You don’t want your “private” search engine to have a paid relationship with an upstream non-private search engine for the same reason you don’t want your browser to have a paid relationship with your search engine: Because, sooner or later, that paid relationship will result in tracking.
Every day I'm on a Linux machine I thank goodness that something like Linux exists and that it's the continuation of the Sun SPARCStations that I imprinted on as a college student.
It's remarkable how far we've come. Sure there are warts and issues abounding but just take a moment to appreciate where we're at and how far we've come.
Dear open source users,
If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.
another open source developer
So the dev of FairEmail (best mail app on android) decided to quit and stop developing all his android based software. One of the reasons is google being twat and removing his app from play store for no reason and second haters. As much as I dont give a fuck about playstore users (just use Fdroid), I don’t understand people hating. Is it really so hard to understand that you are making it hard to yourself by removing your possible choices? Do you really get kicks out of it? You get paid for it? You don’t understand that someone is doing work for you for free in spare time? Think about it. Noone forces you to use software so if you dont like it don’t use it. Noone wants to read your fucked up opinion about shit specially when there is nothing constructive you have to say about it. So haters, fuck off! Go do something productive. Here, now thanks to you we have one less mail client to choose from so perhaps you pull your shit together and create the ultimate best and coolest client there is since you apparently know best how to make one.
All the love to Marcel and his girlfriend. Hope he comes back.
As more and more people got online the usefulness of information diminished.
The potential audience increased to the point where it incentivized turning almost everything into a scam.
Fake forums, shovelware apps made to serve ads and harvest information, a massive volume of fake accounts on every social network, cheerleading punditry hoping you swap the news for their outrage feed.
Search engines & app stores are mostly useless.
Curation and expert advice is once again essential.
Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!
I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!
Reasons to choose Mastodon.Coffee as your home instance:
- We love Coffee as much as you
- Seriously, we have coffee on our DNS
- The best rolling emojis
- We care about your privacy
- Profile ceffefication
- No cryptobros
- Did I tell you about our relation with Coffee?
- A cat as admin, manager and overlord
- The best sailor scout working part-time as mod
- Not a single Elon Musk
A instance dedicated - but not limited - to people with an interest in the GNU+Linux ecosystem and/or general tech. Sysadmins to enthusiasts, creators to movielovers - Welcome!