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I've been sitting on most of this post for five months or so, but I finally finished it up. This is a call to action to ask yourself if you need that new computer, phone, game console, wearable device, etc. What are the costs of the devices we buy, use, and throw away?

https://nilfm.cc/cost_of_computing.html

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What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Supplements
-Fancy juices
-Candles
-Crystals

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities
-Sleep

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New #blogpost: “Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC”.

Lots of people have been spreading the often-unnecessary advice to add a Permissions-Policy response header to their sites, and some have been going so far as to ask FLOSS maintainers to patch their software to make this the default.

If you read the actual proposals and W3C specs, you’ll find a different story.

Everybody: please calm down, take a deep breath, and read before you make such prescriptive advice.

FLoC is terrible, but telling everyone to add a magic “opt-out header” in every situation conveys a misunderstanding of everything you need to know about the opt-in/out process.

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What do these terms ring to you?

  • cooperative universities

  • cooperative academia

  • cooperative science

  • cooperative research

Best of our research is tangled in the worst of world's hierarchies, barely modified since the middle ages.

It's an abuse ridden kyriarchy which people like me are working to into, because the other option is to sell our capacities out to corporations, in return for pocket money to buy what we produce for a markup.

Why not reimagine university as a democratic, egalitarian institution?

I'm not trying to kick off a movement or anything, but I wish to learn about what's done in this way, and maybe get some discussion going.

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Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

https://plausible.io/blog/google-floc

Great news, I finally finished organizing the music files I have on my laptop! Stage one complete!

Stage two: Download songs on phone onto laptop and do it all over again (wrt metadata)

Stage three: redownload files that have no metadata, are in an old unsupported format, or have very poor sound quality (I noted these down so no searching)

Stage four: Backup music onto it's own harddrive and sync music onto a microSD for my phone

Stage five: Set aside time to organize music I download & set up Jellyfin!

A community that offers a safe space for people to share their personal lives online (again). Social media doesn't have to be about only showing the best of you, all the time -- finding support and community for your struggles, small and big, is a cause worth pursuing.

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