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Alright, time for a new home. Fosstodon has been recommend to me by quite a few people as the place that matches my interests, so, uh, here I am!

For those not following me over from, I'm a FOSS community manager, wannabe data scientist, sysadmin and devops enthusiast. Currently very interested in and , but will happily talk endlessly about pretty much anything.

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With a combination of bad data and ignorance, science can be used to prove nearly anything.

Sigh. Heisenbugs are annoying....

* restarted Orbit - nope
* turned off Nginx and connected directly to Mailpile - nope
* changed Tor endpoint - nope
* tried it in the alpha of Tor Browser (instead of Orfox) - nope
* asked Orbit for a new Tor identity - WORKS

No, I have no idea why. Le sigh.

Sigh. Works great on tor-browser on the other laptop. Does not load in Orfox. Too late at night to troubleshoot right now ...

OK, got fronted by an NginX reverse proxy (for SSL) and a Tor Hidden Service in front of that. So now I can access mail when out of the house. Snazzy!

Mandatory email encryption? Great idea, although tricky for enforcement? To be clear, that's mandatory TLS, with E2EE for sensitive mail (but the definition of whether a mail is sensitive is up to the controller). Good for awareness at least, I would expect.

Interesting that it applies to "businesses doing business in Denmark". I wonder how this will play out with foreign companies...

@Tutanota @HerraBRE

(Hattip: neil_neilzone on Twitter)

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I came here to chew bubblegum and kill scope creep and I'm all out of - oh, I'll just do this other thing while I'm here, wait a second...

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This is what I have been waiting for!
Honestly I just want to start working for a school district IT department and switch everything to open source...

Shipping companies are such a tease. I have my new laptop dock.... No sign of the new laptop yet though...

Kids are in bed, and I have a ton of things to get done tonight.

So, clearly, the correct thing to do is fire up XCOM2. Not going to lose 5 hours to that, at all, no no no ...

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A couple of friends of mine have recently been experimenting with mentioning CALLIGRAPHY PENS a lot around their laptops with browsers open on Facebook.

They don't talk about this otherwise, in any form or medium. Sure enough, they're getting calligraphy related FB adverts now.

There's no way big ad-based companies aren't helping themselves to data from your mic. Your phone and laptop are listening devices. For most of us, this will never have serious ramifications, but still, act accordingly.

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Linux gaming fans! Do be sure to let your friends know we're on here so they can follow us ✌🐧

Yay, I finally found a way to follow the people I still want to read about from $birdsite...

* converts a Twitter feed to RSS
* converts RSS to ActivityPub

Result! I'm testing it now... Just gotta remember that I can't *reply* to those people here :)

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A while back I built a site that converts RSS feeds to ActivityPub actors that you can subscribe to from Mastodon and other ActivityPub-compliant social networks:

I've now also published the source code:

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"Your Fedora 'packager' membership has been sponsored"

Well, fuck.

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Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost

This is a good walk... It's not solving my ML problem, but it is very pretty today :)

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