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I'm Freddy, an amateur writer covering, privacy, security and open-source development.

Most of my toots will cover these topics, and I'll try to not get too political.

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if you're using a new operating system and your primary source of frustration is that things from your old operating system aren't there...

...why are you using a new operating system? stick with what works. there's no merit badge for making things harder than they have to be.

find out what new stuff is on offer from the new tools. maybe you'll get some use out of it. if not, that's fine too.

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Do you believe that #FreeSoftware should be the default option for publicly financed software? Let’s convince your political representatives!

Sign the Open Letter

publiccode.eu/

#PublicCode

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Remember that new project I was talking about when I was playing with #Jekyll. Well, it's now live...

dadsnotebook.com/

Something very different than my usual tech stuff, which is why it's on its own site.

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New Blog Post: How to Not Make an Ass of Yourself in Online Discussions

https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-not-make-an-ass-of-yourself-internet-discussions

"Here are three rules to not making an ass of yourself when having online or in-person discussions."

#100DaysToOffload

For anyone wanting to get into custom Mechanical Keyboards, this case is a steal for €30! Note: you would still have to buy a PCB, Switches and Keycaps, so this would end up at a minimum of €100 for a totally custom keeb! Absolute steal!

ulliam.wtf/box60/

I'm Open Sourcing the Have I Been Pwned Code Base

> A webshit couldn't get any money for a hash table with a search box and suddenly cares about 'betterment.' Not 'betterment' in any sense that means useful data could be had for free, but 'betterment' in the sense that other people should write a lot of software to enable future profits from this data. Hackernews briefly notes that no code has actually been released, then sets about reverse engineering it.

Federated Networks Association Ry is a non-profit volunteer organization that aims to spread knowledge about federated web projects and help people and projects involved in this area.

feneas.org/

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Brazil's #PLFakeNews bill ignores the fact that data minimization is essential in every privacy-by-design system, and is a key component of Brazil’s data protection law. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/08/faq-

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by the way, if anyone in here miss the pub, they can go on midnight.pub for some virtual drinks. That's been my side-project for a few month.

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Day 76 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Happy birthday to you!

Belated. Ya, I know. I suck.

mikestone.me/fosstodon

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Please. Let me identify myself with my PGP key on mastodon. Then the system can automatically help my followers find me when I change instances.

please boost my tooooot!

#mastodon #dev #hassle

Just a quick reminder to sugest me as a nominee for the Noonies! I'm currently listed under CyberSecurity, though I'd be more suited to the privacy category. Thanks in advance!

noonies.tech/award/hacker-noon

And also this great quote:

> xkcd.com is best viewed with Netscape Navigator 4.0 or below on a Pentium 3±1 emulated in Javascript on an Apple IIGS
at a screen resolution of 1024x1. Please enable your ad blockers, disable high-heat drying, and remove your device
from Airplane Mode and set it to Boat Mode. For security reasons, please leave caps lock on while browsing.

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