took in almost $88 million in revenue during the last quarter and posted net losses of more than $25 million.

That's a bit hard to fathom, hosting a based
product that loses that much money in the face of so much income, not to mention that part of that revenue comes from customers who self-host.

But now this...

Gitlab always smelled bad to me, and for those who fled to go there instead of hosting their own instances, well?

Well lets hear it for IBM, er.... Red Hat, er... CentOS...

Rocky Linux 9 - Boom Shakalaka!

Everyone's getting onboard this release and the gettin' is good!

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New #Peergos just released with support for #external_apps merged.

Deploying External apps generates a hash as a hostname for a new #VirtualHost on the fly - Secure by design, incorporating and leveraging #P2P technologies such as #IPFS, #Bittorrent, and web based sharing and #collaboration #storage solutions centered around #privacy.

#tallship #Vger #FOSS

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Yes I do indeed my friend. I recommend using two phones, only using the #iPhone for strictly work related matters. It is the ultimate surveillance device from the most #privacy_disrespecting manufacturer.

Nevermind #SpyRix and other common invasive tracking software installed on most employee phones, usually without that users knowledge - all perfectly legal. #Apple itself goes above and beyond the call of #dystopian duty to shield you from others so they themselves can be the most exploitive violator of your personal, medical, and financial information.

Every #AirTag and #WiFi router you come into the proximity of is part of the egregious tracking and personal #privacy_mining and data collection operations by Apple. #BLE and #900MHz monitoring capabilities built right into autoupdateable firmware on chips that you cannot disable in any way shape or form.

You cannot turn off or opt-out of this #surveillance in anyway, ever, on an iPhone.

I highly recommend CalyxOS on an Android that you have for personal use, using the iPhone only for official work related tasks, and perhaps even keeping it in a small #faraday_bag when you're off duty. There's no reason you should feel okay with sharing your most intimate business and whereabouts with Apple and your employers.

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Hey buoys and gulls! For those who love noting or authoring with #Markdown, checkout #GitNoter, which just pushed out it's 1.0 general prod release - the developer is currently feverishly working on general #git integration for everyone who merely runs regular old git services on their local machines as well as #Gitea.

In the meantime, for those who don't have an aversion to using GitHub, you can use GitNoter through GitHub via OAuth2, and it supports #private_repos by default right out of the box.

It's #FOSS, Self-hosted, and under active development. I do recommend giving it a good spin, and considering that support for Gitea is underway this will soon be a tool that all FOSS and #Privacy Advocates can use in good conscience without reservation.

#tallship #Vger #private_repos #self_hosted

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No, not at all. I mean I do, but it was always complete and udder (sic) bullshit (See what I did there? In the middle of a baby formula shortage?).

Anyway, Here's what I remember. Apple was always a closed and proprietary platform, while the IBM PC compatible world was always open (once a couple of guys took it upon themselves to reverse engineer the BIOS).

So we went from S-100 to Apple's proprietary, vendor lock-in platforms to the IBM 5150 PC, which you had a choice of operating systems to run it on:

1.) IBM ROM BASIC - also called "Cassette BASIC". These machines had 64K motherboards, of which I have a few, and there was a DIN connector in the back of the chassis which you could plug in a cassette deck to LOAD and SAVE your programs. The IBM XT 8088 also included IBM Cassette BASIC.

2.) Digital Research CP/M - written almost entirely by Dr. Gary Kildall, the guy who actually made the personal computer possible in the first place, so that "The WOZ" could even create the Apple computer.

3.) IBM PC DOS 1.01 - written entirely by Tim Paterson, on loan to Microsoft by Rod Brock, the owner of SCP (Seattle Computer Works) where Paterson was employed.

There have been a few other operating systems since those initial three, such as MP/M, GEM, Coherent, Venix, SCO XENIX System V, PC/IX, Idris, and a few others. All of these will run on an 8086, with most capable (technically) of running on an 8088.

Later hardware opened the door to a plethora of options including Netware (80286 based systems), and for the i386 class of machines came the 4.2 BSD port affectionately called Jolix (386BSD), followed by NetBSD, FreeBSD, and Linux.

As you might have already guessed, I have many of these historic operating systems ready to run on old PC compatible hardware that I own.

Windows isn't an actual operating system until NT 3.50 was released (LanManager technology thanks to James Allchin of Banyan Vines fame). Prior to that it was an effective Window manager on top of MS-DOS, DR-DOS, etc., with Windows being the actual alternative task switching windowing environment to its predecessors IBM TopView and Quarterdeck DESQview, respectively, the latter of which eventually evolving into DESQview/X - a complete Motif based X-Windows environment that could run UNIX applications with nothing but an IP Address and NetBIOS (on top of DOS, of course, like Digital Research DOS and QEMM386 for memory management).

NT 3.50 and NT 3.51 were based on the WFW desktop design, while NT 4.0 and later were based on the Win95 style of desktop.

If you want to know if any particular version of MS-Windows is an actual OS, and not just window dressing, then simply look and see if it's running on DOS or Ntoskernl.

It was thought, or at least inferred by Linus Torvalds at one time, that Linux couldn't be ported to the 286 w/o a lot of pain and suffering. I do believe there was a successful independent effort to achieve this, but obviously, the 286 lacks a lot of internals that could make Linux what it is on the >= 386 class system.

Apple, on the other hand, or at least Apple clones, could at one time run the MS Windows desktop, but I've always been proudly MAC Stupid, so I can't really delve authoritatively into that subject matter :) For the most part, Apple has always been a closed system at that asshole Steve Jobs' insistence, even though this was not the vision of The WOZ (who is a great hero - Jobs was a marketing genius, but nevertheless a piece of shit).

I'll leave you with two of my favorite quotes of all time :)

"IBM wanted CP/M prompts. It made me throw up."

- Tim Paterson


"Ask Bill why the string in [MS-DOS] function 9 is terminated by a
dollar sign. Ask him, because he can't answer. Only I know that."

- Dr. Gary Kildall.

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Here's an in depth, drill down tutorial / HowTo for what is perhaps the most powerful and comprehensive Fediverse server - #Hubzilla.

Hubzilla doesn't just communicate with the entire ActivityPub portion of the #Fediverse, but #IRC (Internet Relay Chat), #Diaspora, Twatter, and even the #GNU_Social / #StatusNet networks.

You can enable interaction with any, some, or all of those networks, or close it off to just the servers on the #ZOT protocol network.

This video was produced and narrated by my friend Dani van der Merwe @gadgeteer and again, he provides a very comprehensive deep dive into both functionality and administration.

if you're looking for a social networking and publishing platform in the Fediverse that can meet all of your micro/macroblogging, #Wiki, and news article and web page publishing, all of your interconnectivity to other chat platforms including IRC and #XMPP, #Email, #RSS, etc., etc.; then Hubzilla may be the perfect platform for you - especially if you're looking for an address of your own in the social networking space that will remain yours for the longhaul, enabling your connectivity to other emerging networks as they become available.

It may at first seem that it's a bit much for an average user, but in its very basic form Hubzilla merely acts like any one of the most popular Fediverse servers such as #Pleroma, #Misskey, #Friendica, #Smithereen and #SoapBox, with the option of increasing its user and networking functionality at your option.

So without further ado, here's the video overview and tutorial, and I hope you enjoy :)

#tallship #Vger #Fediverse #FOSS @danie10 @danie10 @tallship @tallship
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Yeah, it does, I'm not sure which I like better... You get used to one style and then it changes, but it's not like every single version of Microsoft Windows didn't look foreign at first either.

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1918: A French SPAD S.XVI two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft, flying over trenches in the Compeign Sector, France.

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