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I'm not sure if I'll ever use these, but I now have PGP keys for all my emails.

- (jonne.arjoranta@jyu.fi): 7276 F01E 8B82 665C
- (jonne@arjoranta.fi): 5628 FC2F 4DEC 14FD

They are published on pgp.mit.edu

I've been using Jekyll for 5 years now, and it's still painful.

I recently started playing Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and honestly, my expectations are pretty high. In a previous instalment you got to punch the Pope so I'm expecting to at least wrestle with Aristotle.

"Because our laws frame privacy as an individual right, we don’t have a mechanism for deciding whether we want to live in a surveillance society."

I don't.

idlewords.com/2019/06/the_new_

Juhana Pettersson wrote a blog post detailing his thinking in the original design for Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition, and how the rewriting changes what the design conveys.

juhanapettersson.com/2019/06/n

Things I still love about computers:

- the Nintendo Switch, which is a marvel
- Dolphin emulator, which I can use to play Super Smash Bros Melee online, which is nuts because that game was released in 2001
- note-taking apps. Sometimes I write whole blog posts on them
- a programmable cat feeder that keeps my cat from waking me up at 5am… usually
- GarageBand and Audacity can be really fun if you have a microphone/guitar amp and a song you want to cover

#ComputingOptimism

Techbros 

Both these facts can be (relatively) true at the same time:

1) Things are great! More humans are alive and have a higher economic standard of living than at any previous recorded time in the planet's history.

2) Things aren't great. More essential parts of the planetary biosphere are collapsing or threatened with extinction than at any previous recorded time in the planet's history.

2 is a direct consequence of 1, and if 2 continues, 1 ain't gonna continue forever.

The deployment procedure for my web site has now failed twice. I have no idea why. I was finally happy with the process, because it was supposed to just work.

The concept of "cyberspace" doesn't work anymore, because the internet is not somewhere out there, but right here. It's not virtual, but actual, as real as its consequences.
theatlantic.com/technology/arc

Contemporary Helsinki land artist Jonna Pohjalainen turns fallen aspen trees into giant coloured pencils sculptures #womensart t.co/rPixnojQEF

People who undergo a 'near death experience' in the 2010s consistently report a 'life review' in which a being of pure light shows them, lovingly yet firmly, just how many Steam and GOG games they have downloaded and not even started, and they are then given the choice to return to Earth to play them, or re-incarnate in another body who will have to download those games and not play them all over again, except this time on mobile

The article is a pretty apparent ad in itself, so at least the last paragraph should be read with a grain of salt. Technical tools help, but GDPR is a pretty good step in the right direction in terms of legistlation. Google has benefited in the US because US has bad privacy protections.

you're reading that right - bullshit levels are at 90%

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