mastodon.el users,

if any of you are willing to test out the latest update at i would be very grateful! i just merged a large update into main, and our plan is to get the new version into melpa soon.

i also have an awful internet connection which makes testing things like slow performance when interacting with the server difficult; it's always awful for me. :)

poss things to test out:

- uploading attachments and posting them
- enabling image-caching (customize option)
- bookmarking toots
- the usual (un)follow, (un)block, (un)mute
- mastodon-tl--enable-notify-user-posts (+ disable) = the bell in web interface
- autocompletion of user mentions when composing a toot
- enabling and using custom emojis (with emojify; mastodon-toot--enable-custom-emoji)

there will likely be issues, but i have been using the updated version for a good while now.

#mastodon #emacs

Britisches Gericht kippt Auslieferungsverbot für #Assange

Der Umgang mit dem „Fall Julian Assange“ durch Justizbehörden in Schweden u UK stärkt nicht das Vertrauen in den #Rechtsstaat

#Whistleblower als Verräter und #Journalisten als Kriminelle einzustufen unterminiert unser Verständnis von Menschenrechten

Was hilft? Öffentliche Diskussion solcher Missstände und Anprangern von staatlichem Fehlverhalten

Mit einfachen Mitteln können Android- und iOS-Nutzer Werbung, Tracker und Co. systemweit (in allen Apps) loswerden.

Bitte teilen. 🧙‍♂️

#Android #iOS #Tracking #Werbung

Am I the only one who would like to have the fediverse timelines reversed so that I would scroll downwards? Then I'd scroll in the direction I'm reading and see the beginning of a post first.


Must read by the creator of dogecoin 👇👇👇
RT @ummjackson
I am often asked if I will “return to cryptocurrency” or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted “no”, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why here…

Starting #slime on #emacs to connect to #sbcl finishes with this message in the echo area:

Connected. Detlev, this could be the start of a beautiful program.

This feels like a message from a different place and time when hacking was still mostly fun...


Treffender hätte man den Abi-Jahrgang 2021 nicht umschreiben können:


If you see the above post and wonder what happened this time, I think this blog post sums it up quite nicely:


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#Signal turning into a crypto-ponzi currency scheme?


That Signal:
- isn't really free/libre software (as Moxie denied freedom to redistribute modified version)
- would *never* federate (political choice of centralization)
- updated server software wasn't published
- invaded people's phonebooks
- runs on Amazon+NSA's infrastructure
- is virtually impossible to use out of Google's infrastructure -
- etc.

...didn't seem to be enough to alarm Signal users.

Würden wir in Europa nur wenige Jahre das Geld das momentan in Lizenzen von MS & Co. gesteckt wird in lokale Firmen mit Freie Software Lösungen investieren wären wir im Handumdrehen unabhängig und langfristig deutlich erfolgreicher.

Das einzige was wir dafür brauchen ist der nötige politische Wille unabhängig zu werden und die lokale Wirtschaft zu stärken, anstatt Milliarden jedes Jahr aus dem Fenster zu werfen!

#DigitaleSouveränität #FreieSoftware #OpenSource #Politik

im trying to get youtube to Algorithm the fuck out of this video that was posted in 2011 and has 500 views

Calling smartphone equipped teenagers 'digital natives' is a mistake because a smartphone makes you a consumer rather than a native of anything.

If you want a child to become a digital native give them an actual computer instead of a corporate controlled and curated consumer device.

@threemaapp If only our son's activities (school, sports clubs, etc.) weren't centered around WhatsUp groups. 🤮​

Since end 2020 banned linking in FB posts to stating "violation of community standards". Multiple people filed complaints but nothing happened, no responses, no explanations, nothing. Please help (RT/like or comment how to proceed). Thanks!

Tomorrow is #DeleteWhatsAppDay! 🚮 Despite WhatsApp’s delay of its privacy policy update, many users have decided to take a stand for #privacy and leave the controversial chat service on the original deadline of February 8. ✊

We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia,, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

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