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I live by four simple rules:

1. Don't be a dick.
2. Don't fuck it all up.
3. Don't forget to be kind.
4. Don't forget to have fun.

Astonishingly, they kind of cover every imaginable situation. And yes, I broke all of them in the past, too. I just try to not let it happen again.

Let's be excellent to eachother, you little pooptooters โ™ฅ๏ธ

The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION) - Smarter Every Day 189

That was pretty cool!

Inspired by this, I just shifted my static homepage to beaker,
serving on both dat and https using homebase.

It was stupidly easy, even integrating it into my existing nginx setup.
Now I have editing and version control built in, no need for separate git repo. Edit and press the publish button in Beaker, job done.


Testing out dat:// and the Beaker browser. I was suprised how easy it is to publish an existing static website to dat. Here's my blog, for example: dat://a3014080859dbb7130fa30b4f676b5360153d565e0d052d1c4556d7e6f614a31/

Are there any serious contenders to Google Photos? I'm talking handling of lots of photos, face recognition, reliable mobile and desktop clients, storage space. Need support for macOS, Android, iOS.

Honest question.

First come, first serve: w/ my subscription of the Washington Post comes each month a free 30-day digital subscription for me to give away. I get no kickback, mind โ€” it's just part of my already paid-for sub. Have fun!

"History is just one damn thing after another." Excellent article about the US (mostly), economic growth, consumerism, social clefts, and expectations and anger, and how we got here. Long read but worth it (for me).

Me: โ€œuh I need one of those โ€˜drunk octopus that wants to fightโ€™ things for my wallโ€

Home Depot employee: โ€œyou whatโ€

Today I awkwardly learned itโ€™s a double robe hook.

Eagerly awaiting the meme generation growing up enough for products to be renamed.

Shout out to all the librarians. Oh shit sorry.

Remember you can reset your resolutions on January 14th (Orthodox New Year) and February 16th (Chinese New Year). After that, even I can't help you.

TIL you can actually/finally set a system-wide DNS in Android Pie.

Set it to for some low-level tracker/ad blocking goodness.

If you didn't yet know, Google is datamining GMail etc for purchase confirmation emails amongst other things and aggregating it for their own purposes in an extremely detailed way.

(Everything you purchased with order ids, detailed billing details, VAT, including subscriptions etc)

Do not believe a single word about how this information is kept private. There is zero reason to build a system to aggregate this and then not use it to make money out of.

"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."


Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International

Finally got around to installing AdGuard on my OnePlus 5T for low-level blocking of trackers and ads. Threw in all the domains from the Firefox Facebook Container add-on as user filters for good measure.

"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable." She paused, and then continued, wryly: "So did the divine right of kings."

Irgendjemand aus hier? Wenn ja, wรผrde ich mich รผber einen Boost und/oder Weitersagen freuen:

> Leipziger Hรคndler testen Mehrweg-Kaffeebecher โ€“ mehr Teilnehmer benรถtigt


1st hand knowledge I could've done without in 2018:

"Instagram lips" are an actual thing, I've seen a number of ladies with terrible lip jobs here in Munich.

Don't get me wrong, please: it's their right to have them, I'll defend their right to have them. Free society etc. ๐Ÿ‘ Having said that, personally I think IG lips look awful, even if they conformed to the ladies' IG filter-like makeup.

A question for English natives: What words do you use to describe the following circumstances?
1) a day on which most people don't have to work
2) paid absence from work, at home
3) paid absense from work, somewhere else
4) travelling for personal enjoyment

Thanks! :)

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