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Curiosity poll:

If you regularly work on software development, how often do you work code out using pen and paper?

What services or companies do you feel most infringe upon your #privacy rights? Please add a comment for others...

Dr Hannah Fry has joined calls for a Hippocratic oath for tech & maths specialists.

"The issue has become urgent now that researchers are building systems that gather and sell personal data, exploit human frailties, and take on life-or-death decisions."

theguardian.com/science/2019/a

Friday feelings with #FollowFriday 🍸 🍻

📔 @Carnet Carnet: Free open alternative to Google Keep

🏭 @olimex Olimex: Makers of open electronics

🛡️ @protonvpn ProtonVPN: Hides your metadata from your ISP

👾 @itchio Itch.io: Cool DRM-free indie games

🐉 @rpginabox RPG in a Box: Create your own voxel-style RPGs

Previous Follow Friday posts:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/t

#FF #FFed

1969: I bet we will have flying cars in the future

2019: Coffee with DRM

This is a Fosstodon and general Mastodon appreciation toot. I love it here, and have had some great conversations with people already on my short journey thus far. Such pleasant people.

Out today: History of the Internet: Free as in Freedom.

This episode covers the creation of the EFF, the Free Software Movement including Richard Stallman, the GNU manifesto, Tivoisation and more.

simpleprogrammer.com/part-18-f

The definitive (unofficial) guide to Pluralsight, written in collaboration with Justin Boyer.

simpleprogrammer.com/pluralsig

Out today: History of the Internet: Free as in Freedom.

This episode covers the creation of the EFF, the Free Software Movement including Richard Stallman, the GNU manifesto, Tivoisation and more.

simpleprogrammer.com/part-18-f

Ward Cunningham

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Cun

Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham (May 26, 1949 - July 31, 2019)

was an American programmer who developed the first wiki. A pioneer in both design patterns and extreme programming, he started programming the software WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on the website of the software consultancy he started with his wife

Cunningham's Law

Ward is credited with the idea:

"The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer."

This refers to the observation that people are quicker to correct a wrong answer than to answer a question.

Google plans to make it harder for security and privacy-protecting extensions to function in Chrome, including @privacybadger and @ublockorigin.

“No doubt this will cause more users to question whether Chrome is the right browser for them,” writes @Forbes forbes.com/sites/kateoflaherty

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