Chris Were's PeerTube channel is an entertaining collection of videos about Linux, FOSS, computing, gaming and sometimes other stuff. You can follow the channel at:
(Also, if you want to browse the videos in the full PeerTube interface, try going to https://share.tube/accounts/chriswere/videos )
Chris has Mastodon accounts for non-video posts at:
I've finally installed everything I need onto my #pinephone. Today is my first day of actually trying to use it as a normal daily device. It's 11am here, and it has 100% battery. Let's see how it fares.
No, Really—These Republicans Are Serious About Big Tech Antitrust | WIRED
Since the @firstname.lastname@example.org organizers chose to register #defcon:http://matrix.org and make it invite only, I made #defcon_public:http://matrix.org for #defconsafemode hackers that feel we have an ethical obligation to promote open software over nonsense like Discord.
Testing watermarks with #Fedilab (the first picture has the default one, the second has a custom text).
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Hey Fosstodon! I'm Andrew and I'm an Operations Engineer by day (and night, the middle of the night). I've been a FOSS user for about 15 years now and haven't used social media for the last few.
I've rediscovered Mastodon and decided to join you guys. I've already seen a few great posts in 30 minutes, so I'm looking forward to what I'll learn and what I can share!
#introductions Howdy, my name's Jake and I've been a FOSS user for about a year now (Running GNU/Linux) and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and community so far. I've followed a few prominent FOSS youtubers such as @distrotube and @christitus which has led me here! I hope to learn more and make some like-minded friends through Fosstodon. Best wishes to everyone!
The Information Technology Promotion Agency of Japan ran a series of posters in the style of a romantic shoujo manga on having good strong passwords.
English typesetting by: https://spectrumrays-blog.tumblr.com/post/124284622317/ipa-password-set-1
Things are not looking good for Firefox
Top web browsers 2020: Firefox ends a sorta/kinda recovery as share losses return
Last month put a dent in Mozilla's plans to try and grow user share for its Firefox browser. Google Chrome continued its climb.
Invidio.us will be shutting down on September 1st, 2020
And you think you're being spied on? 🤣
"In my pocket, I had a burner phone; in my backpack, a computer wiped free of data—standard precautions for Western journalists in China. To visit China on sensitive business is to risk being barraged with cyberattacks and malware. In 2019, Belgian officials on a trade mission noticed that their mobile data were being intercepted by pop-up antennae outside their Beijing hotel."
I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"
I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.
I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.
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