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  1. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    I found myself using the !g feature all the time lately to ultimately end up on google for each and every search query. I just changed my default search engine back to google. I noticed doing this...

    I found myself using the !g feature all the time lately to ultimately end up on google for each and every search query. I just changed my default search engine back to google. I noticed doing this for the last 4-6 weeks I think.

    9 votes
  2. Comment on Why I don’t use a static site generator in ~comp

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    I think it's just still way easier managing everything within Wordpress itself. Like handling media files, attachments and so on. If it's just text, the Gitlab or GitHub editor would probably be...

    I think it's just still way easier managing everything within Wordpress itself. Like handling media files, attachments and so on. If it's just text, the Gitlab or GitHub editor would probably be enough.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    I've been using nextdns.io for a while now, they also provide blocklists to block ad networks from serving traffic, kinda like pi-hole just as a hosted service. They have good tutorials on how to...

    I've been using nextdns.io for a while now, they also provide blocklists to block ad networks from serving traffic, kinda like pi-hole just as a hosted service. They have good tutorials on how to get started on any device, even down to the router level to protect your whole network, including DNS-over-HTTPS/TLS.

    It's kind of crazy how many requests are being blocked by nextdns for me, I enabled it for all my devices and alone the microsoft analytics service was blocked nearly 5000 times in the last 30 days. And I'm only using Microsoft To Do actively, I'm not aware of any other Microsoft app I'm using.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Changes coming to Netlify site URLs in ~tech

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    when GitHub made that they change they explained it a bit better imho

    when GitHub made that they change they explained it a bit better imho

    Session fixation and CSRF vulnerabilities resulting from a browser security issue
    sometimes referred to as “Related Domain Cookies”. Because Pages sites
    may include custom JavaScript and were hosted on github.com subdomains,
    it was possible to write (but not read) github.com domain cookies in
    way that could allow an attacker to deny access to github.com and/or fixate
    a user’s CSRF token.

    Phishing attacks relying on the presence of the “github.com” domain to
    create a false sense of trust in malicious websites. For instance, an
    attacker could set up a Pages site at “account-security.github.com” and ask
    that users input password, billing, or other sensitive information.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Ten of Europe’s most scenic train journeys in ~life

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    there's also this guy with lots of great things: The Man in Seat Sixty-One

    there's also this guy with lots of great things: The Man in Seat Sixty-One

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    could you go more into detail about the checklists? like what tools you're using, structure, how you deal with them and so on?

    could you go more into detail about the checklists? like what tools you're using, structure, how you deal with them and so on?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on How do you organize your digital files? in ~tech

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    I do a local time machine backup and have Arq backing up my data to Backblaze b2. My documents are all in my ~/Documents folder synced to a VPS using Syncthing so I can access the files on the go...

    I do a local time machine backup and have Arq backing up my data to Backblaze b2. My documents are all in my ~/Documents folder synced to a VPS using Syncthing so I can access the files on the go as well.

    Code and notes are stored in public and private GitHub repos, I do this for notes mostly so I can have them available on the go as well with WorkingCopy on iOS.

    I edit the files on my mac with nvUltra (beta). I switched from NValt to nvUltra and NValt wasn't capable of having a folder hierarchy so I prefix my notes with somewhat of a tag or category. But I mostly use the search functionality.

    I actually like my setup but somehow I'm tempted to switch to a hosted solution for my notes like google docs, notion, onenote or office 365. I don't want to take care of the management of things like Syncthing to keep things in sync but I also don't want to give up my files to a weird format like gdocs.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Tildylongstockings, what’s your morning routine? in ~talk

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    I put my alarm clock / phone on my desk so I have to get up to stop it, otherwise I'd probably hit the snooze button way too often. Then: When working from home / weekend: Get up at 5am, brush my...

    I put my alarm clock / phone on my desk so I have to get up to stop it, otherwise I'd probably hit the snooze button way too often. Then:

    When working from home / weekend: Get up at 5am, brush my teeth, go out for a run, shower, meditate for a few minutes (just started this a few days ago) and start with my work day.

    When going to the office: Get up at 5am, brush my teeth, take the train/car to work, walk a longer detour to actually get to work from the train station, meditate in the evening before bed.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    still with fastmail until the end of the year, then I'll probably migrate over to mailbox.org. They're pro-privacy, start at 1 EUR per month and do support custom domains.

    still with fastmail until the end of the year, then I'll probably migrate over to mailbox.org. They're pro-privacy, start at 1 EUR per month and do support custom domains.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Google delays classic Hangouts transition for G Suite until 2020 in ~tech

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    I think it's text, audio and video. You can also invite guests without an account for a quick chat. Skype could be an alternative, not controlled by facebook but Microsoft.. :) They also have a...

