@switchingsocial I dont know if you caught this. But just after I started on Mastodon I ran across your profile. Your web site inspired me to get rid of the big tech, introduced me to Yunohost and start a podcast to show other people like me how easy it really is. If you wouldnt mind it giving it a listen and some tips on what things I should cover over the course of the podcast.
https://boneheadmedia.com/blog/series/tshp/ there is also a vidcast for tutorials.
hey, if you haven't yet, claim your $125 from the Equifax data breach settlement
literally seconds of entering your name and address results in a mailed check of $125 and helps make sure a corporation pays for their massive negligence
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I've been on Mastodon for a while now, but I never did an introduction.
Hi. I am Jacob. I am into movies, music, most things computer related and I like to build homemade instruments when I have time. I really like Linux and Open Source software, but I don't shun other operating systems or software. I am the IT Department for a public library and like talking about library related topics as well.
If you never played Transport Tycoon Deluxe, you missed the good ole 90s. Worry not, you can relive them with OpenTTD! This quintessential transport simulator has it all - planes, trains and automobiles.
snap install openttd-casept
This is a public service announcement.
If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.
Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.
In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.
This is the end of this public service
(Don't ask how I know that)
What is the point in having an #RSS feed of you only put the first paragraph in?
I’m looking at you, OMG!Ubuntu! and It’sFOSS.
That shit really grinds my gears.
Time to update: there's a new version of Tor Browser available.
Tor Browser 8.0.6 updates Firefox to 60.5.1esr, fixing some vulnerabilities in the Skia library. Full changelog: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-806
If you enjoy using switching.social, please consider buying the eBook
I've updated the Switching Social Handbook so it has more practical advice:
If you've already bought it, you can get the latest version free by logging in and downloading it again.
It's a DRM-free ePub file, it should work on most eReader devices and apps.
(If it offers you multiple ways to log in, use the bookshop's own Kobo or Rakuten Kobo option. There's no need to use any other log-in service.)
If you enjoy using switching.social and would like to support the site, please consider buying "The Switching Social Handbook":
It's short, but it's designed mainly to complement the website rather than duplicate it. It discusses the challenges to privacy and looks at the alternatives on offer.
It's a DRM-free ePub file, which should work on most major eBook readers.
(Let me know about any problems or feedback!)
"We, The Unoffended" - https://blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/2018/12/16/unoffended.html
whenever i see someone ask a question about computers that i feel is obvious, rather than saying READ THE MANUAL DO IT YOURSELF or HOW COULD YOU BE THIS UNINTELLIGENT i just explain how to do the thing, thus giving people a good experience with the community instead of making people associate linux users with smug, condescending, self-righteous asses
As 2019 dawns, end-to-end encryption is still legal. The FBI, the United Kingdom, and Australia don't like that fact. Or math. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/2018-encryption
DRM causes piracy
Anything that makes it harder to obtain and use content legally will drive some people to get it illegally. This is obvious and unassailable: the biggest declines in piracy have happened when it's become easier to obtain and use content legally.
SOME pirates gonna pirate. Not most.
Father, Geek, Episcopalian, Amateur at most things.
"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