Been putting off #introductions for a while now, so here goes.
I'm just a dude from the Netherlands. By day I'm a frontend developer at a hosting provider, by night I'm either watching movies, playing videogames or working on silly programming projects.
I have a modest collection of videogame systems and games, of which the Philips CD-i is my favorite. I care about the libre/open source software, games preservation and digital rights.
I listen and enjoy vaporwave unironically.
"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."
- Noam Chomsky
With streaming games now being an imminent reality, and probably also on the way from Microsoft and Sony, it's more important than ever that we preserve the videogames that are not on streaming platforms and especially those on physical media. PS2, Xbox 360 and PS3 games are hitting all-time low prices. Grab them while you can. Buy them in bulk.
And no, this time is different from Onlive and other failed streaming initiatives; this time it's actually feasible.
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Interesting to see the extent to which Firefox must go to maintain compatibility with Google: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/q5cj38hGTEA
Even when you manage to keep up with the latest standards you have to bend over backwards to avoid taking the blame for not implementing what Google implements (the de facto standard).
Using the Advanced Scene Switcher Plugin with manual overrides in OBS Studio
Software is trending in the wrong direction. Decreased transparency, centralisation, and proprietary monopolies.
In this article I describe the 5 ingredients to ethical software:
- open data
- open source
- distributed deployment
- decentralised hosting
- end to end encryption
Let's make software less about profit, and more about people again.
Why am I not surprised?
"Epic Games Launcher appears to collect your Steam friends & play history"
American tech companies are quietly working with the FBI on "solutions" to end-to-end encryption, @gizmodo reports. https://gizmodo.com/silicon-valley-and-the-fbi-take-their-encryption-fight-1833069827 There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor that only lets in the good guys. https://protonmail.com/blog/encryption-backdoor/
⚠️ Heads-up: the #EU is considering ways to regulate software that runs on radio-enabled devices due concerns about interferences.
Some of their solutions could significantly harm #postmarketOS, but also related project such as #UBports, #LineageOS and #Replicant (among others).
The initiative is now seeking feedback, don't hesitate to send them yours! It seems that Non-eu citizens can contribute as well. There's not much time left, so act quickly!
"#Zuckerberg’s essay is a power grab disguised as an act of contrition.
By narrowly construing #privacy to be exclusively about #endtoend #encryption, he avoids having to think about Facebook’s weaknesses and missteps. Privacy is not just about keeping secrets. It’s also about how flows of info shape us as individuals and as a society."
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Zucc wants to pivot towards privacy tools. Which is shocking, because most Facebook users will probably believe that their data is safe, even though the company has shown they sold every bit of data to anyone who wanted it.
Never stop calling out Zucc's bullshit.
ZIP is Broken, Except it’s Not, Except it Is | Internet Archive Blogs https://blog.archive.org/2019/02/13/zip-is-broken-except-its-not-except-it-is/
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