The [NULL] numberplate from Hell [CA] “The idea was I’d get VOID for my wife’s car, so our driveway would be NULL and VOID,” Tartaro says." [via Wired Mag.] 

The #NULL #numberplate from Hell [CA]

"In late 2016, Tartaro decided to get a vanity license plate. A security researcher by trade, he ticked down possibilities that related to his work: SEGFAULT, maybe, or something to do with vulnerabilities. Sifting through his options, he started typing “null pointer,” but caught himself after the first word: NULL. #Funny. “The idea was I’d get #VOID for my wife’s car, so our driveway would be NULL and VOID,” Tartaro says."


"That first year as a NULL driver was uneventful. But when it came time to renew in 2017, the DMV website no longer accepted NULL as an option. “It broke the website,” Tartaro says. Specifically, the site told him that the license plate and vehicle identification number he had entered, known as the VIN, were invalid. But Tartaro was still able to use a reference number to renew. He didn’t think much more of it.

He also didn’t think much of the ticket he got in early 2018, for not having the appropriate registration sticker on his license plate. Tartaro suspects someone scraped it off to use on their own car. He thought about fighting it, but the fine was only $35, so he decided to just pay it and move on with his life.

Then came the citations. Dozens of them, deposited in bulk to his mailbox. Parking violations, stand-stop violations, fines of $37, $60, $74, $80, from Fresno to Rancho Cucamonga. “I’ve never been to Fresno,” Tartaro says of the California city. Nor had Tartaro gone on a statewide, parking-related crime spree. Instead, by paying that $35 ticket, it appears that a database somewhere now associated NULL with his personal information. Which means that any time a traffic cop forgot to fill in the license plate number on a citation, the fine automatically got sent to Joseph Tartaro."

Kaidan 0.6.0 has been released!

Including an offline message queue, advanced message corrections and many stability fixes.

convert scanned-doc-page{1..8}.png scanned-doc.pdf # Using ImageMagick convert, convert a set of scanned images 1-8 back into a PDF file. For instance if you had to print a pdf, fill out a form, sign it, return it as a PDF. Might need to change ImageMagick policy file to work.

India anoints little-known Zoom clone called Vconsol as its home-grown videoconf tool of choice - Great idea but I'd like to have seen open source Jitsi adopted if possible - see #technology #india #opensource

Hello #Pinephone people! What shall I make my next video about? More #anbox (if so, what specifically)? #Messaging apps (which ones)? That new, old #maliit keyboard in @plasmamobile? Something completely different?

Thank you for your suggestions!

this quote just leapt out at me:

"You can run software from 1980 or 2005 on a modern desktop without too much hassle, but anything between there and 2-3 years ago? Black hole of fad frameworks and brittle dependencies."


ssh -vvv remotehost # Because sometimes one -v option isn't enough to figure out why you can't connect, you can increase the debug level in the ssh client to it's max with three v options.

YunoHost is a version of Linux designed to make it as easy as possible to run your own server, either at home or remotely.

You can follow the project here (in English and French):

➡️ @yunohost

They also have a PeerTube channel (mostly in French):

➡️ @yunohost

You can download Yunohost from the official site at

It runs on new PCs, old PCs and Raspberry Pis.

#YunoHost #Linux #SelfHosting #SelfHost #Hosting #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #RaspberryPi #HomeServer #HomeServers # The CLImagic Supplement #013 is out with in depth explanations of the posts made to climagic in the last week of July. You can access it and many more by supporting climagic on Patreon at the $2/month level.

Anyone knows why #peertube @peertube doesn't count correctly number of views?
It makes content creators discouraged for not managing to reach enough people.


Framasoft will be delighted to kmow this.. After they started supporting global search, they mentioned they want to make a website like this. But they'll also make it free software so that others can make such indexing websites too.


A search engine for #peertube

"PeerTube Index is a centralized search engine for PeerTube videos. We run a crawler that visits PeerTube instances to find videos and new instances. All found videos are made searchable by their name. We exclude videos marked as Not Safe For Work (NSFW) for now.

This site is not affiliated to Framasoft, the maintainer of the PeerTube software. "

#peertube #searchengine #index #search

@claudius I saw an issue yesterday where they (Microsoft) said rsync was “out of scope”.


Right, so, just so I’m sure I’ve covered all the bases. Options for getting rsync with ssh running on Windows 10 (not WSL):

- cygwin
- msys2
- A couple of incomplete cross-platform clones in Rust (none support ssh yet)

None of these are great options. There isn’t a statically-linked single binary (or better yet, pure JS option) I’ve missed, is there?

We're moving forward on #PeerTube's roadmap!

New moderation tools, work started on plugins and playlists, and much more news to read here

Support @peertube future v3 on

(illustration CC-by @davidrevoy )

@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @CyberMonkey @Decentralize_today

>#Briar requires face-to-face linking initially

Version 1.2 fixed that:

"This release allows users to add each other securely by exchanging links. Previously users needed to meet in person or ask a mutual contact to introduce them."

"#Briar over #I2P would be absolutely fantastic and we'd welcome and enccourage anyone who wishes to take on that project. Unfortunately I don't have the time or Briar knowlege to do it at the moment, but if someone who does has SAM or I2CP or even i2ptunnel questions I can certainly help answer those."
@eyedeekay on github

@briar, @amoeba requests for a file transfers feature.

My additions: as I understand, Briar stores messages in a hashlinked list structure and doesn't support deletions. This can be the reason against support of big files and images. Maybe to store them as external data (optional files in term of ZeroNet)?
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