Current location: balcony. Current beverage: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/magic-rock-dark-arts/145150/
Now, with a little more distance, I think the thing that bugged me about all the overnight "let's move our projects off of GitHub" reactions that occurred after Microsoft purchased the company is the fact that none of those people were shouting "let's move our projects off of GitHub" the day before the announcement. And that suggests that they misidentified what the actual problem is.
Step 1 in preparing for deleting my Facebook account is DONE: updating my personal web page on my own domain: https://sjoberg.fi/ - it has my contact info *and* now also my _face_. No need for Facebook :-)
I deleted my personal Google account (and Gmail) several years ago. This surprises people when they learn that I still use an Android phone :-)
I use the Fairphone Open OS, and F-droid for apps. No Google account needed :-)
(I still maintain a G account for work, though, but that's strictly used for work - basically accessing Google Docs and the like.)
Boy, is that creepy, "Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering": https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/17/17344250/google-x-selfish-ledger-video-data-privacy. (Via https://identi.ca/evanarkisto on pump.io.)
Fairphone community account: https://social.weho.st/@WeAreFairphone
A quick reminder of how efficient the free market is.
This is an important article. Chollet is the author of the Keras deep learning library, now at Google research. "What worries me about AI" - https://firstname.lastname@example.org/what-worries-me-about-ai-ed9df072b704
All should move to Signal | Telegram loses Supreme Court appeal in Russia, must hand over encryption keys https://9to5google.com/2018/03/20/telegram-encryption-security/ via @benlovejoy
I just switched to using Signal only on my phone instead of Telegram. This was mostly up getting friends and relatives to switch as well 🙂 For those like me not using Google services, there's a special version for that: https://signal.org/android/apk/
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