Ah yes, the usual airbnb routine:

Exchanging information and greetings on whatsapp, the welcome bottle of wine, and running the quick nmap scan on the wifi network to see if there are any obvious hidden cameras.

Getting into #emacs ~24 years ago has payed off so many times it's insane.

An example of what I used #emacs for today:

Shell = Emacs eshell
File Manager = Emacs dired
Email = Emacs mu4e
Git Client = Emacs magit
RSS Reader = Emacs elfeed
Twitter Client = Emacs Twitter.el
Slack Client = Emacs slack
IRC Client = Emacs ERC
Mastodon Client = Emacs Mastodon.el
Task Manager = Emacs org-mode
Calendar & Planning = Emacs org-mode
Text / Code / Whatever Editor = Emacs

If you are in any way, shape or form involved in either #infosec or #programming this is a must read ...

Yes, it's from 1975 but still relevant AF.

Of course, democracies are not immune. Look at what lies many Britons believe about (thanks to their media, which also spawned ) and what many Americans believe about health care or climate change.

Concrete example, just ask someone who reads mainland Chinese media what is actually happening in Hong Kong.

I used to think the within the US is bad enough, but compared to the gulf between what people within the (and those outside who read their news) think and the rest of the world, that's nothing.

It's rather worrying that we (humanity) go out of our way to create the post-modernist "truth is relative" outcome everyone claim to denounce. And that some Western leaders clearly want to ape the worst parts of information-starved autocracies, which will make it worse

Canada's election watchdog: ads saying climate change is real may break law - boingboing.net/2019/08/20/cana #climatecrisis is not a matter of opinion; @ElectionsCan_E are irresponsible idiots

"Privacy Basics" will be our first downloadable guide.

One of the issues we identified with #privacy is that many home and #business users simply do not do basic things to protect themselves.

This can be because of perceived complexity or not having a perception of the depth by which people are #tracked. Sometimes, this is summed up as "There is nothing I can do" or "It doesn't matter", but there is and it does.

We believe that, over time, we can course-correct our ways when we act together.

#Parents, when managing your #children's devices, consider not utilizing apps that pervasively track their whereabouts 24/7.

Apps that give #location tracking and audio\video feedback can be taken advantage of to harm your children.

Teaching kids about online and in-person safety would make them more independent and safe than this.

These systems are also used for spying on significant others by proxy, especially in situations with mental and physical abuse.

I have some INCREDIBLY exciting news. I’m going to be working full time on free software!

Specifically, I have been awarded an EU grant to work on spectrum-os.org, a security-through-compartmentalization-based operating system in the style of Qubes, powered and managed by Nix.


Spot the two computers :)

Spoiler: Raspberry Pi 4 rear-left, feeding the 4K monitor. Raspberry Pi 3 with touchscreen in foreground.)

Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Unlikely to Beat @Sci_Hub - torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-e why would any sane person want to "beat" a service to humanity?

Congrats to the FastMail folks for helping modernize and secure email comms for the 21st century.

We’re making email more modern with JMAP

The specifications for JMAP Email have been published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), marking a big victory for email tools now and in the future.


My main interests are and . I will toot about the events that I follow.

From my short time on this instance, I’ve already met loads of great people to interact with about . Hope to get to know many more of you!

Pixelfed.de is 14 months old, but today is the first day it supports full federation! You can follow profiles from other instances, and from mastodon/pleroma among others.

Just paste the full profile URL into the search and you'll get the follow link in the results. 😀


Startups like Uber etc pretend they are gaining customers through innovation, but all they are really doing is buying market share by providing artificially cheap services, so they can run rivals off the road. When rivals disappear, prices go up.

Stable companies with sustainable business models that treat their employees well are being unfairly squeezed out of the market, unless they too start screwing workers and throwing money away. (See also Amazon and their pee bottles.)

Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.


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