I often switch between dark and light themes on websites like Mastodon, Twitter, Reddit, etc. Is there a Firefox add-on that could switch the cookies or whatever that control these individual website themes automatically?

I'm aware of e.g. Dark Reader but that's not what I want.

I'm looking for a good replacement for Google Calendar on #android. Hopefully something that I can import my Nextcloud and internet calendars into.

I think there's two separate problems:

1. The ballast is compatible with one tube, but not the other two.

2. The ballast is broken on the outer slots, but not the middle slot.

I'm not going to rewire it to get rid of the ballast since I'm renting here, so we may never know.

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I bought LED tubes to replace the fluorescent tube lights in my light fixture. There are three slots, and I have one tube from one brand and two tubes from another.

One tube works in the middle slot, but not the outer slots.

The other two tubes do not work in any slot. Why not?

"That reddit-killing distributed self-hosted tool you’re building probably won’t kill reddit, sorry. [...] Make something personal for a dozen people, because that’s the one thing those massive vendors will never do and never even understand that they could do."

- Graham: "My proposal for scaling open source: don’t"


Hey fedi, I bet what happened to my headphones is not uncommon but
1) is there anything I can do to recover them and not have a constant flow of small particles that break away more and more?
2) is there any way to prevent this from happening, in case I get new headphones in the future?
I don't even know if the material is leather, plastic or something else

I went into an apple store for the first time today. I wanted an iphone se because my niece broke hers. as soon as I stepped in someone asked me if I had a "shopping appointment." I said no I had never heard of such a thing and I know exactly what I want. they told me that I couldn't buy anything for another 3 hours because that's when the next appointment was. apple is the fucking worst.

Oh so GitHub made an code completion tool with machine learning that has been trained on (among other os licenses) GPL licensed code. The tool is not GPL licensed and you can use it wherever you want. I'm not an expert but how can this not be a massive license violation 🧐

“Free Software” never cared about things like the working conditions of developers because it assumed all software was used and consumed in a university setting. All users were assumed to be computer science undergraduates aspiring to be graduate students, or graduate students aspiring to be post-graduate students.

You were simply assumed to be adequately housed and funded to perform the work you wanted to do.

That old MIT Ivory Tower can fuck right off.

I really miss multi-IM clients. Right now I have Signal, Slack, Discord, Element, Mattermost, and Zulip open, all running their own copies of Electron.

I don't think running them all in the same Electron app would be a huge improvement. Sorry, Ferdi. getferdi.com/

UPDATE: Good news, my "new" (refurbished) phone works as a phone now, calls and texts just like a feature phone.

I'm trying to gain confidence that I've moved everything over from the old phone before I wipe it and send it back to Google. I'm not quite sure yet.

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Tried to switch to a new Pixel phone (same model, just without a cracked screen) and Google Fi is down for "Temporary account maintenance". Wish they had notified me somehow before I started this process, now neither phone can make/receive calls or texts.

@devinprater @alienghic @wauz as early as 2001 there was a complete linux distro for the blind that booted with voice support and ran early gnome with orca by default. It was sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) when Janina Sajka was their CTO. Several of their major donors, including Microsoft, objected, and demanded they not only stop projects, but fire her and others or would stop donating. So they did.

Thread: About Windows 11's high system requirements. You know, a lot of blind people, who don't have jobs, live on social security and disability money, and who definitely don't have the newest computers, won't get Windows 11. This could have been a great chance for Linux to step up and say loud and proud "Because we support every person's ability to choose their system, and use and learn about computers, we will never force upon users what system they must run. And because we stand proudly with people with disabilities, all blind people are welcome in the world of free and open source software, where they can learn and create just like everyone else."

But no. Gnome, one of the most popular desktops on Linux, is trash with accessibility. KDE is working on it, but that'll take years. Who's ever heard of Mate? And who makes current software for the command line, for users and not other developers?

U.S. Healthcare Is So Trash This Game’s Localization Needed Changing

The American healthcare system is so uniquely terrible among developed countries that a localization team translating a recent indie game had to completely replace a line about crowdfunding an emergency medical procedure because it wouldn’t make sense to players outside of the United States.


I'm considering moving house entirely via cargo bike + trailer. Has anyone had any experience with this, or do you know of any interesting resources? Has anyone done this in Philadelphia lately?

Nice work. PA county let the kraken conduct a "free" audit of its voting machines, but the company which did it isn't certified, so now the machines are tainted as well, and the county gets to buy new ones. Excellent use of taxpayer money.


reading: Quantifying Technical Debt – by Chelsea Troy 

this is partially about lack of skill, but it’s not about lack of any skill. It’s about the lack of a specific skill (code stewardship) among a group of people who are probably much better at the skill they’re taught and hired for, which is feature development.


this series is one of the best things on software maintenance I've ever read

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