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I'm primarily a writer, as well as an incorrigible reader. I've mostly stopped freelancing, so much of what I write on a day-to-day basis shows up at lrhodes.net, if you're curious. I also discuss more academic subjects (like history and philosophy) as well as current events over @lrhodes.

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Are there any Masto apps that let you queue posts? That's my #1 wanted functionality right now, I think.

Lemon balm can be invasive, so I probably wouldn't recommend that for a garden.

And, of course, both of those are likely moot if you're leaving breeding spots intact, so always start by eliminating places where standing water might collect.

Had a slight mosquito problem on my balcony, so I planted some lemon balm and lavender. I was a little skeptical, but I haven't seen a mosquito out there since, so guess it works!

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Fediverse surveillance instance: Fedichive 

I give up. Going back to Instapaper. Couldn't find a self-hosted solution that worked anywhere near as well in my workflow.

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these guidelines for making videogames more accessible could apply to all sorts of UI/UX design when you consider games as a subset of human-facing software
gameaccessibilityguidelines.co

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"The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from"

-- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

standardebooks.org/

Mastodon artists:
Illustrator Kyle T Webster is giving away Photoshop brushes made from tiny stamps reading "Dump Trump" and "Ditch Mitch."
gumroad.com/l/IphyQ

Free, but donations of $1 or more go to the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, ProPublica and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Things Amazon does with the Ring doorbells provided by police departments:
• monitor house entrances
• map neighborhoods
• publish footage to their social app
• provide footage to police
• work around warrants
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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I have no proper notebook style. Everything comes out as complete thoughts, or doesn't come out at all. It makes journaling really difficult. Need to figure out an approach that's more fluid, more amenable to half-thoughts.

my brain: you have got to stop taking on new projects if you want the projects you're already working on to live up to their full potential

also my brain: you know what would be cool, though?

Finally bothered to look up how filters work on by RSS reader, so now I'm trying to remember all of the feeds I passed up because they were half full of garbage I didn't care to read.

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this is 100% the face that every dog makes when you shout "WHAT DO YOU HAVE?? DROP IT!!"

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If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:

theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/e

You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.

Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).

#Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Anyone aware of FOSS/libre-based software for setting up a search engine?

*Search*, mind you; *not* metasearch.

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