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My 7yo: "When I grow up, I want to be just like my daddy. He doesn't work and just spends his day at the computer doing nothing."

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Hi @everyone. Have been looking for good twitter alternative that was more respectful of it's user base and @distrotube got me pointed in this direction. Looking forward to checking things out here in Mastodon

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"Plague Inc. is a real-time strategy simulation video game where the player creates and evolves a pathogen in an effort to annihilate the human population with a deadly plague."

If you ever wonder where COVID started.... Maybe a scientist confused his play environment with his real lab?

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I made a flow chart of which #Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.


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@dcid That block would make devices think they have no Internet because they use DNS to check link state. I despise DoH as a protocol because I'm a purist and it's sneaky to do things over another protocol that it wasn't intended for.

But in the world of piholes - advertisers who run DNS services have to come up with new tactics...

If you need to block TikTok on your network, you will also need to block:


They are using DNS over HTTPS (DoH)- to bypass content filters.

If there wasn't enough reasons to hate TikTok before...

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At this rate, I see Mozilla effectively dead by 2022.

Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400%

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Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You

"Google, wake the %$@Y up. It’s 2020. You are still losing. It’s time to take a hard look in the mirror and answer for yourselves whether you really want to be in the Cloud business."

Agree! Hard to use any Google service knowing it may be killed in a year or two.

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"Of those arrested 119 were based in the US, two in Canada, 42 in Germany, eight in the Netherlands, four in the UK, three in Austria and one in Sweden."

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Howdy! If you've been wondering what our platform looks like, now you can take a peak under behind the curtain. Short video gives you a quick orientation fo the platform:

Product direction from Mozilla:

"...this decision allows us to sharpen our focus on experiences like Mozilla VPN, Firefox Monitor, and Firefox Private Network."

VPN, VPN (through CloudFlare's) & EOM of haveibeenpowned?

Where is the Mozilla we used to love?

CleanBrowsing DNS service review

"CleanBrowsing seems to check all the right boxes. It offers a well-performing DNS with lots of useful options to help you filter the Internet. Not only can you create fine-tuned custom filters, the Policies feature helps you tailor them to specific devices for more effective rollouts.

The fact that all this functionality is available in an affordable package makes CleanBrowsing our favorite premium DNS service. "


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Endpoint Containment with OSSEC

You can use the open source OSSEC to contain (take offline) compromised Windows devices in your network using "netsh advfirewall".

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Schools and open source:

"Why, after all, proprietary software developers offer gratis copies of their nonfree programs to schools? Because they want to use the schools to implant dependence on their products, like tobacco companies distributing cigarettes to school children. They will not give gratis copies to these students once they've graduated... Once you're dependent, you're expected to pay, and future upgrades may be expensive."

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I just want to thank my 9 year old for showing me how to use iMovie and how to take a video, that isn't in my camera roll, and load it into @instagram

Yes folks, the struggle is that real around here... but we're getting there.. haha

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Really good post on how Cloudflare does their load balancing at the edge:


I wonder if there is anything open source similar to that.

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OpenPGP in Thunderbird 78

"Soon the Thunderbird automatic update system will start to deliver the new Thunderbird 78 to current users.. This blog post is intended to share with you details about our OpenPGP support in Thunderbird 78, and some details Enigmail add-on users should consider when updating. "


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ah yeah, system administration documentation or how I like to call it "~/.bash_history"

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