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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! 😊

"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...

Yesterday I was reading documentation and enjoying it, but today my brain is like "haha no pls no read haha youtube haha yes youtube".

It's almost as if... my brain has a mind of its own. 🤪

my sister just sent me this meme and that's how you know that despite our differences and past strife, we are truly siblings out to support each other

In Germany, it's too much to ask for a dedicated cable modem. 😔

The domestic robot's lidar has detected evidence of a mirror universe.

Compromising systems, botnets, theory vs real world 

TFW you think about how systems get compromised on a higher level and you're like "You know, it's not so easy to compromise a remote system, to find a remote execution exploit for a system where..."

Meanwhile, some script kiddie in the real world: "So, basically, my script contains a list of the most common default OEM passwords..."

Friendly reminder that other systems are not as hardened as yours (or at all), and the real world is quite dumb.

*notices new GitHub repos have "main" instead of "master" branch*

"Huh... I should change this... Wait, let me look up why they changed it..."

*later*

"Oh nvm. Main is just fine."

There's a provider I used to use, and the price is even better now, but the downsides were outdated OS options (but they updated now), no IPv6 (still) and limited to 100 Mbps.

...but it's so much more affordable than others that maybe.......? Hm.

I can live without IPv6 as I'd be putting a reverse proxy in front of it anyway, which does have IPv6...

But I fear those 100 Mbps could be a bottleneck.

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I'm looking for dedicated server hosting in Germany, while on a provider's site I noticed they have "cloud" which is their name for virtual machines. 😆

You gotta love marketing...

"We will call it Bluetooth 5 instead of 5.0 to avoid confusion", they said and released Bluetooth 5.1 and 5.2, making "Bluetooth 5" an ambiguous term.

Oof. I somehow thought it's Friday, but it's actually Wednesday. This comic feels sooo fitting:

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