Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted
Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted
:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.
Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted
Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted

After the horrible fire in the #OVH data center I rechecked the backup concept for all my servers.

* Offline backups ✅
* Backups distributed geographically ✅
* Multiple, daily backups ✅
* All configuration in Ansible ✅
* Restore tested regularly ✅

So, I have a warm and fuzzy feeling now. However, I feel sorry for the poor souls who lost all their data 😕

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Powerful testimony: “Regret for things we did is tempered by time, but regret for things we did not do is inconsolable.”

Allan McDonald, Who Refused To Approve Shuttle Challenger Launch, Dead At 83 - npr.org/2021/03/07/974534021/r

Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted
Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted

Surprised in fact that does not get even 1% of the attention it deserves for being the only true substitute of for !?
This is highly customizable, free, privacy oriented and most importantly and if you dont have it already you are missing a lot.

Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted

The prolific Drew DeVault has launched sourcehut pages, which is a static website publishing tool. But guess what? It's also on Gemini!

gemini://srht.site

Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted
Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted

In the last month I started using the johnny decimal system to organize my digital files. Has anyone else tried this method? If you haven't heard about it you can read more in the links below.
blog.lenzplace.org/post/johnny
johnnydecimal.com

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If you weren't among the 33,600 people 😮 at online #FOSDEM this weekend, be advised: 100% #FOSS for online conferences is production ready *today*. Say NO to any Zoom (or other proprietary software) online events from now on. Demand software freedom! sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/fe

I'm genuinely interested in others thoughts regarding the use of and formats for video and images in personal websites, blogs etc. I found roughly a 50% reduction in file size for webp lossless compared to png in a recent test I did so it's appealing from that standpoint. It also seems to be endorsed by ?(fsf.org/news/free-software-fou)

Also many browsers seem to be able to support it these days as well? (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebP)

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Brace yourself, shitstorm is coming : « If your software project is considered "critical", you could be facing a lot more work and responsibility in the future. But for now, it's just some ideas from a few of 's top engineers. » zdnet.com/article/open-source-

Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted

I mostly interact with the web using my reader of choice Newsblur.

With the discovery of gemfeed for gemblogs on, I would love to see feeds in Newsblur too so put in a feature request,

github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur

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Jason Lenz :nixos: :openbsd: boosted

Longread: There Are Spying Eyes Everywhere—and Now They Share a Brain

wired.com/story/there-are-spyi

"The fact that intelligence can be difficult and tedious to correlate was perhaps the last natural rampart standing between us and total surveillance. The little privacy we have left exists in the spaces between each data point."

Huxley's vision of a Brave New World, but with that predictable Orwellian twist.

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"Masks and vaults: how anonymity overshadows real online privacy"

My latest opinion article projects my concerns about the fundamentally different concepts of privacy and anonymity being used interchangeably in many contexts. Slightly longer and more intense read than usual, but in the hope you will find it helpful.

tuxphones.com/opinion-when-pri

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