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psa: amazon doorbells spy on you for the cops 

Little-known Mastodon features:

Profile directory: You can opt-in to being listed on your server's public profile directory, and you can use hashtags in your bio to appear under those hashtags

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Slack's release notes:

> We’ve tinkered with the internal workings and polished some rough edges. The app is now better than it was.

If you say so...

RT @changelog@twitter.com

We've found it! The only developer in the world who made their website *too* accessible 😆

🐦🔗: twitter.com/changelog/status/1

New blog post: Installing Ghost the hard way

I get angry about a trend in server hosting and software development and go on a petty crusade to rectify one particular instance of it. Also, I ramble about a blog... on a blog.

unascribed.com/b/2019-02-08-gh

New episode about LIbre Lounge covering a different approach for how to mitigate spam, abuse, etc on the federated social web (and why other currently considered approaches aren't a sufficient foundation), moving towards "networks of consent" librelounge.org/episodes/25-ma

If you've heard me talking about OcapPub lately, this episode walks through a lot of the same ideas and arguably more approachably. (It may even make it easier for you to read OcapPub.) gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

"CSS can do that?" is one of my favourites posts at ThePracticalDev.

No explication needed.

dev.to/ananyaneogi/html-can-do

......... that's some nice encryption
you've got there
it'd be a shame
if something happened to it
|
{ }{ } { }{ }
(• - •) (■_■)
/ >🔐 🚪< \ eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/doj-

" ‘No way to prevent this’, Says Only Development Community Where This Regularly Happens"

medium.com/@nimelrian/no-way-t

Kids these days....

The most funny part IMO is that the 5 recommendations made at the end of the post are what Maven Central has been doing in Java ecosystem for years...

Some good ActivityPub Conf 2019 news: we got exactly the right number of submissions (all excellent!) to be able to fit all of them in and still do an unconference on Sunday. I'm extremely excited about this lineup!

We'll be making the actual schedule publicly available next week.

There are only a few slots left to register as an attendee btw! If you'd like to come, don't delay! dustycloud.org/blog/activitypu

So is no different on privacy? I guess when all you have is 'trust us', you kind of gave away the game.

macrumors.com/2019/07/26/siri-

Holy what!

"Amazon's home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard shows."

vice.com/en_us/article/mb88za/

#infosec

#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.

:blobangery:

Read more: medium.com/@hamed/github-block

Question to translators.

Which format do you prefer to use to translate an application ?

I wonder if gettext is still a good tools and if ICU is not too heavy ?

Both are available with #PHP

#Translate #i18n #locale #l10n

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Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).