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So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me:

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message!

Other things you may want to know:

- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history

well I did get in some rest and yet I do wish today had been more productive

CVE-: CVE database IDs stop working in universes in which time does not exist

CVE-2019-0: CVE database susceptible to integer overflow

CVE-2019-6282: Linux kernel gets "scared" by users with UID 666 and grants all permissions

o/~ the music scene has got me down o/~
but the demo scene hasn't

Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:

There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.

Can you help?

(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance :blobaww: )

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS

New episode of @librelounge is very on point for the fediverse! We talk about what federation is, how ActivityPub fits in, and @emacsen introduces his new WIP ActivityPub-using project ReviewPub

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series about federation, ActivityPub, and the decentralized social web. Hope you enjoy it!

Write up from the First Annual #CopyleftConf earlier this month, thanks to everyone who pitched in to help make it possible!

racktris + racket2nix = ❤

Unfortunately a simple buildRacketPackage ./. in Nix doesn't work, as I need to run racket2nix --flat [ . . . ] for Reasons. Good thing that workaround is there at least!

--flat puts all the racket packages in one big pile in one derivation, instead of making a nice reusable tree of derivations. So it takes forever to compile, on the order of 45-60 minutes.

But it works!


this is insane (a 256-byte executable that procedurally generates a really good electronic music track):

@bhaugen There is a direct connection. @cwebber talks about it on… and there are some links (like the one you quoted!) in the shownotes.

I really need to up my crypto-math-fu I guess. It's the weakest link in my toolkit.

My personal account in the Mastodon/GNU Social fediverse is now this one, but I still use as my main social network (the Mastodon account will be a mirror of, same as it was

Igalia is looking for a systems administrator, they particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups. #sysadmin #womenintech

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more