Pinned toot

I've now mirrored the hobby code projects on Gitlab back to Github.

Where they're actively developed: gitlab.com/users/bobstechsite/

Where they're mirrored: github.com/bobstechsite

If it had been any effort at all I wouldn't have done it. But the reality is that if you want to fork or contribute to a lot of projects you still have to have a Github account ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

On the upside, it should make my projects more discoverable.

Pinned toot

I've just released the latest episode of my and related technologies .

This episode I talk about IBM's big money acquisition, Facebook's latest security missteps and whether using proprietary software makes you a saint or a sinner.

bobstechsite.gitlab.io/podcast

If you're subscribed via iTunes or Spotify it'll take a day or two to show up. Those of you using the direct RSS feed have probably downloaded it already!

Pinned toot

I'm pleased to announce that Mastodome 0.2 has now been released!

gitlab.com/bobstechsite/mastod

New features in this desktop Mastodon client:
* Creates toots with content warnings and different privacy levels
* Displays content warnings and image alt text in the toot stream
* Displays full content of Notifications
* Remembers previous logins and provides a passwordless user switcher
* Supports resizing the main window
* Runs on Python 3 and Qt 5

Pinned toot

eye contact, #MastoVoice, introduction Show more

Pinned toot

I've had a week to think about this.

I think my response if people ask "can I join your instance Bob?" will be "no, make your own!" ๐Ÿ˜…

This isn't a greediness thing. I think it's a cool idea for people to take control of their own data and computing. ๐Ÿ’ป

Besides, giving masto.host โ‚ฌ5 a month to keep them running is going to work out better for the wider community than paying me $1 to spend my free time policing an instance.

You know how a few weeks back I mentioned how cool it was that Al Lowe was selling copies of the original source code for Leisure Suit Larry and other Sierra games?

Well... Activision put a stop to that!

pcgamer.com/activision-forced-

@LibertyPaulM toots about tech news

@ChrisWere runs a ridiculously useful neocities site

@theoutrider writes well-sculpted pooptoots

@nolan created a Mastodon client called pinafore.social

@jacethechicken is the most powerful chicken on mastodon

@chartier & @starbreaker like Facebook about as much as I do (not at all)

@TheEnbyperor will add more Welshness to your home stream

@InvaderXan is a cool green-fingered person

@checkervest agrees that Master Bra'tac is awesome

Facebook is going to be investigated by Irish regulators for its recent spate of data breaches (most recently, a bug that exposed the photos of 6.8 million users)

This is significant, because a GDPR fine is % of turnover and not a fixed number. It could cost the company billions.

edition.cnn.com/2018/12/14/tec

Bobby Moss boosted

When I grew up it was always a tradition that you put up decorations 12 days before Christmas and took them down 12 days after.

So if you're surprised my living room doesn't look festive yet, that's why I don't view myself as a giant "bah humbug!" in a stripey jumper. ๐Ÿ˜…

I have a four day weekend ahead of me!

It's likely to involve finally putting up the Christmas decorations, wrapping presents, fetching an early '90s Apple computer from half way across the country and fiddling with a new Raspberry Pi NAS that'll replace an old one.

With some luck I'll have a blog post out about the Raspberry Pi thing soon(ish)

Bobby Moss boosted

My journey with smartphones Show more

Bobby Moss boosted
discord combines all the stuff I hate about technology:
- javascript
- electron
- proprietary
- unreliable
- spyware
- bloat


it's like someone designed this to fuck me up as much as possible
Bobby Moss boosted

On the topic of these consent flows, here you can see an approved GDPR-compliant flow. Itโ€™s not worth it. Itโ€™s impossible to make a good experience out of gaining consent for collecting peopleโ€™s personal data. Itโ€™s too risky and expensive to build a business model from it.

techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/this

Bobby Moss boosted

me: hey Siri, send a text to my mum. say "Hi Mum,"----

siri: i can't find HIMUM. did you want me to

me: no--

siri: i've unloaded HIMEM.SYS for you. Is there anyth Out of memory

My journey with smartphones Show more

My journey with smartphones Show more

My journey with smartphones Show more

Bobby Moss boosted

Running Linux on a phone works really well!! I am looking forward to when I can just carry one device to use as my phone and work computer!! medium.com/samsung-internet-de

Bobby Moss boosted
Bobby Moss boosted

Lewd, maybe? Show more

Bobby Moss boosted

Some of the libraries in Finland๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ have workshops equipped with soldering stations, laser cutters, woodworking tools, 3D printers and sewing machines. The staff is extremely lovely and helpful ๐Ÿ˜

That's how staying relevant, as a place of science and culture, looks like

Bobby Moss boosted

Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor, not an epopoeia!

Lewd, maybe? Show more

Show more
Bobadon

bobadon.rocks is one server in the network