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Cake day: May 28, 2021


Nope! That is not enough.

I want to edit every single comment or post that I ever made and replace it with a single word or phrase. Then I want to delete my account and disassociate everything.

If you delete your account by regular means, if someone has a direct link, they can still view what was originally posted.

That is why I want to edit everything beforehand so if someone does happen to figure out a direct link they will not see what I originally posted.

I haven’t posted anything bad. It’s certainly overkill. I don’t ever intend to be Doxxed (Does anyone?), but if someone ever gained access to my Reddit history they could learn quite a lot about me.

If I can run a simple program or script to tidy things up then I might as well.

I imagine I will be doing this within the next couple of weeks.

That looks really nice. It looks quite thorough as it handles many different services, though I am disappointed it’s not open source.

I know that I had seen some open source programs or scripts that people used in the past. I believe when I checked them out they were hosted on GitHub, but I have long forgotten what they were.

Regardless it looks like this program will absolutely do the job, but I’m going to hold out for a few days and see if there any other suggestions.

Thanks for the help!

Scrubbing My Reddit Account
What is the best most effective way to delete my Reddit post history and account. I have seen people mention programs that they use to go through and delete their entire Reddit history, or edit their posts and replacing the content with a single word, and then deleting their account. I do not use it like I used to, so I would like to get rid of every digital fingerprint that I can on the site. Any help or advice would be appreciated!

There is Fedilab on the F-droid store that supports Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed and Friendica.

Thats all that I am aware of.

I did this a few weeks ago, and should have done it years ago.

I had a HD full of movies but kept putting it off because I expected to have to set aside a day to install Jellyfin and figure everything out (I’m lazy… lol), but it only ended up taking about 10 minutes! I had zero issues with the installation.

Over the last few weeks I have been making small tweaks to how my collection is organized. I also installed the Roku apps on all the TVs in the house and the kids love it. Jellyfin is the way!

Screw that! Months ago I realized just how much I watch YouTube and how much of my time was wasted watching ads.

I bought a cheap tiny computer to use as a settop box. It hooks rght into my TV. Firefox + Ublock Orign and now i am watching YouTube ad free.

Since, I have set up Jellyfin on the same pc and have my hard drive full of movies streaming to all TVs in the house with a netflix like interface.

Seriously. Getting A small PC as a dedicated set-top box Is the best decision I have made in a long time.

Thats quite a few different codes. Some, like HCCB, I had completely forgotten about.

I understand what you are saying. Echo Chambers are absolutely dangerous.

People need to be exposed to views that don’t necessarily align with theirs. That way they can expand their viewpoint.

Having said that, this is just one site among many. Not every website has to hold multiple views. Taking the internet as a whole, there are a variety of websites that people can get differing opinions and viewpoints.

Now that I think about it, it sounds good in theory but I know many far-right people that don’t attempt to look for alternative sources. They just keep delving down the same Rabbit Hole instead of looking for differing views. So you might be on to something.

Ha! Yeah. When said like that it does sound kind of funny.

I understand what you are saying, but this is to make it discreet. This way people don’t exactly know what it is until they scan it.

Basically I posted some flyers around work and got quite a rise out of everyone. When management found them they tore them all down.

There are QR codes all over the factory that I work at. So I wanted something that could blend in. Something that I could deploy on the back of stall doors in the bathrooms and on the sides of machinery and equipment that employees would discover over time and management would have a hell of a time finding them all.

Then when they think they have found them all I can go back and slap stickers on everything again.

My current QR code is linking to a telegram channel for employees to join, but I really wanted something with some permanence. So that’s why I was hoping I could encode information directly into a QR code and not just a URL.

What do you mean the opening text? Like the credits? All the animator names and stuff?

That is a decent amount of info. My issues so far has been the formatting of the text.

I downloaded a new camera app that is geared towards QR scanning. Someone suggested it in this thread. Perhaps it would have better results and fewer issues with formatting.

Thanks for the info!

That looks excellent!

It does not look like it is on the F-Droid store but I’ll check out your Google Play link. Thanks a lot.

Absolutely. That’s what I was getting at.

Being able to run down to my local postal Service and print out QR codes on stickers for next to nothing is much more realistic.

Whereas NFC or RFID would be more expensive, not as easy or convenient to replicate and the average person knows what to do when they see a QR code and that’s not necessarily true of RFID or NFC.

That’s just it though, it is very limited and has issues with even simple text. Tryp said in this thread that they had to download additional stuff in order to display the text in a QR code.

I had similar issues when scanning a text QR Code. Being a QR code, it opened my browser… Simple text was displayed in my search bar in linear fashion. So basic formatting of text to make an ASCII bar graph, for example is not possible.

Without basic formatting capabilities it’s almost useless for my purpose, unfortunately.

Think of a one-page flyer/poster JPEG that has textual information but also some bar graphs or pie charts to convey statistical information but discreetly disguised as a QR code.

All of the data would be contained in the QR code. This way it could work indefinitely… Rather than the QR code containing a URL and loading up a website so you don’t have to worry about the website going offline or being censored. Not to mention websites can be tracked back to the owner. There are digital footprints.

It appears that QR codes can do very limited textual information, but nothing to the scope of what I need.

That is something I had not considered.

QR codes could be deployed on stickers cheaply. This sounds like a more expensive endeavor, albiet an interesting one.

I don’t know much about in NFC or RFID. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the idea.

Awesome! Thanks for the in depth response and examples.

I’ll have to see if I can successfully decode your lemmy picture when I get home to my computer.

I learned alot today! Unfortunately I also learned that there are no ‘QR codes’ that can achieve the scope of what i wanted. 😭

Are you saying the people who scan the QR coad will have to manually convert the text back to an image?

Sounds cool, but perhaps not user friendly for others. Either way, I am on base64encoder.IO trying this out as we speak.


Looks like I’m having a similar issue to Tryp.

I found a program that lets me input text as a QR code but when it is scanned the text opens in the search box of my browser.

Everything is displayed in linear fashion and not organized as I type it.

That’s good to hear. I have seen plain text mention but have not I figured out how to achieve that. I have made several QR codes that link to URLs. Perhaps I need to try another program.

I was hoping for something a little more like a JPEG so I can put whatever I wanted into it, but worst case scenario sounds like I can go old school with plain text and ascii art. 🙃

Offline QR Code possibility?
Is there anything similar to a QR code that works offline? Say I have a flyer that I want to discreetly distribute and there is no internet. Is there something like a QR code that contains the data itself and not just a URL? This way someone with no data plan could scan the icon/code with an app and the unrecognizable bits and bytes from the icon/code would show up on their screen as a .JPEG of a flyer or something.

I remember regularly using multiple search engines back in the day.

I would use yahoo, altavista, hotbot and excite and get varied results depending on what I searched.

I have been using DDG exclusively for years with good result, but it appears I need to find a couple of other search engines to work into the mix.

I vote for work reform name change.

Anytime I mentioned antiwork to someone, the first thought they had was lazy people not wanting to work and I would have to explain the movement. After explaining everything and making good points, they would just stare at me and then ask ‘why is it called antwork’?

The work reform name explains itself. And who wouldn’t want to improve and reform their workplace. Its instantly much more relateable.