Minnesota is having a flag redesign! I recorded my first impressions of the candidate flags for bonnie bees: patreon.com/posts/minnesota-fl

Pixelfed is an Instagram-style photo network on the Fediverse. You can follow Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon and vice versa.

For example, @Iancylkowski is a Pixelfed account, but you can view and interact with it entirely in Mastodon too.

To create a Pixelfed account, find a server at:

➡️ pixelfed.org/servers

You can use Pixelfed through the web or apps.

The official apps aren't ready yet, but there are good third party ones such as @vernissage for iPhone/iPad and @PixelDroid for Android

Currently looking to file a criminal complaint against Meta on the basis that their processing of personal data (which has already been declared as illegal under the two legal bases they chose since 2018) breached criminal law with regards to computer trespass and misuse of computing resources.

The scripts they placed on our devices for the purpose of tracking our behaviour were criminal trespass (accessing a computer without consent and use of computing resources without consent).


I just filed a criminal complaint against Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd. under Section 2 and Section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 for:

"illegally deploying surveillance technology to my computers for the purpose of monitoring my behaviour, as they had no reasonable excuse or lawful authority to do so."


"illegally intercepting transmission of data within an information system (my computing devices) for the purpose of monitoring my behaviour."

@viticci Guess you iCloud sync doesn’t sell more devices for . Unfortunately everything that doesn’t directly contribute to their bottom line is essentially broken, to various degrees.

Many years ago the <major AV vendor at the time> I was working for took the highly unusual step of stopping all new features development to only fix bugs for six months. Sales wasn’t happy,but customers were.

I wish  would slow down on features in favour of functionality.

Gotta love being a geek - you can write a script to automate a bunch of mundane processes and save yourself hundreds of hours of work...

Fuck it, saying it louder for the people in the back: there are alternatives to fighting with YouTube's adblocker-blocker. Here's an incomplete list. Try one. Try several. They're all free.

Web (including recent mobile devices):



(or github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp if you know your way around the commandline)

#youtube #adblock

If you want to let people know about your account on here, it's important to include your full account address (also known as a "Fediverse address").

If you paste a full Fediverse account address into the search box on any server, it will always make the account profile appear, even if previous searches drew a blank.

You can exchange account addresses with others just like you might exchange email addresses or phone numbers.

Find out more here:

➡️ fedi.tips/whats-my-accounts-ad

It's time for the biggest episode of the year: three hours of State of the Apps! youtube.com/watch?v=QrSj4mKbRk

Today I filed a formal complaint against #YouTube with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner for their illegal deployment of #adblock detection technologies.

Under Article 5(3) of 2002/58/EC YouTube are legally obligated to obtain consent before storing or accessing information already stored on an end user's terminal equipment unless it is strictly necessary for the provisions of the requested service.

In 2016 the EU Commission confirmed in writing that adblock detection requires consent.

CoffeeGeek is Leaving Twitter.

CoffeeGeek is ceasing its participation on the Twitter / X platform, moving our main social media interaction to Mastodon. Full details as to why, below.


Yesterday's toots about serial/parallel hybrid cars vs. trains are really pushing me to make a video about hybrid car tech.

Here's the thing lots of people don't seem to know: the most efficient hybrid powertrains *also* do the trick or keeping the engine at optimum RPM/efficiency *but the engine can still contribute directly to the spinning of the wheels*

It's the technique that makes diesel-electric efficient but even more so because it largely skips conversion losses.

What's your laptop brand?

Please share how compatible is it with your GNU/Linux. :gnu: :linux:

Boost is very appreciated.

See also pinned posts above.

#GNU #Linux #Laptop #Computer #Hardware #FreeSoftware #Poll

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Kerrotaanpa uusillekin suomalaisille käyttäjille, että ylläpidän omaa Redditin kaltaista #Lemmy-instanssia sopuli.xyz/. Yhteisöjä voi seurata samaan tapaan kuin käyttäjiä (hae esim. @!suomi@!sopuli.xyz, poista huutomerkit), joten myös Mastodon-käyttäjät voivat osallistua keskusteluun ilman erikseen tunnuksen rekisteröintiä.

Lemmy-projektista kiinnostuneille lisätietoa löytyy täältä: join-lemmy.org/

In just one month, 1426 people donated € 50,450 (and change) The average gift was € 35.

It's not map data, but we know how data-minded you all, so have a look at these two graphs and tell us what you see:

Turns out, resetting the settings to default did the trick. Didn’t investigate it any further, so I can’t tell exactly what caused it.

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@runarcn Ah, it worked again after I went to the uBlock preferences, purged the cache, and updated all rules.

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