yes? Give peace a chance!

getting a new book on Abstract Algebra today! It's been a while. I miss math

This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.

"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."


@fenwick67 where can I follow your progress on "feather"? I've been looking for something like that.

Gmail's upcoming self-destructing emails will require the recipients to click on a link and log in with their #Google accounts to see the content, if they are accessing via IMAP/SMTP.

Don't be fooled: Google's purpose is not to give us more confidentiality. They want all of their users to access their mailboxes via the Gmail app or their web interface, so they are creating a burden to the recipients and calling it “security” to convince people to adopt it.

“We cannot have a society in which if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.”


@afarian I don't know about a good replacement for the voice assistant. My contacts are synced with nextcloud. There's an app called Davdroid which can be used to sync contacts on android. If you want a different contacts provider than google and don't want to self-host, you could try fruux.com and sync with davdroid.

For decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged.

What happened?


Checking out mastodon and came across the SDF server. This is why I love @SDF - preserving and honoring the past and looking to the future.

What actually looks like to the rest of the Internet

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