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I just made my blog at xhrpb.com available over TOR. It was a breeze.

Long addr below. If you visit the regular site with the onion browser, (or TOR addon), it will grab the Onion-Location HTTP header conf'd in nginx and let you know the website is available over TOR as well.

More on Onion-Location: community.torproject.org/onion
Set-up: community.torproject.org/onion
Blog entry about recent effort: blog.torproject.org/more-onion

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If you have never seen the Braille keyboard on the iPhone, jump to about 0:42:
twitter.com/Kristy_Viers/statu

More info:
support.apple.com/en-us/HT2100

Remember many blind users use Screen Curtain to darken the screen for privacy and battery life, so this a great video to see the keyboard.
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RT @Kristy_Viers
I thought I would share how I, as someone who is visually impaired use my iPhone.☺️
twitter.com/Kristy_Viers/statu

Motel 6 settled for $12 million after giving info of 80k+ guests to ICE.

The company that owns Motel 6 now owns Ancestry•com.

If the Motel 6 debacle bothered you, expect the same from Ancestry•com. Your DNA data is not safe there.

reuters.com/article/us-ancestr

@onepict Both #peertube and #invidious do not have much developer documentation, just sparse, cryptic and incomplete notes on Gitbub.

#invidious believes in "documenting in the source code" (see my recent toot on that subject)

The #peertube project is particularly complex to understand, and yet #peertube is a software with a real social potential....

So I find it saddening that they don't open up their projects to outside contribution by properly documenting what they've developed so far...

RSS to Mastodon 

Arg! Still cannot get RSS to Mastodon working via IFTTT and webhooks. I would like to ditch the Twitter crossposter just to share my blog and portfolio posts. If anyone has some free time, let me know would love help with this

Was looking through the @elementary web site and came across a link to an EU store where you can get a laptop with linux called, erm, Laptop With Linux.

Neat site: laptopwithlinux.com

:)

Edgy 6 word story 

He loved her. A good meal.
#SixWordStories

Apparently, the danish songwriter's union (KODA) is in conflict with Google over how much YouTube should pay musicians.

If you tomorrow suddenly can't listen to Volbeat, Aqua, D-A-D, or Alfabeat on youtube, it's because KODA hasn't allowed the current licensing deal to be extended.

This is your irregularly scheduled Scandinavian reminder to join a union!
(I'm a member of two; KODA is one of them)

To be clear, it's Google that's about to remove all danish music from YouTube, because KODA won't accept a 70% decrease in licensing payment to musicians.

The new deal they're trying to negotiate is a collective deal including Norwegian and Finnish songwriters unions too, so it may or may not include all music from Norway and/or Finland too.

This could include bands such as ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Avicii, Nightwish, HIM, Arch Enemy, HammerFall, Opeth, Apocalyptica.

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They motherfucking did it. Google is now blocking everyone in Denmark from hearing Danish music on YouTube.

Everyone else can hear our music but us.

What The Fuck.

Article from Danish Songwriter's Union in Danish:
koda.dk/om-koda/nyheder/fa-sva

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Did my very first screen recording video. I've used ffmpeg and audacity.it was fun but a lot more work then I've thought.

Still I think to create further smaller videos about 5-15 min about PHP, web and TYPO3.

Any recommendations about creating those videos? I'll try to add subtitles, two audio tracks (English and German) and publish them on my page, as well as peer.tube and YouTube.com.

Does anyone know how to create text out of the audio track? For subtitles and text on website?

With the US mulling the decision to ban #tiktok, we should also consider banning #instagram and #facebook because they essentially do the same thing: piss all over your privacy while allowing you to be "connected" to people that atrophy helped you get rid of long ago.

Oh, wait, American companies that spy on people are okay and acceptable. It is different when the Chinese do it.

Looking for blind writers for an upcoming #CripLit anthology willing to write short stories about Artificial Intelligence. fill out this form. ift.tt/2WRXEYE #MSWL #ShortStoryWL

Connecting RSS feeds to Mastodon question. 

I've been trying to connect my RSS feeds to Mastodon directly via IFTTT without it first going through Twitter. I'd like to create content warnings using Webhooks. Can smarter folks assist with this? I'd eventually like to Crosspost to Twitter, not from Twitter to Mastodon.

@weirdwriter FYI your website has a tiny, comparatively hard to read, cookie policy box at the bottom of the screen. Why what I think is a personal blog needs cookies I don't know (but I understand you're using some kind of framework and probably haven't made that choice yourself). From what I can see I can't easily reject the cookies either.

Thought you might want that feedback. I've subscribed to updates via email. :)

"Listen, I know how this is supposed to go. The knight gets past the dragon, rescues the–” they stopped abruptly with a frown.

“I know. There’s no gender neutral variant of princess. Frustrating, isn’t it?”

“Unfair, really,” they sighed. “Knight is a gender neutral term.”

“Well, kinda?” The knight shrugged. “Technically it’s male by default, like doctor, because it used to be a job women weren't allowed to do."

“Ugh. So patriarchal.”

“I know, right?”

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#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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I think one of the most important things you can do, given the skills, for a software freedom future is: Make movies & other entertainment!

Seriously as long as we're relying on major corporations to entertain us, they will be pushing proprietary software & DRM on us.

Also it's a good way to communicate our concerns, but ultimately all that's important is to have (more) great DRM-free entertainment for all to enjoy!

No coding skillz required.

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.