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That's a very awesome article talking about reCAPTCHA and its toxic behavior.

And not only that, it also shows various alternatives and ways to get the same result without selling your users to Google.

#reCAPTCHA #GoogleFree #Privacy #PrivacyArguments

Got a few minutes? Could you do everyone a solid? Go to and please add the addresses you know on your block. Easy to do, just add a point, set the address.


Grumbling at technology: Android app blocking screenshots, root "detection" 

Darn. Looks like is Windows-only so far… 🙁​ As a fan of messing with perspective (hence / interests), if is supported later, I'm definitely getting this game.

Problems finding solutions on ? You're not alone:

CC @azure - you might find it encouraging to know you are far from the only one frustrated with 10¹⁰⁰.

Uninformed grumbling on open-source synchronization: Nextcloud, Seafile, Syncthing on Linux and Android 

Firefox "Studies" system brief technical investigation: Normandy, recipes, and what's going on behind the scenes (no drama) 

Uninformed brief thoughts on Linux, container technology, Docker/Podman/Kubernetes/etc 

Today I decided to try listening to three times Sleep as Android recorded me sleep-talking.

…I won't make that mistake again.

(In seriousness, it is… unsettling. I don't like listening to my voice normally, anyways.)

As an expat living in Canada, the more I live here, the more I'm convinced I'm actually stuck in some kind of cryptic horror nightmare country that's subtly and slowly eating away at me.

Downside of replying with new message notifications disabled: someone might be sending another reply clarifying what you're unsure about while you're writing a question to ask.

Mild self disappointment: forgetting laptop charger for trip 

Growth, Macro or at least low perspective, Not really kinky but rather beautiful but still technically growth-related 

Why does a public still matter?
Spoiler: beyond books, it's making and available to all, not just the rich & clever. (5m)

@strnom The problem with containers is that there are three basically unrelated things smashed together. Or, as the kernel folk say, 'container is a marketing term, not a technology'

1. Containers as a potentially lighter weight and more flexible tool of abstraction. What the Linux kernel refers to as various 'namespaces' and resource management hierarchies that processes can be part of. Potentially a step down from VMs in terms of security. Potentially a step up in terms of flexibility. It's much easier to do a bind mount (and you get better performance) than running Plan 9 over virtio-vsock.
I am completely in approval of this technology.

2. Containers as a management and orchestration system. A discipline of software engineering and architecture where you craft your software to be relatively isolated, list every dependency, and interface with other bits of similarly crafted software. I think this can be pretty useful for a lot of things.

3. Containers as a distribution format where you blap together a distribution's userland with some random bits of python then run 'make install' on your software, tar the whole thing up, and send it out to the world. I am not a fan. This kind of thing can make debugging more difficult.

There are also problems where people use containers in inappropriate ways, as has sort of been pushed on us because container is a buzzword. So a lot of it has to do with people 'using containers wrong'.

HOWEVER I would like to see the #3 part of the 'container ecosystem' go away and #1 and #2 be recognized as separate but overlapping concerns.

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