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Lost my irreplaceable wedding ring on Sunday, July 5th. Longshot but I thought I'd post this in case it's spotted. I believe it slipped off during hand sanitizer. Possible locs:

- Vernon's Dnr, Bedford
- Esquire Rst.
- The BLT trail
- Glenbourne Bike Park

πŸ™ for any reshares.

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Another ambitious project proposal is launched 

Veli Tasali, author and lead dev of the #Trebleshot for #Android and Desktop projects, is floating a new proposal to develop Open file transfer standards that are accessable and uncomplicated for end users:

#tallship #VGer #uprotocol

Right now it's in the very early stages but we'll be following its progress and if interested, Veli can be contacted at for the time being.
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I have no more use for (and its permissive attitude to , and its 'it's okay for this one person to ragetweet but not for others to echo his tweets' Code of Conduct). I wouldn't go back if were .

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#Brendan_Eich just directly responded to the #twat that I posted on #twatter at the top of this thread. He's obviously frustrated that even after conceivably everyone on his staff told him this was wrong, he went ahead and implemented the #link_hijacking in his #Brave_Browser.

He's trying to say now that this is some #mistake they made, and that their #opt_in widget for crypto somehow got picked up by their autocomplete, also, when pressed further, he's saying that they've now turned this #affiliate feature off by default and show how you can disable this until the next software update...

But #Git doesn't lie. You can see all the commits and see exactly what happened in their repo. This was a deliberate insertion of #URLs for link-hijacking. This is wrong, and it's been noted that this isn't the first um... hm.... #sketchy thing he's done (I"m being kind, I could have used words like, #idiotic or #nefarious or #insidious or #diabolical or #degenerate or a host of other adjectives), but I'm going to lean on the misguided rather than criminal side of things here - #Eich is just a fucking #Goombah showing his narcissism. He could have listened to his staff but when he gets it in his head that he's right, then everyone else is wrong and he just goes all #Steve_Jobs on everyone.

If Brendan's Brave Browser project was such a coveted partner of #Binance and #Coinbase, etc., then suffice it to say that the User Agent String would have been more than enough to let those companies know that it was his browser that was bringing fresh meat to the slaughter, er... I mean #BBQ.

It is, after all, his project. And it is a struggle to monetize #FOSS projects, but you don't have to do stupid fucking shit that alienates your own proponents who are privacy advocates!

How lame is that?

Anyway, as you can see, he thinks out loud on the keyboard and *just muted* the convo. lolz...

Well #Brendan, in the #Fediverse, no one can hear you #censor - sorry bub (NOT). h/t to #Sigourney_Weaver there ;)

The #Moral of the story here isn't that a FOSS champion has betrayed anyone, it's that as a user of FOSS, and #advocate and #protagonist of FOSS, and someone who is interested in your own #privacy, #intellectual_property, and freedom, you also need to take responsibility for that #freedom in the same way that Ben_Franklin points out to us all.

@OpenSource software is superior because you can audit for yourself the code it is comprised of (that's just one reason), but you must always fight for your freedom, you can't just #abdicate your own authority for ensuring you remain free, and although you can certainly #delegate some of that responsibility to watchdogs like, you really must be diligent in your insistence to remain free.

Am I dumping the Brave Browser now, or am I going to stop recommending it? Um... Look, it's better than a lot of alternatives (#Firefox has always rocked, face it!), and not as good as some other #Chromium based browsers, but for the average #schmoe it does provide a lot of privacy features out of the box for your average #n00b.

Brave is but one of my backup chromium installs on #Android, and #David_Gerard makes a few decent recommendations there for those who aren't technologically challenged, I've been antithetical to Microsoft products since before I started teaching the #MCSE program for them in 1995, but at the moment, I've actually be watching and testing the new chromium based Edge Browser (it supports Chrome plugins), and that's a hard admission to make for me, the guy who's been on a mission from God to eradicate all Windows products in the Enterprise since I discovered #SLS and #Yggdrasil #Linux, but then again, I came from an early 4.2 #BSD background anyway.

So getting back to that somewhat rhetorical question, no, Eich is eating his crow now, let's hope this will suffice for the time being, while greater, more viable and effective solutions yet loom on the horizon :)

I hope that helps :)

- tallship

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Welp, this bad boy machine is ready for some and goodness! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’―βœ¨

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So some #Bozo's thought that #RMS was being a bit harsh when he got all religious and #FSFy on Canonical not too long ago, calling Shopping Lens #malware.

