If you're excited for any of this, please do consider supporting me on Patreon or GitHub sponsors, or reach out if you want to figure out another way to support these initiatives.

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password practices that piss me off extremely:
- not allowing pasting
- requiring special characters but not allowing some of them (yes these two are on both)
- telling me there is something wrong but not WHAT is wrong

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ukpol, lgbt conversion therapy 

Quick reminder: You have until *tomorrow* (4th Feb) to tell the UK Government to oppose conversion therapy including for trans people and on religious grounds.

Consultation is at gov.uk/government/consultation

Guide from Gendered Intelligence et al. at banconversiontherapy.com/guida

The Senate could vote on the dangerous EARN IT bill as soon as next week. We need you to contact your Senators now. act.eff.org/action/stop-the-ea

and that's just asking people one time. Apple could probably kill Facebook if that dialogue box popped up every time people logged in.

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if a little dialogue box asking people "hey these people want to track you. Do you want to allow that or not" causes you to lose billions, maybe your company sucks and deserves to die.

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If the idea of writing a page cache for a pathologically lazy filesystem that loses unsynced data on command sounds like fun, I'd like like to hear from you!


teachers should get paid more than software developers

More fun publisher surveillance:
Elsevier embeds a hash in the PDF metadata that is *unique for each time a PDF is downloaded*, this is a diff between metadata from two of the same paper. Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs.

asking for money help, please boost :boost_ok: 


i need $70 for groceries and $70 for medical weed ($140 total)

i've been doing freelance video editing (portfolio and contact info below) but that alone isn't enough to keep me afloat. i'm also in the process of opening up my own etsy shop!

i have to work from home because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

if you're interested in hiring me to video edit, my portfolio and contact info can be found at verticallyalignedcarbonnano.tu

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :blacker_heart_outline: :black_sparkles_outline:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

"A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors."

-- Waldi Ravens

I'm very excited to announce the release of Ratman, a userspace, decentralised peer-to-peer packet router. It's developed as part of the Irdest project, aiming to build easy to use infrastructure tools for decentralised mesh networks.

Read the full announcement here: lists.irde.st/archives/list/an

Check out the project website: irde.st

awoo :boost_ok:

Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

myth: capital will respond to demand by making more things that people want

reality: marketing under capitalism has taken the most advanced technology the earth has ever seen and dedicated all of it to specifically finding things that hurt, upset and enrage human beings and amplifying them in a darwinian evolutionary process in order to maximize our own boundless unending torment

This is for folks with ADHD: do any of you have tips and tricks for staying on track when trying to learn a new skill or improve a skill on your own?

Just discovered this: emptybox.global/

EmptyBox Global Organization is a new non-profit whose goal is "reducing the strain of the cardboard box industry on our collective global resources".

The idea is to be able to distribute unused cardboard boxes in the community according to need to avoid needless waste. Distribution sites would be put in various places around town for the community to give or take boxes.

It's located in Seattle but aims to be global.

#environment #recycling

Help with storage 

I'm a trans #ActuallyAutistic person with white privilege who broke their ankle and is out of work/ineligible for unemployment, waiting for financial aid to arrive. My storage unit ($215) needs to be paid in full by the 18th or they auction off my belongings. Can you help?

Anything helps, including boosts.

Please help a black, indigenous, or otherwise racially marginalized person first.


#TransCrowdFund #MutualAid

Ease of use is a security feature. If it's easy to do the right thing, people are less likely to do a wrong thing that might undermine security as a workaround.

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