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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.

*Superb* rant about reproducibility and exporting data from commercial data visualisation platforms here...

Also, love the blog tagline - "In God we trust. All others must bring data" :+1:

Just wrote my first blog post!

This week it was US PhDs awarded by category, a pretty simple dataset, so I thought it was time I dived in and started writing! Here's my favourite graph from the post - it's a look at how the number of PhDs awarded to a given specialization varies across the field it belongs to. Some fields are tightly grouped, others have huge variance. I was pretty happy with my use of geom_jitter on this, so comments welcome :P

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I can't help it. Existential comics just combine two wonderful things: comics and philosophy.

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child poverty, reproductive choice Show more

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we're seeing incompetence levels at about 84%

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#TorProject is a way of using the internet through an ever-changing randomly-connected network of volunteers' computers. The Tor web browser is based on Firefox, but works through the Tor network.

Tor is slower and trickier to use than normal web browsing, but it provides a higher level of privacy as Tor's randomness makes it more difficult to track people online.

You can find out more at:

You can follow the project on here at:


#AlternativesAtoZ #Tor

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we're seeing buffoonery levels at about 72%

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Hey all, @Loa is asking for websites (on our behalf), for looking for places to rent in the UK

Any recommendations are welcome!

Yes, we're looking at moving soon™. No, we haven't talked about it publicly yet.

Boosts are welcome

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Open washing Show more

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all right, got to round up volunteers to rep the department at STEM night at a local elementary school.

and maybe round up a volunteer for helping this local government agency with a survey.

huzzah for running the department grad student volunteer org.

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So, #Mailpile has a Discourse forum now:

Thanks @gwmngilfen for all the help!

Being new, it's of course completely empty.

Suggestions on things I could/should post to make it less empty are welcome. Posts by other people are also welcome.

This a fab talk on why you do work out in the open from @drob over on Twitter. It's focussed, but I think it applies to pretty much any type of work really - a lot of it meshes with my own experiences over the last decade of open source work I've done...

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~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

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You're a FOSS creator/maintainer? You're awesome! Thank you for all your hard work. #ilovefs #ilovefoss

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If you're a developer interested in #OpenSource projects that make the world better, our team wants to hire someone like you. Got coding chops, passion, & a good internet connection? Let's make it happen!


#FreeSoftware #ICT4D #FLOSS #FOSS

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