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.
@rysiek "on this 5-year old phone I am still receiving upgrades" - I have mixed feelings about it. Yes, it receives updates, but for example, browser engine is still based on Gecko 38, which reached end-of-life in 2016. Some websites started to warn me to upgrade my browser.
Just finished running #cryptoparty lectures for schools for this year. The last one was online for homeschooled students and it's recorded on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhbVt7WPvG0 [Polish].
All the slides are available under Creative Commons at https://slides.com/pawelngei/cyberzagrozenia18#/ [Polish]
If you'd like me to translate them for you or help you prepare your own version, let me know!
I learned that putting a few (3-4) action points at the end really helps getting kids to do something about their habits.
Started an upgrade on my Jolla Phone to 126.96.36.199 last night. Woke up to a non functioning home.
After some investigation it turned out it upgraded partially and booted but the UI is not showing (due to partial upgrade).
Thankfully SSH is enabled on it, and it auto-connected to my home WiFi.
So, restarted the upgrade manual now, and hoping for the best.
@rysiek I've noticed that Lists are like that too. In the case of Lists, they also hold onto content from people I have removed from the list. 🤷
Alright I'm gonna give Mastodon a try because Tumblr is imploding and I -hate- twitter! But look I have this unicorn painting to share! Every so often I just need to paint a unicorn. I LOVE how this turned out! #unicorn
@jerry When are we going to get a .breach TLD? target.breach, yahoo.breach, panera.breach, facebook.breach etc etc etc 😜
NEW INVESTIGATION: Lithuania’s Vladimir Romanov has been hiding in Russia since 2014, and a legal battle is still raging over cash from his bank that was sunk into a London property.
Among the claimants jostling for a piece of the spoils is a company that appears to be tied to Romanov’s inner circle.
NEW INVESTIGATION: An $8 million villa on Dubai’s luxurious Palm Jumeirah has been controlled for years by the family of Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s former first deputy prime minister.
Its ownership structure shows how the wealthy use offshores to obscure their assets.
Read the story here: https://www.occrp.org/en/goldensands/how-to-inherit-a-villa-kremlin-style
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The primary difference between cis and trans people, in my experience, is that cis people were correctly gendered the first time.
An asshole cis person is just that — an asshole. There's plenty of assholes on this Earth, though. And don't deny it: there's trans assholes too, because trans people are still people.
Hacker, activist, free-softie; CISO at https://occrp.org/ # my opinions are my own etc.
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