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Carlos :ubuntu: :raspberrypi: boosted

Can someone ELI5 this whole GameStop/hedge funds/wall street thing?

Carlos :ubuntu: :raspberrypi: boosted
Matrix protocol is enjoying a huge groundswell in its adoption. This is however, somewhat independent of the fueled kneejerk reactions of people - not so much by virtue of their realizations of having been commoditized, but rather, an opportunity for them to simply venture onto better, greener pastures.

#Matrix is not without barriers to onboarding, but neither is #OpenPGP where email is concerned - one either takes a few minutes to understand the basics of how a newer platform functions from the user perspective or they remain commoditized - many folks find that kind of apathetical complacency no longer acceptable.

I thought I'd share a bit of balanced observation here, and although it is not without its subjectivity, it is pretty spot on:

FOSS doesn't care if you adopt or use it. There aren't necessarily any budgets or a Board of Directors to answer to, and it can exist lying intact dormant, until someone else comes along to pick up the torch. If it is useful, someone will use it. If it threatens to #disrupt some aspect of the #proprietary, #closed_source world, it still doesn't care.

FOSS projects can be freely hosted or as part of a sponsored endeavor of big venture capitalists - it still doesn't care and that's why it is such the great disruptor and bringer of #democratization of computing and communication to the once insignificant and downtrodden #fodder of the #monolithic_silos, users (participants) who willingly traded their #dignity for a friendly face, like the yummy children boiling in the witches cauldron inside the gingerbread house.

It is common knowledge that these #monopolies are now understood as having their existence facing that of #extinction.

You can't legislate #FOSS, anyone can do with it what they wish to, whether it is legal under your country's regime or not. You can throw people in jail, but guess what, FOSS is still #free, it still exists, and it still doesn't care.

I hope that helps! :)

#tallship #Vger
Thanks for the linked article goes to @garritfra
You can haz #Cheezburgerz! πŸ”


Carlos :ubuntu: :raspberrypi: boosted

I created this "Maslow's hierarchy of jobs" about 20 years go. Iv'e found to be good guide for when was time to move on (or stay). If you're failing at one or more of the lower 5 levels (pay not likely to continue, getting paid but nobody cares what you do) might be time to find a more productive gig.

You probably won't see this from HR in goals setting and performance management sessions.

Carlos :ubuntu: :raspberrypi: boosted

90 gb just dumped into the Public Domain in the hope of making things a little better.

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Starting Feb. 1, 2021, Red Hat will provide a #RHEL subscription for up to 16 servers, free of charge.

This article outlines the relationship:
- #Fedora is the sandbox for #CentOS.
- CentOS will be the next RHEL point release.
- RHEL is production.

#gnu #linux

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1. Non-free software client and server + centralization (Example #WhatsApp): does not respect user's freedom and creates vendor lock-in
2. Free Software client but non-free server + centralization (Example #Telegram): client software respects freedom, server software does not respect freedom and creates vendor lock-in
3. Free Software client and server + centralization (Example #Signal): respect user's freedom but creates vendor lock-in


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free spech USpol 

@aseem: There's a risk of confusing things. The centralization is so big in these social media platforms that they factually establish themselves as the public forums, while they still are private. Being private gives them the right to fix and enforce their terms of service as they see fit... and so they do --rather arbitrarily in lots of cases if you ask me.--


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free speech USpol 

@aseem: The lines become blurry. YouTube/Facebook/Twitter act like public services, but they still are technically not. They don't owe us a platform nor free speech, even though being deplatformed kind of leaves us speechless in many cases. And let's not talk about their vague ToS that allow them to block harmful content only when it's useful to their image and interests.


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Reminder that I wrote a book for struggling programmers called "The Mediocre Programmer". It's a book about helping folks along on their journey with programming, including advice on finding communities, ranking ourselves (spoiler: it's not helpful), backstage vs. performance, and even the emotions surrounding programming. It's a free eBook released under a Creative Commons license. I hope you'll check it out:


Carlos :ubuntu: :raspberrypi: boosted

censoring the world's largest and most popular repository of scholarly research is as or more unconscionable as anything else that happened today

(and to think we nearly missed this among everything else!)

Carlos :ubuntu: :raspberrypi: boosted

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@cabellocarlos I had no knowledge of coding when I started with Docker. Portainer WebUI makes it very simple. The hardest part is to setup the reverse proxy.

A good advise if you don't know how to make it secure is to use a VPN to access your self-hosted Nextcloud (instead of a reverse proxy). Doing that you avoid exposing your data, photos, etc to the internet.

However you'll still have to expose your website to the internet so you'll have to learn how to make it secure

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@cabellocarlos The easiest way (for me) to manage different services is Docker + Portainer. There are a lot of guides of those two. Once you have both of them working, you can install and manage almost every FOSS self-hosted program easily with Portainer.

Then you only need to set up a reverse proxy. Nginx is probably the easiest one, but caddy and traefik are other well known reverse proxies.

I have to say that I came to know Mastodon by pure chance and having joined this instance I've learned from a lot of other FLOSS projects, challenges...

I certainly wasn't expecting that it was going to have such a good impact on me.

NGINX is what I think might be what I need but right now I don't know if there's a better tool.

From the security point of view, I'll probably have holes everywhere.

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I created a Linode account.

They have this One-Click installations, but I can't afford to pay separate instances for each app I want to deploy.

So I have to set everything up in a "VPS". How can I have each app in a container and depending on different subdomains serve each of them?

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I took the Dec 14 Google outage as motivation to "host" my own cloud and be more mindful with the software I use FLOSS-wise.

I came to know Nextcloud, Syncthing and that you can actually self-host Overleaf.

The thing is that I've been holding-off given my lack of expertise setting an actual server.

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