From birdsite 

RT @HomeworldGame
It's an older meme, but it checks out.

Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:

1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours

Rendering DRM content on Windows requires the DRM app to decrypt the video, then re-encrypt it again for the GPU:

... all this Rube Goldberg machinery and pirates still release WEB-DLs the minute movies start streaming. Well done.

@Zurdo nop, still confused. But anyway, may you find a workaround to this patch.

@Zurdo wait no I don't think I understand how you were using this feature.

Things have finally reached the point where my internet is faster than my local disk.

Maybe I just start blogging again. Maybe we all just start blogging again.

@tefferbear its my birthday today so I'm handing out treats, and you get three!

powerful datavis can be simple and non-graphical.

here's a project of mine from a good while ago: "autocomplete" for passwords, based on all passwords extracted from the "collection leaks".

Dear everyone!

Now that you have learnt that capitalist platforms can be broken by capitalists over night and that you have zero control over them, here's your next steps:

GitHub -> @Codeberg
Discord -> @matrix
Google Docs -> @nextcloud

Come on, you can do it!

And you get even more inclusive towards contributors because you stop locking out young people and citizens of US-embargoed countries!

#decentralization #FOSS #freedom

@Zurdo yeps, its my biggest problem with discord.
As an aside, did the recent xkcd comic lead to this realisation?

From birdsite 

Bought a keyboard off @amazon Germany last week, which is nearly 20 EUR cheaper today. Instead of just crediting the difference, they're making me return the keyboard for the full refund, and then order it again for the discount. Amazon DE's contribution to ?

Good morning, my lovelies.

How are our newbies settling in? Good?

Relax. Make yourself comfortable.

There's no algorithm here, so you'll have to do your thinking for yourself. I hope you didn't forget how. 😉

Self explanatory statements below. I have a theory on this.
Please boost if you take part
#poll #extrovert #introvert #mastodon

Some great discoveries including traffic shaping, USB over IP, speech to text, and a funny Firefox extension. Plus Graham talks to Ken VanDine, the engineering manager for Ubuntu Desktop.

"Mastodon 4.0 is out!"
yay let's update!

"Bump version to 4.0.1"
... let's update again

more meta (embrace, extend, extinguish) 

I'm seeing some Embrace, Extend, Extinguish hand wringing circulate this morning.

I don't want to write another blog post, folks won't stop boosting the last one.

So it's post time. I'll keep it brief.

If Google, or some other big player, shows up in this space, will defederate immediately.

Before any worrying signs, before any extensions to the standard.

I'll defederate and move on with my life.

M.S is already too big. I already have them silenced instance wide. If any existing player tries to join in with bluster, they'll find themselves banned here (and, I imagine, across 90% of the small instances.)

They still can't stop me from running my own mail server, even if they mark most of my outgoing mail as spam.

So, at the least, we're not going anywhere.

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