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I want to be as cool as the person who made this sign

Time to revive my iPod Video 30GB with new battery and SD card adapter :-)

@yaaps @alcinnz @cy

Right now it looks like there are only two options to, say, buy things from an online store:

1. Use an interactive website of that store
2. Use a native app of that store

And option 2 is more intrusive than option 1. But there's a largely overlooked third option:

3. Have a common protocol for all online stores, and use a native online shopping client of your choice.

Public service announcement for my fellow privacy enthusiasts: My searx instance at is now upgraded to latest version and now also includes Morty Proxy + page sanitizer, featuring:
- HTML sanitization
- Rewrites HTML/CSS external references to locals
- JavaScript blocking
- No Cookies forwarded
- No Referrers
- No Caching/Etag
- Supports GET/POST forms and IFrames

(it ll go private if overloaded/vandalized)

Lets take for a moment and appreciate how easy it is to get into coding and software development these days.

* Free IDEs
* Free compilers
* Widely available and free tutorials
* A huge and supportive community

My 8 year old self would be jumping for joy if he had access to what I have access to now.


BREAKING: The EU's Court of Justice has just invalidated the "Privacy Shield" data sharing system between the EU and the US, because of overreaching US surveillance. All details available here:
#PRISM #FISA702 #Privacy #PrivacyShield #SCCs #GDPR #CJEU


@greyor @resynth1943 I browse the web with Javascript disabled by default. I have G.A., DoubleClick, and many tracking and ad sites blocked at host file and DNS resolver level. Done so for years. I am a web app builder. A Javascript expert. I'm fully aware of the danger G.A. and Alphabet present. Everyone else should be too. But how do we get to that point without turning them into web devs?

Sound advice on goal setting / organization / roles in modern (tech) organizations -> - i can recommend "Cascading OKRs at scale" article - great summary on the do's and don'ts of Objectives & Key Results.

upgraded Mastodon instance to latest 3.1.5 - lmk if there are any problems.

In times when people use management software to manage server management software to manage server management software, I often just write a bash script that gets the job done. Of course it won‘t scale. But hey, most things never need to. I like shell scripts.

A new cartridge copier / dev device has landed. This time for the Neogeo Pocket color. Thanks to RetroHQ for making this (and the new ones for Lynx and Jaguar, too!). Flawless operation so far. Recommended!

It kind of sucks that many respectable devs and even some ITSEC folks publish on If you do not have an account, you can't read the content. Also, the copies are therefore useless (almost empty) - not a great blog platform.

Awesome!! built a fully working BigBlueButton server in around 3 hours (standalone , manual install). (And the expired Sectigo intermediate cert on my domain took another three hours to remedy , sheesh.)

BBB integrates well enough into Nextcloud, btw! Such cool. No more Zoom meetings!

From the PlayStore - A comparison of needed permissions of WhatsApp vs the German Corona Warn-App. Still glad I don‘t use WhatsApp.

Retro console repair week is nearly over, and the Game Gear Screen replacement WORKED :-) good results this week.

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