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: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
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! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
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
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I'm in a giant overly AC'd conference center listening to people say "microservice" a lot so for contrast here I am in a garden near an off grid passive solar cottage wearing an 80 year old woman's wedding hat.
You've heard of spam on the fediverse, now get ready for spear-phishing on the fediverse!
Brought to you by:
- easily spoofed avatars and usernames
- classic domain name spoofing problems
- the fact that humans are not wired to be able to identify these kinds of attacks
(On the next episode, something something petnames+ocaps https://www.w3.org/2005/Security/usability-ws/papers/02-hp-petname/ )
Spear phishing + 0-day.. quite the read. https://robertheaton.com/2019/06/24/i-was-7-words-away-from-being-spear-phished/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa3XbXaEbFM in case you wanted a link
@cwebber Reading your post makes me feel like I caught my jacket on the back of a speeding train and I'm having all I can do to keep up (in a good way).
Posted an update on my Patreon account: Ascii Art, Crystals, and Goblins https://www.patreon.com/posts/ascii-art-and-27894854
Not sure if you're following @wobblysaeeda or not but they're putting out some awesome shit.
I especially thought https://mastodon.art/@wobblysaeeda/102202558576131199 was moving, inspiring, evocative, troubling.
Put Your Head Among the Heads and say "Oh Cutter of the Heads"
This was a short animation on the theme of 'block' done for a local experimental film block party.
The title is a literal translation of an Arabic idiomatic saying.
The prompt was 'block' - shown as pollution/environmental blocking away of habitat, bowel obstructions ;) , and the executioner's block in the title and subtext, opression blocking justice and freedom