I wrote another blog post about not using Google, syncing, (most) apps, etc. "Simplifying my digital life": https://sjoberg.fi/blog/simplify.html
I'm shutting down my pump.io server and stopping Pumpa development: https://sjoberg.fi/blog/pump-shutdown.html
First part of my summer vacation started (it's split in two parts this year). Project 1 is to continue the attic cleanup from last summer. I'm mostly done, but still wondering what to do with all my old music CDs. I haven't looked at them for years (everything digitized a long time ago). Yet it still feels bad to throw them away. I wonder if someone still wants them (e.g., library or second-hand stores?).
I had a weird problem: #Emacs would reliably lock up any time I tried to save a file on a drive mounted over sshfs. Turns out Emacs lock files (weird symlinks that don't point to actual files) where somehow not interpreted correctly over sshfs. Emacs ended up in an infinite loop trying to create and verify the symlink. My solution was to simply disable lock files, like this: (setq create-lockfiles nil). I've never had any use for them anyway 🙂
I thought I'd document this somewhere 😉
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://email@example.com/what-worries-me-about-ai-ed9df072b704
I'm a computer scientist. I care about social and economic justice.
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