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Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

Is the 30% off of my books with coupon code ILUVMICHAEL not good enough? Do you want to avoid putting extra money in my pocket?

No Starch is having a Day Against DRM sale. RIGHT2READ40 gets you 40% off.

I have a hard-drive dock that looked a bit dull, so I repainted it as DisembAudio, the toaster-shaped, robot-voiced mascot of RiffTrax. Now my data can sync in style.

Over at @b3ta there's a challenge going on about what typo versions of websites would look like. I made Netflax.

More at: (some entries NSFW)

Looking for more sources of audio/visual material in #publicdomain or #CreativeCommons or licenses giving similar freedom for creative (re)use.
Other than the 'classics' wikimedia,, ccsearch, openclipart,, librivox, freemusicarchive, fontlibrary, freesound

Retoot to write a list together!

For the #OpenDesignCourse for refugees, starting on Monday.

PSA for anyone from a defunct instance who still wants to view their archive, and cant because it's all json:

I made a python script that generates a human-readable html page from you're archive that you can open in your browser to view your old posts.

If you've got python installed, just plop it into the archive, run it, and open the new "processed_archive.html" file it makes in your web browser to read your archive!

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

Everyone loving retro windows pls take note: I remember connecting a pre-SP1 install of XP to the internet (via dialup) and watching it get pwnd in seconds while trying to DL SP1.

Going through my pin collection, I unearthed a "The Hunger Games" mockingjay which I'd purchased in darker times.

I like it a lot more now that I've given it a Woody Woodpecker paint job.

Hello Assembled People of European Mastodon! I work at @eff on international copyright. You might have heard of #article13, the EU proposal to require © filters on sharing sites.

We're really worried that this could affect services like ActivePub/Mastodon instances, opening them up to lawsuits or requiring expensive filters.

The key vote is on Wednesday -- please call or write your MEP and ask them to vote against #article13 to protect the future of the internet!

I know we got toot and everything but the real terminology change we should have forced on mastoplace is "poundtag"

"The Long Tomorrow": Discover Mœbius’ Hard-Boiled Detective Comic That Inspired Blade Runner (1975)

This is the Australian video (NSFW language) we played on this week's episode of @HackerRadioShow

More info on The Assistance and Access Bill 2018 at . Australians only have a few more days to act on this.

B3ta newsletter out now - packed with b3ta projects and the best shit off the web. It's good and you should read it and tell your friends so there.

Because my young niece and nephew are nuts and my sister indulges them, their house now has a Halloween tree.

Thanks to the Internet Archive, my wife Gila has returned to her favorite childhood golf course and is working hard on her putts.


Poison Ivy is an Ecologist who just wants to protect the biosphere from her corporate overlords.

Joker is an Egoist trying to show the world that its entire system is a spook.

Mr. Freeze just wants his fucking wife back...

But the good guy is the wealth hoarder who attacks poor people in the street, because their situation has pushed them into "crime"

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