The day I accidentally built a nudity/porn platform
@dentangle Yes there is the issue of setting up stuff like DKIM and SPF records. The other part is the day-to-day maintenance that you have to put into it. For example not too long ago I upgraded my servers and botched the TLS config for IMAP, figuring out what was wrong and how to fix was a couple-hour-long take and technically my IMAP service was down for a day. Thankfully I am the user and could handle it, but if SMTP was down for a day it would have been an issue.
@dentangle Running your own email server is _hard_ and risky. Playing with some service for fun is because if the service is down or you loose all your data it's not a big deal, but if your email server is down or you loose all your emails you have a big problem.
Critics of Big Tech are often told, “If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.”
Last year, @kashhill tried — really tried — to do just that. It wasn't possible.
William English, Computer Mouse Co-Creator, Has Passed https://hackaday.com/2020/08/03/william-english-computer-mouse-co-creator-has-passed/
Why are we arresting a 17-year old kid for this instead of arresting Twitters CSO, CIO and CEO for smaking this so easy?
Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of Arabs
(submitted by rbecker)
The code I’m still ashamed of (2016)
(submitted by zdw)
Local TV set to air discredited 'Plandemic' researcher's conspiracy theory
(submitted by justin66)
Unmasking China's Invisible Fleet
(submitted by marvinpinto)
Trump commutes jail sentence of Roger Stone
**UN's Michelle Bachelet says Israel's annexation plans 'illegal'**
"UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that 'shock waves of annexation will last for decades'."
Don't forget to update your settings to automatically delete your Google activity every 3 months.
@avetozar gandi.net and digital ocean. AWS S3 and Lambda if I can get away with it sometimes too.
Slate Star Codex must remain anonymous - UnHerd - Just one example of why we need anonymity
"There is an obvious difference between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who founded our union, and, say, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson, who tried to destroy it. The fact that Washington, Jefferson and other early presidents owned slaves should temper our admiration for them but not erase it entirely. They gave us a nation grotesquely disfigured by slavery, but they also gave us the constitutional tools... with which to heal that original, near-fatal flaw."
Syrian-American Programmer, Linux lover and Open Source enthusiast.
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