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(Should have been my first Toot).

I am network security engineer working in Seattle at a startup called Tempered. It's a great product, message me if you want to know more about zero trust networking.

I am constantly trying to weigh my love of tech, with my preference for democratic socialism - these things don't always get along so great.

I have abandoned the toxicity of mainstream social networks, and I'm here to geek out and have fun.

@BreakDecks Welcome Alex.

I am actually interested in learning more about zero-trust networking. Temprered.io right? Going to read the briefings later.

@hejowhat That's fantastic.

You can get started using the free version of our product, Airwall Teams, right away: tempered.io/products/airwall-t

Let me know if you have any questions about it. I'm an open book.

@BreakDecks Ah yes, democratic socialism and technology. I hope to see the day we figure out how to properly bring the two of them together

@nat It's more of the whole "everything is getting automated, and workers aren't protected from the coming labor crisis, but I'm still helping automate things" part of technology that I have some conflicts with.

@BreakDecks Working in technology definitely feels like a gamble on whether or not your work will actually, ultimately benefit the people. I really want automation to be a good thing for the working class, but it's pretty obvious that isn't going to happen unless the power is in the right hands

@nat I just keep doing what I do best, and live by the philosophy of Arthur C. Clarke:

"The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That's why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system."

@BreakDecks Welcome to Fosstodon. Things are slow at first but as you find people with similar interests and follow them, others will follow you. Create your bio, add an avatar pic and some emojis to your name so others can learn more about you. If you haven't, sending out an introduction listing your interests will help.

The custom emoji list is here:

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Also see Kev's most awesome blogpost about getting started here:

kevq.uk/getting-started-with-m

Good luck and have fun.

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