deadsuperhero wrote the following post Tue, 07 Sep 2021 07:48:28 +0200 In a world... where a vast social network looms over the population. People spend hours peering into little black rectangles and also bigger black rectangles mounted on desks. They scroll for hours and hours hoping to get a hit of endorphins from a notification going off...

Is that a distant friend, or is it an app plugged into another app that's plugged into this one that you forgot to turn off? It wasn't Jerry from Middle School liking your latest meme about gay dolphins eating Doritos. It was just a reminder that Gem Hustlers II has a new quiz for you to take about what your brother's dog's star sign is.

Immerse yourself! In a network that's 5% actual stuff coming from people you care about, that you never actually talk to, and 95% advertisements and clickbait served up hand over fist to your pathetic insect-brain by an algorithm. But you keep telling yourself, "this is the absolute best way to stay in touch with people, and maybe advertise that book I'll never actually finish writing, all while raising awareness about global warming and the New Apartheid in Honduras."

Starring you, your whole family, your grandparents, random people you worked with, everyone that attended high school with you, and the absolute cesspools making up your local news comment sections...in a race against time to keep you on the site for as long as possible, it's a war between cute videos of animals from questionable pages and unwinnable bad-faith arguments that endlessly fizzle out and die... what will hold your attention today?

This is...

WALLED GARDEN SOCIAL NETWORK

They log on, but they don't log off!

Å bidra til å få etablert et marked for maskiner med Linux tror jeg vil være mye viktigere. De fleste forstår nok at dette ikke er noen 'bli rik i en fei'-plan 😃

Jeg antar dette nettverket har en brukbar andel Linux-brukere. Derfor denne spørreundersøkelsen.

Datamaskiner er som mange av oss vet ferskvare i den forstand at prisen raser ganske raskt om de ikke blir solgt i løpet av noen måneder (med mindre maskinen har bilde av et eple som mangler en bit).

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Hva gjør man da? Tja, for min del har jeg lurt på om jeg skal bestille en maskin fra utlandet.

I dag tenkte jeg imidlertid at det kanskje kan være bra å tenke litt større. Rett og slett å kjøpe inn ikke bare til meg selv, men få på plass et tilbud i Norge.

Kanskje det kan være et lite bidrag fra meg til Linux. Selv om jeg arbeider som programmerer kan jeg ikke bidra til programvaren med annet enn oversettelser og litt finansiell støtte.

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Hvorfor denne spørreundersøkelsen?

Jeg er på utkikk etter ny «datta». Ved forrige anledning fikk tak i en Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, det vil si en god bærbar maskin med (Ubuntu) Linux forhåndsinstallert og støttet fra produsentens side.

Til tross for positive nyheter om at også Lenovo og HP tilbyr maskiner med Linux ser det ut til at ingen av produsentene tilbyr slike maskiner i Norge i dag.

Frustrerende... og irriterende.

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Hvorfor ikke kjøpe en maskin med forhåndsinstallert neste gang?

Kunne du tenke deg å kjøpe en bærbar PC med full støtte for Linux fra produsentens side, selv om den kommer med en annen distribusjon enn den du foretrekker i dag?

RT @Hans_Vang@twitter.com

Helgheim evaluerer innsatsen til sju justisministere fra FrP. Forfriskende selvkritikk

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Hans_Vang/status/1

Forsmedelig nederlag i første runde (81 på tvungen) ble snudd til stor triumf i andre runde (320).

Just read a post asking Eugen to resign from developing Mastodon and I really have to ask: what are you folks smoking?

It’s his project. It’s open source. Fork it if you want to. But what kind of mind-blowing sense of entitlement drives you to think you can tell someone they should stop working on something they’ve built?

*smh*

So I'm back on @kubuntu.
While I <3 Pop OS and its auto-tiling, I've realized I prefer @kdecommunity Plasma for everything else.

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@Gargron

Holy frick people turning on you again. Keep strong my dude and know that not everyone thinks that adjusting things towards a larger target audience is a bad thing. I also get the feeling that people think you owe them something for using and sticking to the great piece of software that you provided to us opensource free of charge.

Peace and love from Norway :noreg: :ivar:

i wish youtube and spotify made urls that humans can read

on the other hand that would make rickrolling impossible..

RT @stianhu@twitter.com

40 år med historie fra 1980, 80 år om man inkluderer okkupasjonen, har vi *kun* sett høyreekstrem terrorisme i dette landet. fortell meg en gang til hvorfor venstre-ekstreme og muslimer er den største trusselen?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/stianhu/status/141

Popular webcomic "The Oatmeal" no longer asks people to follow them on #Facebook, #Twitter, #instagram etc. Here's their explanation as to why (contains minor swearing):

(from theoatmeal.com/comics/reaching )

PS Currently if you want to follow them, visit here:
theoatmeal.com/pages/subscribe

Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

f-droid.org/en/docs/Security_M

I absolutely love the explosion of tech creativity that #ActivityPub brought onto the world.

Turns out having a single well-defined protocol with multiple implementations lets people Do Fun Things. <3

A bit over 8 years I posed a question about finding a common protocol to the Federated Social Web W3C mailing list:
lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/p

The thread offers a decent snapshot of why people felt this "single protocol" approach is impossible.

Happy ActivityPub was able to prove them wrong!

Plantego ... vegetarpålegg som fint kan spises av oss som også spiser kjøtt. Smaker best med litt kokt skinke på toppen - blir nesten pizzaaktig :-)

RT @WolfieBhoy@twitter.com

This shouldn't have to be said but apparently it does:

If you are an occupier, you don't have a right to self defence.

The peoples you are occupying, on the other hand, do have a right to resist.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WolfieBhoy/status/

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