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Esther Payne @onepict@fosstodon.org

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Techie working in for a decade. Bringing Open Source to the masses little by little.

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friends don't let friends write Python 2 code in 2017

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Picking a new computer:

1998: "Everything's twice as fast as it was last year! So much choice! So many options!"

2018: "OK, so which of these fucking things is the least broken?"

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I joined Mastodon earlier this week and my first impression is that it is quieter and more personal than Twitter, which I quite like.

A bit about me: I have been doing #webdev since childhood, and am currently working towards a BSc in Computing & IT to improve my theoretical knowledge. Long-term goal is to work in #infosec (with a focus on #appsec, probably).

I enjoy being outdoors when I am not staring at computer screen (hiking, kayaking, etc).

#introductions

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"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying."
– Terry Pratchett

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Inspired by a discussion with @peter I wrote a small program last night to regularly parse the RSS feed of my blog and post the articles to medium.com gitlab.com/BeS/Blog2Medium #blog #rss #medium #posse

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Max #Schrems has been using #EU #privacy law to fight big US internet corps. He's setting up an NGO to use the new privacy law (#GDPR) to fight for privacy online. It's called #NOYB (None of your business). *But* they want to raise €250k by end of January.

Please consider donating money to them (if you can), or join as a member to provide regular income (if you can), which I did.

There's a lot wrong with privacy online, and EU privacy law can be a powerful weapon. This is a chance to use it. Many global US corps are gonna follow EU privacy law, so this benefits people globally.

noyb.eu/

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Just discovered the (follow Friday) has tag. I kept thinking people were talking about the colour white and getting it wrong!

Found some awesome people in that hash, thanks all.

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Thinking about this some more, the use of #nextcloud instance federation is crucial here. If I can replace #signal with something end2end encrypted, that I host, and can call/message people with accounts on other Nextcloud instances, then ... woohoo ;)

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Today, we introduce Nextcloud Talk: a full self-hosted audio/video and text chat communication platform. Securely encrypted and under your control!

nextcloud.com/blog/introducing …
#webrtc #selfhosting #security #encryptionpic.twitter.com/DrvG8GpiUE #nextcloud

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If this is as good as i hope it will be, it's a game changer. I've wanted push notifications for chat/video from Nextcloud for ages! #foss #privacy
mastodon.xyz/@nextcloud/993310

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Using Free Software is not only an investment in independence and a sustainable IT infrastructure but also in you local economy. itsfoss.com/barcelona-open-sou #barcelona #spain #FreeSoftware #policy #OpenSource #pmpc #policy

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Hence the relation between the values of two commodities supplies us with the simplest expression of the value of a low hugable cat.

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#Mozilla starts to release #Pocket as Free Software under the MIT license. Great start, I hope the rest will follow... Nevertheless I'm happy with my #Wallabag. ;)
github.com/Pocket

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The Mastodon bridge tool can be used to find Twitter friends in the Mastodon network bridge.joinmastodon.org/

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Barcelona migrates to Free Software. The plan is to start with the applications until the last remaining proprietary software is the operating system which will then be replaced by GNU/Linux. itsfoss.com/barcelona-open-sou #pmpc

If it is public money, it should be public code as well! I support @fsfe's call for more : publiccode.eu/

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Here we are all panicking about speculative execution and VMware releases a vSphere vulnerability which is so lethal words escape me:

vmware.com/us/security/advisor

(via Davi Ottenheimer on the birdsite). Basically the PoC is getting a shell without password, adding SSH keys and getting access to *all* backups.

[and yes, VMs and clouds… a problem]