I understand (though don't agree with) the practice of blocking Tor users from logging in to web services. But why are more and more services blocking my own personally-maintained VPN? Is it really so sketchy that my Internet traffic is coming from a data center instead of a regular consumer ISP?
It's particularly annoying that I have to disable the security of my VPN connection in order to use a financial service.
I'm about to recommend an iPhone Mastodon app to some aging parents, but I don't have an iPhone to test things out myself.
Tootle mentions regular expressions in the screenshots. Mast costs $5. Pawoo isn't in English. Amaroq and Mustor have lower ratings.
What do you iPhone users use? Is it good for technologically challenged people?
So I tried reporting a security bug to a vendor twice, and have received no response. Not even an acknowledgement they got the message. What's the next step? Zero Day Initiative?
Considered buying a license for a proprietary API at work. Fortunately, I read the license agreement, which requires us to pay several hundred dollars for every developer that works on this project.
I'll pay you for your API, but I will not let you place restrictions on how many people are allowed to work on my project. Holy cow man, that's ridiculous.
Really loving the combination of #qubes + the Fedora "minimal" template + snaps. Snaps (and flatpak, appimage, etc.) make the minimal template really easy to use.
Considered buying a smart watch again. But this time I just thought, "Ugh. Yet another way for some company to track my behavior, suck me into their stupid ecosystem, and / or get me to buy a new device every two years."
Sure, if I found a watch that ran FOSS exclusively, it wouldn't be so bad. But the problem isn't just proprietary software: My own appetite tempts me to seek still more things to be enslaved to.
American living in Germany, husband, software developer, nerd, outdoor enthusiast.
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