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If all the computers of the world send so many pings to that address, I can’t imagine the load on those servers.

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Having a machine on my home network atm, I discover thanks to that it’s extremly talkative with

And there is not much info on what it is actually sending there.

@frankiezafe Had developed a program years ago with which you can breed shapes and color combinations. The idea comes from the 90s from Karl Sims.

Sometimes I still use it to collect graphic ideas. You can always see which algorithm was used to calculate the images. However, within a single method can produce a variety of variants.

New #blogpost: “Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC”.

Lots of people have been spreading the often-unnecessary advice to add a Permissions-Policy response header to their sites, and some have been going so far as to ask FLOSS maintainers to patch their software to make this the default.

If you read the actual proposals and W3C specs, you’ll find a different story.

Everybody: please calm down, take a deep breath, and read before you make such prescriptive advice.

FLoC is terrible, but telling everyone to add a magic “opt-out header” in every situation conveys a misunderstanding of everything you need to know about the opt-in/out process.

Google is so busy shuttering services & rebranding them as parts of YouTube that every morning I'm afraid I'll wake up to my phone announcing

"Android is now YouTube Cellular. But don't worry, you can still access all your existing contacts, calls, and messages under My Library"

Vous vous souvenez des visualiseurs qui faisaient des trucs rigolos dans les anciens lecteurs audio ?
Un gars s'est amusé à tous les récupérer et les porter en WebGL.
Vous pouvez lui donner un mp3 de votre choix. C'est très trippy.

Friend Camp has about 50 active users and I just noticed we have more than half a million posts here since August 2018! I mean that's 11 a day per person on average but still. That seems wild to me.

Last I checked something like 75% of our posts are unfederated. That's still 125 thousand posts sent to the fediverse. I think local-only posting increases the vitality of community, increasing the volume of overall activity, and contributing more to the fediverse than a less vital instance would.

One thing I really like about being on a small, semi-thematic instance is that the local timeline is actually readable and interesting. It's nice to have a low-key look at it periodically and see what others are up to or saying.

The only downside I see is that there are a few instance-locals that I don't bother to follow – I dig their stuff but I know I will probably see their posts on the local TL anyway.

Is that somehow problematic?

Does this indicate some deficiencies in the whole binary "follower" model of connection and discourse?

#lurk #Fediverse

PSA: If you or someone close by have an encounter with a spot robot that - out of whichever reasons - you don't want to have: There is a lever under the robot's chest, a strong pull on it throws out the battery and the robot switches itself off immediately.
Caution: Keep your fingers away from joints and moving parts! Spot is strong and crushes fingers like cream cake.

"El enemigo conoce el sistema" de es un libro de solo publicando en castellano. Un compendio muy importante para comprender y reflexionar sobre la sociedad de vigilancia en que vivimos en este momento. Y también el primer libro que he leído en español. Lo recomiendo.

Je découvre le tennis de table.
C'est physique 💪

#JeRecrute (pas moi, mais je fais passer)

Coop It Easy, une coopérative d'artisans logiciels, qui travaille essentiellement (uniquement?) avec des clients issus de l'économie sociale, basée à Bruxelles.

Ils cherchent un.e développaire Python expérimenté.e, avec aussi des compétences en administration système.

C'est pour bosser sur des modules Odoo libres.

Tous ceux de l'équipe que j'ai rencontré sont de chouettes humains.

Les détails:

world politics, facebook 

This story is starting to blow up. A fired Facebook whistleblower documented how world leaders are using fake engagement on FB to manipulate, deceive, and harass citizens.



Here is my little 8x8 font, with all ASCII symbols and compatible with the code page 437 character set. Available as a 128x128 .bmp image, a .chr file or ready to be embedded in a C project with the .c file.

Thanks to @neauoire for the help with the .chr and .c conversion!

I’d like to help others make better free and open source software so I’m making this standing offer: I’ll review a project's README for free. If you're interested, follow the link below. If you know of someone who might be interested, send the link to them.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.