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XMPP servers
A list of public Jabber servers; still running today!
xmpp  jabber  messaging  open  internet  tootme 
12 hours ago by nelson
Internet cat feeders fail
Consumer device fails for days at a time, leaving the cat to go hungry. How Internet of Shit systems don't have failsafes.
iot  internetofshit  internetofthings  cats  badtech  tootme 
yesterday by nelson
Geocode Earth
Simple geocoding service, out of the ashes of Mapzen
mapzen  nextzen  geocoding  pelias  maps  gis  tootme 
2 days ago by nelson
Brazil Carnaval 2020
A really wonderful collection of photos
photos  photography  brazil  brasil  samba  mardigras  carnaval  tootme 
2 days ago by nelson
Protomaps extracts
Tool to generate an extract from OpenStreetMap with any polygon and up to the minute data
maps  osm  data  extracts  gis  tootme 
3 days ago by nelson
Wi-Fi placement
Some plausible advice for building a reliable wifi network
wifi  networking  rf  via:jmason  tootme 
3 days ago by nelson
Copyright termination and software
US copyright law allows authors a broad right to terminate license agreements 35 years after licensing. Probably applies to software, but not work-for-hire
copyright  ip  intellectualproperty  tootme  license  legal  software 
4 days ago by nelson
Competing on Chopped
Chef competitor writes a direct and honest essay of the experience. She also is doing a Reddit AMA today.
chopped  via:reddit  food  cooking  tv  tootme 
4 days ago by nelson
Hidden map figures
Illustrators at SwissTopo hid little doodles in their maps
maps  cartography  swiss  switzerland  fun  marginalia  tootme 
4 days ago by nelson
Diversi-Dial
1980s real time chat BBS, worked by loading up Apple ][s with modems and connecting them via a totally janky bridging system
apple  apple2  bbs  history  irc  chat  ddial  tootme 
6 days ago by nelson
Nevada voting tech scramble
Details on group of folks rushing to make sure Nevada's caucus today goes smoothly
tech  voting  politics  nevada  raffi  tootme 
6 days ago by nelson
Political texting
All sorts of candidates are texting cell phones now. It's unclear whether it's legal, but given it is political speech no one is willing to stop it.
politics  texting  spam  cellphone  badtech  tootme 
6 days ago by nelson
RIP Tendermint
Large part of the staff at cryptocurrency company left. Apparently they lost faith in their founder, Cosmuhammad Bitcoin Jaesustein. (No, really.)
tendermint  crypto  bitcoin  cryptocurrency  tirefire  berlin  tootme 
9 days ago by nelson
Turing's silver hoard
Alan Turing hid 150 pounds of silver in the woods during WW2, never found it
turing  silver  hoard  money  investment  history  tootme  via:hackernews 
10 days ago by nelson
Google AdSense extortion
Google's customer support is so terrible that bad people are blackmailing companies threatening their AdSense revenue, knowing Google won't stop it
google  adsense  extortion  fraud  badtech  tootme 
11 days ago by nelson
TV show scripts
Not actually scripts, I think this is scraped subtitles from pirate video copies. But very handy text copies of TV show dialog.
