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So—I'm going to become more active here on Mastodon...if I recently followed you, Hello!...if you followed me back...Thank you!

In an effort to have something interesting to say, I've plugged my "knowledge management" tools into Mastodon. The practical effect for followers is that you'll see things that I publicly bookmark at Pinboard and openly annotate at Hypothesis. Hopefully that will spur interesting and pleasant conversation here.

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By the way, my "knowledge management" tools are at — it is a work in progress to integrate Pinboard, Hypothesis, and soon Kindle annotations into my embryonic database. Side effects include posting URLs to Twitter (and now Mastodon) and saving copies of webpages in Wayback for potential use as Robust Links (

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🔖 Don't Get Stuck in the "Con" Game: Consistency, convergence, and confluence are not the same! Eventual consistency and eventual convergence aren't the same as confluence, either | ACM Queue

🔖 The NFT scammers are here: Collectors have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of NFTs; sometimes, the community helps claw them back | The Verge

🔖 Facebook Rolls Out News Feed Change That Blocks Watchdogs from Gathering Data: The tweak, which targets the code in accessibility features for visually impaired users, drew ire from researchers and those who monitor the platform | The Markup

🔖 Hardware Hacking 101 Rogue Keyboards and Spy Cables [50 minute conference presentation. At first fascinating, then scary; the truly evil stuff starts at the 32:16 timestamp] | Federico Lucifredi at DEF CON 29 on YouTube

🔖 Bitcoin's growing e-waste problem [academic paper, not open access] | Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 175, December 2021 on ScienceDirect

🔖 How Facebook Hobbled Mark Zuckerberg’s Bid to Get America Vaccinated [“We created the machine and we can’t control the machine”] | Wall Street Journal

🔖 An Introduction to JQ — JQ Select Explained: Selecting elements from JSON with Examples | Adam Bell on Earthly

🔖 The new warrant: how US police mine Google for your location and search history [geofence location warrants] | The Guardian

🔖 58% of Hacker News, Reddit and tech-savvy audiences block Google Analytics | Plausible Analytics

🔖 Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead [“Mr. Zuckerberg said he didn’t want to pursue it if it reduced user engagement” — asshole] | Wall Street Journal

🔖 Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show | Wall Street Journal

🔖 How I re-over-engineered my home network for privacy and security [pi-hole-cloudflared-docker-compose-ansible-caddy] | Ben Balter

🔖 Revolt of the delivery workers: Exploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by police. The [New York] City’s 65,000 bikers have only themselves to count on. | The Verge

🔖 Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt | Wall Street Journal

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