In case you need to discuss sensitive matters or need to transmit data you'd like to keep strictly private, we recommend end-to-end-encrypted messengers, for example Threema or Signal. Telegram can encrypt 1-on-1 chats but encryption needs to be activated. We also offer a federated chat that supports encryption, even for group chats, on Matrix (registrations open), you need to first activate encryption there too. Additional info here

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This is also a reminder that any toot you write on Mastodon is not encrypted and might be read at least by the administrators of your home instance and the administrators of any receiving instance. Mastodon should _not_ be used for sensitive content or content you'd like to keep strictly private. Actually we would rather not be entrusted with such content 🙂

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We just updated this instance with a security fix, see under security and, we encourage any other Mastodon Admin to update to the latest dot version available ASAP.

The gist of it is that a well-crafted request could reveal any toots on this instance without authentication. If anyone is worried about one of her/his toots I can offer to look for foul play in our logs, but those only go back 2 weeks, so they might not paint a full picture.

It's like my entire life prepared me for this... 🤔

my "irl name"? oh, you mean my worksona

kids are great because you can tell them that one guy has more money than it would take to feed the entire world or that there’s more empty homes than houseless people and they understand why that is absurd and evil.

Strong language; Academic exploitation 

You: NextCloud, ownCloud, SyncThing
Me, an intellectual: rsync

As one brave man once said: For the sake of the internet, use Firefox and not Chromium based browsers!

"can we use <fancey math> to transmute noise into data?"

"can we use <fancey acid> to transmute lead into gold?"

modern data science is just the alchemy of antiquity with overhauled branding

magnifique, chef's kiss, a single tear runs down my cheek

Best quote about autism:
„I’m autistic, which means everyone around me has a disorder that makes them say things they don’t mean, not care about structure, fail to hyper focus on singular important topics, have unreliable memories, drop weird hints and creepily stare into my eyeballs.“

„So why do people say YOU’re the weird one?“

„Because there’s more of them than me.“


Wouldn’t it be interesting if there were a guild-like organization devoted to open-source software maintainers?

There would need to be a new license that entitles maintainers to royalties from entities that make money off their creative work. So if E-Corp uses your webpack plugin in production, they owe you money. Personal use exempted.

The maintainers could pay dues and relicense their software under the new license, and the guild would track software usage and enforce the license.

what if every time someone referred to a software patent we all just looked at them blankly like we'd never heard of such a bizarre concept

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