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New Zealand citizen Peter "Palantir" Thiel asks friends in the US government to help take out the competition.

Do you feel that the games you play provide you with *the proper amount of amusement?*

aw, nerts... looks like my headshot image is broken

I think my site redesign is done.... postcss/css3 spec should be safe for the foreseeable future, but the Jekyll-PostCSS plugin wasn't working out for me so I'm using postcss-cli in the rakefile to generate it before pushing...

check it out @

whoever keeps raking "log off" into my zen garden, keep at it, your craft is improving

Anyhow... here's the rant:

It goes off on a political tangent in the middle, but gets back to tech at the end...

Google is the new Microsoft, and Microsoft is the new Redhat, and Redhat is now a subsidiary of IBM ... the future's so bright I gotta wear shades

I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

Twitter being down sucks, because I wrote a huge rant over there all morning and now I want to turn it into an actual article w/ editing and links and stuff 😭

The problem with the web is that is so great, so grand – we need a huge monster of a browser to use it as some people would like us to use it. Since other people are simultaneously attacking, distracting, abusing and confusing us, we need an array of defences at the same time.
• Privacy Badger
• uBlock Origin
• uMatrix
• HTTPS Everywhere
• HTTPS by default
• Decentraleyes
More attack surface, more moving parts, more parties to trust. That's why we need a simpler web: we want smaller tools, too!

Mr Twitters Emporium of Horrible Opinions is CLOSED

Prince Hamlet thought uncle a traitor
For having it off with his Mater;
Revenge Dad or not —
That’s the gist of the plot —
And he did — nine soliloquies later.

— Stanley J. Sharpless
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