📣 PSA 📣
Looks like there is an influx of spam accounts being created on the federverse right now.
If you find any on our instances, please flag them and smush the report button.
I'm keeping an eye on things but may miss a few here and there.
If you know users looking for an account but have been squashed due to the influx of account creations, please let me know and I can send them a registration link.
Ohh, I totally missed this bundle! There's now a Web design & development ebook bundle out on Humble Bundle, from O'Reilly
You could buy it via my affiliate link, and even choose how much of the money goes up me, and how much good to charity etc.!
Remember that a boost is just as helpful as a buy! 💞
@djsundog @wxcafe all the spam signups on my instance originated from a bunch of related Russian ISPs, try blocking these ranges: https://gist.github.com/patf/1ae99fdd15718483fc15b1e8c8f25fe2
Seems to have done the trick for me, no new signups in the last ~2 hours and plenty of blocked requests in my logs
running `chown -R $(whoami) /lib` to own the libs
Zero wing updated to be GDPR compliant.
Gentle reminder to please put alt text on your images if you are able to as a common courtesy to low vision/blind users. Screen readers cannot magically describe images, they need that alt text.
I wrote a post on the first 50 days of Switter from my perspective and my real identity, and cover FOSTA/SESTA, the stress of running Switter, getting kicked off Cloudflare and the DDOS attack we got hit by last week.
Someone issued a gender take so hot that drawing gender-nonconforming lions is a meme over on Twitter right now.
"I'm not sure exactly how this mellow song originally for piano became an 80's dance ballad, but that's the magic of collaboration." - @sixohsix about "Traces Of Existence", which he made with @safertohatethem for the #MusicCollab. But not only is it an 80's dance ballad, it also has an absolutely amazing lo-fi middle part. I 💙 this song very much and I heard it's been played on the radio!
You can listen to this song (and all the other ones) here: https://awhaleslantern.bandcamp.com/track/traces-of-existence
Do you use PGP In the email client Outlook?
Due to security vulnerabilities in Outlook with PGP (and GPG), you should follow these instructions to disable the link between the two. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/disabling-pgp-outlook-gpg4win
Serious vulnerability incoming. If you use PGP and email please read this: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-now
Weekend project: Install and learn all about Kdenlive, KDE's advanced video-editor. Check out what's new and what's coming in the next few versions and get editing your next blockbuster!
I'm super disappointed that my toot about pussy as a superfood wasn't more popular 😞
Also tumbleweeds on birdsite.
For a comic about people who stop time when they have orgasms, and then use that ability to rob banks... "Sex Criminals" is surprisingly delicate and tender. The relationships are top-notch.