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Masoud Abkenar

Galaxy brain: Receiving GDPR e-mails from companies you never ever signed up for or shared your data with

My #jekyll blog now has a working Mastodon share-button. It was really easy to implement. I basically just followed @Gargron's example.

My blog:

@codl file manager ui idea: the file icons scale with file size


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It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.

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#Introductions #NewHere #DeleteFacebook #DeleteGoogle #ReplaceFacebook

I guess the more responsible way to handle this would be to block the "hidden" content completely when the API is no longer supported. Don't you think so?

I used to use an external link in my personal website to show my email address to human visitors but hide it from . Now I just realized that has upgraded reCAPTCHA API and no longer supports this "mail hide" functionality.
Worst of all? My email address has been visible on the public Internet for several weeks, without me having any clue that this has happened.

This sounds interesting, Open Hardware combined with Free Software results in a modular router. They even offer a configuration with Nextcloud pre-installed. Probably one of the easiest way to get your own cloud. I'm tempted to order one as well...

Good news for the over 10.000 #Nextcloud #Ubuntu #snap users! Nextcloud 13.0.2 is now available in the Stable channel and coming to your system!

Enjoy great new features in Nextcloud 13 like Nextcloud Talk, better UI, speed & more! #nextcloud

On the question of IoT where Stallman recommends abstinence, that's possible now but I don't think it will be in another five or ten years. So it is worth thinking about how small computers everywhere will impact software freedom. Surveillance Capital plus IoT does not seem like an equation with a good outcome.

It's time to prepare release notes for 2.4.0rc1 (release candidate)

Oh I love the new update to ! Ability to add emoji's from the mobile editor, and inline displaying of the toot you are replying to! Keep up the great work @Tusky :smile:

Even if they did promise to delete your activity from their servers, there is no way to verify that, because you cannot inspect either the nonfree JavaScript or the server-side software. Users are left to trust that the code only Facebook can read does what Facebook says it does. No company can be trusted with that kind of power over users, least of all one with Facebook's track record.

"Clear History"? Why not instead

@masoud btw, you could switch to a static site. I'm using jekyll and my OpenBSD server using base httpd withstands hn front page without any issues.

Don't get me wrong: Ubuntu desktop developers have done a great job to make a sane desktop out of GNOME. This is already miles more usable than any GNOME distribution I have seen.

It's a few days that I'm trying to summarize my opinion about 18.04, , , desktop user experience, and .

But I'm afraid that would not be politically correct, and I'd regret it later.

So I just stay with my Ubuntu 16.04, keep donating to @Ubports and keep my mouth shut 😶

Went looking for which Firefox tab was consuming my CPU. about:performance is a useful tool to help here. Uhoh.

Love that my favorite Android Masto app, #Tusky, is open source. Love the fact that #Pinafore and #Halcyon exist as alternative web UIs. Love that #Pleroma is coming along well as an alternative #ActivityPub server. Love that the sex worker community on #Switter is actively working on building open source tech that works for their use case. Love to see instances like #OpenSocialAfrica and

Y'all inspire me that this open source/free software thing may actually work out in the end. :)