A lot of back and forth here re DDG: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

The unfortunate but practical truth is that the combination of people who care about privacy AND are invested in technology is relatively small.

For a given individual who fits these above categories, getting heated over privacy companies being imperfect is, imo, not beneficial. It's understandable to feel "betrayed" but there are more practical ways to defend your privacy, and that bottom line is what deserves the focus.

May 24, 2022

Great example of well-intentioned technology oversight liable to go awry:




But it does look like it's receiving a) attention and b) debate, which is the expected and healthy process for bills of this nature.

May 23, 2022

There are two sides to remote work, and anecdotally I've seen deviations to either one. Nonetheless, interesting article essence.com/news/money-career/

April 25, 2022


This sort of outcome is unfortunate but predictable ---any tech organization has administrative decisions to make, and while there are better and worse ways to handle such situations, and we can critique those approaches, criticizing the outcome itself is questionable, in that the choice is intended to prioritize the organization's own interests.

This is where self-ownership technologies become more relevant.

April 04, 2022

Life parodies itself...at least the ride has nice views. buyblockpaper.com

February 06, 2022

I never noticed this, but if I'm reading the Anaconda license right, you can modify and redistribute it any way you want as long as you don't call it Anaconda or sell it for money.

December 26, 2021
MB shared a status by Mojeek

Nice, now people can have a surveillance SCREEN in the corner of the room that they bought on a whim and never use...

...that's progress baby!

September 24, 2021

Interesting take on Google's restrictions on misleading content news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

July 16, 2021
July 13, 2021

App telemetry is not always bad; but it is always a loss of control. Like a secret, once told, it is unbound. Thinking about things like the debate around librearts.org/2021/07/audacity and many related items.

July 07, 2021