I want a visual . One that can let me see posts with images in a / like feed or like board. I use but it isn't optimised for feeds with images such as ones produced by . Any suggestions?

When people setup their Android or Google Account for the first time they put my email address as backup. Google doesn't verify if they really own this email.

Same thing with lots of websites. They don't verify email address ownership during sign-up. I end up with thousands of newsletters, receipts, bank statements, plane tickets, hotel bookings, school coursework, etc. that are not strictly spam but have been addressed to me by error.

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I add a tag just to keep tabs on what is going on. Rinse repeat.

Unfortunately this is a tedious process. My text editor, Gedit, offers regular expressions in its find/replace tool which helped in creating the XML files for filters that I later imported. But I really wish Gmail offered better tools to manage blocklists.

I also wish Gmail offered better controls on the huge number of "forget password" emails that I receive from them.

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I found out this week that Gmail
limits the number of emails that you can block to 1001. It doesn't alert you when you reach the limit.

So I have been blocking spammers and emails wrongly-addressed to me for months while thinking I am being proactive in cleaning my inbox.

I figured a workaround, which is going to settings then copying & pasting the list of emails blocked, then create filters (each filter shouldn't have more than 20 email addresses) that trashes the emails directly.

I've made an alternative frontend to Medium:

scribe.rip

If you, like me, are occasionally forced to read articles on medium.com, now you can read them on Scribe instead! Feedback welcome.

#OpenSource #crystallang

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was published 42 years ago today.

I have been using for more than 12 or 13 years. Sadly, this week I have decided to stop using it for good & the main reason is forcing us to use packages. I want to be in control of what runs as a snap package & what runs as a deb from a disto repo. Being in control is why I use . I moved to today and despite some minor difficulties during installation I have a happier & cleaner setup. I use (much faster than Snap) with Debian for proprietary apps like Zoom.

If you're used to centralised networks like Facebook, you may be wondering why Mastodon and the Fediverse are spread across thousands of sites. Why not just have a single site where people sign up?

There are many important reasons, but maybe the most important is this:

Networks on single sites tend to be bought by bad people when they get popular 😠

It happened to Instagram (bought by Facebook), it happened to Whatsapp (bought by Facebook), it happened to YouTube (bought by Google). It can happen to ANYTHING built entirely around one site.

No matter how much you trust the people who run a site, when someone offers them billions of dollars they may just take the money.

Decentralised networks, where there is no central site, are much more resistant to buyouts.

No one owns the global email network, thousands of indie players like @Tutanota and @protonmail are able to offer alternatives, and if one provider behaves badly you can switch to a different provider.

#FediTips #Fediverse

RT @EFF@twitter.com

Today, we join forces with our friends and allies around the world in calling for the immediate release of our friend, blogger, technologist and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah, from prison: eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/eff- #FreeAlaa #SaveAlaa

Facebook-owned Whatsapp being down is a reminder that you and your friends should probably be using a more private, non-profit alternative like @Signalapp anyway (or another open-source app of your choice).

It's just as free, and takes like 30 seconds to switch.

#facebookdown

#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.

Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.

You can easily host your own services by installing @yunohost on a VPS or local machine.

RT @Baraka18@twitter.com: 600 Egyptian doctors dead since start of the pandemic: Egypt's Medical Syndicate t.co/7Fu5XeUiB1

The Framework laptop is the first laptop to ever score a 10/10 from Ifixit for repairability. But it's no thick-as-a-brick throwback the size of a 2005 Thinkpad - it's approximately the same dimensions as a MacBook.

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لمعرفة المزيد حول قضية @Alaa والطريقة التي يمكن تقديم المساعدة فيها:
eff.org/offline/alaa-abd-el-fa #freealaa

صديقنا @Alaa أمضى وقتاً طويلاً وراء القضبان، ومن دون أيّ اتّصال بالإنترنت. ومع ذلك، لا يزال الأمل يصدح في كتابات #FreeAlaa twitter.com/EFF/status/1438933

EFF stands with Egyptian technologist, blogger, and activist @Alaa, who remains in indefinite detention, denied access to due process by Egyptian authorities. Help raise awareness by sharing his story eff.org/offline/alaa-abd-el-fa #freealaa

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