Gee, why am I not surprised?
> Twitter executive for Middle East is British Army 'psyops' soldier
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It’s christmas and I’m second-hand santa! 🎅
Here’s some things I haven’t used in the past year and I’m giving away:
Gruber's idea of social media regulation is to make decentralized servers entirely illegal. I'm sure it's just because he's ignorant about the very idea of decentralized services working well enough for people to use daily, and I suppose a lot of other corporate zombie brains make the same mistake. But boy is it myopic. https://www.recode.net/2018/12/17/18140062/facebook-clear-history-update-privacy-targeting-data-collection
"Some people buy an iPhone every year; some are on a two-year cycle; others wait for screens to crack, batteries to die, or apps to slow. Nearly all, though, buy another iPhone, making the purpose of yesterday’s keynote less an exercise in selling a device and more a matter of informing self-selected segments which device they will ultimately buy, and for what price."
Thompson on point, as ever: https://stratechery.com/2018/the-iphone-franchise/
@raucao the kosmos.social web app is better than any of the mastodon Android apps I've tried, I'm actually getting notifications now
GitLab open sourced push mirroring and added it core. This is a great win for #decentralization!!! You can now run your own canonical GitLab instance & easily mirror to GitHub for findability.
Another reason why GitLab is #1
Finally booked my flight to #hackerbeach. Excited to discover Senegal and see everyone again! Better late than never.
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