Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM at https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-ebook-apocalypse-drm/ - discuss at https://freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/qnvknvu910 #freepost
Why plants don’t die of cancer – quite a fascinating (short) read.
This is great #IoT @firstname.lastname@example.org (via Reddit)
“Ive’s Apple has been one in which consumers have been endlessly encouraged to buy new stuff and get rid of the old. The loser is the environment, and the winner is Apple’s bottom line.”
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
There's mounting evidence that the Linux Foundation is selling out the F in #FOSS. Its principles & ethics are looking flimsier by the day, as their relationship with Microsoft tightens. It would they're not an ally to us. MSFT *definitely* isn't. Not for a second. So LF are you the traitor you appear to be? If not, how do you justify your unprincipled behaviour? Recall: Windows is the antithesis of #FOSS. Using it instead of Linux (the reason for your existence) is a flat out betrayal. Shame.
Time for another #FOSS adventure update?
Basically our new #opensource environment is running. We use Zimbra for email, Rocketchat, Nextcloud, Jitsi, FreeIPA + Ipsilon, Guacamole, #Linux Mint and lots of Ansible. Soon we'll be adding Zammad, OpenProjects and Apache Superset.
We're exhausted. Everything is running, but there are still lots of daily issues with little time to actually solve these issues, so we're constantly solving 'symptoms'. Not sure how long this will last. FOSS is hard.
Friday's xkcd is blunt but fair: it's very hard to secure any part of a modern computer stack, and we depend on all of it: https://m.xkcd.com/2166/
Reading this made my stomach twist, but it's a great lesson why you shouldn't use your phone number for two-factor authentication and most importantly why you shouldn't trust and rely on proprietary services and software, especially if it involves private and unrecoverable data like documents and photos.
"SIM swap horror story: I've lost decades of data and Google won't lift a finger" – https://www.zdnet.com/article/sim-swap-horror-story-ive-lost-decades-of-data-and-google-wont-lift-a-finger/
Brands can't be progressive because they aren't people with feelings and views.
Brands are the calculated product of marketing firms using statistical data to draw the correct emotions out of you for purchasing the right products.
There is no risk that isn't calculated for a profit outcome.
They can't be "brave".
They are the uncanny robotic faces corporation-machines making a crude imitation of humanity.
It is ascribing feelings to machines.
@donkey Just shows why it's foolish to invest in an infrastructure built on someone else's proprietary technology (for reasons I explain here: https://davelane.nz/mshostage) - I'm pleased they're making the move now, but they should've been smart enough to realise this could happen at any time. And now it's going to be very expensive and painful to change because they've allowed themselves to succumb to lock-in, not because the #FOSS alternative is painful.
Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)