What is your choice after switching from #WhatsApp?

Please help me share.

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource

The Ugandan government has continued to block social media sites after partially restoring internet connectivity. Direct Tor connections are working, so you can use Tor Browser to get around this censorship without using a bridge.


We are absolutely thrilled to announce that @PINE64 is releasing a Mobian Community Edition of the #pinephone! This is a major milestone for our project, which started less than a year ago as a way to bring Debian to this
mobile device!
10$ of each device sold will be donated to @mobian. See more soon about this on our blog at

So if you want an accessible introduction to #SurveillanceCapitalism, watch Parks and Recreation Season 7 Episode 5: Gryzzlbox

I’m amazed. Whoever wrote that was spot on.

Please boost if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.

Amazon Alternative (Bulk supplies) and retro 90s web 

I used to order a bunch of vegan dry goods from Amazon, and most were supplied by a company called Barry Farm.

Turns out their non-Amazon web store is an amazingly retro perl-powered CGI script. It's a thing of beauty, complete with bare minimum javascript and heavily-dithered graphical elements.


Looking for interesting conversations on the Fediverse?

βœ… The Fediverse has some favourite hashtags that get used regularly. Here are a few:

#DogsOfMastodon - People posting pictures of their good bois

#FF & #FollowFriday - Recommended follows

#Florespondence - Plants and flowers

#Introduction & #Introductions - People new to the Fediverse

#MastoArt - Artists on the Fediverse

#NP & #NowPlaying - Music tracks currently listened to

Post replies if you have more tags to recommend πŸ‘

Reminder that I wrote a book for struggling programmers called "The Mediocre Programmer". It's a book about helping folks along on their journey with programming, including advice on finding communities, ranking ourselves (spoiler: it's not helpful), backstage vs. performance, and even the emotions surrounding programming. It's a free eBook released under a Creative Commons license. I hope you'll check it out:



Hi everyone!
My name is HΓ₯kon and I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm using machine learning to study ecological behavior patterns in farmed salmon and general time series analysis.

I am the main author of two papers:

- sciencedirect.com/science/arti

- ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/d

And a co-author of one paper:

- arxiv.org/abs/2010.10475

I'm a heavy emacs user and rely on org-mode, org-roam and org-ref for my day to day work.

Looking forward to get to know you all!


gpg yubikey 

Quick question: ages ago I put my #gpg key on a #yubikey and that works well for some time now. But now I have a little problem: Even though I have my yubikey inserted my secret key cannot be read by #gpgtools until I enter "gpg --card-edit" on the terminal. I can just quit card-edit, afterwards the key gets recognized correctly. Any ideas what I can do so my key is working without interaction when the yubikey is inserted? What happens when I open "card-edit"? Boosts welcome!

@JP I've been meaning to setup my PinePhone for a while. I've hosted my own e-mail for years, use Radicale for calendars and contacts, setup a PeerTube instance for my videos (battlepenguin.video) and I have a Matrix->Hangouts Bridge so I can still chat with people who refuse to leave Hangouts. The last thing is moving my Google voice number to Twillio .. once that's done I can delete all my Google cookies forever

uspol, infosec 

I can't stress enough how big of a nightmare it is for a security or systems engineer to hear "malicious outside individuals were left alone in the workspace with unsecured, logged in systems for hours with no supervision"

That is... quite possibly the hell scenario for figuring out if your environment is even secure anymore, at any level. You'll never know.

This scenario? Nuke EVERYTHING and bust out your newest offline backup. Even your onlines may be compromised.

Remember just the other day how glad you were that 2020 was finally over? πŸ€”

Free your media of Google Widevine DRM with widevine-l3-decryptor: git.rip/mirror/github/tomer800

This software was removed from GitHub but is mirrored with full commit history on git.rip.

:blobcatpirate1fluid:​ :trans_heart:​​

@dajbelshaw It's always great when you find a solution that you're happy with & when others reinforce that decision :) I'm still a big fan of self-hosted secure (2FA), encrypted password stores. I do it with BitWarden (the fully Rust-based server re-implementation)... it's trivial to step and run for yourself, family, and friends... here's how to do it: tech.oeru.org/setting-your-own

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