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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.

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My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

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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!

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"Pseudonyms and anonymity are also an established part of many cultures -- for good reason."

- Alma Whitten, former Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, Google

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Oh my god, this quote someone posted on Reddit, I'm not sure who said this but...

"I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are."

There are days that I sincerely regret leaving my last startup. #Sentry was an amazing product and the workplace was great, but the growth mentality of start-up culture severely burned me out to the point of emotional and mental unwellness.

I'm proud of what I managed to learn and accomplish in my time there, but the regret I feel over leaving is still intense, even though a year has passed.

In some ways, it's like jumping off of a launching rocket and crashing to earth as the crew takes off for the stars.

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.

#SaveOurStartups #FuckYourStartups

TFW you discover you're responsible for Alan Cox rescheduling his marriage.

Those who have yet to take death into their lives, acknowledge it and face it squarely, will never free themselves from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of existence.

Once they do, only then will they be free to become themselves.

This Administration neither engenders trust nor ensexes it.

COVID-19: a contagious disease particularly fatal to post-truth societies.

@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.

#toRead #Samba #Syncthing #FreedomBox

Rejected titles for Star Trek:

Planet Hike
Space Rodeo
Astro Pony Club
Galaxy Gymkhana
The Organian Trail

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