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Just tried a multi-distribution image on my UBPorts edition PinePhone and I’m actually really impressed by Mobian on it.

Was just about to order two PinePhone Pros so Laura and I could start using them together (a phone isn’t much use by itself) but apparently you can only order one at the moment so I guess we’ll have to hold off on that particular experiment.

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Just signed the web0 manifesto from @aral and @laura from Small Technology Foundation.

If you are interested, go take a look at: web0.small-web.org

#SmallWeb #web0

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Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system walledculture.org/remembering-

By @glynmoody

Aaron's face gets thrown around the internet to prop up campaigns and etc, but it's important to remember that Aaron was an activist for digital rights, and was bullied into suicide by a system that wanted to punish him for his activism. He was also a human being with friends and family who loved him dearly.

Yay, our friends at Waag have signed the web0 manifesto :)

Waag operates at the intersection of science, technology and the arts, focusing on technology as an instrument of social change, guided by the values of fairness, openness and inclusivity.

web0.small-web.org/#waag

Mmm… just prepared a fresh batch of mixed dried fruits and nuts for my morning porridges.

If you’re in Ireland, I can recommend nutsinbulk.ie

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#quoteoftheday
« Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think. »
AARON SWARTZ

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A data ‘black hole’: Europol ordered to delete vast store of personal data

theguardian.com/world/2022/jan

According to internal documents seen by the Guardian, Europol’s cache contains at least 4 petabytes – equivalent to 3m CD-Roms or a fifth of the entire contents of the US Library of Congress. Data protection advocates say the volume of information held on Europol’s systems amounts to mass surveillance and is a step on its road to becoming a European counterpart to the US National Security Agency

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The people who don’t want you to run your own servers are the ones who want to run the servers.

People will happily run their own servers if it’s so simple to do that they don’t even know they’re doing it.

ar.al/2020/08/07/what-is-the-s

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The EDPS highlights that the use of Google Analytics and the payment provider Stripe violated the CJEU's #SchremsII ruling on EU-US data transfers. This is one of first decisions implementing Schrems II and may show the way for hundreds of other cases pending before regulators.

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⚠Decision: The European Data Protection Supervisor issued a decision confirming that the European Parliament violated data protection law on its COVID testing website. ➡ noyb.eu/en/edpb-sanctions-parl

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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

Racism and homophobia violate human rights. Human rights must have constitutional protection; not be strung up for political debate every four years by the next dollar-store bigot with illusions of grandeur.

inkl.com/a/ovVvBmiyXxy

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@tek @aral Speaking of ancestors, I use my great grandmother's cast iron skillets on my induction hot plate. 150 year old pans on 21st century stove 👍

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@aral Yes, this! I nice skillet is a true buy-it-once purchase, and it genuinely works better than any fancier skillet.

And yes, maintenance is dead simple: use it, then wipe it clean. I guarantee our ancestors didn't spend days looking for the perfect seasoning method.

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@aral and you CAN clean them with soap no problem. It used to be a problem with lye based soaps but modern soaps don't use that. But the myth continues.

Oh, and the more you use them, the more non-stick they become.

I cooked eggs on mine today and I’d only seasoned it twice and used it once before; it’s already beautifully non-stick.

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Cast iron skillets are the best; so glad I found a couple in the homeware store just down the road. Not only are they – contrary to popular belief – easy to maintain (just rub with rapeseed oil or similar and heat to season and use hot water and a towel to clean) but they also add iron into your diet… magic! ;)

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Amazon closes publisher account for unspecified "rules violation", refuses to pay outstanding royalties. D:

RT @Penprince_@twitter.com

Published the 1st ever Year's Best African Speculative Fiction anthology Oct last year. @amazon@twitter.com @AmazonKDP@twitter.com said I couldn't get royalties for it till Jan this year. Then on Dec 31st they rushed to shut my account down, j TVust before we crossed over into the near year

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Penprince_/status/

Starting back up working on the Small Web after working on native elementary OS apps for the past three/four months and it feels weird picking up from where I left off… thank goodness past me documented everything he had planned in the readme. I guess it’s just up to present me to learn everything he knew again and implement it :)

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