"Building a website from scratch, with hard-coded gif animations and a web-ring, is now part of the back-to-the-land tradition."
Not sure folk are aware that using Google fonts by URL in their CSS undermines the privacy of each and every site visitor, sending their IP to GG with every visit. How? Because with each visit they download the font from GG, not your server.
If you will use GG fonts, don't do this
Download that font, and resource it locally instead
> As well as cancelling his Spotify subscription and taking down most of his music catalogue, [Sameer Gupta is] now encouraging others to do the same by offering a 95-percent discount on his "entire Bandcamp" to "anyone else who is cancelling their Spotify." "This has been a long time coming anyway but the Spotify CEO's desire to invest in war AI tech was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back," Gupta told RA.
On one hand, I really want more of my favourite Twitter accounts to migrate here, but on the other, I kind of love how many niche interests I'm being exposed to by the people organically attracted to #fediverse principles.
Researchers show that Apple’s CSAM scanning can be fooled easily
@MarkoCindric I think this approach is key intrying to make people care about climate change as well: they would be much more interested if the Earth, or its plants, animals, ecosystems, etc. would be treated as beings worthy of compassion rather than lifeless matter
"How can humanity create relations with AI without an ontology that defines who can be our relations? Humans are surrounded by objects that are not understood to be intelligent or even alive, and seen as unworthy of relationships. In order to create relations with any non-human entity, not just entities which are human-like, the first steps are to acknowledge, understand, and know that non-humans are beings in the first place." – #SuzanneKite
From a privacy standpoint, is there greater hypothetical risk to joining #fediverse instances hosted in "Five Eyes" nations versus elsewhere?
I’m talking specifically here about this app called Transit that constantly requests access to my fitness data so it can tell me if I need to (no joke) run faster to make it to my bus / streetcar on time.
Finally sorted this out thanks to the fine folks in this forum thread! https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=193121
we are all a part of a vast and holy body, whose lifetime is that of the biosphere entire. but something jealous and deadly divides us, makes us use our individuality against each other, blinds us to the scale of our true form. this foul spirit claims it has lived forever, will live forever, but i tell you with all certainty: this monstrous parasite is dying all around us, and a greater, brighter future stands tall beyond its demise.
New media artist. Toronto Metropolitan University #NewMedia BFA, class of 2024.