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@guizzy @lain I'm really pretty tired of this "Pleroma/GNU Social/SomethingElse is Nazi software/space" bullshit.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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@vantablack *swirls bong like a wine glass* i think i'm addicted to netflix

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In my previous job, we had a sign on the wall that said "The problem is Windows".

There was always an opportunity to just sigh and point at the sign.
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TIL that the #Debian swirl represents the magic smoke that makes your computer work

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The Call for Participation for the #Decentralized Internet & #Privacy devroom at #fosdem2019 was published 🎉 It would be great to receive proposals from a diversity of people.

Please boost widely !

lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fos

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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.”

buzzfeednews.com/article/johnp

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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.

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Dear #purists and #absolutists,

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.

#windows #ubuntu #privacy #freesoftware

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@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

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@loke @rysiek

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.

A dream position: any in which I can say "no, sorry, we do not support Microsoft Windows"

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Tea Party super PAC exposed data on 500k voters with s3 bucket

also strategy files and marketing assets

theregister.co.uk/2018/10/17/r

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#1yrago Engineer/hero/entrepreneur Limor "ladyada" Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why boingboing.net/2017/10/18/high

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Mastodon: literally made by a white cis male of upper middle class privilege who IGNORES most feedback when he finds it disagreeable

> it's a product of queer activism! support it to the end!

Pleroma: literally made by queer activists

> oh, i heard that smug instance uses it, so everyone using it is clearly a nazi
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