"And your iPhone doesn’t only feed data trackers while you sleep. In a single week, I encountered over 5,400 trackers, mostly in apps, not including the incessant Yelp traffic. According to privacy firm Disconnect, which helped test my iPhone, those unwanted trackers would have spewed out 1.5 gigabytes of data over the span of a month."
Want to manage your friends list on Mastodon without scrolling through the entire list?
There's a really nice tool for doing so in the settings menu:
1. Go to "Preferences" (also known as "Settings")
2. Go to "Follows and Followers"
3. Click on the filters to find what you want, for example "Moved" shows accounts that have moved to another instance
Want to read some more afro-futurism?
NOMMO AWARDS Short Lists for 2019, selected by the African Speculative Fiction Society
I loved KJ Charles’ ANY OLD DIAMONDS, a historical GLBTQ (m/m) romance with jewel thieves and heavy emotional stuff: https://books.doctorsidrat.com/any-old-diamonds-by-k-j-charles-2019/
I wrote a #bookreview! It's for a 1928 #mystery book, the first in the Miss Silver series. GREY MASK: https://books.doctorsidrat.com/grey-mask-by-patricia-wentworth-1928/
(Let me know if anything's broken; I just got the site up today.)
closing old book blog & starting a new one
So I've decided that it's time to let my old book blog go. I haven't blogged there since, uh, 2016, and every time I think about starting it up again I start feeling anxious.
Instead, I'm going to close it (as in, actually delete the blog) and start a NEW book blog as an subdomain to my "fandom and whatnot" website. Meanwhile, I MIGHT turn the old book blog domain into a Shopify store, perhaps? It's a good domain name!
I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The survey is oriented at people who currently use the Fediverse, and does not provide any way of saying that you do not currently use it.
If you’d like to participate in the survey, you can do so here. It opens at midnight on the 13th of May at midnight AEST (12th of May, 2pm UTC), and closes one month later on the 13th of June. I’ll be posting the results every now and then until it closes.
Please answer honestly, and send it to your friends if you’d like them to participate too! :mlem:Related
I think re: the TV it’s because I have an older Samsung model that can’t be updated any more, and that network bug has a fix in the newer software versions. (See: https://forums.plex.tv/t/bug-plex-for-tizen-just-stops-playing/239303/7?u=littlebro) But the iPad app should work fine, as it mostly worked fine with the Laptop!Plex server.
Queer #librarian living in SoCal. She/her. Currently trying to de-packrat my living space.
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