    I think it's text, audio and video. You can also invite guests without an account for a quick chat. Skype could be an alternative, not controlled by facebook but Microsoft.. :) They also have a working web-app now.

  11. Comment on Wirecutter has selected TunnelBear and Mullvad as the best current VPN services, and written extensively about how they made this decision in ~tech

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    You might want to check out Wireguard on Android, it's super easy to do with Mullvad.

    You might want to check out Wireguard on Android, it's super easy to do with Mullvad.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on How do you keep track of all the projects you're interested in? in ~tech

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    I'm not certain if that's what you mean with your question, but: I've given up, if they don't provide an easy way for me to subscribe to something I probably won't notice anything for a long time....

    I'm not certain if that's what you mean with your question, but:

    I've given up, if they don't provide an easy way for me to subscribe to something I probably won't notice anything for a long time.

    Otherwise, like you: I follow blogs/projects using RSS. I have an updates folder in my RSS reader where I put all these projects.

    I also use GitHub's watch feature to get e-mail notifications about new releases (this requires the app/script/whatever maker to use the releases feature of GitHub).

    A lot of open source projects also provide mailing lists you can subscribe to, not only for discussions but also just new releases (for example the Tor Browser bundle does that).

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    I was doing some research about this as well today, ended up on the wirecutter about budget android phones. It seems basically every Nokia and Motorola Moto are good choices. Of course this...

    I was doing some research about this as well today, ended up on the wirecutter about budget android phones. It seems basically every Nokia and Motorola Moto are good choices. Of course this depends on your definition. Some consider a $700 phone a budget phone nowadays since often you pay $1000+. I'm thinking about a Google Pixel 3a. I want the native Android experience and fast updates.

    14 votes
  14. Comment on Pinboard is 10 years old in ~tech

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    I also paid for years, one time I wanted to make use of a feature I was paying for: Exporting an archive of my bookmarks. This feature broke at some point and I couldn't download my bookmarks for...

    I also paid for years, one time I wanted to make use of a feature I was paying for: Exporting an archive of my bookmarks. This feature broke at some point and I couldn't download my bookmarks for over a year, got a response to my support request 14 months later :( In the meantime I did let my premium account expire.

    I still like the guy running pinboard and the service itself but I probably won't re-subscribe.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on When do you use a VPN? in ~tech

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    I use a VPN on my mobile devices (iOS & macOS) with the on-demand setting turned on (wireguard is the software I use). So I'm always connected to a VPN except when on cellular and my home WiFi....

    I use a VPN on my mobile devices (iOS & macOS) with the on-demand setting turned on (wireguard is the software I use). So I'm always connected to a VPN except when on cellular and my home WiFi. This makes it super convenient since I don't have to think about it.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Is there an app for this? Help me fix my terrible security in ~tech

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    That's very interesting viewpoint. I still would not feel comfortable putting such things into a plain text document. Even google have had issues like the one with Google+ where "private" data was...

    That's very interesting viewpoint. I still would not feel comfortable putting such things into a plain text document. Even google have had issues like the one with Google+ where "private" data was available for everyone.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    Yes it is, also there's a way lighter implementation available with bitwarden_rs which I've been running for months now and it works just fine and is actively being updated. Any key features? No,...

    Yes it is, also there's a way lighter implementation available with bitwarden_rs which I've been running for months now and it works just fine and is actively being updated.

    Any key features? No, I guess it actually has less than 1password and probably LastPass but I don't know for sure. For me: free, self-hosted.

    I just need auto-fill in my browser, face id/touch id unlock on my phone, secure notes to store just random text and my logins. BitWarden checks all the boxes.

  18. Comment on What is your note taking workflow? in ~talk

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    Manual interaction only, no API or anything like that to automate it as far as I know, right?

    Manual interaction only, no API or anything like that to automate it as far as I know, right?

  19. Comment on tildes.net is inaccessible over IPv6? in ~tildes

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    Can confirm, AAAA record exist but it's not working over a pure IPv6 connection

    Can confirm, AAAA record exist but it's not working over a pure IPv6 connection

    4 votes
  20. Comment on What is your note taking workflow? in ~talk

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    cool, looks promising for the desktop! Thank you

    cool, looks promising for the desktop! Thank you