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It's finally here, teasing is over:

I'm excited to launch today!

solution for easy encryption, signature verification and decentralized identity proofs!

I've been in favor of but I never had something to offer as an alternative. Now I do :)

Remember how last week I bought the book Little Brother by Cory Doctorow directly from his website? Which I finished a few days ago BTW.

Well, he just sent me a personal email thanking me for the purchase. Closest thing to a signed e-book there is πŸ˜‰

You don't get this with a torrent download, that's for sure.

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Progress on PGPainless Development

Not much time has passed since I last wrote about my progress on the PGPainless library. However, I feel like its time for an update.

#encryption #java #openpgp #pgpainless #protocol #sop

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I confirmed a new release of misskey!

Congratulation for Syuilo,contributors and people involving to misskey development

misskey v12.84.0

#misskey #ActivityPub #fediverse

Questions for the archivists among us.

I have here two drawers full of old PC games (early 2000 era). I see that 's PC games section is mostly demo's and freeware.

What is the appropriate approach here to ensure all these precious bits aren't lost to future generations?

Wow, that introduction/preface was a wild ride, very promising! Can't wait for the rest of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother.

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Some elements of the Open Source community are truly toxic.

Just What Have We Become?

The world of open source software is one that often sees disputes between developers, some of which spawn lifelong schisms between devotees of different forks, and others mere storms in a teacup th…

leadership's reaction when internal groups discover issuesβ€”each of which will eventually evolve into a scandalβ€”and ask for investigations:

"Are you sure you want to see what you'll find?"

Quoted from "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination"

Badass goals: release an album on streaming platforms while simultaneously adding bonus tracks to the torrent release.

Bonus goal: mention the torrent release inbetween songs.

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HUGE: Israel's NSO group has repeatedly denied having had anything to do with Khashoggi's killing -- but astonishing new evidence confirms the phones of the central women in his life were hacked right around his murder.

You beautiful geniuses who recommended me shoes!

Got to try a pair today on a short walk in the countryside and dayum, all the clichΓ©s were true.

Feels like wearing socks? βœ…
Barely notice wearing shoes? βœ…
Can actually feel every little stone? βœ…

I have been converted.

Just learned today who Cory Doctorow is.

I now have some more DRM-free epubs to read.

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"Restoring adversarial interoperability will allow future companies, co-operatives and tinkerers to go beyond the comfort zones of the winners of the previous rounds of the game -- so that it ceases to be a winner-take-all affair, and instead becomes the kind of dynamic place where a backbone cabal can have total control one year, and be sidelined the next."

- #CoryDoctorow, 2019

Netizens of EU, I need your help.

After having received my second vaccine in France, I was issued a QR code. To my surprise, it was imported into the app with a single scan, but an independent app (on fdroid) required a TAN code before importing the QR.

In fact, the Technical Specs of GDC [1] mandates apps to require a 2nd factor, preferably a TAN.

None was issued to me. Is FR not compliant with spec?

What was this process like for you?


blogging platform has AMP enabled by default? That's a first strike, defaults matter

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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

If I can find a drm-free copy of it, that is. Any good online shops recommendations?

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Buying the book An Ugly Truth and reading it asap

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We are preparing for the next #Gitea release v1.15 πŸ₯³

If you have some free cycles, feel free to test your workflow and your favourite features on our staging instance:

Thank you a lot for helping us catch errors before they go into production.

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