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CalMatters is acquiring The Markup
  • Nonprofit news organizations. The Markup has a very public-interest technology approach, and is most well-known for it's Blacklight tool.

  • CalMatters is acquiring The Markup
    themarkup.org The Markup is Joining Forces with CalMatters – The Markup

    California will be an incredible testbed to ground our work

    The Markup is Joining Forces with CalMatters – The Markup

    The Markup CEO Nabiha Syed's announcement:

    > I'm so thrilled to announce that CalMatters is acquiring The Markup in its entirety. The whole world is looking at California for both the innovation that comes out of Silicon Valley and the tech regulation that comes out of Sacramento. Bringing our data-driven approach to the deep CalMatters beats -- education, health, housing, AI -- is going to create change in California, the country, and the world.

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    YSK : Dark patterns among large companies are becoming more mainstream
  • Don't worry, it's not complicated at all. A little inconvenient maybe, but that's always the trade-off when it comes to privacy and security.

    Here are the two most convenient ways that I can think of on each OS.

    iOS: Bookmark the frontend URL. When you get sent a link, pop open the page and paste the TikTok URL.

    Android: Get Firefox and set it as your default browser. Install the LibRedirect add-on (browser extension). Whenever you get sent a URL, just tap it and it'll automatically get redirected to the privacy-friendly frontend.

  • YSK : Dark patterns among large companies are becoming more mainstream
  • Only time will tell.

    I know this one also went down recently for Instagram: proxigram.privacyfrontends.repl.co

    But I'm not sure if it was an Instagram change that did it, or Replit took it down or what.

  • YSK : Dark patterns among large companies are becoming more mainstream
  • Most of my friends know better than to send me TikTok links. But for the few who still do, I use this open source frontend called ProxiTok.

    To get TikTok links to redirect automatically on click, use the LibRedirect extension.

  • What apps would you love to have open-source alternatives for?
  • Canva.

    Their feature set and functionality is great, but their vendor lock-in is really off-putting. Even just within their platform, it's really difficult to move assets around within workspaces.

    Let alone edit graphics that you made on Canva and edit them elsewhere, say Penpot, for example.

  • me too
  • But is it prettier than the Puteketeke?

  • 15 minutes at 350F is a lie.
  • At least you can say the experience was lit

  • What song hits you hard whenever you listen to it?
  • Selena - No Me Queda Más

    Arctic Monkeys - 505

    Eminem - Headlights

    GnR - November Rain

  • How did you get your username?
  • While it is my joy to study the regions the only reason I would know more is that I ask questions to eliminate my assumptions.

    Always a good approach. Commend you for that.

    It is a pleasure to meet a Rarámuri though! From my books I’ve been told that your ancestral lands were part of a vast trade network. This is best evidenced in macaw burials and feather art found in Arizona of all places.

    Is that so? It would make sense, given its geography.

    As far as my bloodline, if you have seen one fat celt you’ve seen them all.

    You funny for that 🤣🤣

  • How did you get your username?
  • Not to my knowledge.

    Also: My understanding is that La Gran Chichimeca was further south from Chihuahua, around the Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, and Guanajuato region. Basically between Chihuahua and Mexico City.

    You might know better than I would though, if that's something you study/studied.

    I got Tarahumara blood in me, but you wouldn't know it from the current state of my cardio lol

  • How did you get your username?
  • My name's Hiram. I was born in Chihuahua, and raised in Chicago.

    Both are home, and both start with "Chi."

  • EU Watchdog Urged To Reject Meta 'Pay For Privacy' Scheme
  • Privacy is a fundamental human right. Plain and simple.

    Online, offline, doesn't matter. No one should ever have to pay for it. Especially not to a surveillance company.

  • In what ways are people today being convinced to spend money beyond their means?
  • Yeah you right about that. That's why one of the simplest and most suggested budgeting techniques is to carry a cash envelope. Seeing/feeling your money makes it harder to psychologically part with it.

  • It's not for everyone
  • It seems he left the book instead.

  • "Copy Link Without Site Tracking" now on ! 🙌
  • uBlock Origin filter lists is what seems to work best. You get nothing but the raw URL.

