Here comes the rain again… Falling on my head like a memory… Falling on my head like a new emotion… I want to walk in the open wind… I want to talk like lovers do… I know, I know, I will stop now.
If you plan to upgrade to iOS15/iPadOS15 and MacOS Monterey as soon as they drop, then backup your devices now!
Tried to watch the #Emmys2021 and see #TedLasso win (so far, they got 2!). They said, it is on Paramount+. Went to the channel, only to say it need to pay PREMIUM. Tsk tsk.
Watch it, it is funny. :)
Wiping an MBA before re-assigning to another user.
Prepping for this coming Friday :) #AppleTV+ 📺
Facebook has been putting people in danger for a long time. There are just a lot who don’t believe it yet (but there are those who refuse to believe, and even defend Facebook).
I can download FOSS and self-host it (pay for a server, keep it secure and updated, and contemplate when to donate to the FOSS creators) or I can pay for the same service from the FOSS creator themselves and support them and future FOSS development. #selfHostingWoes
What kind of people will hide the ill effects their product brings to these vulnerable children?! All in the name of profit! #DeleteFacebook #DeleteInstagram
Repeat after me: I do not need an iPad Mini. I do not need an iPad Mini. I do not need an iPad Mini. I do not need an iPad Mini. I do not need an iPad Mini.
Bwahahaha! Epic FAIL Games!
Apple patches NSO Zero-Day iMessage vulnerability with the release of iOS 14.8, MacOS 11.6 and watchOS 7.6.2. Whatever it is you are doing now, STOP and UPDATE your Apple devices. Better safe than sorry.
Checking out this new TV series Kin.
I added SSH keys to MacOS Keychain. Since it syncs across Macs, can I delete old keys on another Mac and make it use the ones in the Keychain? Also, is there a way to get iPadOS apps to use those keys off of the Keychain?
Tried brewing coffee using the old Mokapot - I might have done something wrong as it was more bitter than usual. I prefer Nanopresso, Pipamoka and pour-over brewed (don’t have an espresso machine or a drip coffee maker). #CoffeeTalk
It is so dark outside that it looks like it is already 6pm #rain
If there a way to sync our Micro.blog photos with PixelFed? :)
I knew Emma will cinch it when she went up 5-2 in set 2.
Emma Raducanu bested Leylah Fernandez for the US Open trophy! Congratulations to both of you!
Off-Facebook-tarian. Are you one of us? #DeleteFacebook
Spotify parts ways with Epic Fail Games by welcoming the decision (Epic Fail Games lost!) — wonder what happens next.
Personally, unless I trust the developer and the payment processor AND the price difference is significantly lower, I won’t consider paying outside of the App Store.
The question is - will Apple enforce its contract by collecting commissions from developers even if they use alternative payment methods? How?
Apple already announced concessions in allowing third party in-app payments but for “reader” apps, this ruling opens it for all apps.
No, you’re crying! 😭 #TedLasso
Why trust Facebook - it is the most untrustworthy company in the world?
Apple needs to soften up and start cooperating. The current hard stance isn’t working at all! There are compromises that can be worked out, definitely.
If you plan on having a global company, think about what you name your company. :) #Tagalog #Filipino techcrunch.com/2021/09/0…
What a win! @Leylahfernandez wins semis! Off to the finals! #USOpen
And just like that #PLDTFibr is down in our area once again. #BetterPHInternetNeeded
So proud that the Philippines is represented in the Star Trek Universe! 🖖
My current work white noise generator is tuned on Paramount+ for the Star Trek Day live event. :) 🖖
how do you force an AirTags firmware upgrade?
Look, look, look - Steve’s back with a message :) twitter.com/nickjr/st…
Happy birthday, Mama Mary!
Awesome performance by twitter.com/leylahfer… at the US Open Tennis. Congratulations Leylah! Off to the semis! MABUHAY KA!
I agree with EFF, Apple should abandon the on-device scanning completely. Apple and Tim Cook, please do more than just delaying it.
Anybody tried this? Looking for reliable and affordable Thunderbolt 3 cable
THIS is definitely a good idea - more so if Apple can contribute back to the main code/design branch. appleworld.today/2021/09/0…
Bella Ciao! Binge watching since I couldn’t sleep anyway. Money Heist
Thank you Tim Cook and Apple. Please engage with more security and privacy researchers and experts to make this better! Apple delays Child Safety features
Started watching season 1 of Code 404 but will be paused in favor of the new season of Money Heist that just dropped. Binge watching tomorrow. :)
Can you identify the plant? 🌱
w00t! Big Tech getting sued left and right - and yes, they deserve it. Still, the fines are too small IMHO.
