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"At the beginning of the week, we sealed ten BSD programmers into a computer room with a single distribution of BSD Unix. Upon opening the room after seven days, we found all ten programmers dead, clutching each others' throats, and thirteen new flavors of BSD."

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Id Software thought we would be summoning demons on Mars by March of 2022

I regret to inform you, but we're disappointing the Doom developers, everyone

@fedilab joinmastodon.org is incorrectly listing the FediLab app as Paid in their list of Third Party Mastodon apps. You might want to look into that since it's demonstrably the best option on Android, and that will drive new users away.

It's a good thing 5G coverage is a spotty mix with 4G in my area so there are frequent hand offs while I'm just standing still. /s

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If you're wondering, yes the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra radio firmware is garbage. It quite obviously has a (race condition?) bug in the hand over logic. When transitioning from WFi -> 5G, 4G/3G/2G -> 5G, 5G -> 4G/3G/2G, or WiFi -> 4G/3G/2G, it will fail during the hand off 1 in 10 times and end up on 2G or without any mobile data at all. The only way to fix it is to either connect to WiFi successfully and then leave it, or toggle Airplane mode.

So apparently @Fedilab just completely stopped notifying me of events that are enabled in the notification settings. I've had email follow notifications, but push notifications have been broken for me for a couple months. And here I just thought no one cared enough to respond.

Also I now have that awkward case of replying to a conversation from over a month ago I appear to have ghosted at the time. 😬

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

I've been hearing about Mastodon adding support for account moves between instances, but also the good word of Pleroma (even if I want to keep calling it Pleorama).
Does anyone know if the move support is Activity Pub supported/standardized sufficiently for a migration to a Pleroma instance?

I'm looking for an Airtable-like system that can support non-technical many-to-many table links, but that also supports formulas with conditionals on multi-level look ups without field replication into the current table (Airtable and Notion can't).
I've only found Coda so far, but I'd prefer self-hosted even if it's paid. Base isn't there yet, and I'm just now looking at NocoDB.

Anyone in the know have suggestions?

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OK who can help take Matt Mullenweg up on his offer to bring #Tumblr up to full #indieweb standards? cc: @humanetech

Not a joke: this is a very real opportunity... #openweb

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@Dee imagining a fediverse "what does the fox say" and its like "cat goes 'ugh i have to use windows today', dog goes 'damn twitter is really goin down the drain recently lol', mouse goes 'i hate anti homeless architecture'"

Seriously though, how does one get info about the project?

It's not in their release notes, there are no GitHub Issues, the docs website is woefully out of date and has never explained any recommended usage model.

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Has anyone figured out how to get info about ongoing changes in usage expectations in ?
I bought a Pixel 3a and put GrapheneOS on it a while ago, but the multiuser isolation expected had no cross-user tools for notifications, files, etc meant I couldn't isolate most apps. Now I hear from Reddit trawling and unconnected GitHub links that cross-user to Owner notifications are working!? Where was I and how could I have heard about this before?

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Maybe this is because a standard CDN is the wrong solution for OCSP? CDNs usually assume resources are actually present when requested and it's an usual case when it can't be found immediately ("cache miss"), let alone at all (entirely missing). OCSP however usually doesn't have a revocation present, and it's an unusual case when it is present. So this means Akamai is getting tons of requests to it's CDN for resources that aren't expected to be present.

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Numerous reports on the LetsEncrypt bug tracker have been getting auto-closed for years after 30 days without a response, all of them reporting that Akamai GHost CDN network is either replying with junk (not the right content type), failing to reply at all, or replying from an IP address in a Geo-blocked region that's wildly different from the request source.

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For anyone interested:
Firefox appears to be the only browser that actually obeys the OCSP block in website certificates and checks for revocation by querying the OCSP server. If you turn on Enhanced security in Firefox, it begins requiring the OCSP response be valid if this block appears in the certificate.
LetsEncrypt certificates specify an Akamai hosted server for this, and include OCSP blocks in certificates by default (should be more secure).

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I recently discovered that LetsEncrypt is using Akamai GHost for a CDN to serve their OCSP responses, but it's causing frequent and massive problems for anyone that has any security enabled in Firefox since Akamai is apparently a trash CDN.
It would be just great if would mod the UI to indicate when this was the problem and allow posting to the LetsEncrypt bug tracker so the problem gets visibility. Also if I could bypass it when it happens without having to turn off all OCSP checking.

I'm trying to figure out how to use and I'm running into buying but conflicting info and a massive amount of out of date official documentation.
My first issue is whether I should be using a nix env or a nix shell for my daily driver command prompt environment. Docs say nix shell is only for a build environment and all nixpkgs sample commands list nix env installs, but all users seem to say to never use nix env for anything. Anyone help?

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