New blog post that might be relevant to fellow opers who use #weechat https://demu.red/blog/2020/10/reduce-oper-server-notice-notification-spam-in-android-weechat-nightly/
Oh #SDF darlings, you should know that a member of the #damgüdcyberchattercrew and mighty fine @SDF community sent me on your behalf an exquisite bouquet of roses, chrysandthemums, and lilies to tell me SDF grieves along with me.
I met my beloved when retrocomputing was current-computing, so developing our friendship by the command-line and MUD telnet address is something you can relate to.
With blessing I may stream my late husband's top tunes on #anonradio #OpenMic
RMS - How I do my computing
"The most powerful programming language is Lisp. If you don't know Lisp (or its variant, Scheme), you don't know what it means for a programming language to be powerful and elegant. Once you learn Lisp, you will see what is lacking in most other languages."
Big Tech is the malady. Decentralization is the antidote.
Decentralize, and the advertizing model breaks down. Celebrities turn into mere jerks with over-inflated opinions of themselves. Facebook can only profit if it has billions of users locked in to its walled garden. Without centralization, existential threats become paper tigers.
UK’s COVID-19 health data contracts with Google and Palantir finally emerge
Contracts for a number of coronavirus data deals that the U.K. government inked in haste with U.S. tech giants, including Google and Palantir, plus a U.K.-based AI firm called Faculty, have been published today by openDemocracy and law firm Foxglove — which had threatened legal action for withholding the information.
Concerns had been raised (...)
Keybase, the company that asks you to upload your private keys to their servers, has just been acquired by Zoom, an essentially Chinese company notorious for having terrible concepts on how encryption should be implemented.
Even if you gave Keybase the benefit of the doubt beforehand, this is corporate suicide at it's most graphic. Delete your Keybase keys. Close your account. Rotate everything that Keybase touched, be that password or cryptomaterial.
Yeah, ok. Keybase is deader than dead.
"So, our shortest-term directive is to significantly improve our security effectiveness, by working on a product that's that much bigger than Keybase. We can't be more specific than that, because we're just diving in."
"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