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Kyle R. Conway

One of my teachers described clown in a similar way to how obscenities get defined by our culture...we know it when we see it.


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Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.

Senate report strongly implies Russian hacking story was a public service โ€” but whistleblower Reality Winner remains in jail (by James Risen)

Computer fun!

My freshly installed Fedora 28 Workstation running is experiencing seemingly random freezes (video stops moving, no keyboard, no mouse, although sound continues in background). Hoping to get some idea of where I can look for likely culprits and troubleshoot. This happens on both and .

@mairin I uploaded the svg to here:

It's simple so it's likely un-needed, but I'd love to learn what you do for finalization at some point.

Glad I could catch part of the meeting today.

Thanks to everyone who worked on the newly released 28! I've done two successful upgrades and (just now) one fresh install.

Check it out here:

Domain fronting is critical to the open web

Tor is an open network, and all Tor relay IPs are public, which makes it simple for repressive governments to block them all.

Meek is a domain fronting pluggable transport that censored users rely on to bypass these blocks. Since Amazon and Google have blocked domain fronting, only Microsoft's Azure cloud still works, but Tor hears Microsoft might block it next.

@mairin welcome back to blogging! :blobaww:

Glad the new computer's working out. How's battery life, suspend? Did you go with 4k?

Hope this year's getting better!

So, if you know any companies that need a (remote) junior systems administrator, or a (remote) senior technical support analyst/engineer, let me know!

I am looking for remote work, because my new home is in rural north Georgia and there aren't really many jobs in rural north GA.

That being said, I'm also open to anything within ~50 miles of Gilmer County GA.

I know what I'm doing, I'm good at it, and I get invested in the success of my team.

Onion based federation is now working with #pleroma on #freedombone. This means that it's now possible to follow users on "onion only" installs.

This type of federation is quite significant, because it means independence from the DNS and CA systems. It means that even if you don't control your local internet router or don't have money to spend on domain names you can still create a social network. It significantly reduces the complexity barrier to entry for running a home server.

Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention

Amazon and Google are both coming out opposed to people using their services for domain fronting, to circumvent censorship.

Note that Signal is actively blocked in Egypt, Oman, UAE, and Iran. So, that sucks.

You start with notes. Then you add notes between the notes, a pinch of flourish, and you've got something very fun indeed.

just remembered this thing I made a few years ago in which I wrote a program that, for each letter of the alphabet, draws every word containing that letter on top of each other, centering the letter in question

For the last two years I've carried a honeypot laptop with me every time I traveled. I checked it in my luggage, left it unattended in my hotel rooms. After each trip, I did forensic analysis on the laptop to detect if it had been tampered with.

I wrote about my experience and methodology here:

The @GIMP have just released 2.10 to the world! Six years of hard work and improvements are all wrapped up and now available! Congratulations to the GIMP team for all of their hard work and dedication to bring us such a great project!