Ubuntu 18.04 & gnome3

Ubuntu 18.04 desktop (vanilla edition) switched to using gnome3 instead of their own unity desktop.

I’m switching to using xubuntu-desktop, since the new Ubuntu standard desktop combines the flaws of gnome3 with the flaws of Ubuntus desktop user interface.

Ubuntu & xrdp server black screen on login

I am running a xrdp server for when I need a full desktop on one of my android devices – if I’m using remote login for gui stuff, I’m using x2go.

Recently, the xrdp server stopped working. Looking for ways to fix it didn’t yield a proper result. I finally found the solution:

Due to upgrading my ubuntu server installation by using „do-release-upgrade“, an old libglib-2.0.0 was left over in /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (version 4800.0). That library took priority over the new installed version in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (version 5600.1). The error I saw was

„undefined symbol: g_date_copy“

After deleting /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib* and doing „apt –reinstall install libglib2.0-0“, I am able to log in to xfce4 again.

Dark Patterns, The Ratchet · Jacques Mattheij

The cumulative effect of all those little ratchets on your privacy is rather terrible, but there is no denying it: you were along for the ride and you had the option to ‘opt out’ at every step. Not just from that one dialogue: from all of them by refusing to use products that are fielded by companies that engage in these unethical practices. Say no to ‘The Ratchet’ and it’s sick family of dark patterns designed to little-by-little chip away at your privacy, kick products and companies like that to the kerb where they belong. That’s the only way to really opt out.

Quelle: Dark Patterns, The Ratchet · Jacques Mattheij

Dark Patterns ist sowieso ein interessantes Blog, dass „dunkle Patterns“ beschreibt, also Benutzeroberflächen und Prozesse, die so gestaltet sind, dass der Nutzer etwas zustimmt, dem er/ sie eigentlich nicht zustimmen will…

Cloudsäuberung

Die neuen Dienstleistungsbedingungen von Microsoft für Services wie Skype, Xbox Live, Bing, Cortana oder Cloud-Angebote untersagen beleidigende Äußerungen. Auch Pornos und explizite Gewaltdarstellungen sind künftig tabu.

heise

Google löscht Pornos oder das, was sie dafür halten, Microsoft macht Moralfilter als Service. Dit is halt cloud.

Delve for android

… is useless – at least for me. We’re not an „all Microsoft“ kind of organisation. This way, it just shows if somebody had the time to save documents on our corporate sharepoint site. Yay…

[X] Uninstall

Google macht Dateien in drive unbrauchbar

Sex workers are reporting that their Google Drive files are mysteriously locked or vanishing.

Quelle: Sex Workers Say Porn on Google Drive Is Suddenly Disappearing – Motherboard

Google spielt mit dem Feuer – damit beweisen Sie, dass sie Zugriff auf die in drive gespeicherten Dateien haben. Der Gesetzgeber wird dann wohl demnächst fordern, dass google automatisch unerwünschte Daten löscht.