life update, request for funds
1: Phone service is out where I live, meaning so is the DSL, until further notice.
2: A pipe burst in the unit above mine. Thankfully, my room was spared the worst of it and I have somewhere to stay for the immediate future.
I am disabled and unemployed, only able to live where I do because I'm in a low-income unit with my stepdad. My life is hard enough, and we all know how money makes it easier. If you have any cash to spare: https://paypal.me/LexYeen
the idea of this being a scam is baffling to me. who would scam you for $20 worth of groceries other than someone who actually needs $20 worth of groceries???
Do good recklessly.
U.S. Fascism, personal, FRIENDS: read this
As of today, the feds can detain anyone who can't prove their residency. Due to actions the state took against me under the last administration, I cannot prove my residency.
I've been arrested, detained, and SWATted all before. I'm not worried about it happening again. What I'm worry about is this time, so many people are being detained that I won't have as easy a time getting out. 1/n
open source software development advice
Follow-on -> If you spend vast amounts of time developing a piece of sofware, and decide to opensource it, and put it up on sr.ht or Gitlab or Github or wherever, consider putting 3/4 of an hour into writing clear, plain english instructions as to how to install it that do not require an esoteric knowledge of ruby, or python or whatever to install it.
Otherwise your'e losing at least 60% of your potential base.
And if you want to better understand the evils of DRM and didn't find the blog posts by the EFF or FSF too convincing, I totally recommend the book Code is Law by Lawrence Lessig. I love his writing. I found it easy to follow. I just found a page on Wikipedia linking me to V2 of the book, which is available for free!
Hey! Someone on gopher is writing a light web browser from scratch!
Password survey – most people still reuse their passwords for different accounts:
– 72% use the same password for different accounts
– 68% tweak a formerly-used password to use it as a "new" one
– only 27% use a password management app
See also our comprehensive article on modern credential management: https://infosec-handbook.eu/blog/modern-credential-management/
OCR Output (chars: 835)
Words have power.
They express meanings, ideas, and relationships.
They impact how we relate to the past and to one another.
As we share this history, we strive to use words that are
empathetic to those whose history has been marginalized. For
example, we use phrases like enslaved woman, rather than slave.
The noun slave implies she was, at her core, a slave. The adjective
enslaved reveals that though in bondage, bondage was not her
Furthermore, she was enslaved by the actions of another.
Therefore, we use terms like enslaver, rather than master, to
indicate one’s effort to exert power over another. You may hear
other phrases, like slave labor camp or escapee, rather than
plantation or runaway. These reinforce the idea of people's
humanity rather than the conditions forced upon them.
New copyright bill (CASE act) can make suing easier.
Any information like pictures, text, video can be sued for even when not registered with them.
Downloading, uploading and sharing can be fined in the range $5k-15k. To make matters worse this cannot be appealed ($5k sum).
Adobe Creative Cloud holds creative works hostage: if you stop paying the monthly fee or if Adobe's servers go down, you can't edit your work. Once you buy into the Adobe ecosystem, you're stuck there and forced to pay rent.
There are many free open alternatives which give you full control over your work without locking you down:
Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.
Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?
A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.
So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.
Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.
"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.
Novice programmer who loves all stuff Linux, programming, code.
Emacs be cool!
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!