  • Sound configurations for the Line 6 POD GO

    Recently got a Line 6 POD GO, and all the preset configurations are really convenient. I'm sure there's endless other configs that I don't know about, so I'm curious:

    1. Is there a resource online somewhere that maps all the presets?

    Since they don't have licensing, "Come As You Were" is Come As You Are, "Boulevard" is Boulevard of Broken Dreams, etc. But there are some more obscure ones that I don't recognize.

    1. Is there a crowdsourced place where people "open source" their configurations to show how they got to a song's specific sound?
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    ApostrophyOS: A new privacy and security focused mobile OS
    www.digitaltrends.com I used a new type of smartphone that could replace Android | Digital Trends

    Android and iOS are the two choices you have when you buy a smartphone today. But what if there was a third one? Enter Apostrophy OS.

    I used a new type of smartphone that could replace Android | Digital Trends

    Looks like it's taken some principles from GrapheneOS and other alternative ROMs.

    • What're your first impressions?
    • What questions/concerns do you have?
    • Any other thoughts?
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    What song you got on repeat right now?

    I'll start: KXNG Crooked - Order 66 (Musar)

    If you're into lyrics, syllables, cadences, and wordplay, this song is for you.

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    Is there any Lemmy app/client that allows you to comment from a different account?

    I remember Slide for Reddit allowed you to choose who to comment as before doing so.

    Does this exist for Lemmy yet?

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    Are SynoCommunity packages included in HyperBackup (or elsewhere for backup)?

    Recently learned about the SynoCommunity packages, but I saw this comment for a package that HyperBackup might not recognize a package and thus not back it up. However, it was unclear if it was for the particular package, or if this is a shortcoming of the SynoCommunity packages—since it's a third-party thing, maybe it applies to all SynoCommunity packages.

    Does anyone know if installing a package via SynoCommunity can be backed up through HyperBackup (or another way)? Thanks.

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    Firefox now supports clean URLs with the new "Copy link without site tracking" option

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/8834978

    > No need to remove the URL tracking parameters manually. 🥳 > > !Firefox copy link without site tracking

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    Firefox now supports clean URLs with the new "Copy link without site tracking" option

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/8834978

    > No need to remove the URL tracking parameters manually. 🥳 > > !Firefox copy link without site tracking

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    YSK: Social media platforms attach trackers to the end of share URLs (which you can and should delete)

    Why YSK: Trackers don't do good for anyone except the platform, and they're not necessary to view the content in the URL.

    ---

    It's courteous to not subject the recipient (most likely your friends and family) to this tracking. You're already sending them to the platform, which is tracking them in other ways. But you can help reduce that tracking by removing everything after the ampersand in the URL. Here are some examples.

    Twitter example

    URL: https://x.com/CookieSlayers/status/1623712884902567937?s=20

    The s=20 is a Twitter-specific parameter to show that the tweet was copied from the web app. s=46 is iOS, and I can't remember what Android's code is. This is a relatively clean link, but there are some links that'll concatenate unique identifiers, like: https://x.com/CookieSlayers/status/1623712884902567937?s=20&t=Fn47fnSDJUD74bd9.

    In this case, you'll notice there's also a &t= parameter, which is a unique identifier to the person who shared it.

    The only part of the URL you need is https://x.com/CookieSlayers/status/1623712884902567937.

    Instagram example:

    URL: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzP877du2EB/?igshid=MzRlODCFWFlZA==

    The only part of the URL you need is https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzP877du2EB.

    TikTok example

    URL: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthepaintcrew/video/7301348328602717482?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7302915057791436331

    You'll notice TikTok's is a lot more readable in terms of what the URL contains.

    The is_from_webapp parameter is self-explanatory, as is the sender_device, and then there's the identifier that's unique to you. In this case, 7302915057791436331.

    The only part of the URL you need is https://www.tiktok.com/@inthepaintcrew/video/7301348328602717482.

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    The best route1 would be to use privacy-respecting frontends, but if you don't, simply deleting everything after the ampersand goes a long way.

