The Arctic Ocean has not started to freeze
A reminder to all creative people:
If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.
The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.
Microsoft got in antitrust trouble for bundling IE for free w/ Windows to compete with Netscape.
Now imagine Microsoft controlled whether Netscape could be installed or updated on Windows, and blocked them, and you are closer to the current situation with phones.
Joe Biden said tonight
"I don't look at this in terms of the way he does, blue states and red states, they're all the United States"
So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?
If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.
That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.
I saw some discussions around @keyoxide and a comment about how #keybase is more novice friendly caught my eye. So I decided to checkout @yarmo 's excellent documentation and create an interactive (hopefully) novice-friendly script.
Here's Keyoxidizer: https://github.com/shombando/keyoxidizer
This is work in progress and the notation is a shameful hack, so I'd love to help to sort it out. It only supports Mastodon now but I plan to incrementally add other platforms (that I have accounts on). PRs welcome!
Raspberry Pi Running 3 OSes Simultaneously - ESXi Arm Edition
Last Sunday the UK/US/CA/AU/NZ/IN/JP govts issued a statement asking tech companies to add backdoors into E2E encryption. This is a big deal: unfortunately *backdoors do not work*. Read about our alternative: combating abuse via decentralised reputation.🔒 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/10/19/combating-abuse-in-matrix-without-backdoors
Finally settled on a domain for my app.
FOSS, client side, private contact sharing!
Spread the word (I think it's really cool and you should too, kthx)
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Student at Beachwood High School, Ohio
Interested in FOSS, coding, and infosec
A instance dedicated - but not limited - to people with an interest in the GNU+Linux ecosystem and/or general tech. Sysadmins to enthusiasts, creators to movielovers - Welcome!