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> We want to send a message to Big Tech that we care about privacy! To that end, we're creating a new ecosystem that keeps user data in the user's hands, without giving it up to Big Tech for it to be abused and stolen!
> It's going to be a mobile and desktop app!
> It's available on all mobile and desktop platforms!
> All mobile platforms being iOS and Android!
> All desktop platforms being Windows and macOS!

Ah yes. Send a message to Big Tech that we want privacy by building technology that only works on Big Tech's privacy-abusing platforms. Fantastic idea. Totally not hypocritical.
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PSA: don’t use Ghost. They take your data hostage and then the CEO sends you emails lecturing you about how it’s terrible of you to be upset about that.

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Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”

But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?

Still, it’s time y’all got this.

Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.

howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n

#mozilla #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

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Breakfast is the only meal where people expect a certain kind of food.
It's strange too like
It's all just food, it doesn't have to be morning for you to eat it
You can eat a pancake at any time there is nothing stopping u

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So many companies are raising money, and while it's good in the short-term, what about the long-term where they will have to pay those investors back?

Polywork is one of those companies, they haven't mentioned how they plan to make a profit or pay back their investors.

As a result, I have stopped using my account and I'm just waiting for them to delete it.

gregoryhammond.ca/blog/deleted

Saturday Night Live and September 11th 2001 

"this is how we contribute"
"the way you can contribute is just by doing the show"

Rolling Stone has an interesting article on how and why SNL (Saturday Night Live) came back when they did in September 2001.
rollingstone.com/tv/tv-feature

Do you think tv shows should have come back sooner, or waited longer?

9/11, or sometimes known as September 11th 

It's amazing reading about three of the main tv anchors who lead the US through September 11th 2001.

I'm sure if it was longer I could have kept reading it, but it had to stop at some point.

apnews.com/article/lifestyle-a (unbiased news source)

I know there will be many more stories related to 9/11 coming out over the next week or so. It's weirdly cool in some way to read these stories.

How do you think 9/11 would have changed if it happened today?

When you see something online that says you can win money, what's the first thing you do? Most people here on fedi would probably be skeptical.

Convertkit is one of the good ones, they are running a challenge that they say will help you build an email newsletter list and in return they will give you cash bonuses, but you need to have a fair number of new subscribers to win any money worth it.

I blogged my thoughts on their "challenge" at gregoryhammond.ca/blog/should-

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When the first episode of a TV show comes out you never quite know what to expect.

With the show Monsters At Work I'm glad I watched the first episode, and I will continue to watch the series. Yes the show may be geared towards kids, but don't let anyone tell you what you can and cannot watch.

gregoryhammond.ca/blog/i-wasnt

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modern webdesign
- 20% header
- 50% teaser
- 15% footer
- 10% cookie banner
- 5% content

Daily reminder that book reviews are someone's own opinion and negative review bombs do happen.

time.com/6078993/goodreads-rev

What do you do when you read a book review site and that book has less than 5 stars?

Does this remind anyone else of @fluff 🤣

Anyone else this reminds you of? Send it to them!

Credit to Foxes In Love (foxes-in-love.tumblr.com/post/) for the comic.

What kind of music you do listen to in order to focus on the task at hand?
I keep getting distracted and think maybe a different music choice may help.

Always funny when you try to find a song but don't remember the song name and you think it's sung by someone. But after spending who knows how long, you find the song but it's sung a completely different person 🤣
If you want to know what that song was, it's songwhip.com/julia-michaels/wh

New blog post about Twitter/birdsite 

Twitter has changed over the years, for better and for worst.

I decided to blog about it. Why? Because I can.

You can read my thoughts on this at gregoryhammond.ca/blog/twitter

What are your thoughts on Twitter and how it's changed?

I love caring about my online privacy, but it's so exhausting some times. If one little thing doesn't work it can cause something to stop working. Then you have to spend the time trying to figure out why, and solving it.

Or you want to change computer operating systems, it isn't something you can do overnight then quickly change back if something doesn't work. It's at least a couple of day affair.

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🚀 Alright fedi gang, do your magic. Looking for a junior #Django dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone.

The company is a small biz, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes. I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond. Ask me questions on my XMPP/Telegram.

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