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I have automated cross-platform posting set up, so you'll occasionally see links to centralised commercial social media platforms in my toots. But this isn't just another channel for me: I'm active here, like it here, and if you interact with me here, I'll respond here.

Moreover, once the Fediverse has a bit more critical mass, I plan to "reverse the polarity" so that this is the point of origin for my cross-platform posts. But so far most of the people I want to tag in stuff aren't here yet. ๐Ÿค”

Tonight proved he's not just a better boxer than Deontay Wilder, but also that he's a better singer than the lazy guy who gave a lackluster rendition of the U.S. national anthem before their fight.

I am not an investment advisor. I hate short-term plays. The only time I invested actively instead of index funds was 2007-2009.

But I am officially long BTC for the next year, and if you've been looking for a good time to jump into crypto, I think this is it, for many reasons.

Encryption backdoors must never be allowed. To prove that Tutanota is free from any backdoor, the entire client code is published as open source. Let's fight against mass surveillance! โœŠ
#privacy #dataprotection #datasecurity #security #encryption #surveillance #backdoors

My favourite thing about Medium is how each month it automatically tells you that Medium doesn't like you and isn't for you and that you should go and read Wordpress blogs instead which are actually free.


Free Python course materials!

I put in a FOIA request to the NSA for their Python training materials and got back a 400-page printout of their COMP 3321 training course.

So, I scanned and OCR'd it. Here is a PDF (warning: 118 MB)

Copy and paste into your (non-mobile) browser URL bar for an ad-hoc dark-mode text editor:

data:text/html;charset=UTF-8, <html contenteditable><style>body{font:600 1rem monospace;color:Gainsboro;background:DarkSlateGray}</style>

PSA: I see the Fediverse is showing pictures of their #PinePhone.

When you submit your images, please blur or at least cover up the modem plate. The modem contains the IMEI and serial number, which people can use it to do bad things.


I just saw Rebus Community refer to this month as and now I want everyone in the movement to make that a thing. ๐Ÿ˜€

Please share, I'm looking for help on upcoming projects for The Recompiler -- paid positions for editing, print and ebook design, and research support

I have time, energy and a platform to teach online.

Who is interested on a mid-long term #python course?

It would be paid (sorry dudes but I have to eat) but not very expensive (50-100$ i don't know yet) and I'll make it through a forum I have for that and via video lessons.

In hours it would be an equivalent to an detailed 50 or 60 hours course. We will start from the early beginnings about what's Python and end making crazy hard exercises.

Who wants?

@clintlalonde I noticed that BCcampus is going to EoL its MediaWiki instance. If there's anyone there who has content they want to save in a wiki setting, then I'm sure they'd be more than welcome on

I have decided to change licensing of all 884 of my sounds on Freesound to CC-0. Future sound uploads will follow.

Up until now most of them were licensed under CC-BY or CC-BY-NC. After I've started doing sound design at work I realized how invaluable the CC-0 sounds are. So I wanted to make my library a part of that public domain pool. Enjoy the freedom, make some cool sound effects!

#unfa #Freesound #SoundDesign #CC0 #Sound

Mastometa admin, RED ALERT 

I'm greatly enjoying ! Especially given the important of the Romulans to the story, I hope there's a reference to Commander Tomalak as a nod to the late great Andreas Katsulas whose performance helped define them as formidable and interesting adversaries.

Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.

Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.

I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.

Boosts appreciated!!

#gittutors #git #help #teaching #troubleshooting #ohShitGit

If you're still on Windows 7 (or, gulp, Windows XP - I know you're out there) it's time to upgrade to something much better:

you ever think about how 'lo and behold' is just middle english for 'whoomp there it is'

New episode of @praxispedagogy podcast is out, with special guest Rajiv Jhangiani from KPU talking about all things open education

What are some things that every computer user should learn? What things do you wish every computer user knew? What are some of the biggest benefits that individuals and/or society could reap if computer users learned these things?

Please boost, I honestly want as many serious answers as possible. Feel free to answer variations of the question for different levels of "computer users", such as programmers, office workers who use a computer 4+ hours per day, phone-only users, etc.

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