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Been putting off 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. :mike64:

The #uk Parliament's "petition" site targets up to 60 million people. If it cannot, under any circumstance, scale or rescale to accommodate this many petitioners or signers, then the IT side truly failed to meet the specs. Failed project.Thankfully it's not a dam.

"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.

Bad night was bad. Bad day was worse. Sleep now and I will forget all about it. :blobmelt:

Some lessons from web 2.0 Show more

Interesting to see the extent to which Firefox must go to maintain compatibility with Google: groups.google.com/forum/#!topi

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).

Wait, #Swift doesn't allow you to subclass its classes from #objc?

...just one more reason not to use Swift.

(Yes, even @objc classes that inherit from NSObject)

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

thinkmoult.com/five-fundamenta

Let's make software less about profit, and more about people again.

#opensource #privacy #encryption #foss #software

American tech companies are quietly working with the FBI on "solutions" to end-to-end encryption, @gizmodo reports. gizmodo.com/silicon-valley-and There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor that only lets in the good guys. protonmail.com/blog/encryption

⚠️ 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!

blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free

"#Zuckerberg’s essay is a power grab disguised as an act of contrition.

Facebook had $55 billion in #adrevenue last year, with 45% profit margin.. the most #profitable business venture in human history.

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."

technologyreview.com/s/613084/

zucc Show more

Could you imagine being a modern web designer and having to actually plan for ways to inject ads onto your beautiful creation?

God, why can't things have fucking websites anymore? I don't want to hunt through fucking twitch or goddamn discord for information!

i want to go to sleep but there's so many good stuff to reminisce over
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I would like a video tutorial about managing mutual expectations of my parents, siblings, friends, coworkers, stakeholders and society.

I would maybe also rather like a video tutorial about how to perform under the pressure of unmanageable expectations of the aforementioned.

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