Well, it took a while but my petition to keep strong encryption without backdoors legal in th EU is now open for supporters!

Please feel free to support it and or boost/promte it


I need a job. While I'm applying to PhD positions, I can't wait around for that.

Nothing makes the reality that I have to do this hit hard quite like paying out 10k of bills...

Recent M.Sc. in Mathematics (Number Theory). I can do mathematics, software engineering, etc. I write English passably, and can limp by in German.

Goettingen or remote... I'll move if I must but it'd be a heavy burden at this point. USA citizen in Germany, Czech citizenship in the works but not yet in the bag. This is 2021, surely remote is possible.

Temporary or freelance work also a possibility. :boost_ok:​

I am enjoying using TUT. The only thing I am really missing is seen the avatars on each toot. I was not aware on how much I am rellying in the avatar instead of the username to identify people.

So excited to announce Keyoxide version 3.0.0 πŸŽ‰

This update was worth the wait, with a (much needed 😎) redesign that is cleaner and more consistent that before.

Now also featuring server-side rendering! So not only pretty darn fast, but also parseable by Mastodon! Keyoxide links in Mastodon bio with a βœ… for everyone 🀩

Thank all for your support. Here's to taking our online identity back from Big Tech!


oopsy ... accidently split the toot... sorry for that.

here a reply I made about Tor-Browser:

Just noticed, the current Tor Browser has this option activated as well (at least on my phone) ... can your real IP be revealed by JS when opening a PDF file? ...I'm not an expert here.. just asking πŸ€”

There's a (german) vid about JS in PDFs at YT with a testing PDF (creates a popup message) mentioned here:


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Changed my ssh keys from RSA to ed25519. I hope it was a good decision.

Lmao so #Windows Defender on my work laptop just warned me I had a trojan called "Peekeul.B."

Nothing I can find about it online except from #Microsoft itself: microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threa

Windows removed it automatically so I looked at the details of what exactly it removed.

Turns out the malware in question is Endpoint Analytics.

That's Microsoft's own software allowing employers to monitor employee computers: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/a

And according to Microsoft's own antivirus, it's #malware.

And... done! FLoC disabled to all websites hosted with me.

google will upload images you view in your browser to google, and the only way to disable this in organization browser management is under "accessibility" settings. not being spied on by big G is now an accessibility setting.

That's new for me. Three mod_rewrite rules that are working perfectly on production for years are not working properly in Docker.

Hey fediverse! How bad is having only two backup repositories?

I have two external HDs for backup and I am seriously thinking about having only one repository on each of those HDs to save space.

I used to have more than one of them and alternate, so if a repository got corrupted, I had another one, but I have already a second HD for that.

Hey guys, Thunderbird is STILL hiring developers. You can help modernize an application used by ~20,000,000 people and growing!

The open source community can make something better than Outlook, but only if folks come and build it.


I enjoy and I spend a significant amount of time improving it.

But I really miss an easy website/client to use the information on it. It is not comfortable to fetch a single company detail while browsing the map.

I just found the best image viewer since ACDSee (at least for me):


Instance admin just lost their job, might need help 

Mstdn.social is one of the largest and nicest instances on the Fediverse, run by an enthusiastic admin called @stux

Unfortunately Stux has today found out that they are fired from their day job 😞

However, by happy coincidence, Stux had just set up a hosting company. If you need web hosting, domain names etc please consider using Stuxhost so that Stux can continue working:


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