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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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As a "bitcoiner", obviously the federation model of mastodon / fediverse is nowhere near as secure and private as a truly uncensorable model like bitcoin, however it's the needed step from completely centralized services like twitter, that when users can make the UI jump and understanding, upgrades and further improvements will be much easier. We should all encourage friends, followers, to understand and shift away from the centralized model, as that path leads towards loss of freedoms.

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True story:

Got tired of delivery issues with my mail server so engaged Amazon SES to use as outgoing SMTP. Amazon support assumes commercial use of their service so you have to open a support ticket to allow your account to send emails out of the sandbox. The bot (or dense human) that answers support tickets insists on me sending a sample of the emails I intend to send even though I've explained multiple times it is for personal use.

So I eventually give up and send this as an example:

"Hi Mom, see you at 6 for dinner. Love you, Jon"

And lo and behold, I wake up this morning to an approved sending account.

Sometimes you just gotta check the box even if it makes no sense.

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How I hijacked the top-level domain of a sovereign state

He registered an expired domain used by the .cd ccTLD. Great report.

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I’m curious, anyone know if Jack and his team are working with anyone involved with the project and federated initiatives?


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It reminded me of that Oscar the Grouch thing @dcid posted somewhere once a million years ago.

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For those new to the platform, even old ones, you can also search for people across all the public networks here ...

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If you're curious what 10 years of working remotely with one person is like, just come hang out with @dcid and I and enjoy the shit show... be forewarned, you might leave wondering how we get anything done.. we spent 3/4 of the day talking past each other..

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Found out that migrating from one user to another is not as simple as I would have expected, but still very doable. Wrote it up to share the process I used:

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We made it to 10k with @plausible! Took 15 days to go from 9 to 10k 🤯

All this with a privacy-first, open-source product and ethical marketing #itcanbedone

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In today's Death By Tech: Google's penchant for killing services and products is causing innovators to pass on new Google stuff.

Also, there is a Canadian COVID vaccine after all, and we've finally arrived at the end of the disposable economy.

Subscribe so you don't have to wander around the internet looking for my stuff!


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I can't believe I just read and agreed with a mainstream journalist. I sometimes feel like I lost my parents to tv.
I genuinely believe the Fediverse can improve things, but that would meen someone losing money and power.

If you sell culture war all day, don’t be surprised by the real-world consequences:

He has a good point. And it applies to more than just the US, but most of the media across the world.

Finally decided to try out @signalapp and get rid of Whatsapp.

Signal seems to be growing well with 10M+ downloads on the Google App Store.

However, a long ways to go to reach WhatsApp with 5B downloads.

If you have a young child, remember to check what he is doing online and harden his personal (and school supplied) devices.

Sad story that could be prevented:

If you are looking for a solution, check

"Amazon owns more than $2B worth of IPV4 addresses"

Not sure about the $2B value, but what I found interesting about this article is that based on his numbers, Amazon owns ~3% of all the IPv4 addresses available - and growing.

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Bert Hubert (founder of PowerDNS) is retiring from DNS.

We use PowerDNS extensively on CleanBrowsing, so we are very grateful for his work.

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