I'm moving the bulk of my content to my own instance. Please follow me at https://mastodon.chriswiegman.com/@chris
This week’s episode of @NetHistoryPod@twitter.com is a good, quick primer on some of the regulatory and market forces that affect how you access the internet and the web. https://pca.st/episode/d94580df-4939-4a4d-ab26-c72a2efa2c8e
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
I disagree strongly with the premise of this and, if I'm wrong, I really wouldn't want to be alive to see it come to fruition. https://futurism.com/simulation-mass-surveillance-save-humanity/
I would be interesteed in your thoughts on something:
Why is unionizing in IT so difficult? What can we do to facilitate it?
Living in a walking-neighborhood is one of the best moves we've made. When we came to Florida we had 2 cars and 2 motorcycles for the two of us. Today we have just one car and no motorcycles and we're putting less miles than ever on the car. I feel healthier and I feel like it helps us be closer to our neighborhood. If nothing else, that would be really hard to give up if we were to move.
Finally! My video has just been published, and if you're interested in a bit of #golang hacking and/or care about docker & backups, you can watch it here:
(Yes, I'm aware that the chat ended up covering my terminal a bit, and I should probably increase the fonts some more. Sorry about that, lesson learned for the next video!)
I've followed privacy and tech for decades but, for the last decade or so, I've gravitated to ecosystems (first Apple then Google) out of pure convenience for family with which I need to save data. Of all the changes I'm making to actively engage with more ethical tech, this one is the hardest to overcome.
This is another reason why even so-called end-to-end encrypted password managers are not fool-proof. Use an off-line version of KeepassX, back up the data file on a cloud file storage such as Mega (preferably put the kdbx file inside a password-protected 7zip file or something like that).
If any of y'all have one of the recent MacBooks with the shitty butterfly keyboard, Unshaky does a really good job of deduping double key presses. https://unshaky.nestederror.com
Introducing Indie Web Server 8.0.0: install the server and start serving a secure static personal web site in literally seconds
I hope it makes your lives easier. This is one of the earlier pieces of the puzzle in the Hypha project.
(It took two weeks and a couple of false starts but Version 8.0.0 introduces native binaries for Linux and macOS. Production use via startup daemons is supported only on Linux platforms with systemd.)
This is so sad to me, for so many reasons. https://twitter.com/H_Miser/status/1117847951865307137?s=20
Looking for a new challenge? My team is growing and in the market for a talented senior engineer to help with backend automatic, microservice infrastructure, and system scaling.