Techie, software developer, hobbyist photographer, sci-fi/fantasy & comics fan in the Los Angeles area. He/him.

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Pinterest I get, it’s all about images, or the gaming sites … but for Reddit, a primarily text based collection of links and comments, to use that much energy takes some serious effort.

Of course you can see that effort just by trying to take a quick look at one thread, and seeing everything else it pulls into the page.


I use LiberaPay and OpenCollective more or less interchangeably, depending on which one the project mentions on their own site.



Will? I already can’t use K9 to connect to my Gmail account


> Up until sometime this past week, deep in the bowels of Google headquarters, a dusty, forgotten server still whirred along. "Take the best of Google everywhere on the web!" it would shout to any poor soul who wandered by the darkened closet. "Google Toolbar is faster, sleeker and more personalized than ever before!" Ars Technica checked out the current Google Toolbar experience last week. Not much still worked. And between then and publishing the article, Google finally shut it down after 21 years.

Yeah…but it looks like they were storing the passwords to connect to the sFTP service!!


A look back at Opera's attempt to bundle peer-to-peer web self-hosting in their browser back in 2009.

Apparently it was the database and sFTP passwords that were exposed.


An attacker gained access to the provisioning system for GoDaddy's managed WordPress service

"After more than a decade of using smartphones, we have been conditioned to expect that we will always know where we are. When we lose that information, we feel as though the floor has dropped away. The aversion to such discomfort keeps us on the straight and narrow, unthinkingly obeying directions offered up by machines."

"...poisoning the well by having user data be so inconsistent, disconnected, spurious or expensive to collect that today's surveillance infrastructures...get flummoxed when trying to track you."

Seems less about freedom and more about hero worship. Or is the bus factor for Free Software really that low?


How to add a Gemini filetype to Gnome
I put together a short guide to telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can recognize gemtext on a network share where it's not checking the file contents. Bonus: I could now tell it to open them directly in Lagrange.

TBH I usually write my posts in WordPress and then copy-paste them into Gedit, where I add the gemtext markup.