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SecureDrop 1.0.0 is out and includes support for v3 onion services plus significant updates to SecureDrop’s web-based Source Interface and Journalist/Admin Interface.
.onion: secrdrop5wyphb5x.onion/news/se

Fedilab is up and runnining on my tab, but I still have hiccups.

Hiccups and 500 ml of water. Good night, fellow 8201 non-owners.

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I think that one of the most harmful myths around computers is the one saying that you have to be smart to program one. It scares a lot of great people, and attracts a lot of people who are not so great, and only come for the bragging rights.
Using (including programming) computers does not require above-average intelligence. Most programmers I've met are in fact incredibly stupid most of the time. And it's fine, it all works somehow.

'We are the champions' is playing in my head.

Office party was at Okinawa restaurant. Traditional alcohol awamori is delicious, but comes down like a hamlet.

Staying overnight in Tokyo for a business trip. Slightly drunk. Anyone awake?

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"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain..."

Fish and chips with a pint of ale for supper in London after a long flight.

I've got the train delayed and stuck in the station until 5 a.m. blues. :(

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I finished 'breaking/__and/ entering|. 'the extraordinary story of a hacker called 'alien'.
Start at page 72 if you want to skip her drug / experimenting years at MIT. At page 105 I decided I didn't like her because she is an Emacs fan. :) I learned some tricks from the technical details.
Its worth reading, she is extraordinary.

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This is an interesting video on Gab and Mastodon. Unfortunately, it makes the error of not clearly differentiating Mastodon instances from some of its developers.

To be clear, the Mastodon developers do NOT speak for Mastodon instances other than the ones they personally operate. It is sadly clear that those developers. while doing good and laudable work in creating, enhancing and sharing this software, are none-the-less anti-free-speech.

Gab for their part is also far from perfect and arguably has caused harm to free-speech efforts. However, they are routinely and purposefully misrepresented by forces opposed to this basic freedom.

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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