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#introductions for #TwitterExodusScotland

Hi, I'm The_Gibson. Digital Warlord of, an instance in the Fediverse that focuses on infosec and hacking... and community building. We are a bunch of technomancers adrift in the fediverse working to restore the timeline to the future we were promised at the dawn of the public internet.

Hack The Planet!

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OK #TwitterExodusScotland - waiting in #TwitterExodusCymru and/or #TwitterExodusWales ....

Please check out - you can move your account there if you haven't found it already!

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Looking for recommendations on good instances that currently have open registration.

Boosts requested on this one.

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Replugging this here for visibility:

Some projects i worked on in the last year, that you might find interesting:

Koios - a universal database-free file tagger

Zhmenu - a robust featureful dmenu-like replacement and input method

Wisp - A fast, smart, lispy HTML output language

SpotifyC (WIP) - C Interface to the Spotify Web API and Spotify command line client

Boosts would be deeply appreciated as more users = less bugs.

Anybody I know want to host a box on the internet basically free? I work with an “internet co-op” where we have a ghetto server room, 100M internet connection. A couple of /24s and basically freedom to do an awful lot of whatever you want. It’s totally DIY, though. We just provide power, connectivity, cooling, and pretty minimal security. It’s old school internet. The way it was back in the day. Location is in Fairfax, VA, near DC. PM me if you’re interested.

I've used Confluence and various wikis for documentation. Lately I'm really enjoying using github markdown with gitlab and running a local gollum server on my laptop. Clicking 'save' commits the page to the local repo with my comment as the commit message. Then when I'm online, I can pull and push. It lets me edit wikis offline, which is a big win in my book.

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The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

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My neighbours have both a ring doorbell and some kind of security/surveillance camera that monitors their entrance/foyer. It makes me not want to go to their house.

Holy crap super useful: I have just discovered that on is really broken from High Sierra on. It consumes a crap ton of disk with "local snapshots". You can use 'tmutil thinlocalsnapshots' to free up that space. People online are reporting tens and hundreds of gigs of disk space freed up. (

How crap are my RJ45 crimping skills? Here's with a store-bought cable, and with a paco-made cable. The better results are on the store-bought cable.

I bought an OpenWRT-compatible router and put OpenWRT on it. Anybody have preferences/opinions about OpenWRT versus Tomato versus DD-WRT?

I swear I am not making this up. I just got a error message from an internal application that said "package names are case insensitive and must start with a capital letter."

I'm traveling for work next week to a customer office I've never been to. A guy named Stephen sent me this note about my arrival:

“Check in at reception and ask for Hrvoje or myself”.

I’ll probably be asking for Stephen. 😀

You know what I get from European companies that I NEVER get from American companies? Unsolicited email telling me that, since I haven’t done business with them in a while, they’re going to drop me from their mailing lists unless I ask to remain. did a lot of good.

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and because not everyone knows all the history, its not like there weren't people trying to help make this work out right over time.

see, from just the last year, this example that was made public

it wasn't all enablement.

So these guys at Greenbone found millions of medical images freely available online. Sounds like they were super careful not to do dubious things (e.g., download images and test uploads). Sounds like DICOM (which I knew as an image format, never as a network protocol) is one of these legacy things that falls over as soon as someone actually looks at it.

I just got spam at GMail that had "Viagra" in the subject line and actually had an attachment that was named like Viagra&Cialis.html. It was in my spam folder, but I'm suprised it arrived at all.

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