I had a StatusNet account until Evan killed identi.ca years ago; a shit-ton of great people I talk with here every day have accounts on Pleroma or GNU Social. Some are their developers.
#Mastodon benefited handsomely from there being a large community of dedicated people in Fediverse before Mastodon was a thing. Let's acknowledge that and stop being so condescending.
#Introduction time! I'm a hacktivist, free software advocate, strong supporter of free and open internet. Used to be a policy hacker. Co-founded the Warsaw Hackerspace.
Currently trying to make sure journalists at @OCCRP have the tools and training to safely expose corruption and organized crime.
Also, I bake bread, sail, and dance Lindy Hop. So, there's that.
Even still, a lot of people are scared by the idea of an MVP for a piece of media.
Of releasing a "rough" draft.
Of Dunning-Kruger'ing themselves in to public embarrassment.
So a lot of my energy and effort over the years has been spent around the idea of convincing people to allow themselves to make something.
This DIY media toolkit is almost a manifesto, to encourage and enable same.
TIL that the #Debian swirl represents the magic smoke that makes your computer work
moar liek dis pls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAYhQsQhSY
Please boost widely !
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract their SuperMicro supply chain attack story.
“We turned the company upside down,” Cook said. “Email searches, data center records, financial records, shipment records. We really forensically whipped through the company to dig very deep and each time we came back to the same conclusion: This did not happen. There’s no truth to this.”
In a parallel universe where Ubuntu hadn't provided the "install alongside Windows" option (which it did about 10 years ago), I'd be writing enterprise Java on a Windows 10 machine, blissfully unaware of the existence of free software and believing that privacy is dead if Mark Zuckerberg says so.
It's great to be clean and pure yourself, but sometimes you have step into the mud to pull out others who are stuck in it.
@maloki also the stereotype of "adhd = hyperactive cis boy with poor grades" was how i didn't get diagnosed with ADHD until i was 24, despite struggling with school assignments for my entire life. my grades were "too high" and i was "gifted" so i couldn't possibly be struggling, I'm just lazy
Tons of them! Many people calls ADSL tech support because their PC screen displays the message "No signal" (Plug the f*%&ing wire in the graphics card, dumb!), people who doesn't want to plug the power supply into the router because "it's wireless"...
It's easy to lost faith in humanity after a month at that job.
Tea Party super PAC exposed data on 500k voters with s3 bucket
also strategy files and marketing assets
Edition of Fahrenheit 451 that can only be read by burning the pages https://boingboing.net/2017/10/18/edition-of-fahrenheit-451-that.html
#1yrago Engineer/hero/entrepreneur Limor "ladyada" Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why https://boingboing.net/2017/10/18/high-handedness-scales.html
Hacker, activist, free-softie; CISO at https://occrp.org/ # my opinions are my own etc.
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