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Combine this with the change to silently log you in to Chrome if you’re using a Google web service and it’s clear they just don’t give a fuck about even pretending any more.

thenextweb.com/google/2019/02/

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"The move is a sea change for Google and a further blow to the online ad industry’s longstanding contention that web tracking is mostly anonymous. In recent years, Facebook, offline data brokers and others have increasingly sought to combine their troves of web tracking data with people’s real names. But until this summer, Google held the line."
thenextweb.com/google/2019/02/

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How is ALIA so *consistently* disappointing? Like, I have low expectations, and they constantly fail to meet them.

(Yes, ALIA News just arrived)

Oh bless, the National Gallery research library has a page called "Applying for readers' tickets".

I think Seb might even be underestimating the importance of this given the context. People who visit ACMI are, presumably, very ‘visual’. A reasonable hypothesis might be that they’re more likely than other audiences to understand the meaning of ‘standard’ iconography. The effect could be bigger elsewhere.

labs.acmi.net.au/replacing-ico

"Impact is the future currency of research"

What does that even mean?

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Great idea, you only get the free drink if you visit five other independent local coffee shops. #disloyalty

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Quit using Mendeley people!

They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.

See:
zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley

That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.

(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)

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Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

Ran out of whisky and decided to try a bottle of Ardbeg. Not disappointed.

This reminds me I need to put my master password somewhere secure but ultimately accessible.

At least I don't have CAN$190m worth of numberwang riding on it though.

theguardian.com/technology/201

Imagine how soulless it would be to write articles about how great capitalism is for a living.

Ah yes, being an amateur sysadmin is always much more exciting when your mistakes result in half a dozen people being emailed a huge error log instead of an event reminder or, you know, nothing at all.

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Considering how @EmvBot is posting so often. Stay safe everybody

Ok I think my 'pocketsnack' tool is done! Check out the latest version:

github.com/hughrun/pocket-snac

It will tag everything in your list, archive it, and then pull a reasonable number of tagged items back into the list, either daily or weekly. Plus more 😀 Runs on Mac and Linux (caveat: not really tested on Linux)

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