Pinned toot

Hello from yet another new instance as I look for a personal place I can archive my content.

I'm a software engineer working on WordPress with an emphasis on , , and the .

Historically I've been a pilot, musician, teacher and about 1,000 other things.

If any of this interests you, let's chat!

The Privacy Analyzer from Privacy.net is a good, comprehensive way to check what kind of data your browser is leaking to the ad-tech industry:

privacy.net/analyzer/

It steps through five separate tests:

I. Basic info (IP address, OS, etc)

II. Autofill leaks (does your browser allow malicious scripts to capture sensitive info with "autofill" capture?)

1/

I'm pretty sure my next phone will probably be an iPhone SE (or whatever the cheap model is this fall) for when I travel while I try a pinephone and start contributing to it becoming my daily driver. We'll see how it goes.

Does anyone have any compelling arguments for justifying your efforts at preserving privacy? Note, not why privacy matters, instead why individual privacy is something to work for. Not nothing to hide arguments either.

Is there a company that makes good Linux laptops that has a company culture that's pro-diversity and anti-harassment as opposed to "we're a bunch of straight white men who think free speech trumps everything"?

Asking for a friend

The friend is me the next time I upgrade my comp

"If you want to be alive on August 1st.." COVID 

"If you want to be alive on August 1st, stay home on July 4th."

-- San Antonio physician

More than 15 years ago, Onion Service (at the time named Hidden Service) saw the light of day. From today (July 2nd), the Internet has around 16 months to migrate from onion services v2 to v3 once and for all. ⏰

Read more:
blog.torproject.org/v2-depreca

DuckDuckGo burned a truckload of goodwill with me today

Their DDG-branded web browser for Android has a feature which [it doesn't matter what it does by design], but as a side effect it sends every URL you visited to DuckDuckGo's servers. That is the single worst thing they could do as a "privacy" focused web browser.

When this was pointed out to them, they doubled down. For a year. It took an HN front page (in the comments section they doubled down *again*) and 10 hours of arguing with them before the CEO stepped in and agreed to remove the feature.

Austin Hospital Withheld Treatment from Disabled Black Man Who Contracted Coronavirus

After doctors withheld treatment including nutrition and hydration for six days, #MichaelHickson died leaving his wife and five children behind.

bit.ly/3geanfd

Then again, I think of the Google outage on Monday and the constant sync issues that cost me data when I was all-in with Apple and all the folks who have lost access to their account (and all their data as a result) with one of these and...

...maybe this isn't all that bad.

Show thread

Woke up to my MySQL server, which powers my NextCloud and other services, being down. Was able to restore from a backup but... damn.

This is why I'm consantly considering going back to centralized tech ecosystem.

Really grateful for a 4 day weekend after today. These last few weeks are really getting to me.

Yall has anyone on the #fediverse ever found and/or read the English translation of Alexsandr Dugin's “Foundations of Geopolitics: the Geopolitical Future of Russia?” I can't seem to find it anywhere.

#book #books #russia #geopolitics

NWU in South Africa has implemented #Nextcloud and @only_office as a combined solution for secure data exchange and safe collaboration on research documents!

Check out the case study and learn more about what Nextcloud has to offer in your industry.
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-a

cyph.com/blog/open-source

Main website linking to this blog post says "open source"

Blog post url contains "open source"

Blog post title contains "open source"

Last paragraph of blog post "That being said, Cyph isn’t considered free software. In addition to the patents, our source code is licensed under Ms-RSL, which is effectively a read-only license"

That, my friend, is not ok. #foss #fossposters

Hello, I would like to follow more people who have founded or work for ethical*, non-tech (I.e. not web, programming, devops, etc) businesses/coops/enterprise.

Any suggestions?

(*ethical as far as it is economically and logistically possible)

Show more
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!