After reading the quote below, lemme know if you still think so:

"In the Ubuntu 20.04 package base, the Chromium package is indeed empty and acting, without your consent, as a backdoor by connecting your computer to the Ubuntu Store. Applications in this store cannot be patched, or pinned. You can't audit them, hold them, modify them, or even point snap to a different store. You've as much empowerment with this as if you were using proprietary software, i.e. none. This is in effect similar to a commercial proprietary solution, but with two major differences: It runs as root, and it installs itself without asking you."

- Clement Lefebvre

I know I know you're gonna call me hypocritical for recommending #Mint to #n00bs for all of these years while never running it myself or installing it for those customers whose machines I actually manage. Why? Coz I actually do prefer #LMDE for those folks, I just don't want then to be discouraged and go back to #wYNd0z3 if they got a minor hiccup when attempting to install it alone by themselves, and regular Mint usually avoids that pitfall for the beginner.

And as y'all know how find I am of saying, "Friends don't let friends run #ewboontew!"

Yah, there's a lot of hour about the new release. How many people are hey about installs occurring behind your back for things you can't control? And targeting you through one of the most prevalent user space apps.

Didn't y'all yer lesson when #Mark_Shuttleworth brushed off the criticism by suggesting that n00bs could just install #Shopping_Lens?

I mean, seriously? n00bs didn't even know what it was, let alone how to remove it!

Weren't you sufficiently schooled when #Canonical went out of their way to scrape and remove virtually every mention of the word #Linux from their websites and literature?

I'll say it again and again, #Friends_dont_let_friends_run_ewboontew and you should always be on the lookout for #AYBABTU.

I've been a Mint fan for years, just not the ewboontew derivation, why not give #Linux_Mint a spin as it should be? i.e., a #rolling_release based on #Debian Testing:

Oh, yeah, if you kinda like ewboontew and you're feeling butt-raped over Canonical forcing their #snapd and store young you... Especially in such a #nefarious way, note that That #Clem, his #dev team, and the other good folks over at Linux Mint aren't going let this happen and have blocked it.

So in whatever respect this divergence will eventually manifest, it is, at the very least, a giant leap in the right direction.

#tallship #Vger
I can haz #Cheezburgerz! πŸ”
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Okay... Confession time. I did the #Devuan thing for a while and then just said, "Why? I've still got several several major major Unices with support for #SysV or #BSD style init scripts, and many distros also support #OpenRC (which I've never used in production, only playing around in #Gentoo), and although I might deny this if you tell anyone, I actually enjoy using #SystemD with #Debian and #CentOS. (Shhhh! Mum's the word okay?)

I'm still a Devuan advocate and contributor though 😎

But this whole /home/$UID.homedir idea is, so far, total crap!

1.) Fricken username collisions - how does one accommodate my homedir on a USB stick if there's another 'tallship' already on the system?

2.) How does #SSH read my public #Ed25519 key on the remote box when it's #LUKS encrypted until I'm logged in? Duh!

3.) You're gonna #chown my dirs? WTF? - what about the daemons in my ~/ tree that I set to other UIDs??? And many of those applications are, by convention, set to UIDs higher than 1000 (i.e., many #Slackbuilds)

I hope #Poettering gets food poisoning the next time he goes out for 🍣 #sushi!

But... I think they wrote this next part just for me personally, to keep my blood pressure in check (or maybe it's just lip service until they can #AYBABTU):

"So, there’s no need for anyone to go into full-on pitchforks and burning torches mode. Because the standard methods for managing users and home directories will remain, we’ll all still have choice"

If that's REALLY true, I can see me being okay with this in various use cases lol.

Don't tread on my /etc/rc.local lolz 🀑

#tallship #Vger #WTF #homectl You no can haz #Cheezburgerz!


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After seeing so very many people repeatedly search for the correct way to pronounce "/e/", I figured I might as well set the record straight here.

As I've said before, all Licensed Radio Amateurs, and Commercial Radio Telegraph Operators know that the correct pronunciation of "/e/", is indeed:

"Marky Mark"

Now you can haz #cheezburgerz! πŸ” Err... Or maybe that should be, #Wahlburgers?



#tallship #Vger #ham #hamradio #ham_radio #Fairphone #cw #radio
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Hey I've been wondering for a while what the asterisks and plus signs (or lack thereof) over at mean.

Typically, and by standard convention, when there are asterisks and other types of note/exception flags like that, one puts those symbols at the bottom (or top) of the page or document, which explains what those symbols denote - there's no such explanation of what these symbols mean at Fediverse.Network though.

Can someone please explain (if anyone knows) what those asterisks and plus signs and the lack thereof denote?

I've included a graphic (screenie) of the page showing how those symbols are being used, but without any explanation as to what that indicates.

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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.


Living through this as a hosting provider was an interesting time indeed...

Well I just finished getting my profile here on SDF's Mastodon server all happy and just like I like it.

Greetings everyone!

Mastodon @ SDF

"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