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Johan Bové

Reading the 134 pages of the bill, I understand the proposal to be a state-run "antivirus" program that must be installed on every digital device and server connected to the Internet, analyzing every text, image and video. If it finds something, you will be reported automatically to Interpol and the program will read the file and remove it from your device and any other server. Before you can use any device, you must identify yourself, no matter if it is a cell phone or a computer.

Johan Bové

So what kind of legal GDPR trap are we in when unsubscribing from a newsletter is impossible because you do not want to accept the cookies from the company's page to unsubscribe?

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Some screenshots to illustrate the problem:

I need to accept these trackers on my browser before I can unsubscribe?
Screenshot showing 7 trackers blocked on Epson's unsubscribe page.

Or is the site just plain broken? Clicking the "Abmelden" button does nothing.
Screenshot of Epson's unsubscribe page showing a CORS error.

Johan Bové

Why does modern Web UI design detest having to design pagination elements so much?

Johan Bové

It is really saddening to see all that financial potential disappear into thin air (or black holes), when it could have been used for so much good - cancer / medicine research is extremely expensive and could use any financial backing possible - yet some people find it more important to virtually own some ugly digital image instead. And worse, then they lose even that to scammers.

Johan Bové

writes down their thoughts and notes in a file before tooting / tweeting them? Kind of like adding a cooling down phase before publicly posting? I use my Known CMS site for this too.

Johan Bové

Unless you shared the recovery phrase of your precious crypto wallet with your nearest loved ones, if you disappear from this Earth, so do the funds.

Johan Bové

Two years ago the Keybase team joined / were acquired by Zoom; still miss them!
https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-joins-zoom

Johan Bové

A bit tired of Youtube's double-ads-which-cannot-be-skipped attitude - time for alternatives!

Johan Bové

Anyone else also use a simple shell command to effortlessly add to-dos to a todo.txt file in their home folder? I love how this works from any open terminal window. Doing the same for quick notes as well.

Johan Bové

During our game of My First Monopoly (level 1), I tried selling my 4yo a plot he wanted which I had landed on before him for double the price at 2M, and he politely refused and said he'd prefer to wait and try his luck.

Johan Bové

Tired: getting "unspecified unknown errors" when using online booking tools; Looking at you Toyota.de. Perhaps you also don't really need all those tracking services and really complex forms. All I want to do is book a service appointment. Not launch a rocket to the moon.

Johan Bové

Prepairing another meal for 16 people for the Ronald McDonald house in Cologne

Johan Bové

So it happened - the twtxt.xyz domain finally expired

Johan Bové

The crypto headlines this week on Web3IsGoingGreat are again really something ... 👍 https://web3isgoinggreat.com/?id=wikimedia-foundation-stops-accepting-cryptocurrency-donations

Johan Bové

First week without Twitter went well - getting by just fine keeping up-to-date on the topics I am most interested in by means of IRC, RSS, ActivityPub, Webmentions, the Fediverse and the Indieweb.

Johan Bové

Can I trust Cloudflare's DNS not to spy on me? Thinking the family safe service is a nice idea, but could not find their privacy policy.

Johan Bové

Just a reminder that all of the tools are made by enthusiasts in their spare time and are open source, so if you see something off, then please report. Helps a million.

Johan Bové

Wondering how much CO2 is used by running a personal file share server on NextCloud on a Raspberry Pi 3, with a backup to a local Qnap NAS system, which keeps an offsite backup on B2? My home uses renewable energy... Going to have fun figuring that out.

Johan Bové

I really need to start creating instead of consuming and collecting

Johan Bové

The NextCloud web interface has a neat editor for working with markdown files. And the integration with having README.md files within folders to display descriptions of those folders is awesome.