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Hello Fediverse ๐Ÿ–๏ธ
My name is Murteza.

I started my FOSS journey with :tux: when I couldn't afford :windows: license. I have been using Linux for 3 years now.

Came for the price tag, stayed for the quality - @murtezayesil ๐Ÿ˜

I learned many things from people in FOSS community.
Importance of privacy
Repurposing old hardware
Advantages of decentralized platforms
& more


I'm not new here. I didn't introduce myself properly before, so I decided to do it for 1000th toot special ๐ŸŽ‰

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Public Git repositories are in many different platforms and it became harder to collaborate - idea 

There was a time (almost) everybody used GitHub. But ever since Microsoft bought it, developers have been moving too alternative platforms or self-hosting.

This caused fragmentation and made it difficult to search projects and collaborate on them. But we have can't force developers to use single service.

Solution ?
Gitiverse - Federated Git for cross platform collaboration
gitlab.com/murtezayesil/gitive

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1. Identifying product with (privacy) issues 

0. Search
1. Google Photos
2. Google Drive
3. Facebook
4. WhatsApp
5. WhatsApp - Voice/Video Call
6. Instagram
7. Windows OS
8. Stock Android ROMs - due to embedded Google
9. Zoom - Video calling

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

Deleted my few years old Instagram account. I wasn't active and don't need to keep it around. In fact my downloaded data is less than 150KB.

Instagram is sorry to see me go. I am not ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๏ธ

Note about account deletion:
For those of you who can't find the delete account button after logging in, download your data from security settings page. Then go to instagram.com/accounts/remove/ and log in to delete your account.

My friend who is looking for a laptop said that he found one but it comes with DOS. He wants me to install :windows: on it since the laptops pre-installeded with :windows: are about 100$ more expensive.

I recommended him to use :linux: but he complained that it is too complicated. He started making strange faces as I was telling him how user friendly Linux is thanks to mouse/touchpad, icons, taskbar, applications/start menu, software center etc.

Then I told him that his phone uses Linux too ๐Ÿ˜‚

I hate to ask, but here goes.

I'm looking for a role as a . or . Preferably where I have previous work ex from.

I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!

My site is rusingh.com and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

please?

Dear mastoverse can you help me with shopping decision. I'm thinking about tightening my security, so I'm in the process of choosing right security key the obvious choice is Yubikey, but I found this cool open source keys called Nitrokey [1]. Can someone help me pick right one for me?

I want to secure my login to laptop and password manager. I do use openpgp for storing few passwords for mbsync. As for now I don't encrypt my emails or attachments. #boostPLS

[1] nitrokey.com/#comparison

If you wanted to give an advice to someone what would it be 

"I wish I could go back in time" can be rephrased as "If I knew what I know now". We are gonna say it at some point, but we can say it less by learning from each others' experiences.

Give me an advice on anything. It can be about cooking, investing in X company, any *ism, country or city, how to prevent bias, follow X person, what you wish you knew before starting/getting into [absolutely anything].

Day 27 of

A burden has been lifted off my shoulders. I am happier ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 

I deleted my facebook account. It still will take 30 days before Facebook gives up on me. It is almost as good as gone, unless Facebook is an evil company that keeps data even after promising to delete them.

5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel seems like a great game to teach Git to newbies.

I heard that we tend to be kinder to stranger in social media. I believe it is true. When we are meeting strangers maybe in the street or while shopping we either already heard or seen them which is all we need to develop prejudgment due to our biases.

What do you think?

Day 26 of

Summer 2020 Begins

It is nearly end of August and it finally is safe enough to go out.

Day 24 of

murtezayesil.me/summer-2020-be

Oceanics on Marble League 2020 

Oceanics,
> Set 2 Marble League records in 2020 (1 of which was reset by another team but who cares).
> Eliminated O'rangers in water event.
> Collected 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals.

We glued ourselves to well deserved 10th place in the middle of the league and didn't move ๐Ÿ˜‚

See you in 2021 (or Marbula)
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No student should be forced to make the choice to either hand over their biometric data and be surveilled continuously, or to fail their class.
eff.org/deeplinks/2020/08/proc

May we meet in Heaven Dear Omar Hamza

My unworthy writing about recently deceased friend, Muhammed Omer Hamza.

(A very difficult) Day 22 of

murtezayesil.me/may-we-meet-in

I can't write something good enough for a friend that we buried today 

Since I publish blogs every other day for , I need to write today. But today was the day we buried a very good friend, brother and all round (bother literal and metaphorical sense of the word) amazing person. I tried to write but nothing I write seems to be good enough for who he was. But I also feel like I am obligated to write something for such a great friend.

I learned about the phrase "I don't know" and my life changed forever.

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When I was a younger, I think I was more knowledgeable that I could give advice without knowing anything about the topic. Now I know more and am more careful about what I say. I actually think and read before I open my mouth.

Blog in Progress #2

Number of changes I would do on the blueidea theme for are too many that I think I'll write a new theme from scratch. It will take months.

Day 21 of

murtezayesil.me/blog-in-progre

If you are having trouble what to show in your 404 page, short answer is "a meme".
Here are few examples:

1. 404 cat: i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/or

2. Rick Roll GIF (or autoplay for extra annoyance)

3. BSOD: i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/or

4. This is fine: knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-is

5. This is fine GIF:
murtezayesil.me/images/this_is

I don't take any credit for any of these images or GIFs. Attributes go to original creators.

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