THIS is one of the reasons why a lot of “reviews”, specially in the Philippines, needs to be taken with a grain of salt - either they’re regurgitated press releases or maybe, just maybe, along the lines of what the video is revealing. :) yewtu.be/watch
SHARENTING – simply DON’T! onezero.medium.com/sharentin…
Pretty interesting take on #privacy. pxlnv.com/blog/what…
And to think that Intel has cornered the server market. This one is HUGE! AMD FTW! https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/01/cloudflare_picks_amd_again/
And you believe Facebook will change? Political advertisement costs millions - Zuckerberg can’t resist that! www.wired.com/story/fac…
Boom! One down! South Korea passes law preventing Apple from requiring developers to use App Store in-app purchase service. Big market! Who is next, Australia?
This needs to increase! Friends don’t let friends use Chrome.
Apple - the goody goody Silicon Valley company - is now starting to smell. The stink comes from within (their employees not being treated fairly, their App Store rules are rotting, and their privacy stance starting to crumble). What will Tim Cook do?
To my little social circle - if you are on the Mastodon network, please let me know your account so I can follow. Thanks thanks.
It’s a slow day…
Heard that ActivityPub is one of the technologies Twitter is considering for their decentralization. What do you think?
Second cup of coffee for the day. Yeah, not lazy today – added milk froth on my pour-over brewed coffee. No latte art (still need to learn how to do this haha).
Nikita, Fury and Batman in one movie. :)
Great start! Hope they get to maintain this.
Enjoying the Reuters channel on Plex.TV Live. :)
Join if you can. Don’t forget your face mask! #StopiPhoneSurveillance #ScreechingVoices
The lawfirm clearly FAILED this, and yet they are pocketing 30% of the settlement! They are just greedy! pxlnv.com/linklog/a…
I don’t know how blind Apple is to these kinds of App Store review nightmares. Frankly, they should be more transparent. Fire those reviewers who made those inconssitent decisions! pxlnv.com/linklog/h…
I have ditched all three (3) of these services. As of yesterday, I have gone cold turkey on Reddit. www.theverge.com/2021/8/27…
So much going on with how Samsung conducts its business. Couldn’t really trust them. hardware.slashdot.org/story/21/…
TGIF. Second cup of coffee - this time a latte with no art! LOL.
Note to self: stop going to Reddit
Change is coming to the App Store, which is good. No, not side-loading or alternative app stores, but it is a good start. www.apple.com/newsroom/…
Whilst I don’t have #Linux as a primary desktop, I do have a VPS server running Linux and a local file-server on #RaspberryPi running Linux!
I remember being the only grad student using an SGI workstation whilst my classmates were all using Windows. :) #Linux
Happy birthday, Linux!
A Linux server is always part of my arsenal. I have been Windows-free ever since I learned to install Linux using dozens of 3.5” floppy disks! #Linux
Education in the Philippines has long been suffering (not unique to this current admin) - thanks to the political leaders from all these parties! Both House and Senate FAIL to prioritize EDUCATION (yes, they have new laws etc., BUT come BUDGET time - not a priority!)
Have been saying that Stay(AWAY,NOT)Safe.ph is not effective as a contact tracing application for a long time, BUT it is highly effective as a personal data collection app - for what purposes, well… yewtu.be/watch
So I tried iCloud+ BYOD (bring your own domain) and enabled it for Family - apparently, the Family sharing part is not yet available. Yes, it is BETA. :)
Note to self - shortcuts don’t always work #Linux #SysAdForThisPM
Just watched The Chair.
Whoa! All the more reason to have E2EE iCloud Photos and Drive. iCloud Photo theft via social engineering (phishing) www.latimes.com/californi…
OMG! Another 38M personal information out in the open. www.wired.com/story/mic…
Currently listening to 80’s Summer Hits
A good read on Machine Learning. doctorow.medium.com/machine-l…
Did not get to finish The Green Knight - got bored!
