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"Everyone understands English,
but nobody understands England."

Jean-Claude Juncker
EU Commission President

#Brexit

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Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/is – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

#helpWanted #callingOut

I have a conundrum. Suppose I'm introducing my doctor friend to someone. I would say, "this is Dee, he is a doctor" or "this is Dee, she is a doctor". So if I was using the singular they, would I say, "this is Dee, they is a doctor"? Replacing "is" with "are" would sound more natural but would that deny the singular nature of the "they"?

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♲ @alexander@deko.cloud:

"We have noticed that you are using adblocker"


This is what another website said to me a minute ago. Then it asked to whitelist them.

Dear website, you are wrong. I am not using ad blocker. I use some anti-tracking functionality in my browser. I don't even have control on most part of it unless I want to pop up the hood and go really deep in there. Also I use some blacklisting of especially abusive ads and trackers on my router. Sorry, I can't whitelist you, there is simply no easy click of a button to do so.

And you know, website, it took years and years, decades even to develop this sort of environment you find yourself running in. At first I was even glad to see banners. They were fun to see. Then as years went by I installed ad blocker. It was really simple back then. Then it just went on and on - and here we are. You are not whitelistable. Most likely your ads won't display even on unfiltered direct connection and clean Firefox install with default settings.

So what can I do? Ask yourself, dear website, how have you driven all of us to this. Sure as hell it wasn't me.

Now when we have this cleared I am going to look for an easy way to bypass your "anti-adblock" shield. I won't even bother using any dedicated tools for that. If in about 30 seconds I won't see the content I want I will close the page and move on. Also I'll make a mental note not to click on your links again because of this.

How to fix this, you ask me? I don't know. Maybe accept the fact that ads are so last century? How about dropping these user tracking annoyingly contextual ads altogether and try something else? Like, you know, conscious advertising? Like old school magazines (the ones on paper) did?

And DoubleClick and friends can go fuck themselves. Ad banners are dinosaurs and the business feels chilly because the asteroid already hit.

#ads #adblock #internet #rant
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There's this one tree that has really got into the autumn spirit, while most remain dusky green. The sun hits it in the morning, it looks on fire °

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UK pol 

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UK pol 

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#AI #Photos
100,000 AI-Generated Faces you can use for your mockups. I'm not sure if I find this awesome or creepy because those are really realistic
generated.photos/

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RT @Louisemac@twitter.com

I find this picture so incredibly moving. This is @GretaThunberg@twitter.com aged 15, sat alone outside the Swedish Parliament Aug 2018 - the first school strike. In just one year, she’s created a wave that will change the whole world. Never underestimate the power of one young person 💜💚

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Louisemac/status/1

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In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act!

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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.

#gittutors

As someone who has always worked shifts, it amazes me that it's always so much quieter on Sunday morning than any other weekday morning. We're constantly told that we live in a 24/7 world. (Probably by people who are still asleep at 7am on a Sunday morning.) Cycling through the deserted city is kind of cool though.

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If someone had the fortune to be able to save 100% of a six-figure salary (say, $100,000/year in this case), it would take 10 years to save up 1 million. It would take 10,000 years to save up 1 billion.

Billionaires should not exist. Not in a perfect world, and certainly not in our imperfect one.

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