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Jason Lefkowitz @jalefkowit@octodon.social

PS many thanks to LinkedIn for buying Slideshare and turning it into a raging garbage fire

I recently gave a presentation to the DC WordPress user's group on the five most common security mistakes I see WP users make. Slides are here, if you're interested in learning more:


(And if you're in the DC or NYC areas, I can present on this subject to your group too; feel free to ping me for more info.)

If you were wondering what you should do if you ever get an alert on your phone like the one folks in Hawaii got a few days ago, this piece I wrote a few years back has your answers jasonlefkowitz.net/2012/03/how

Heya, in 2018 I'd like to offer a free mentorship for one or two beginner artists from Masto. Anybody interested?

I'm a freelance artist, worked in board games and book illustration. I'm still learning and study a lot, but I feel competent enough to guide someone who's new to art.

Weekly assignments plus feedback/overpainting through stream. Critiques will be respectful and encouraging.
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when will health insurance finally cover taco bell

Guess who just got dumped?


That's it, people. Mark this date on your calendar. We have officially reached peak Hacker News octodon.social/media/srXf5dbNK

I'm trying to think about how to come up with a decentralised emojo system

So I guess today I need to put more work into organising this #AndMyAxe thing.

So yeah, if any of you are interested in joining a group dedicated to cooperatively making open source stuff (hardware, software, writing, art, whatever) check it out. We are just starting so there is almost nothing there at the moment but I will be working on that throughout the day and if you want to help build this than that would be awesome.


I didn't know her. Natalie. And perhaps I don't know you. Or you, me. But we all seem tied together in some beautiful, strange way.

Because somehow I feel her loss. And it hurts me too.

“A splash screen is a gravestone commemorating the death of an app's performance.” jakearchibald.com/2017/netflix

One of my favorite idioms is Polish, and basically means "this is none of my business, so I'm staying out of it": "nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy", translated as "not my circus, not my monkeys".

All this time the new Stranger Things has been out and nobody thought to call @gargron The Demogargron

What can I do to spread word about Mastodon even further?

Does anyone want to start an orginisation that just brings people together online to make small specialised apps? Like desklet things for Ubuntu/Mint and stuff like that.

The purpose would be to give an easy opening into open source projects and to put people in contact with each other. We have lots of developers and lots of artists and writers and stuff.

Also I am annoyed with the world and want to do something.

"Judge Rhonda Loo ordered Daren Young on Friday to write 144 compliments about his ex-girlfriend, in response to the 144 'nasty' text messages and calls that he is accused of sending her.

Loo told Young he is not allowed to repeat words when writing a 'nice thing' for every 'nasty thing' he said."


One of these product names is not like the others