“I'm waiting for someone to, first, describe a better system than #capitalism, and second, set out a realistic path for getting from here to there. When that happens, it will be worth thinking harder about the ethical flaws in capitalism. Until then, […] there is a huge amount we can all do, within the current economic system, to make the world a much better place.”


Private Internet Access (PIA VPN) is getting bought by Kape and the new owners have a shady past and have been known to sell user data.



Finally, things seem to start moving in the right direction:

Meet @forgefed, an ActivityPub / Federation protocol for networked version control services like GitHub or GitLab.

Linux is Not Free/Libre If DRM is Adopted and Open Source is Meaningless in the Age of Openwashing techrights.org/2019/08/31/foss

ICYMI: #FreeSoftware #Privacy developer Ola Bini, currently a major contributor to the OTR encrypted messaging protocol, has been detained with no or flimsy charges for 4+ days and counting in Ecuador. "Evidence" included having technical books and too many devices. They say he'll be held up to 90 days while they "develop charges" against him.

#FreeOlaBini #OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS #surveilancecapitalism


Este año no he encontrado tiempo para escribir un análisis de las convocatorias y los manifiestos #HaciaLaHuelgaFeminista #8m. Pero los he leído, y lo que escribí el año pasado (en contra) sigue siendo válido para #HuelgaFeminista2019. Otro año más, esto tiene muy poco que ver con el #feminismo 😕

I've made a mock-up to illustrate my ideas about the next-gen terminal experience!

• the pathbar
• username, hostname and git branch displayed in the UI, shrinking the shell prompt back to just a $
• commands as cards
• syntax highlighting, including graying out the output a bit to differentiate it from commands themselves
• autocompletion (displayed in a native widget)
• built-in error handling options
• the time each command took (on the right)

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Signal is testing out a new feature that encrypts message metadata. Once it's widely deployed, their server will facilitate delivering messages but without having access to who is sending them


I made fidelramos.net HTTPS-only. I took it as an opportunity to learn about @letsencrypt@mirrored.social and certbot, incredible pieces of technology.

I ran into a problem when the site was live in HTTPS, but my Keybase.io proof for fidelramos.net broke.

Turns out I was using cert.pem as the SSL certificate, which doesn't include the full certificate chain. Changing to fullchain.pem solved the issue.

Next stop setting up blog.fidelramos.net!

As promised, version 1.0 of #PeerTube, a free and federated video platform, has just been released.

Thanks to all the people who supported this summer's crowdfunding.

This is only the beginning!

joinpeertube.org #JoinPeerTube

framablog.org/2018/10/15/peert (article in English to come)

Deciding between mdadm and mergerfs & snapraid for my new home server.

I decided to go the mdadm route. I bought NAS HDDs so there should be no problem having them running 24/7 for years.

"A malicious DHCP server, or an attacker on the local network able to spoof DHCP responses, could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on systems using NetworkManager which is configured to obtain network configuration using the DHCP protocol."

Cost of a good home theater projector in the US: $1500, same model in Europe 2500€ (almost $3000). How is this possible?

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