WhatsApp bashing 

Ceremonial Sunday night deletion of the crippling WhatsApp account after spending a large part of the weekend explaining myself to all my contacts ✓

Recently set the display language in Firefox to Gaeilge because why not, and I was reminded rudely just how clueless Firefox are about Privacy when they also changed the outgoing language preferences header on my browser, so that some (nice) websites start displaying Gaeilge to me.
That's actually a gigantic privacy leak Firefox, and you only told me I'd be changing the displayed language in dialogues and menus. Nothing was said about privacy impacts.
Also, spellcheck no longer accepts English..

is being a pain in the **** → navigator.permissions.query() prompts are taking ages to pop up, making web-conferencing very tough.

What browser(s) are you using? Is there anything that isn't WebKit based that is worth trying?

Would anybody know if there is a way to keyword search a single user's toots? I've found myself in the need to look up a link or ref a few times, knowing who tooted about it, but no way of finding the post without manually scrubbing.

Maybe has this feature?



A Brussels initiative lead by gsara, towards thinking about remote working and its technical conditions.

Ah..., now beginning a migration of all of my teaching/learning videos away from peertube.co.uk because the instance is set to only blur mature content...

Can't really justify sending peertube.co.uk links to students with that setting.

Looking at now, would anybody have any other routes for sharing / archiving & on or ?

Thanks !

"Dark Study takes up the work that the university prevents through regulation, intellectual property ownership, and massive debt. Dark Study serves the underserved and underrepresented locked out of the racket of higher education."


delete your gmail account, the most simple fundamental move of resistance one can do, tell all your fam members and push academia out of complicity, don’t use their tech !

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Nice article on independent in Ireland from the national media outlet.


in particular produce maps of areas close to me and their detail is second to none.

Nice to read an alternative outcome to the super heavy investments from the tourism board into the atlantic way.

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Energy Conservation with Open Source Ad Blockers

"The results show that page load time dropped
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@aral a lot of my concerns are taken care of with this page I didn't see yesterday:

The code is published here github.com/HSEIreland/ and from what I can see, there is a lot of documentation about the functions and databases.

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Hi @aral I was wondering if you've had time to look into the Irish app that was released today ?

I had been reading up on the work of the DP-3T about two months ago, but didn't expect Ireland to implement this method. github.com/DP-3T/documents

Just asking in case you have any thought about this yet, on first glance it seems like the HSE has done this properly?

And in giving the benefit of the doubt, it would be nice if the sources for the smartphone apps were published for us to be able to have a look.

Research organisation method 


Seems like an interesting agglom of tools

There was a Too Little Not Enough podcast about research aggregation a while back, on the very subject of the lack of a suitable extendable tool.

Would be curious to survey the methods people on Mastodon use use to sort/organise/categorise/ writing and research.

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