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RT @bencjenkins
Imagine being the captain of the first ship to pass through the Suez after it gets unblocked and knowing that you have the potential to do the funniest thing that anyone has ever done ever.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this Fosdem talk on "why are there 16 colors" by John Hall. Nice blast from the past.

video.fosdem.org/2021/D.retro/

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My first contact ever with home made software was a friend whose cousin had made some bat files wrapping arj to pack and unpack things across several floppies. It was a finicky bat script that you had to apply in just the right order. If bat files count as programming♥

Then later on my mom learned to hack autoexec and basic stuff it was awesome♥♥

DOS♥

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I like @protonmail a fair bit, but the mobile app experience isn't fantastic. I really want to just use native apps. Since I can't run bridge on my mobile device... Anybody have an experience misusing the Bridge software to allow connections from other devices (such as my phone)? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be comfortable exposing the Bridge IMAP and SMTP ports to the Internet directly, but perhaps through a VPN?

Figures. Finally sit down with some time to read and mandatory upgrade. There is an argument for owning your device in here somewhere.

This excellent post (cough... rant... cough...) is why I'm so excited about the Gemini project. It's a fresh state. It's got a well defined scope. It's fun. It's simple. It's privacy forward. Yay!

drewdevault.com/2020/03/18/Rec

I am so intrigued by Plan9 (p9.io/plan9/) and the enthusiastic fans for it. It's like 40 years old. It's fugly. It's weird. But people LOVE it. I think I need to pull this into my life. I'm just not sure what I'd do with it...

New blog up and running. Finally. With lots of room for future me to add some useful content. Someday.
residualbits.org/

Just discovered Source Hut (sr.ht). This is absolutely fantastic. Everything about it is perfect. Open Source. No bullshit. Great features. Privacy friendly. Paid (I.e. has a business model). No JS.

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I was struggling to be engaged at work enough with COVID and the at home thing. Now our company is being acquired... I am pretty sure I don't want to be part of the new organization. Bleh.

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This alternative to Keybase is worth checking out. A decentralized way of providing verifiable social proofs. >> shardiame - Keyoxide
keyoxide.org/8A6FA6EDA845B7D4D

One interesting up and coming alternative to Keybase (for some uses anyways) // keys.pub - Cryptographic key management, sigchains, user identities, signing, encryption, password manager, FIDO2 | keys.pub
keys.pub/

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Wing drywall anchors can go fuck themselves, fucking one usage, non reusable large hole pieces of shit.

I am so pumped by the . It reminds me of the old days with BBSes and shell accounts. I miss those days and the smaller communities.

Matrix/Element frustrates me because it's laggy and awful.
Telegram because it is too centralized.
IRC because the mobile experience is bleh.
XMPP seems amazing (specifically Conversations) but I have nobody to talk to.

I need to start looking for friends based on their supported messaging platform.

"I like you. I really do. But I just don't think we can be friends because you don't support my current favourite messenger platform."

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