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I discovered a few weeks late, natch, that SKS keyservers are now deprecated thanks to poor security. The weevils finally gnawed through. Public keys themselves still work, apparently uncompromised per se. But an attack using many multiple signatures can crash GPG. For this and many other reasons, it’s best to use the next generation keyserver being built at:

An educated and irate discussion about the insecurity of SKS:

@Shufei I think I'll probably have it work like:

If you `examine` the island while knowing the lemons are there (say from hearing a rumor), you will permanently reveal them and can then `collect` them.

(that's probably how a LOT of the world's skillchecks will work: learn information, use it to unlock new information, use that to unlock interaction)

@Shufei Someone calls out selling veggies at the farmers market, but WHY are they calling out, WHO are they calling out to. WHO reacts? The world is /so dense with information/ and we throw so muhc of it out in favor of more important things like feeling anxious about what our coworker has said.

We don't have to do that. I want there to be a space where folk are encouraged to not do that

@Shufei I haven't figured out how to say this in a way that doesn't sound conceited, but honestly part of what I want to do with a MUD is let people see the world around them the way I see the world, the real world, around me. Look at that sand in the gutter. No one must have swept here in a while. The sand is glittery. There must be some mineral in the dirt here. What else can we learn from looking at the dirt? Are the bricks here the same color as the dirt, or are the imported?

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MUD Milestone:

Two people were (briefly) talking to each other while I wasn't even logged in.

Please support the nice Racket MUD which @emsenn is making. I think it will be a fun RP world.

Quick video of #StumpWM - the #Emacs of window managers, written in and extendible in #CommonLisp .

Demo shows off (very quickly) a few custom commands (live wallpapers, various searches, picture-in-picture).


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are you an internet user? do you feel like a giant noob in terms of security habits, practices and software? would you like to make your communications a bit more difficult to barge into, perhaps protect some files specially well?

i'm offering free practical infosec guides for newbies, not very technical stuff that can be used day-to-day along with an assesment of what you might need.

:boost_ok: I'm desperately looking to help out, so seriously, hit me up if you're interested.

Testing testing testing, 1, 2, 3...
This time abduco + dvtm as a tmux alternative.

just downloaded the Commodore 64 "Bruce Lee" SID (music) file, grabbed the game's "Door opening" sound from it, saved it as a wav with Sidplay2, converted it to an MP3 with Audacity, copied it to my phone, and set it as my phone's default notification sound. I'm so proud of myself right now. 😅
#nerdalert #c64

@Shufei @salixlucida
Just the 1982 Krause-Mischler Standard Catalog of World Coins. (It's the last volume before the SCWC was broken up into century volumes.) There are of course more specialized references, but this was the easiest one to check.

I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon:

HZ CJK text encoding is not only now regarded as obsolete, but per Wikipedia, it is nigh deprecated because naughty boys put it into their viruses to ping pong strings with Unicode. I can’t even find an IME for it in a simple DDG search.

Goodness that makes me feel old...

and here's the tracklist:

The Peanut Butter Company - Flight of the Psychedelic Bumble Bee
The 13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation
Omaha - Moby Grape
Gloria - Them
Rice Is Nice - The Lemon Pipers
The Youngbloods - Reason To Believe
Walk Away Renée - The Left Banke
Ticket to Ride - Vanilla Fudge
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Sit With The Guru
I Like My Toys - The Idle Race
You Don't Have To Be So Nice - The Lovin' Spoonful

I’m a damgud cybrechatter. And I like to go online. When you see me in the channel, I ask about wares but say it like warez. I’m a damgud, damgud, damgud...

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko