OK, Hell just froze over:
"If you can't beat them, join them" -- American saying.
"Mon Dieu, préservez-moi de mes amis, mes ennemis je m'en charge !" -- vieux proverbe français.
This Albin stuff is nuts. I think a lot of people are trying to integrate into the fediverse with good intentions and hopefully make a sustainable business out of it. So many don't understand the core principles of why people are here, so reimplement the same shit elsewhere (ads, closed-source stuff, tracking etc.).
Nnnnnghhh, doesn't sound familiar at all, nooo. 😒
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albin.social is a new mastodon derived instance
it has many negative traits that mean you as an instance admin should defederate
-harvests user data, presumably from all federation as well as local users
-plans to run off ads fed that data
-for profit, corporate adjacent based monetary goals, instead of user centric
-no features to sell you other than "ads = stability" in their twisted logics
boost and defederate, folx
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Finished reading the release notes for #OpenBSD 6.4. Wow! In addition to the big stuff (RETGUARD, Spectre mitigations, and unveil(2)), so much new, improved, and fixed stuff in 6.4. Tons of new drivers.
And lots of polish:
+ ifconfig join
+ dhclient(8) now has the '-r' option to release the current lease and exit
+ lam(1) now provides UTF-8 support.
+ Mandoc can now format the manuals of the groff port.
One more thing.... Actually, dozens: http://www.openbsd.org/64.html
But let's not forget the historical context of who initially co-founded and who championed the OSI, it was people like ESR and Tim O'Reilly.
Enough has been said about ESR's toxic politics.
And O'Reilly doesn't even offer books DRM-free these days. Instead they're locked behind online DRM .
Fake noobs. 3 Kids on top of each other in a trenchcoat. Toots are personal, not employer's.
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