Writer, technologist, educator.
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. 🤔
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! ✊
#privacy #dataprotection #datasecurity #security #encryption #surveillance #backdoors
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)
Please share, I'm looking for help on upcoming projects for The Recompiler -- paid positions for editing, print and ebook design, and research support https://recompilermag.com/2020/02/04/help-wanted-editing-design-and-research/
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.
@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 wikieducator.org
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!
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.
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: https://www.fsf.org/windows
New episode of @praxispedagogy podcast is out, with special guest Rajiv Jhangiani from KPU talking about all things open education http://praxispedagogy.com/podcasts/episode-20-rajiv-jhangiani/
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.
Writer, technologist, educator.
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