What is this fuss about The Green Knight - is it any good? 📽🍿
Ditched my Ember mug (at least 2 years old) - no longer holding a charge and the ceramic coating was chipping off (shouldn’t have happened in the first place)
Typical Filipino dipping sauce (Soy sauce + calamansi juice + chili)
Not bad. Is there a sequel? :)
Go get them, FTC! #DeleteFacebook www.macrumors.com/2021/08/1…
Let our screeching voices (of the minority?) be heard – www.theverge.com/2021/8/19… #StopiPhoneSurveillance
When will Donna and Rachel re-appear on Titans
Time for Star Trek: Lower Decks🖖
Surely, Apple, you are not deaf to all these concern. Surely, not the screeching voices of the minority as described by NCMEC.
Spending this holiday afternoon with youngest daughter… watching a Naruto movie 🎥 🍿
Is there a Micro.bloggers Flickr group?
We need more governments to wade in - Germany writes to Tim Cook on on-device CSAM scanning concerns #StopiPhoneSurveillance
Currently transferring videos off of the iPhone to a local file storage. I use @PhotoSync_app. :)
From another point of view. I still believe that @apple could fix this by moving away from doing it on device and doing it on iCloud Photos.
Panic over Apple’s child abuse crackdown is wrongheaded
This is really terrible! How did it get to this?
Watch | Saigon then, Kabul now: Afghanistan airport evacuation compared with fall of Saigon in Vietnam War
The side-effects of algorithmic amplification need to be explained to a lot of social media users.
Daughter’s happy - her random (just scattered the seeds) papaya tree (is it a tree) is bearing lots of fruits
The trick to getting good milk froth using that battery operated frother is using Bear Brand’s Full Cream milk, blasted for a couple of seconds in the microwave.
Done clearing up Keychain and populating it with relevant accounts only. Still looking for TOTP app that runs on iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS - preferably open source.
It is finally over, or is it? 📽🤖
It is important that it is decentralized and has privacy embedded at the onset. Otherwise, the data collected will be abused - like used in election campaigns.
Dear Apple, nobody minds having their photos scanned on the cloud. Moving your on-device processing to a proxy on the cloud, instead of on-device, will be far more secure than what other cloud-based solutions are doing.
I am rebuilding my Keychain – in an effort to backup 1Password data to it and in prep for iOS 15.
What is the best TOTP app that runs on iOS, iPadOS, MacOS and watchOS and is open source?
I am seriously considering using Keychain and BitWarden (will need to explore the enterprise setup as well). I have been refusing any Electron app on my Macs and this one won’t be the first. @1Password please just enable iPadOS version on Apple Silicon Macs and ditch Electron.
Now can we have those experts, who voiced out concerns, to audit iOS 15 GM and iPadOS 15 GM? That way, users will know if the safeguards Apple claims to have are indeed sound. https://www.apple.com/child-safety/pdf/Security_Threat_Model_Review_of_Apple_Child_Safety_Features.pdf
attending my first Micro.camp live… :) sad that I won’t be able to join live tomorrow.
CODA on TV+ is ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
It is going to be TV dinner tonight — CODA on TV+ queued up. 📺 📽
#TedLasso made me miss Christmas in the UK haha
It’s Christmas! Happy Christmas! #TedLasso
Thanks @Windscribecom @ProtonVPN!
New, subscription-based photo service, Glass, looks like a good replacement for Instagram. Glass is actually going to compete against Flickr, which has stagnated despite Smugmug’s purchase. Flickr’s mobile app needs a complete re-design, IMHO.
Zuckerberg’s nightmare - Facebook no longer leads app downloads worldwide
Finally, an interview of an Apple executive. We need more of this so all questions will be answered – the FAQ is simply not enough. techcrunch.com/2021/08/1…
Love the ST:NG reunion scene on Star Trek:Picard, and of course, seeing 😍 Seven :) 🖖
Re-watching Star Trek: Picard. Can’t wait for the next season. 🖖 📺
Why aren’t Apple executives being interviewed about this as well? The potential to help children is enormous, but it needs to be done right the first time. Fear, uncertainty and doubt route faster, of course, but they are not unfounded.
There were a lot of assumptions and what-ifs about Apple’s Child Safety features. Apple could have explained it better than just dropping a press release and an FAQ.
Small countries will have really small effect, but China, US and India definitely can change this. www.theguardian.com/environme…
Let’s see Zucka weasel his way out of this.
THIS is one of the reasons why I ditched Spotify a long time ago. #surveillance
Here I go again — consolidating family photos and videos to prep for de-duplication. Once done, I can back-up to multiple external drives. I forget that I have photos in Google Takeout (back in the day, I used the service).