Haven’t done one of these in ages, and the instance is much bigger now. So here is my #introductions post...
I’m Kev and I’m a cyber security guy working in the financial industry for a very large bank. I live in the North West of England in a fairly large town called The Wirral with my fiancé, dog, cat and god knows how many fish.
I’m into walking, motorbikes, tattoos, reading, weight lifting (when time permits), oh yeah, and this thing called #Linux. I’ve also de-googled where possible.
@kev Neat introduction! I'm keen to know in what ways you've de-googled? I've switched to alternative services but have to use it at work (Google Apps), but otherwise have swapped out:
Gmail ➡️ FastMail
Google ➡️ DuckDuckGo
Music ➡️ Spotify
Drive ➡️ Dropbox
Chrome ➡️ Firefox
Maps ➡️ Apple Maps
I still don't have a nice alternative for YouTube and a few others I'm missing..
For maps I should really be using OpenStreetMaps..
And for music and other media I have a lifetime Plex pass, and run it in Kubernetes on a NUC with a NAS backing it!
@kev those aquariums do tend to spawn while you aren’t watching. I was up to ~30 or so before I sold everything.
@Denderix we have 4 aquariums now. 🤦♂️
@kev Welcome to fosstodon 🙂
@Naughtylus thanks, but I’m one of the admins here, so I’ve been around for a while! 🤣🤣
@kev I know 🙂
@mike I'm waiting for your "I'm sure you'll fit right in"
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