Dear Fosstodon,
As much as I like this community, I feel like participating in it contributes to me spending too much of my free time in front of a screen, which I already do more than enough for work and uni, so I'll be taking some time off and focus on finding a better balance between all the things I have a passion for and do more for my body and soul.
I wish you all well and as I'll probably not be back before Christmas, happy holidays ✌️

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Earlier this month, I switched from #Cloudflare to #deSEC for its managed #DNS service. I haven't seen much written about deSEC outside of a post on r/selfhosted.

deSEC describes itself as "a free DNS hosting service, designed with security in mind."

deSEC supports #IPv6, #DNSSEC, and Anycast -- all while running on #FreeSoftware! It also provides dynamic DNS and REST API services.

The #privacy policy is straightforward and respects users.

desec.io/privacy-policy

Lastly, as a nonprofit, donations are used to further publicly posted goals!

desec.io/about

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darktable is now in feature-freeze state for version 3.4 planned for Christmas day. Translators can now take over (for supported languages, see github.com/darktable-org/darkt - only German and French have 99% complete translations).

It has been a truly crazy month. So much work… Stay tuned for more news.

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11 months ago I cancelled my amazon account. And it worked for me. It saved me about 40% on things I didn't really need, but had bought If they would have been just a click away. And I found a handfull of local shops, where I now buy stuff like printer ink, or basic clothing. Yes amazon is easy, and often cheaper, but then you have to pay your unemployed local shopkeeper with your taxes anyway, because amazon won't do that.

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Fun fact: you can hire freelancers to contribute to FOSS projects

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i don't know about you, but i'm pretty sure most of my stress comes from the fact that fuckers like that are massively profiting from exploiting workers during a pandemic while tech bros are applauding their super deep aphorisms

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Question: Is Facebook breaking European competition law when they buy Oculus in order to enforce their own services on their users?

If you buy an Oculus, you now need to login using a Facebook account, unless you pay a lot more for the business model.

#facebook #oculus #competition #eu

Some commenters on Reddit have already predicted P# or SharPy πŸ˜‚

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Python's former BDFL (Benevolent Dictator for Life) and founder Guido Van Rossum comes back from retirement and will from now on work for Microsoft :microsoft: :python:
zdnet.com/article/guido-van-ro

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I don’t doubt that Apple’s new MacBook is a technological marvel. As they now make the OS, CPU and GPU, I believe their claims of much improved performance while also using less energy.

But...

It seems to me like the software is going to be even more closed than before. Now you can’t even install Windows or Linux on their computer anymore. And it seems like Apple will be able to prevent you from installing an app they don’t want you to install.

I want that computer, made by someone else.

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Some colleagues at Graz University of Technology recently presented their research on software-based power side-channel attacks leaking cryptographic keys on modern CPUs which I find to be quite interesting:
platypusattack.com/

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Just started a petition with the european parliament in order to prevent backdoors into encrypted messaging services. The process was painfully bureaucratic and I was kicked out three times, I hope it went through ok and I will have a link for supporters to vote on this issue soon.
Counting on your support dear fediverse!

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