Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Govt urged act over British-Egyptian activist held in 'inhumane' conditions
The Imprisoned Egyptian Activist Who Never Stopped Campaigning for His Country’s Future
@aral if you are using Firefox sync there is a tab in the new tab drawer on Firefox for Android that shows you tabs open on other devices.
This barbaric behaviour by Russian forces is… oh, wait, no, it’s just Israeli police. Oops, my bad! Nothing to see here…
@tomasino it is incredible, isn't it!? I keep used blades in a glass jar for recycling but I still haven't filled the jar yet.
I've also switched to a safety razor (double edged razors) more than two years ago and I agree with everything written in this blog post.
Rediscovering Discovery on the Web https://flower.codes/2022/05/08/rediscovering-discovery.html #indieweb
This is one of the most spectacular sunsets I ever saw while working at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.
The Atacama Desert is extremely dry, but clouds do show up sometimes. That day there were several dark clouds releasing very light rain that vaporised before reaching the ground. These wispy veils (called "virga") were lit by the golden sunset light, creating a lovely contrast with the blue sky above.
British citizen on hunger strike in Egypt jail says farewell to family amid fears for his life
Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, who has been in jail for more than three years, launched his hunger strike last month
“Algospeak” is a new English dialect that emerged from the desperate attempts of social media users to “please the algorithm”: that is, to avoid words and phrases that cause social media platforms’ algorithms to suppress or block their communication.
#Algospeak is practiced by all types of social media users, from individuals addressing their friends to science communicators and activists hoping to reach a broader public. But the most ardent practitioners of algospeak are social media creators, who rely—directly or indirectly—on social media to earn a living.
the article ⬆️ posted by @pluralistic also links to this explainer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/08/algospeak-tiktok-le-dollar-bean/
2 years ago, we observed Grindr sharing exact location data with 8 data brokers in the 'advertising' space, including MoPub, back then owned by Twitter.
Now the WSJ found that this data has actually been available for sale, via MoPub, since at least 2017:
@jwildeboer I am in the midst of converting my drupal blog to pelican. It is taking so much time and effort but I think it will be worth it in terms of hosting costs and maintenance. I took a strange route; drupal -> wordpress -> pelican. It wasn't as smooth as I hoped unfortunately.