#introduction I'm a hacker from Bosnia & Herzegovina, currently a Mozilla Open Fellow hosted by @email@example.com.
You can find out more about me by visiting https://r3bl.me
I used to be @r3bl before I've decided that it would be better for me to host my own single-user instance.
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
I love this chart. It shows me which services were people using and how many times they've attempted to compromise my privacy in the last month.
#pihole really helps me deal with this boring dystopia we're living in.
Well, there goes my only incentive for paying for GitHub premium: https://blog.github.com/2019-01-07-new-year-new-github/
@ConnyDuck Do you accept any other non-Patreon mechanism for donations?
It doesn't seem like you can accept payments via LiberaPay at the moment.
Any #PeerTube sysadmin ready to host something icky and receive a spike in traffic?
Serbian government shut down a comedy show and the TV network decided not to air the last episode episode last night: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ve%C4%8De_sa_Ivanom_Ivanovi%C4%87em
Of course, it leaked, but it has been already removed from YouTube and DailyMotion.
Note to #hackers:
On January 1st, the EU is launching 14 bug bounty programs for popular open source projects. (<-- this sentence really feels awesome to write)
VLC, KeePass, Notepad++, Filezilla and Drupal, just to name a few. https://juliareda.eu/2018/12/eu-fossa-bug-bounties/
In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:
* Has its own set of rules.
* Has its own "guard" (sysadmin) that makes sure there are no incidents.
* Is usually (but not always) focused on a common theme.
You can send an update to:
1. A specific person.
2. Your own neighborhood.
3. Entire network.
IMO this proposal would make things about 30% easier to understand for newcomers.
Join the global social network!
#mastodon #selfhosting #federation
This week, a member of the United Kingdom’s Parliament published 250 pages of internal documents from Facebook.
Here are some of the key points to pay attention to.
If you prefer video over text, their ambassador was interviewed by The Daily Show: https://youtu.be/xzNCOW_DEPU
A successful Dutch model of ad-free journalism is trying to raise funds to launch an international version. They're 2/3 of the way there with 5 days to go.
Please read their 10 principles and decide for yourself if this is the type of journalism worth supporting.
I can guarantee that Mastodon users will like what they see if they click on this link: https://thecorrespondent.com/
I would be thrilled to see them reach their goal (if not, we get our money back). They've won me over years ago.
Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Internet going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to release my own projects & continue to run my open source projects-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the Internet...
....Lightly looked at working for Google. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the job application. Witch Hunt!
Hacker. Infosec enthusiast. Open source advocate. Mozilla Open Web fellow (hosted by @firstname.lastname@example.org). Previously @OCCRP.
A single-user instance for @email@example.com. I may or may not be interested in creating a few bots that you can follow, but the registration on this instance will always remain closed.