No one follows me. No one will read this particular post. Other people have already written better observations about this. Doesn't matter. Cory Doctorow is a national treasure.

This is one of the most succinct, clever, and clear arguments for regulation in tech (and in general) I've ever read. Guess I should buy his book?


@deutrino I set up iredmail ( a while back and they use Sogo ( It's pretty sharp. But if you _just_ want cal/cardDav and already have ownCloud or Nextcloud set up, their internal ones are also really nice.

How do I hide the website name!!!! URGENT!!

eugen: I'm not going to work for alt-right enablers any more. I'm going to ban individual racists if they show up on the bad instance

a thousand dipshits in the replies: how dare you. this is censorship. this is like if you disagreed with someone and glued their mouth shut.

Funny thing. If you set a static IP for a host with dhcpcd (like how Raspberry Pi docs recommend), but *don't* put the IP in /etc/hosts, you'll see a *huge* increase in DNS requests from that host. 'Cause services don't know what IP the local host has.

Basically, I reduced queries to my Pihole box by about 60% by adding a line to some /etc/hosts files.

@thegibson Fedora:
- has pretty much all the software you want
- works well with Flatpak and GNOME
- fresh yet surprisingly stable
- has some kind of governance and community
- works out of the box and is not so easy to break

@pzmyers Does this mean our hearts are in our stomachs? Or does it mean there's a second heart growing there? Or is that where the crystal goes? I'm very confused.

Me: Man...maintaining my personal infrastructure of servers by hand is a pain, but there's only 7 of them, puppet/chef/salt is too much.
Ansible: 'Sup. You want some deterministic deploys?
Me: Umm...okay?
Ansible: You want all your deployment scripting to be in a simple DSL and be easily stored in a CVS?
Me: Yes!
Ansible: I got you.
Me: Thanks, Ansible!
Me: ...
Me: Thansible.

Super legit Game of Thrones final scene leak 

I really want to be able to just think about nice things. Or maybe just that the worst thing during the day be work-related.
Instead, there's this hulking "news" monster behind me all the time..."Guess how many people were killed for no reason today." it says...gloating.

I go to bed Sunday night and everything's fine in the fediverse. Wake up Monday morning and we're about to be surveilled to the ends of the 'net by UN death squads.

As my friend put it:
"It’s like every tech person ever refuses to learn the lesson that systems like that can be pretty easily gamed."

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