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techpol, colonialism, public comment opp 

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Retrocomputing fiction 

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I know a little bit about federation when it comes to projects in the fediverse - probably more than a lot of people reading these words. Federation is only 20% using common protocols and 80% sharing common "policies" and principles. Implementing common protocols is easy. It's just programming - anybody can theoretically do it. Sacrificing your principles is much harder - assuming you have any. Your choices are either to draw a line in the sand and stick with your principles, or give in to an unacceptable solution and stand accused of having the scruples of a crack whore.

I used to give in, because that choice makes it possible for two completely dissimilar projects to actually work together.

Emphasis on "used to".
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#SunbeamCity got a mention in the #TheNewYorker:

"Recently, when I logged into the Mastodon instance sunbeam.city—a “Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance”—I found a photo of someone’s blooming spider plant next to a conversation about the consequences of ethical transparency in hierarchical systems. It struck me as the quintessential early-Internet experience."

newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-t #FeDI

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My really good podcast ideas

“Eating Bass & Taking Names”
A podcast about dating as a Fisherman.

“Kiss my Ash”
Pokemon chat on whether Mr. Mime was Ash’s real dad the whole time.

“The People vs Homer Simpson”
Simpson podcast about how it was only good for 6 seasons.

“Trash Effect”
Game debates on whether EA will ever put out a good game ever again.

“All the Shingle Ladies”
Where we discuss seasonal vaccines & their importance to the pediatric and geriatric communities.

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Conservatives: All life is worth protecting.

Inmate: Wel-

Conservatives: Get fucked.

TransMan: I mean, Transmen can get pregna-

Conservatives: Get fucked.

Poor woman: I can't afford a chil-

Conservatives: Get fucked, then put it up for adoption.

Gay couple: Oooh, we would love to-

Conservatives: No, get fucked.

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#Alternatives #Adobe

Stole this from twitter then forgot the acct I stole it from. Anyways here's a useful stolen graphic if you're looking for Adobe alternatives👇🏽

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@RussSharek

Yeah, I inadvertently learned the same thing three years back.

'senior' tech staff = 'I have already learned from thousands of mistakes.' 😀

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Things I inadvertently learned today:

Do not ever have a removable drive in your /etc/fstab without setting the 'noauto' option, unless you want all sorts of headaches the next time you have an unplanned reboot of a server.

On the plus side, I learned how to get back into an encrypted drive from a live CD, so that's new and exciting.

#TechnicalJiggeryPokery
#Debian
#TrueTalesOfACircusAdmin

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> Readers believed that cryptography was a kind of magic security dust that they could sprinkle over their software and make it secure. That they could invoke magic spells like “128-bit key” and “public-key infrastructure.”
> Since writing the book, I have made a living as a cryptography consultant: designing and analyzing security systems[...] I found that the weak points had nothing to do with the mathematics. They were in the hardware, the software, the networks, and the people.

B Schneier

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