    1The best route would actually be to not use/reward platforms that are literally destroying humanity, but we're not there yet, so... in the meantime, let's just try to decrease the tracking and stop subjecting our friends and family to it as much as possible.

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    Reddit Account Manager: a free tool to help you migrate to Lemmy by offloading your Reddit accounts, bookmarks, and subscriptions

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5935182 ># What is this product, and what does it do? > > Reddit Account Manager allows you to keep track of all of your accounts, subreddit subscriptions, and bookmarks—all in one place. > > # How does this product help me? > > Reddit Account Manager acts as a database repository for your Reddit accounts, so that if and when you decide to delete your Reddit account, you have your accounts, subscriptions, and bookmarks all in one place. With Reddit Account Manager, you'll: > > - Know exactly when you created every account > - Know how much post/comment karma each account has > - Know when it's time to delete an account > - Have all your subscriptions mapped out and ready to go for the next account you create > - Save all your bookmarks, even if your accounts are long gone > - Know when an account is active, deleted, or not created yet > > # Why did you build this product? > > Despite many Redditors' desires to delete their account and start a new one, many refrain from doing so for multiple reasons. Reasons include (but are not limited to): > > - Losing track of the subreddits they're subscribed to > - Losing bookmarks > - Lack of data export functionality from Reddit > - Time and effort in switching (and ditching) accounts > > ## Why have multiple Reddit accounts, and why would I want to delete them periodically? > > All of your Reddit activity is public. Over time, you become increasingly identifiable. By having multiple Reddit accounts designated to specific subreddits/interests, and deleting them after some time, you: > > - Maintain pseudo-anonymity > - Subscribe to different subreddits across different accounts > - Keep a low profile and mix up data > > ## Which platform do I need to use Reddit Account Manager? > > You can use it out-of-the-box with any the following: > > - Airtable > - Baserow > - Notion > - Coda > - ClickUp > > ## Can I use this to store or migrate my Reddit data now that Reddit has killed third-party apps? > > Absolutely, yep. You can (and should) use it however it works best for you. > > ## Why did you make it free? > > We all deserve privacy and to not be tracked all over the web. I knew this could bring value to every single Reddit user who wants to delete their account, start a new one, or simply keep track of everything you want to, so that if you ever do want to destroy your account, you'll be able to without worrying about losing track of it all. > > And given Reddit's recent controversial decisions, Reddit Account Manager serves as a great tool to export your data and take it with you wherever you go next.

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    What's your favorite Lemmy frontend/UI?

    I'm finding that I like bits and pieces from the various available frontends, but I haven't heavily gravitated towards one in particular.

    If you have gravitated towards a specific UI, which one and why?

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    SNOOcalypse - document, discuss, and promote the downfall of Reddit. @lemmy.ml HiramFromTheChi @lemmy.world
    Reddit Account Manager: a free tool to help you migrate to Lemmy by offloading your Reddit accounts, bookmarks, and subscriptions

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5935182

    What is this product, and what does it do?

    Reddit Account Manager allows you to keep track of all of your accounts, subreddit subscriptions, and bookmarks—all in one place.

    How does this product help me?

    Reddit Account Manager acts as a database repository for your Reddit accounts, so that if and when you decide to delete your Reddit account, you have your accounts, subscriptions, and bookmarks all in one place. With Reddit Account Manager, you'll:

    • Know exactly when you created every account
    • Know how much post/comment karma each account has
    • Know when it's time to delete an account
    • Have all your subscriptions mapped out and ready to go for the next account you create
    • Save all your bookmarks, even if your accounts are long gone
    • Know when an account is active, deleted, or not created yet

    Why did you build this product?

    Despite many Redditors' desires to delete their account and start a new one, many refrain from doing so for multiple reasons. Reasons include (but are not limited to):

    • Losing track of the subreddits they're subscribed to
    • Losing bookmarks
    • Lack of data export functionality from Reddit
    • Time and effort in switching (and ditching) accounts

    Why have multiple Reddit accounts, and why would I want to delete them periodically?

