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I'm often thinking about hosting a Mastodon instance and other social services. Would anyone even be interested? 🤔 The goal would be high standards of security and privacy and a place to feel safe. The servers would be hardened and locked down as much as possible, and of course be using full-disk encryption. The servers would likely be located in Germany (other possibility is Switzerland). Please let me know your (constructive) thoughts on this.

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We're all humans at the end of the day. We're not the same, but equal. We're all different, and we should embrace the diversity. Generalizing or even dehumanizing any group of people is a very dangerous thing to do. Life isn't black and white, and throwing with stones never brought us forward. Remember that. Whoever or wherever you are, I wish you a lovely and peaceful day.

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A wonderful good <insert local day time here> to you, world! 😊

I wrote this post, which I thought people here might enjoy (I hope you do):

Linux and the magic of pcspkr:



Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.


Since this instance here seems to be blocked or muted by many other instances, I decided to try another instance.

If I like it over there, I might move there permanently. I would of course toot about that.

If you'd like to follow me there already:

The button on the left reads "Cancel" and the one on the right reads "Delete". :D

I was just looking at email config parameters, and the part where it says:

TLS or SSL: Yes

I felt that. :D question 

Does Gandi have a reputation for being secure or insecure?

Things like GoDaddy, seem to have a reputation of not being secure, as in, I heard multiple stories of people losing their domains at GoDaddy due to "hackers" (really, just people tricking support etc.).

The only thing I could find about Gandi, was a breach once, which was related to one of their backend providers, but they quickly reverted the changes and regained control.

Got an opinion on Gandi? Let me know! (2/2)

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Anyone here knows ?

I find them rather expensive (compared to my current provider, anyway, I know some are more expensive than Gandi), but they have a few advantages:

They seem to support many domain extensions, more than some other sellers, and they offer free email hosting with every domain (worth it, if you need it).

I'm in the position of transferring a few domains, and my current provider doesn't support transferring *.de, so I might try Gandi...

But.. (1/2)

Supposedly, 1% of people still use IE... I guess I can't upgrade to using WebP yet?



You know, I just noticed, today we'll reach UNIX TIME 1616161616...

...I thought I'll let you know in case you're into that sort of thing.

PS The emoji is off by about 16 minutes, 17 if you round...

We've increased our level of #tempeh making! Some explanation: we designed and 3D printed a tempeh mold, using food safe plastic (PETG), which we filled with half-ground soybeans and a fungus (rhizopus oligosporus) and let it grow in our custom-made incubator for ~30 hours. The result is this amazing, delicious, protein-packed tempeh <3

"It's FREE if you pay!" 

Things that one would have made jokes about in the past, are now normal marketing.

The wording is something like "FREE with premium" and of course by which they mean a paid subscription.

I can live with low bandwidth, but not with data caps.

PS "/s" means sarcasm in case you didn't know. I've been asked what it means before.

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"In order to register a different device, you must first disable two-factor authentication."

There are many big sites that have something like that, where you have to disable 2FA completely (which will also delete hardware keys) just to switch TOTP apps...

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