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Ferdi F. Zebua ๐ŸŒ @FerdiZ@mastodon.cloud

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Yesterday morning I got up from bed and I thought to myself, "I want to illustrate positive spirit."

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Commentary is scary. Because eggshells. [/repost]

Translation project: stages 1 & 2 of 5, completed.

(Pending approval of my submitted translations, of course.)

[Three stages to go.]

@FerdiZ I unpinned my Home column by mistake but then I found it listed on "Getting Started" and re-pinned it.

(At least that's where I think I found it. I was sort of panicked at the time. ๐Ÿ˜‚ )

Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.

That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.

nytimes.com/2018/07/09/technol

money, oversimplification Show more

Thinking about the Mastodon columns: I just realized that we can now Unpin the Home column.

If I do so, how do I get it back?

(*can* I get it back..?)

My first font, Open Comic Font, is almost 10 years old. I made this for a comic book that I was drawing that was never finished. github.com/arthursucks/opencom

@djsundog Pfft. targeted marketing via pervasive surveillance my ass. my *left* monitor is the one giving me trouble.

Elon Musk, PopNews, sympathy for the gaslighted Show more

Aral Balkan:

"Could this democratise computing? Could you use this thing for web design? Is it a surveillance device?

"Yes to all.

"I look forward to elaborating on those points in future posts."

ar.al/2018/07/19/iota-360/
dat://ar.al/2018/07/19/iota-36

iOTA 360

What's a ยฃ99 notebook like? (First in a series of posts.)

ar.al/2018/07/19/iota-360/

Also available on the peer web with Beaker Browser: dat://ar.al/2018/07/19/iota-36

I'll be completely honest, I suck at it. I always fucked my knees, back, skin, etc. I'm not strong enough to handle my pack, I overheat after like 20 mins and sweat ridiculous amounts and I'm really slow. But there's a honest self-torture element that I crave very badly. It is VERY hard to think about the bad things in life when you're in overwhelming physical discomfort. I'm constantly reminded that I could get killed by several things, and at times that is a relief.

also sorry I'm always so negative here, if you want the candy coated version of things you can just follow the twitter

Hai-hai, orang-orang yang nge-follow saya, boleh dong mensyen saya; saya lagi bikin sebuah List nih...

@FerdiZ Frankly, if you have a Windows 10 vintage computer - and you don't work at a corporation - you won't have Java. At home.

On your work machine? You may well have it and won't even know. It's not your problem.

But someone at your IT department right now will be sweating bullets trying to work out how to protect the company after January 2019 because of Application Foobar deployed in 1999 that runs the entire widget manufacturing system, or whatever.

@FerdiZ Just uninstall Java. You'll know if a website you need uses it; it'll just stop working.

Most *consumer facing* websites made in the last ten years won't use Java! It's clunky and slow and nobody has ever liked it.

But corporate and government websites? They'll update them, I guess, eventually. And by 'update' I mean 'buy a completely different product'.

The systems that use Java applets / JWS are generally ones that consumers will never see, but that run entire corporate backends.