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You keep pushing your own agenda in this conversation without looking at my privacy concerns, and it makes me feel uncomfortable. More than before I feel like deleting my account here.


I use Firefox and Firefox based browsers for privacy reasons and because I dislike closed source software and I like to see open source grow. You could argue that at work you are another person which maybe does not need so much privacy. Then when you arrive home you are another person with the freedom to use the software you prefer. I think it will be difficult to argue with your IT staff that Firefox will be more secure with a few add-ons and tweaking and that you want more privacy and not get tracked by Google or Microsoft but who knows, maybe they will let you have it.


I guess it depends how large the company or organization is, and how staffed their ICT support is ;) I like the anecdote btw.

I once had an experienced developer bring me her keyboard complaining that it didn’t work and that she required a new one. I noticed the wholesome aroma of chicken soup emanating from the keyboard when she handed it to me. Before I spun around in my cubicle to give her a new keyboard, I asked, “Was it homemade chicken soup?” She paused for a beat and then responded, “Yes, it was.” I gave her a new keyboard and said, “Totally forgivable then.” She walked away smiling.


See also my other new comment about issues

Posting a URL or an image can show a little bit about yourself, but comments and a posted question will show a lot more. Leaving the old posts like they are makes some sense since people can benefit from reading it without a very high chance of giving up your own privacy.


My issues :

  • data scraping and building a profile by others and abuse it
  • risk for doxing due to writing style, grammar mistakes, and content of comments

I feel that deleting or autodeleting leads to a false sense of security, in fact it might draw more attention if something disappears.

Several people on Mastodon delete their old toots. Here a blog post from a well-known person on Mastodon with their reasons : https://kevq.uk/why-i-delete-old-content/

excerpt : I also wouldn’t want something I’ve said years ago be taken out of context (or taken correctly, but I’ve changed my opinion since). So it’s easier to delete my shizzle.


Yes, agreed, therefore I mentioned deleting comments not posts.




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One comment from here, maybe useful : https://teddit.net/r/linux/comments/orgn36/waydroid_lets_you_run_android_apps_on_linux/

It’s actually under heavy developement now and ppl run it on Ubuntu Touch. It’s just for Halium 9 devices. I’m actually hunting some cheap Pixel or OnePlus 3+ to install this. Atm, running Ubuntu Touch as a daily driver on Sony Xperia X and it runs fine. Pretty much everything works, but videocalls are not. WayDroid will solve that and some other small issues and we will have decent MobileOS on Linux side.


Will people provide tools to decrease digital footprint for users on Lemmy instances ?

Some time ago there was dismay on Mastodon (and Pleroma ?) instances about data scraping. Before that happened there were privacy concerned people automatically deleting their own toots, limiting them for example to the latest toots for thirty days. With Lemmy things are different since Lemmy is a l…



Cheat-sheet for comparing AP software re: features and ideas ?

More and more software pops up, like https://bonfirenetworks.org/ and the hometown software of friend.camp admin. Is there an overview somewhere that shows the initial ideas, features and future wish-list features of Fediverse AP software ? For example, Pleroma seemed to have been started by coders …



How to enable medium or hard block with uBlock Origin ?

How to put UBO in medium mode ? I cannot figure this out from the docs. And how to disable or enable certain domains like one could do with the discontinued uMatrix, from animated figs this looks possible ?..



Part 1 of a series that is at number 11 now…


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  • link inserted for linguistic confusion – ConfuseUs once said : “Every deleted comment has had its value”

Another idea, install this open source emulator for iOS (no jailbreak needed for the slower variant), and install your preferred OS to run Lemmy : https://getutm.app/




Self hosted Gitea sounds great. Thanks for the suggestions!



I only have brief experience with Anbox (and no Pinephone, yet?). Let us know how WayDroid performs!




That’s nice ! I do not know enough about hard disks and smartmontools to say whether this means you can continue the disk without worrying. I like smartmontools for work to tell me when a disk is about to need replacement but I’ve always found interpreting smartmontools numbers too difficult to grasp. Hopefully someone else can give you more hints. And making a habit of making backups is something which has become a second nature for me. I am still amazed about learning how many non tech people never make backups of their phones and computers.



Yeah github sucks.

I think Github was fine from a technology point of view, and with web browser experience it is (just like Gitea) still much better than Gitlab which is kind of useless to read without allowing JavaScript till … Microsoft bought it. I do make some efforts to not get tracked so much by GAMAFC and like to keep it this way.

Would be really cool if there was a less involved way to submit bug reports and patches.

Fully agree!





Your screen shot shows uncorrectable sector count : 0 which looks fine. Can you run the command line tool badblocks ? By default that will use non destructive options, so you can run (from the top of my head) : badblocks -v /dev/sda for example on the sda disk. https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man8/badblocks.8.html


I’ve tried Lumina recently on NixOS and it looks neat and light weight! Trinity could be a nice retro desktop for the early KDE users (I remember when KDE started with Gnome DE following as a reaction).