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My continued work on is possible thanks to these generous patrons:

joinmastodon.org/sponsors

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For my one year bookiversary, you can get an extra 10% off the Accessibility For Everyone paperback and ebook combo if you buy it today.

abookapart.com/products/access

(Ends September 28 at 11:59pm EDT.)

Trying to figure out why when two Mastodon accounts interact with each other, that the account to respond to, gets added to the accounts list on a server you have another account, but is not part of that interaction. Happens with both Tootdon and Mastalab. Is that by design (why?) or an bug in implementation?

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Recap: Secure your SSH access

– allow only whitelisted IP addresses to connect
– use a non-root account for access and disable root
– use keys instead of passwords
– only use modern algorithms
– enable 2FA for SSH
– back up your configuration
– (use dedicated hardware to store your keys)

infosec-handbook.eu/blog/wss1-

#webserversecurity #security #infosec #cybersecurity #ssh #hardening #2fa #firewall #pam

@Gargron Hi Eugen, please forgive me since I can't imagine this has not been asked before, but I simply can't find it in the FAQ or Github.

Is it possible to share a toot with a more selected (sub) group of followers/accounts, or is this planned for already?

Warm regards, Rob.

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Bad news for the European branches of the decentralized web. Not only did and the pass EU Parliament, the Commission introduced new anti-terrorist proposals that would need you to be available 24/7 to police your network for "terrorist content".

It's time to make your voice heard in Brussels. Start with subscribing and following edri.org/ -- the reps for digital rights groups in the EU.

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No wonder David Meyer sounds exasperated in this week’s Connected Rights newsletter. Lots of sensible suggestions, and a vital read if you’re in the EU/EU-adjacent.

connectedrights.net/2018/09/12

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Ontknoping over uploadfilters en de linkbelasting op 12 september: dit zijn de keuzes voor Europarlementariërs

piratenpartij.nl/ontknoping-ov

Blog van Europarlementariër Julia Reda

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I can't wait until cities are just big buildings surrounded by plants like this. and everything is recyclable and clean air and we live harmoniously with the environment. Sign! One can dream

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Tonight’s : my favorite kit from the late 70s, the OAE Op-80A paper tape reader. Very simple, just 11 chips (nine 555s to denounce the phototransistors, a flip-flop to latch the parallel output based on the feed hole, and a few NAND gates). You provided the motive power for pulling the tape through, not too fast for whatever you were sending the parallel output to. I used it to write Apple I programs offline on paper tape and type them in fast, before we got the tape interface.

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New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

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Open source wordt bedreigd door nieuwe EU-copyright wetten

Artikel 13 is schadelijk voor het gehele open-source ecosysteem en dit zal negatieve effecten hebben op wereldwijde innovatie en de samenleving.

linuxjournal.com/content/how-e

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Due to popular demand, and the ever-increasing net to explain Mastodon to newbies as every instance is being bombarded with new users...

I've gone ahead and create a video tutorial that should help folks get to grips with all of this platform's particulars:

Intro to Mastodon 101
youtube.com/watch?v=W22msAw2zw

Special Thanks to:
@noelle @Gargron @MillennialDog @Rybark

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New to Mastodon? Here are four intro guides to help you understand how everything works here. 

Hello! Just arrived. Figuring out the Mastodon interface, and trying to find online friends. :)

Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!