When you couldn’t see the eclipse because of rain and a bunch of clouds.

Is your network unusually slow? Are websites blocked?

Install OONI Probe to find out if there's censorship or other anomalies on your network. It just got a major UX revamp, so it's easier to use than ever: ooni.torproject.org/post/revam

Android: play.google.com/store/apps/det
iOS: itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1199

Coming soon to F-Droid.

I live in Washington, DC and am interested in technology, travel, photography human rights and Holocaust education and remembrance. I care about the open web. My main online home is davidenzel.net I’m also on micro.blog as dhe. Hope to meet new people here.

That feeling when you follow someone for their great top post, and their post frequency drowns your entire feed with their self-important bullshit.

Don't take my unfollow the wrong way. You're clever and entertaining and I like you... For like 3 posts a day. But your stream of consciousness is a fire hose.

One reason I love (and the majority of the ) is because most of the people here may disagree strongly with my thoughts, but more often than not people stay fairly respectable. I can call many of you (with whom I completely disagree on a very basic level) colleagues and friends. There is virtually no love-loss because of a disagreement.

It gives me hope for the future of humanity that there are so many polar opposites being excellent to each other!

Hey guys, learned about this epic alternative to twitter from CCC. My first social network that I join, and happily! I'm really curious what will happen ;)
Thanks @fosstodon for providing this instance!
Just a few things about me: I'm a FOSS enthusiast (obviously!), I adore Linux and always strive for a deeper understanding of it, I am interested in infosec and cryptography and also care a lot about digital and analog games!

Just made the switch to Wallabag! I’m excited to learn all about it. I’m self hosting it as well! It feels so good to self host because I know I’m in control of it.

What are the best laptops for Linux? I a lot of times hear Thinkpad, but I would love to get others opinions!

I just really started using bangs in DuckDuckGo and they are so useful. I have no idea why I haven't used them much before.

I guess it's because I just used my self-hosted SearX instance. I put so much work into it I don't want to give it up haha.

Does anyone know if SearX has a similar feature?

What are your guys recommendations on a VPS service as I would like to self host some stuff.

Or instead, if you recommend getting a physical device let me know which one too.

Thank you!

I’m in one of the last places in the world to celebrate New Years haha

What are some email providers that you guys would recommend? I’m currently using Posteo, but want to know all of my options.

I have tried ProtonMail, but the prices are just too high for me.

Preaching to the choir here, but decentralization is important!!

"Why does decentralization matter? - Official Mastodon Blog"


When you’re in one of the last places
in the world to celebrate New Years

I’m seeing lots of posts today about how is tracking Android users via the SDK.

Is this really a shock to people? Like, really? This is Facebook we’re talking about here.

The answer is simple...delete your account.

And yes, I know it tracks even if you don’t have an account. So use a VPN, or don’t use that app.

Even if you don’t though, by not having a FB account you significantly reduce the amount of data they have on you anyway.

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