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Random reminder to use a password manager if you aren't already! It'll help you stay safe online by using long, unique passwords for each service you use.

While LastPass or 1Password are great choices, I prefer KeePassXC

Official site:

Official quick-start guide:

My getting-started guide:

I didn't realize secure messaging app Briar had released a 1.0, after a security audit. Looks like they (still) don't have an iOS client though.

another Rust blog post I found Show more

omg this will this be the blog post the teaches me ownership in !? It certainly has nice illustrations.

"Give us a short pitch (2-4 sentences)!"

"Mastodon is a decentralized social media platform where users are in control. It is Free Software that any individual or organization can run on their own infrastructure while connecting to a global network, allowing communities effective self-government. It comes with better publishing capabilities and robust anti-abuse tools."


for Python, do y'all like pyenv? what about pipenv + pipsi? This post suggests using all three in conjunction:

Secrets in IT, part one:

Basic things are hard for even seasoned IT professionals, not to mention average non-it people.

Basic things like authentication. Basic things like backups. Basic things like the combination of those two.

Let's start from the authentication end of things: you're using a password manager right?

Ok. Is it dependent on a single company / closed source components? Pretty much anyone not using KeePass(x(c)) fail this. Companies get compromised, get shut down or acquired.

Here's a nice version of what's becoming a standard blog post

"How I Fully Quit Google (and you can too)"

Not a lot of talk about encryption

@schlink To be fair, you should be able to flash any ARM-based Linux distro on it and then install Signal on that, if you want.

Cage the Mastodon: An overview of features for dealing with abuse and harassment

Has anyone made a USB stick sanitizer out of a Raspberry Pi? Did you use CIRCLean ( ) or something else? Are these systems effective protection against malware?

#Mastodon v2.4.3rc1 is out for testing:

- More granular OAuth scopes
- Text filters
- Follow recommendations API
- and various fixes

A nice short story:

"... we were increasing in corporeality and palpability, more vowel than consonant; we became orchestras."

Can anyone recommend an excellent Mastodon client for iOS that

a) is under active development
b) retains CWs in replies
c) allows multiple logins

? Thanks!

@schlink no official Signal app, but another volunteer is working on a Signal app/port for it.

Today I was bummed to find out that the Purism Librem 5 phone likely won't be able to run apps like Wire or Signal -- the company calls them "walled gardens", adding "their server software is proprietary."

For encrypted comms, they write, "Matrix is the proper solution and that is why we have partnered with them."