    All of your Reddit activity is public. Over time, you become increasingly identifiable. By having multiple Reddit accounts designated to specific subreddits/interests, and deleting them after some time, you:

    • Maintain pseudo-anonymity
    • Subscribe to different subreddits across different accounts
    • Keep a low profile and mix up data

    Which platform do I need to use Reddit Account Manager?

    You can use it out-of-the-box with any the following:

    • Airtable
    • Baserow
    • Notion
    • Coda
    • ClickUp

    Can I use this to store or migrate my Reddit data now that Reddit has killed third-party apps?

    Absolutely, yep. You can (and should) use it however it works best for you.

    Why did you make it free?

    We all deserve privacy and to not be tracked all over the web. I knew this could bring value to every single Reddit user who wants to delete their account, start a new one, or simply keep track of everything you want to, so that if you ever do want to destroy your account, you'll be able to without worrying about losing track of it all.

    And Reddit's recent decisions, Reddit Account Manager serves as a great tool to export your data and take it with you wherever you go next.

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    Reddit @lemmy.ml HiramFromTheChi @lemmy.world
    Reddit Account Manager: a free tool to help you migrate to Lemmy by offloading your Reddit accounts, bookmarks, and subscriptions

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5935182

    What is this product, and what does it do?

    Reddit Account Manager allows you to keep track of all of your accounts, subreddit subscriptions, and bookmarks—all in one place.

    How does this product help me?

    Reddit Account Manager acts as a database repository for your Reddit accounts, so that if and when you decide to delete your Reddit account, you have your accounts, subscriptions, and bookmarks all in one place. With Reddit Account Manager, you'll:

    • Know exactly when you created every account
    • Know how much post/comment karma each account has
    • Know when it's time to delete an account
    • Have all your subscriptions mapped out and ready to go for the next account you create
    • Save all your bookmarks, even if your accounts are long gone
    • Know when an account is active, deleted, or not created yet

    Why did you build this product?

    Despite many Redditors' desires to delete their account and start a new one, many refrain from doing so for multiple reasons. Reasons include (but are not limited to):

    • Losing track of the subreddits they're subscribed to
    • Losing bookmarks
    • Lack of data export functionality from Reddit
    • Time and effort in switching (and ditching) accounts

    Why have multiple Reddit accounts, and why would I want to delete them periodically?

    All of your Reddit activity is public. Over time, you become increasingly identifiable. By having multiple Reddit accounts designated to specific subreddits/interests, and deleting them after some time, you:

    • Maintain pseudo-anonymity
    • Subscribe to different subreddits across different accounts
    • Keep a low profile and mix up data

    Which platform do I need to use Reddit Account Manager?

    You can use it out-of-the-box with any the following:

    • Airtable
    • Baserow
    • Notion
    • Coda
    • ClickUp

    Can I use this to store or migrate my Reddit data now that Reddit has killed third-party apps?

    Absolutely, yep. You can (and should) use it however it works best for you.

    Why did you make it free?

    We all deserve privacy and to not be tracked all over the web. I knew this could bring value to every single Reddit user who wants to delete their account, start a new one, or simply keep track of everything you want to, so that if you ever do want to destroy your account, you'll be able to without worrying about losing track of it all.

    And Reddit's recent decisions, Reddit Account Manager serves as a great tool to export your data and take it with you wherever you go next.

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    Reddit Was Fun @lemmy.world HiramFromTheChi @lemmy.world
    Reddit Account Manager: a free tool to help you migrate to Lemmy by offloading your Reddit accounts, bookmarks, and subscriptions

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/5935182

    What is this product, and what does it do?

    Reddit Account Manager allows you to keep track of all of your accounts, subreddit subscriptions, and bookmarks—all in one place.

    How does this product help me?

    Reddit Account Manager acts as a database repository for your Reddit accounts, so that if and when you decide to delete your Reddit account, you have your accounts, subscriptions, and bookmarks all in one place. With Reddit Account Manager, you'll:

    • Know exactly when you created every account
    • Know how much post/comment karma each account has
    • Know when it's time to delete an account
    • Have all your subscriptions mapped out and ready to go for the next account you create
    • Save all your bookmarks, even if your accounts are long gone
    • Know when an account is active, deleted, or not created yet

    Why did you build this product?

