The Corporation behind and the Admins of Twitter can see your “Private Messages”
The Corporation behind and the Admins of Facebook can see your “Private Messages.”
The Admins of Mastodon can see your Direct Messages. They aren’t private.
With Mastodon, you can spin up your own instance and be your own Admin.
Ultimately, don’t use any of these tools for actual private messages. Use Signal, Matrix/Riot or another end to end encrypted messaging tool.
I just found out that duckduckgo is doing a crowd funding campaign to provide funding for non profit privacy conscious organizations. I think their doing a donation match of up to 3k.
My favorites on the list are:
- Let's encrypt - provides free ssl certificates to poor saps like me.
We're here! *Kiki waves* Just in time for the 4.0 release later this week, watch this space!
I've read a few of this guy's articles and all the ones I've read have a good element of story telling to them as well as things to consider.
I think the follow up article to this was more useful to consider, but this one is very entertaining ( in a gossippy sort of way ).
What really frustrates me about these recruiters is that there are so, so many junior developers in NYC having a hard time because every time they apply they're told "we're looking for someone a little more senior"
Where do you think senior developers come from? We don't grow on tress – we come from juniors! Someone took a chance on me and it paid off for us both. But companies see it as too big a risk :(
I'd read some complaints of system76 recently. I thought I'd share my experience of having bought a laptop from them (pre-loaded with linux) and how I feel about them as a company.
Also I hope that any and all who read this (as in this particular toot) have an awesome day!😉
Valve has boosted their Linux ranks by hiring another developer to work on open source graphics https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/valve-has-boosted-their-linux-ranks-by-hiring-another-developer-to-work-on-open-source-graphics.11195 #Editorial #Valve
This game, Red Eclipse looks pretty fun, it's an arena shooter a la Quake/Unreal. The thing that caught my eye is that it's released as an #AppImage.
This could be really useful for where you need to be running a specific version of a game in order to join a server. If a server's out of date, you can revert to an older AppImage with minimal fuss. It also allows more distros access to the latest version of the game.
I'm starting to like #AppImages the more I use them.
If I make an open source tool that is simple, easy to use and intuitive, soon I'm getting drowned in bug reports, feature requests and support questions.
If I make an open source tool that is powerful, complex and requires domain knowledge and experience to use, soon I'm receiving pull requests with improvements and bug fixes.
So, once upon a time I impulse ordered a 3d printer with absolutely 0 experience 3d modelling.
What would you (the plural you... you's) recommend for a newb?
details... I am using linux, and I prefer FOSS.
Considering pitching the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) Board on joining @Liberapay
Little concerned about not seeing other large US-based FOSS orgs on there like FSF, EFF, SF Conservancy
We'd need to check into accounting, legal, security, etc. before implementing anything, too
What do you think, Mastodon?