tv  script  dialog  subtitle  pirate  tootme 
12 days ago by nelson
Maps of Night Trains
Fantastic schematic view of overnight passenger trains
maps  trains  travel  transportation  tootme 
13 days ago by nelson
Fast vaccines
The science and development process for quickly making a new vaccine
vaccine  health  covid19  coronoavirus  medicine  tootme 
14 days ago by nelson
Update on Signal
Details on Moxie's secure messaging product
signal  messaging  encryption  security  privacy  50milliondollars  moxie  tootme 
14 days ago by nelson
RDR2 Mom
Lovely intellectual essay by an older woman talking about learning to play video games so she can understand her son's performance in Red Dead Redemption 2
games  rdr  rdr2  rockstar  acting  family  tootme  via:metafilter 
14 days ago by nelson
Slow Web
Deliberately adding latency to addictive websites to soften their power
web  attention  via:hackernews  tootme 
15 days ago by nelson
Forced arbitration backfires
Judge Alsup delivers a clever verdict; saddling DoorDash with millions in arbitration fees because they force their employees into it
doordash  arbitration  alsup  tech  legal  tootme 
15 days ago by nelson
Wardialing credit cards
Turns out the 16 digit space isn't big enough to stop simple brute force attacks
creditcard  fraud  money  badtech  tootme 
15 days ago by nelson
Futel profile
Friend's project bringing back payphones (for free)
futel  phones  portland  kra  karlanderson  tootme 
15 days ago by nelson
Master Of Pottery
Fun looking little indie toy simulating pottery throwing
pottery  games  clay  tootme 
17 days ago by nelson
Crypto AG is the CIA
Huge, old Swiss cryptography company has been spying on its customers all along
cia  cryptoag  spycraft  conspiracy  politics  badtech  tootme 
17 days ago by nelson
Grandma robot voice
Sweet, messy story of grandma having an affair with someone from the Yiddish Club
culture  life  marriage  funny  tootme 
18 days ago by nelson
Geoman
A new lightweight web based GeoJSON viewer / editor
geojson  geo  gis  maps  tootme  via:hackernews 
18 days ago by nelson
Korean subtleties in Parasite
Some details of language and cultural markers
korean  language  parasite  movies  film  tootme 
18 days ago by nelson
Libra failure gossip
Facebook's cryptocurrency coalition fell apart in part because of a failure to commit to obeying the law
facebook  mastercard  gossip  libra  badtech  crypto  cryptocurrency  tootme 
22 days ago by nelson
Beluga
A React + NodeJS framework for online stores
store  programming  javascript  react  nodejs  binx  tootme 
23 days ago by nelson
Discord switching from Go to Rust
Thoughtful article on advantages of various languages
golang  go  rust  programming  discord  tootme 
24 days ago by nelson
Missing CS instruction
Excellent short course on practical software engineering stuff, the things they don't teach you in classes
software  programming  engineering  mit  iap  tootme 
24 days ago by nelson
Google Photos disaster
Company sent private videos to other users
google  badtech  videos  privacy  tootme 
24 days ago by nelson
Grubhub and DoorDash sleaze
Food delivery companies are now falsely claiming to work with restaurants they have no agreement to
food  delivery  fraud  tootme 
25 days ago by nelson
William Swann
Drag queen / Black resister in 1850s-1900 Washington DC, held drag balls and other queer culture
queer  lgbt  history  black  slavery  via:metafilter  tootme 
26 days ago by nelson
How Flashpoint Works
Flash games preservation; works by running a custom web server emulating an Internet environment
flash  games  internet  tootme 
26 days ago by nelson
Selling location data illegal
Cell phone companies broke the law. Ajit Pai actually does something useful.
ajitpai  fcc  cellphone  privacy  location  tootme 
28 days ago by nelson
The 10,000-Year Clock Is a Waste of Time
Remarkable anti-futurist essay. It's not really about the Long Now clock, it's about a particular kind of tech industry vision.
longnow  clock  bezos  tech  tootme 
28 days ago by nelson
Twitch streamer deals
Playing games for others to watch is a big, sordid business
games  twitch  streaming  agents  fraud  esports  tootme 
28 days ago by nelson
bradfitz - Joining Tailscale
Software engineer joining a VPN-for-personal-networking startup
tailscale  internet  network  iot  vpn  wireguard  tootme 
29 days ago by nelson
1994 Cyberpunk
Sweet, nostalgic video clip
cyberpunk  scifi  tv  1990s  tootme 
29 days ago by nelson
Tracking fraud in Bitcoin
Looking at a specific ransom payment that ended up in a relatively law abiding exchange
crime  fraud  bitfinex  bitcoin  forensics  tootme  via:hackernews 
4 weeks ago by nelson
51% attack cost
What it costs to break a cryptocurrency entirely. Answer: sometimes it's not much.
