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

signal.org/blog/sealed-sender/

I made fidelramos.net HTTPS-only. I took it as an opportunity to learn about @letsencrypt 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.

CVE-2018-1111
"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?

“Three easy rules that keep ‘smart people from spreading dumb ideas’: don't share #news that doesn't have substantiating links, be wary of stories that perfectly confirm your pre-existing #biases, and (for god's sake!) always ask yourself why you're talking in the first place.”

feedpress.me/ReasonAudio ,
“How The Simpsons Fights Fake News”

Signal has just closed around 1100 issues in a "spring cleaning" sweep. I must say that I'm disappointed that as popular as Signal is it cannot improve its UX to acceptable levels (sharing or storing multiple photos at a time, for example, or reencoding videos to lower resolutions).

If you aren’t using HTTPS Everywhere to protect your browsing, this is a great time to start: our new update changes how we deliver rulesets of HTTPS-supporting sites, ensuring you’ll see even more secure pages when they’re available.
eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/http

I guess one thing I'm curious about is what arguments would be valid in making a case for #decentralization?

The ones I can think of are virtues of self-sufficency, resistance to censorship, agency for data ownership, ad-hoc communication between many peers, connecting together many spaces on the web, controlling who can see certain things that you post, and ability to examine/modify/share the code your data is hosted on.

If anyone has other arguments, I'd love to hear them! 😀

Eventually I would like to have my fediverse id in my fidelramos.net domain, but I don't want to set up a full server for that. Any alternatives? Is it possible to just proxy to a different server?

In the process of deleting all my Facebook content using the Social Book Post Manager Chrome extension: chrome.google.com/webstore/det

Facebook really makes it hard to delete your content, no wonder.

Once it's done it will be account deletion time!

Oh shit, git!
ohshitgit.com/

Git is hard: screwing up is easy, and figuring out how to fix your mistakes is fucking impossible. Git documentation has this chicken and egg problem where you can't search for how to get yourself out of a mess, unless you already know the name of the thing you need to know about in order to fix your problem.

So here are some bad situations I've gotten myself into, and how I eventually got myself out of them in plain english*.

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