hopefully I am posting this correctly; was looking for an alternative to mainstream social medias like fb & Twitter, where I can connect with like minded individuals from a more diverse populous.
I am single father and a recovering addict (four years!).. longterm proponent of linux and FOSS; interests are windows dev, security research, organic gardening, farmers markets, diy stuff, self studying & having constant curiosity for learning.
@ph Welcome! I think you will find a diverse populous here :-).
Have lots of fun!
@kev ty! Your how to for mastadon was helpful, btw.
@ph in glad I was able to help. 😊
@ph Welcome to the fediverse!
@ph Welcome! I think you may have found the right place!
Wellcome here ! 🤗
@ph welcome. I'm into organic gardening too. Enjoy yourself here.
@ph welcome! i'm new here, too. it has been a week. 😃
@ph Welcome to the fediverse! Lots of interesting and engaging folks around here :)
@ph welcome mate!
One of us!
@ph Welcome! Studying anything fun?
@lintyjuggler90 here lately I am single dad to a very lil baby; that taking overwhelming amount of my time. I am hoping as she grows up we may share a common interest to geek out on. I have been reading a lot on reverse engineering binaries & w10 mitigations (amsi/defender etc). Also setup a win10 pro box with visual studio for messing around on. I began running Linux as primary in 97/98, so figure it time to brush up on what business break so I can support bb
@ph Very nice! I wish you the best in caring for her. I have a little one as well and we're just getting to the point we can geek out over some things together.
I'm doing a bit of the reverse. Ran mostly Win and dabbled in Linux. Recently made a full transition to Linux and learning more of the core.
@lintyjuggler90 thanks man, linux is a wonderful thing for control freaks and tech geeks.. really for everyone what with how far it has come in the usability/no brainer distributions department.
I am always excited when someone asks me to wipe a computer they got for free recently and they tell me they know NOTHING.. because that means they don't have preconceived notions that windows is a necessity and I can load them up with mint or something.
@lintyjuggler90 what distro are you running? I mostly use Debian these days... when I have the time I would like to give Qubes a try.. with various linux vm, i read up and it sounds like my kinda party.. i even have more ddr3 waiting to be installed to make it more enjoyable experience!
@ph I ran Debian and Fedora pretty extensively in the past but switched to Kubuntu for slightly better support of gaming and not a big fan of Gnome 3. I run CentOS and Debian on some servers and regularly playing with some other distros in VMs.
Somehow I missed Qubes. Might need to give it a look too.
@lintyjuggler90 Qubes is a whole other concept. I forget what they call it... rather than an OS in traditional sense it basically acts as a virtualization dock and can isolate each app in its own stream/vm with color coded windows to keep track of what's what. I don't know if i am doing the concept justice in explanation..
In short, it's the latest attempt at sticking it to the international attack on privacy.
It's posted correctly and, yes, this is a decent alternative.
There may or may not be much talk
But the principle is solid as a rock
This venue is part of a balanced diet
It's at least worth the time to try it
I don't mean to raise alarms
But the corporate sites are farms
and you're the crop
It's best to let them drop
Four years suggests that you made it through
A productive life did ensue
Linux and FOSS are my hoss
Learning is value earning
Welcome to the hood
@ph Welcome! Hope you find some interesting people to connect with.
@sitron so far so good! Judging by viewing the various profiles and feeds of those who have welcomed me thus far, I have found what I was looking for.
Finding the fediverse feels reminiscent of when I first discovered the bbs scene and then later linux community on irc in the 90s.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.