The saddest thing for me about modern tech’s long spiral into user manipulation and surveillance is how it has just slowly killed off the joy that people like me used to feel about new tech. Every product Meta or Amazon announces makes the future seem bleaker and grayer. 1/n
Thanks for letting me know - my bad. I'm using my own gnu social instance with a plugin so it shows my Twitter feed combined for my own convenience... I had no idea it was actually publishing anything. I'll check the settings.
You must: ☎ check numbers against the TPS or CTPS ☎ check numbers against your own ‘do not call’ lists ☎ have consent for any claims management services marketing calls ☎ meet the criteria for marketing calls about pension schemes.
@DrAshSmith "I would very much like for HTML to incorporate concepts from htmx (particularly more flexible transclusion) so that more dynamic websites and applications can be built entirely in HTML. JavaScri... "
Time for the semi-regular plugging of my Doctor Who RDF dataset, now updated with metadata for "The Power of the Doctor". github.com/ads04r/doctor-… All data is either rescued from the BBC's now-deleted linked open data site, or generated by a script I wrote.
Me: Buy video game, play video game, enjoy video game. Get on with life.
Youtuber: Buy video game, make video complaining that video game is unaffordable on YouTube income, play video game, make video about game for YouTube, make another video for YouTube blasting creator of game for not funding their previous video (using phrases such as "free advertising", despite creator of massively popular game not needing any advertising from some anonymous knob on YouTube), set up a Patreon, make another video about game, making sure to mention the Patreon, make a "collab" video comparing how someone else played the same game just slightly differently, finally make enough money to buy another game. Make a video moaning that game devs don't respect YouTubers. Repeat.
The irony is that I personally would never have even heard of Toby Young were it not for people I follow who disagree with him repeatedly retweeting his nonsense. Was I the only one who learned as a child that the best way to make morons go away is to just ignore them?
do we miss Google Reader? Sure, RSS was good. But what we really miss was the internet of 2013, when it felt like our daily feeds were populated at our own discretion, with content in long-form and comment sections tucked below articles, rather than articles stapled to comments