IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: DCG 201 Public Apology & Operations Moving Forward
The Cincinnati sign on the Convention Center will be light blue and light pink tonight in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility!
I'm in the market for some kind of antispam tool that sits in front of a mailbox where we can build block filters easier than our current provider allows. We have DNS control and own the domain, so we can fiddle with MX records and such, but we can't outright change email providers or the email address we're using.
Services are preferred over onprem devices. We might even be willing to self-host a good solution.
Seems to be a taller order than I expected.
This is a good example at how much your phones and other devices keep chattering over the internet 24/7 even when you're not using them.
This is a graph of requests from the devices in my home to my personal DNS server. Virtually every internet request will show up here and I can see that there's just as much internet traffic at 2am as there is at 6pm.
What do my devices talk about? Mostly, they're sending private data offsite to their respective vendors (amazon, google, facebook, etc) which is why limiting things like internet microphones and cameras in your private spaces is the only way to control your data.
Everything you do (and say if you have an Echo or Google Home or the like) is sent offsite to....who? For what purpose? We'll never know and once it's gone, it's too late to bring it back.
Listened to some Vienna Teng while going through my favorite published-in-2020 speculative fiction and nominating stuff for the Carl Brandon Awards https://carlbrandon.org/awards/
The Parallax Award celebrates speculative fiction created by self-identified people of color; the Kindred Award celebrates speculative fiction dealing with issues of race & ethnicity (nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group).
Deadline to nominate is today!
That's right: harassing a project trying to rewrite common POSIX tools in Rust for being Anti-Freedom™. Because they chose the MIT license.
daniel pocock (#RMS #stallman defender & @fsf supporter) is now attempting to convince people to get the police to harass and/or #SWAT molly de blanc: https://debian.community/molly-de-blanc-arrest-and-prosecution-for-cyberbullying/
Remember that time #rms censored an author reporting how RMS stared at his wife's chest throughout dinner? Here's the first and second (edited by RMS) edition of "Free as in Freedom".
re: My current rabbithole
Den Originalbeitrag gibt es auch hier im Fediverse bei @do_foss
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