#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.
an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse
Fascism joining the fediverse is extremely bad, and we have to do something about it. But please, please, please: give me two weeks before you roll out any new solutions. Some of the solutions being proposed look like they will make the situation better but will make it much worse.
I am dropping nearly everything to write a demo and spec explaining how to do things right. Please give me two weeks. I've been preparing for this.
remember not to access ANYTHING of Amazon's the next two days.
no amazon music
no amazon prime tv
no whole foods
none of the amazon stores
If you have Amazon Prime, cancel it, just resub afterwards if you want, don't even go for it if you're offered a free month. Unplug Alexa if you have her for any reason, don't impulse buy anything.
Support the workers, don't be a scab.
us pol, ignorant opinion
* Gun laws: Highly regulate them, like Switzerland.
* Electoral college: The candidate with the most votes should win, like in every other democracy.
* Drug issues: Legalize every drug for consumption, not redistribution. Like Portugal.
* Healthcare: Nationalize it, like every European nation.
Like a wise man once said, they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
us pol, ignorant opinion
As an outsider, the more I learn about US politics, the more I'm convinced that every single political issue they face has already been solved by someone else. They're just too stubborn to adopt the solutions that someone else came up with. Instead, they have to look for their own special solution in order not to scatter their egos as "#1 in the world".
"We're too different", "we're too big", "we're too diverse". No, you're just too ignorant to look outside your bubble.
This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.
It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."
The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.
If you read and enjoy my travel posts through my website or Mastodon* and you are planning to travel to somewhere I've been and you can't afford an actual travel agent and you find travel planning too stressful or time consuming to fit into your life, I would be delighted to share advice.
My specialties are land and sea (not air) transit, especially long distance European buses, and finding vegan food. I'm happy to also help with general stuff to do, and even more in-depth help with planning and realistic budgeting if you want because I actually love wasting away hours and days researching travel stuff.
*or a feed reader you built yourself or another decentralised service
Hacker. Infosec enthusiast. Open source advocate. Former Mozilla Open Web fellow and @OCCRP.
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