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Cake day: Aug 10, 2021


Oh god what are you even talking about? Use Linux or not. What do you care if it takes off or not? I have no doubt that my family and non-tech friends could use a user friendly distro. Most don’t even use computers though as everything is done thru their phones these days it seems.

I use fastmail with several different domains associated.

  • Personal email shared with friends and family
  • Professional email - not my work but the one associated with my Linkedin and such

I have a custom domain just for signing up to online services. For me, this domain is completely separate and I never use it for anything else. Like nachtigall, I use a naming scheme and a catch-all address. My naming scheme uses their domain plus a random bit like so, twitter.6cruzbms@mydomain.tld.

There are two main benefits to using such a scheme imo. First, it’s harder for data aggregators to collate and cross reference me across the web by using an email address. Second, it acts as a hacked canary and it’s easy to identify the source of suspicious or problematic emails.

I support the idea. I think you’ll have some people abusing the system and trying to take advantage but overall, I feel it would be a net good.

As a US citizen though, I feel that single payer healthcare is more important to over all health and well being of society.

Loved reading this and I think she makes some great points.

How do you go from information anarchy to information democracy though? Wikipedia came into existence so it’s possible but I feel the people with the know how and force of will to do such things are probably going to make themselves rich instead of implementing some sort Wikipedia equivalent of Twitter or Facebook.

I think it makes a certain amount of sense if you’re an internet company trying to monetize but it sure does seem tone deaf.

This isn’t that different from what DuckDuckGo does. They show you ads based on the words you’re typing in. They just promise not to build profiles on you and track you around everywhere. I bet Firefox is trying to take the same approach.

I think it just feels different though because when I’m typing stuff into the bar, I’m actually intending to search the internet with ddg but Firefox is inserting itself into that equation and trying to display ads. Plus, firefox is software installed on my computer and not a web portal… that just makes it feel not so great. imo

I think IndieAuth counts eh? I don’t think it’s really implemented anywhere, which is really going to be the problem with any sort of federated sso.

At this time I store them in my password manager (keepass) but I get what you’re saying. You’d only need the recovery key if you lost access to your password.

Something to improve for sure.

Congratulations! I hope to join you soon! Biggest thing blocking me ATM is YouTube. Not only do I follow some content creators but I have some videos that I want to download and host some other way. Peertube feels like a hard thing to self host.

In my experience, the applications on Mac just feel a little more polished. I believe it’s reasonable to think that an application like syncthing should run as a system service. I’d expect to be able to go into the application settings and poke around until I found the “start on boot” checkbox.

The point I’m trying to make (not well probably!) is that the very flexibility that Linux users love about Linux is the thing that prevents the OS from being adopted by the masses. All the flexibility and all the options means there are trade offs in usability. Yes there are approximately 1 million distros and everyone can probably find the distro that’s just right for them but having 1 million options is overwhelming and intimidating for an average computer user.

Anyhoo, that’s just my dumb opinion so take it or leave it. I like that we’re using an OS that’s not adopted by the masses.

This seems Bad. I’m using pop os, a downstream distro of ubuntu. Am I reading the article correctly in that this will affect downstream distros in 2022?

I’m a relatively new Linux user and I’m coming from the Apple echo system. If you want to understand why the Linux Desktop is not been adopted by the masses, go look at the instructions for making syncthing automatically start on Linux. I love syncthing so I’m not talking shit about the application here.

Imo you can’t really. If someone is interested then you can offer to help them but i find that most people simply do not care.

I recently decided to divest from the apple ecosystem and nearly all my friends and family are imessage users. I invited most to join me on signal and a lot did.

I use and love While not open source I felt their privacy policy us pretty decent when I checked it recently.

Its more than juat avoiding targeted ads. These companies sell your data to 3rd party brokers. From there your data can be collected and collated in various ways. Recently, there’s the case of the priest who was outted because he was using grindr and some investigative journalists were able to de-anon his information using not only grindr data but data from other sources.

Additionally, the police will buy information from.these data brokers for the same reason and my understanding is those requests are not really under the same rules and laws as monitoring people directly.