I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.
andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.
This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.
https://archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.
here's an example log: https://gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5b1d18e964c581ef18ccb3a79f
boost this if you care about foss in any way.
Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in #less.
Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.
Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.
I just switched to Circe after using ERC for a few days. Circe seems less buggy than ERC. #emacs
controversial technology opinion
Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.
My Web site finally supports HTTPS: https://wlair.us.to/blog/2020/12/08/now-https-support/index.html
My #RunBSD stickers arrived earlier than I expected:
Wow. I am used to all sorts of nastyness when it comes to infosec - but this is a rare jewel. TP-Link reintroduces the heartbleed vuln: https://research.nccgroup.com/2020/07/21/technical-advisory-heartbleed-chained-with-a-pass-the-hash-attack-leads-to-device-compromise-on-tp-link-c200-ip-camera/
It. happened. six. years. ago.
Github has an outage for 3+ hours (https://www.githubstatus.com/incidents/j597fw8kv04c). This might be a good option to consider self-hosting a Git repo.
That doesn't take away the chance that outages might happen, but at the very least the impact will be less... huge.
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