New Year Resolutions 2019 for me and you

Note: I am NOT affiliated with any of the companies/services mentioned below.

Consume less, produce more

This applies to everything - from food to energy, information and entertainment.

#DeleteSurveilanceCapitalism

Own your online presence.

Instead of facebook.com/jane.smith your content will reside on jane.smith.com - your own site/blog. You will need to buy your own domain name. I recommend Gandi - they are a French company and their moto is ‘No Bullshit’.

#DeleteGmail

Instead of jane.smith@gmail.com your address will be jane@smith.com shorter and better looking.
Also it will drive traffic to your website, not GMail’s.

#DeleteFacebook

Create your own website/blog instead.

#DeleteInstagram

It’s owned by Facebook. Enough said.

#DeleteWhatsApp / #DeleteFbMessenger

It’s owned by Facebook. Use your own email or Signal instead.

#DeleteTwitter

Join Mastodon instead.

#DeleteGoogleChrome

Use Mozilla Firefox instead.

Protect yourself against surveillance

Use a VPN

I recommend ProtonVPN. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. Even the free version is great.
If you decide to buy it, the 2-year option will give you a 33% discount.

Be mindful of what information you share online

This includes information that you actively share, as well things you share passively. Which brings us to

Install the following browser extensions

Mandatory Display resolutions joke:

Type Model Resolution Diagonal DPI Refresh rates
GSM Razer phone 1 1440x2560   5.7 inches 515 120 Hz
Laptop Surface Book 2 3000x2000 13.5 inches 267 60 Hz
Desktop Samsung CF791 3440x1440 34.0 inches 110 100 Hz
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01 January 2019


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