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no more google

August 14, 2018 — ~ben

not sure if this is appropriately tagged, but i didn't feel like making a new one.

i figured i should probably get some notes down about moving off google.

to start, i'll get a list of the things i was able to easily replace:

i'm still using:

  • gplay music/youtube
  • google maps (open streetmap isn't good enough to replace it)
  • google photos - but this is going to be replaced long-term with syncthing

tags: linux, net-neutrality

net neutrality vote today

December 14, 2017 — ben

Everybody! We only have UNTIL TOMORROW to fight the FCC & the repeal of #NetNeutrality! Repealing Net Nutrality would result in an unequal access to online content including research, social/political organizing, and personal media. It would also allow powerhouse companies providing internet to charge more for regular quality internet, and charge certain users more than others. HERE'S A WAY TO ACT - takes less than a minute.

  1. Go to (the shortcut John Oliver made to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
  2. Click on the 17-108 link (Restoring Internet Freedom)
  3. Click on "express"
  4. Be sure to hit "ENTER" after you put in your name & info so it registers.
  5. In the comment section write, "I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs."
  6. Click to submit, done. - Make sure you hit submit at the end!

Copy and paste this into your own status update! Seriously, this is simple and so important. Do it.

tags: net-neutrality, internet