cryptocurrency  badtech  doublespending  bitcoin  tootme 
4 weeks ago by nelson
The gay yeehaw agenda
Three western / gay outfits from the Grammies
gay  lgbt  grammies  lilnasx  fashion  tootme 
4 weeks ago by nelson
PoE Texas
Hilarious company name, awesome looking Power-over-Ethernet test equipment
poe  networking  power  texas  tootme 
5 weeks ago by nelson
Google Envelope
Hilarious product concept for removing phone distractions; wrap it in paper so you can't see the screen
google  product  attention  mobile  distraction  tootme 
5 weeks ago by nelson
Sonos apocalypse
Obsoleting a bunch of old equipment, including everything I own
sonos  versioning  badtech  music  product  tootme 
5 weeks ago by nelson
NK Jemisin profile
Nice article about sci-fi's most exciting author of the last decade
writing  scifi  jemisin  black  africanamerican  afrofuturism  culture  tootme 
5 weeks ago by nelson
BGP in 2019
Annual reflection on the growth of the Internet
internet  routing  bgp  networking  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Reparations Are Owed
2014 article; linking now because it's useful as a very short read, an introduction to the topic
reparations  slavery  justice  america  history  economics  politics  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Opera browser fraud?
Detailed article about the Opera browser company's other business, loaning money in poorer countries. Article alleges predatory lending and fraud.
opera  fintech  fraud  kenya  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Village food factory
Indian cooking on YouTube; making gigantic rustic portions
india  food  cooking  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Blocking Google favicons
Custom ad blocker rules to block the new crap Google added to the results pages. At least for now; it's a fragile change.
google  favicon  adblocker  ublock  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Google results favicons
Not just an experiment; this visual clutter is on purpose
google  favicon  results  design  badtech  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Cancel culture tropes
Summary of ContraPoints latest video on being "canceled" on Twitter, specifically the framework she uses to analyze how cancellation works.
contrapoints  cancelculture  cancel  bullying  mob  twitter  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Google Coral
Google's project to run AI models on small hardware without using cloud computing
google  tpu  ai  deeplearning  mobile  tootme  tech 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Python HTTPX
New HTTP client library for Python, supports async
python  async  http  programming  code  library  tootme  web 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Windows brightness slider
Gives you a software control for monitor brightness, even on an external monitor. Seems to work.
monitor  brightness  lcd  windows  via:reddit  software  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
TruckSlutsMag
Queering up rural American culture
culture  america  lgbt  queer  trucks  rural  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
The Fog & Gold Flag
A proposal for a better flag for San Francisco, riffing off the existing phoenix motif
flags  sanfrancisco  design  vexology  sf  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
TV databases
Discussions of websites that have a database of TV shows, airtimes, channels, etc
tv  schedule  tvdb  nzb  piracy  tootme  plex 
7 weeks ago by nelson
TLD DNS responses
A forgotten part of site speed; resolving name info on the TLD like .com or .biz
tld  dns  performance  web  via:hackernews  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
InnoDB rollbacks
Popular database's idea of transactions is, um, unique
mysql  innodb  badtech  database  code  tootme  transactions  acid 
7 weeks ago by nelson
Source code to VVVVVV
Excellent indie platformer, very well tuned to be responsive
games  vvvvvv  cavanagh  code  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
OpenCelliD
An open database of cell tower locations
cellular  mobile  gps  geolocation  infrastructure  tootme  maps 
7 weeks ago by nelson
SFV Netcode Fix
Street Fighter fan gets tired of Capcom's bug in their netcode that causes lag, fixes it himself
streetfighter  games  capcom  hacking  sfv  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
Making Stardew Valley
One person's multiyear obsession
games  stardewvalley  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
KataGo
New strong neural network AI for Go; trains faster than AlphaZero, LeelaZero, ELF, etc with some tweaks to the learning system and some Go-specific knowledge
games  gogame  go  ai  machinelearning  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
NevCoFiber
Another local Nevada County project to install fiber Internet to people's homes
internet  nevadacounty  grassvalley  isp  fiber  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
Ammon ID Internet
Small town has innovative community ISP approach, the city treating the fiber as infrastructure
internet  fiber  idaho  isp  wisp  technology  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
Office chairs disrupt monitors
Current generated by the hydraulic piston gets inducted in to video cables, screws up the signal
chair  em  radiation  display  induction  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
Freedman's Bureau records
Major trove of post-Civil War information about freed slaves is now online and searchable via the genealogy site Family Search
genealogy  slavery  africanamerican  black  history  family  tootme 
7 weeks ago by nelson
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