@jkb But you're still billing the whole day FTW 💸
Actual historical Nazis
Turns out @sanjayuvacha - a high profile Indian anti-Nazi lawyer - got his account suspended by Twitter for using this iconic 1936 photo of August Landmesser refusing to Hitlergruß as his profile background.
Random things you learn by having blog posts that rank highly in Google for specific queries: Over the weekend "Identity verification on Mastodon" was a popular search in India.
📝 New blog post: Notes from #ORGConScot19
📝 New blog post: Notes from #A11yScotland
@verbalshadow It's a deprecated feature so it wasn't originally dead wood.
@switchingsocial @Stem There's also a good rant about how it's overused a lot and you might not need it here: https://kevv.net/you-probably-dont-need-recaptcha/
(In the off-chance you haven't already seen and considered it. Sorry if this is like the third time or something.)
@verbalshadow 😁 It's had logging on it for a month and the entry points were masked with a redirect on the webserver layer for two weeks: it was a dead parrot.
Confidential mode? Hrm.
"Much like how Google Chrome's Incognito mode doesn't totally prevent third-parties from seeing the websites you visit, Confidential mode doesn't keep the content of your emails from Google itself." https://www.mic.com/p/gmails-confidential-mode-isnt-as-private-as-it-seems-according-to-experts-18136277
Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
Stuck between the past and the future.
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