Think about how many times in a day on the Web you click “I agree” when you really don’t agree just so you can get on with your day and use an everyday thing.

This is not how consent is supposed to work.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

If you were wondering why we did not release the update yesterday: It was a holiday in the US and that would not have been nice.

I just described something I did as a somewhat unnecessary step of cryptographic snobbery. I'm a little ashamed and proud at the same time. Ashamed for having taken the step, proud of being able to explain it to a novice so that they understood.

Dear #fediverse. I work as an #architect and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing #engineer who can teach me building energy modelling using #opensource tools. I have a background in software dev, run #gentoo #linux and am willing to learn down to the details.

I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.

I promise to use this to design better buildings.

Please help retoot this so I can find someone.

the british government is doing another survey where they're asking about the experiences of intersex people. this ~might influence policy and is almost certainly already being manipulated by bad people. as i have close intersex friends who had nonconsensual surgery performed on them by the NHS as infants this is very important to me.

you can fill it out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/variations-in-sex-characteristics-call-for-evidence

Got my parcel, eventually. The people at the pickup point didn't believe they have it, at first, but eventually found it "behind or under another parcel".

How does UPS stay in business?

If anyone has a spare ten million quid or so, would you like to start a delivery service that doesn't suck?

But my new noise-cancelling headphones work, and it may have been worth the wait.

Login to website. Immediate error saying previous login session has timed out, and I get kicked out.

How did this get past acceptance testing?

Don't ask people "when are you having kids". Especially not women, who suffer this question a lot. ("Are you having kids" is a more okay question *if you know the person well*, but only sometimes.)

They might be, they might not be, and yes they've probably thought about it, and no, it's none of your business.

(boosts appreciated) Are you a #freelance app developer (Django, Ruby on Rails, Flask, etc) that's comfortable with the front and back end of things? Please DM or email (trini AT konsulko dot com) to chat about #nowhiring

Reminder to reserve the usernames of deleted accounts indefinitely

I’m organising a Debian BSP in Bratislava next month, please sign up and come 🙂
wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/02/sk
🐜 🔨 🎉

"Orkney was once utterly dependent on power that was produced by burning coal and gas on the Scottish mainland and then transmitted through an undersea cable. Today the islands are so festooned with wind turbines, they cannot find enough uses for the emission-free power they create on their own.

Community-owned wind turbines generate power for local villages; islanders drive nonpolluting cars that run on electricity; devices that can turn the energy of the waves and the tides into electricity are being tested in the islands’ waters and seabed; and – in the near future – car and passenger ferries here will be fuelled not by diesel but by hydrogen, created from water that has been electrolysed using power from Orkney’s wind, wave and tide generators."

theguardian.com/environment/20

@yukiame @zacchiro It's a tool to do accounting (keeping track one's money) using plain text files. See plaintextaccounting.org/ for a lot of info.

Losing one's phone: not a great way to start one's day.

Apart from having to get a replacement phone, also have to revoke any access the phone has to any services. Luckily, it didn't have much access to anything, on purpose.

"If a user feels stupid, the programmer has failed."

The reason tech bro trolling works, even if you are astoundingly egregious about it, is internalized misogynistic presumption of incompetence.

If a guy makes a joke about Linux, open source, whatever, that's really painfully obvious they're pretending to not know what they're on about, they're not likely to get many responses confronting them. Even if they seriously don't they often don't. Someone hyperfeminine? There's no fucking way they could know what they're talking about.

"It's behind a firewall so it's 100% secure" is not an acceptable excuse to run Windows XP on a house control system.

Careful readers note that most of Ick's iterations last more than a week. For hobby projects I don't mind that, but the ideal would be that each iteration is ended within a week, and unfinished tasks are carried over to a future iteration.

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