re: Where First, Second, Third World terminology came from 

One of the most beautiful words in the language: unsubscribe.

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climate change, Amazon 

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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 

@abundance I'd recommend looking around in the German market. They typically have strong privacy rules (building off of the GRDP), and the German government provides environmental incentives, so many of the companies make offsets a core feature of their services.

@gendor Can't remember specifically what it was with Wallabag. A lot of this boils down to feel.

Part of it is that a lot of RIL/bookmarking services rely on tags. I prefer working with folders.

And with some services, it's trickier to capture a url on a mobile device, which is where I want it to be easiest.

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

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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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@luka Here are the instructions from the Fresh RSS documentation:

Basically, click on Subscription Management, open the settings for the feed you want to filter, then type your filters into the field at the bottom. inurl and intitle seem to be the most useful.

@luka Been using FreshRSS for a bit. I like it, on the whole. It's definitely gotten more useful since I started using filters.

@cs I've been seeing a lot of articles like this lately, and I'm starting to suspect that what we're really seeing is the result of a spate of corporate-sponsored research hitting the news cycle.

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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.

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

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

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