    Despite many Redditors' desires to delete their account and start a new one, many refrain from doing so for multiple reasons. Reasons include (but are not limited to):

    • Losing track of the subreddits they're subscribed to
    • Losing bookmarks
    • Lack of data export functionality from Reddit
    • Time and effort in switching (and ditching) accounts

    Why have multiple Reddit accounts, and why would I want to delete them periodically?

    All of your Reddit activity is public. Over time, you become increasingly identifiable. By having multiple Reddit accounts designated to specific subreddits/interests, and deleting them after some time, you:

    • Maintain pseudo-anonymity
    • Subscribe to different subreddits across different accounts
    • Keep a low profile and mix up data

    Which platform do I need to use Reddit Account Manager?

    You can use it out-of-the-box with any the following:

    • Airtable
    • Baserow
    • Notion
    • Coda
    • ClickUp

    Can I use this to store or migrate my Reddit data now that Reddit has killed third-party apps?

    Absolutely, yep. You can (and should) use it however it works best for you.

    Why did you make it free?

    We all deserve privacy and to not be tracked all over the web. I knew this could bring value to every single Reddit user who wants to delete their account, start a new one, or simply keep track of everything you want to, so that if you ever do want to destroy your account, you'll be able to without worrying about losing track of it all.

    And Reddit's recent decisions, Reddit Account Manager serves as a great tool to export your data and take it with you wherever you go next.

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    Reddit Account Manager: a free tool to help you migrate to Lemmy by offloading your Reddit accounts, bookmarks, and subscriptions

    What is this product, and what does it do?

    Reddit Account Manager allows you to keep track of all of your accounts, subreddit subscriptions, and bookmarks—all in one place.

    How does this product help me?

    Reddit Account Manager acts as a database repository for your Reddit accounts, so that if and when you decide to delete your Reddit account, you have your accounts, subscriptions, and bookmarks all in one place. With Reddit Account Manager, you'll:

    • Know exactly when you created every account
    • Know how much post/comment karma each account has
    • Know when it's time to delete an account
    • Have all your subscriptions mapped out and ready to go for the next account you create
    • Save all your bookmarks, even if your accounts are long gone
    • Know when an account is active, deleted, or not created yet

    Why did you build this product?

    Despite many Redditors' desires to delete their account and start a new one, many refrain from doing so for multiple reasons. Reasons include (but are not limited to):

    • Losing track of the subreddits they're subscribed to
    • Losing bookmarks
    • Lack of data export functionality from Reddit
    • Time and effort in switching (and ditching) accounts

    Why have multiple Reddit accounts, and why would I want to delete them periodically?

    All of your Reddit activity is public. Over time, you become increasingly identifiable. By having multiple Reddit accounts designated to specific subreddits/interests, and deleting them after some time, you:

    • Maintain pseudo-anonymity
    • Subscribe to different subreddits across different accounts
    • Keep a low profile and mix up data

    Which platform do I need to use Reddit Account Manager?

    You can use it out-of-the-box with any the following:

    • Airtable
    • Baserow
    • Notion
    • Coda
    • ClickUp

    Can I use this to store or migrate my Reddit data now that Reddit has killed third-party apps?

    Absolutely, yep. You can (and should) use it however it works best for you.

    Why did you make it free?

    We all deserve privacy and to not be tracked all over the web. I knew this could bring value to every single Reddit user who wants to delete their account, start a new one, or simply keep track of everything you want to, so that if you ever do want to destroy your account, you'll be able to without worrying about losing track of it all.

    And given Reddit's recent controversial decisions, Reddit Account Manager serves as a great tool to export your data and take it with you wherever you go next.

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    Error when checking notifications

    Am I the only one experiencing this error when checking for notifications? Any idea why this is happening and a possible fix?

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    hiramfromthechi HiramFromTheChi @lemmy.world

    Building a better web for all of us: hiram.io

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