Space Alien Cat
This One Trick Will Revolutionize Your Use of Social Media: Block fuckwits.
On social media, the advantage is that a large userbase and participation. The disadvantage: it's 99.9999% crap.
What's working for me is to filter ruthlessly. If someone is disruptive, ideological, insane, or crazy-making, I'll block them without thought (I used to agonize over that, I don't any more).
High signal is rare, but odds of missing out by blocking idiots are low.
My current policy for "Cookie Consent" dialogues:
1. Fire up uMatrix and globally block cookies for domain.
2. Fire up uBlock Origin to block element on page.
3. Self-Destructing Cookies for edge case motherfuckers.
Remember, boys and girls and all that lieth betwixt and beyond: FIRST pillage THEN burn!
"Pseudonyms and anonymity are also an established part of many cultures -- for good reason."
- Alma Whitten, former Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, Google
So what about this, but, QWERTY
Because people here need to see this, too.
These fuckers on birdsite are trying to get your taxes in the UK to pay for startups:
Save our startups? Fuck your startups!
Startups—VC-funded temporary businesses with the same success criteria as cancer (exponential growth)—ARE THE REASON we have surveillance capitalism.
#NotOnePenny of your taxes should go to them.
@dredmorbius OMG. I never made the connection from Yacht to Jagd. Huh...TIL.
Now all my to-read PDFs, podcast downloads, videos to watch etc. are being dumped into a Samba share folder on my FreedomBox. I can go through them on any PC or Android device at home whenever I have time.
This is working great so far since I didn't leave the house in nearly 20 days. Might have to use a Syncthing folder if I need this stuff over the Internet. Or maybe I'll just connect to the FreedomBox VPN from outside and still use Samba, I don't know.
Space Alien Cat
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