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Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 to address a WebKit flaw that could allow hackers to run arbitrary code on devices via malicious web content (Igor Bonifacic/Engadget) - Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 to address a WebKit flaw th... -

Say hello to yet another service - Nitter (privacy focussed twitter frontend) at

Regarding the global invidious channel problem,
this pull request worked for me to fix my instance ( )

Assuming you are building from master, heres what i did:

sudo -i -u invidious
cd invidious
git fetch origin pull/1849/head:channelfix
git checkout channelfix
shards update && shards install
crystal build src/ --release
sudo systemctl restart invidious.service

All invidious (Youtube alternative frontend) instances (e.g. also mine at ) currently cannot browse channels / subscribe to channels anymore. Problem is well known already, but no fix in sight. .

PS: In moments like this, I wish there would not be as many coding environments and languages. If I knew how to efficiently debug with crystal without spending X hours on learning, i d help identify / fix the issue...

apologies to all my searx, tube, video and masto users. Today i had horrible uplink problems all day.

Things you hear only as a father, or investment banker. My daughter to me this morning: „Dad, help, my unicorn is stuck!“ :-)

several of my WiiU games (despite being in dark place, constant temperature, low humidity) have developed read errors on several WiiU machines. NO scratches on them. I recently sent them to Nintendo in hope for a replacement, but they sent them back and wrote that they are "out of stock" (Mario Kart 8, Zelda BOTW). That gave me a good excuse to hack the machine this weekend and connect a HDD. -> much better! :-)

And another service added - Freetube instance. For now, enjoy this first video of my Pioneer LaserActive starting to work again after mechanics repair:

Just tried text to speech (read screen content) on iOS 14.5 and must say, I am very impressed. At least in english language, intonation and pauses were spot on, it starts to sound fairly natural, and I can see myself consuming content that way. If you have not tried it for a while you may want to revisit the feature.

I joined LinkedIn ~20 years back when it was a professional network - now, it's all about sales and distraction. As stated in my profile summary -> I will *not* network with people i do not know - it's just too much work! If you want to get in touch AND don't just want to sell things to me , kindly find a more creative way to open the conversation than asking for "mutual synergies" when - in reality - you just want to sell your mediocre and/or overpriced service.

For those that follow my IT related news/media bots @itnewsbot @itsecbot @vulnbot - the service is now likely to see less disruption / gaps / hiccups between posts - was able to optimize / robustify the way the data sources are parsed and generated.

Number of toots so far (2 yr total) - refreshes every 15 min:
@itnewsbot 131k
@itsecbot 21k
@vulnbot 29k

Hologon by The Electronic Knights

This new Amiga 500 demo fits in the "How the fuck is that possible" category.

It was released offline two months ago, only by mail-swap on floppy disk. So yes, it also fits on a single floppy disk. 🙃


Another curious item. Definitely the smallest memory card (ever?) - 2Kilobytes! (Neogeo AES)

PSA: My own invidious (Youtube frontend) instance now available on - not sure if it can remain public, depends on traffic it generates. Happy watching, do not vandalize please.

special controller checkup this weekend. Featuring this PS2 specific USB Densha de Go Shinkansen controller. The only one in the Series with LED Displays. Perfect party game when everyone is drunk already ;-)


$ mkdir -p ~/src/myproject
$ cd ~/src/myproject
$ git init --bare
$ cd ~
$ git clone ~/src/myproject
$ cd myproject

There, done. Now you have a 100% fully functional git repo that doesn’t require a network connection and supports every single git feature. Pull it, push it, branch it, revert it, whatever: it’s your own repo and you can do whatever you want with it. And you don’t have to sign up for anything or agree to a Terms of Service or share your work or trust a company you dislike.

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More special controllers I have unearthed again to play with my daughter - the incredible Samba de Amigo for Sega Dreamcast by Sonic Team.

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