The WhatsApp backdoor is now public and official. I have said this many times: there is no future for privacy or security tools that are centralized or proprietary. If you can't decentralize it some government will strongarm you for access. https://t.co/2jL68LfSOz
Honestly, I am uncomfortable with using Amazon in my work life Amazon provides almost no support, is more expensive than similar providers, doesn't handle communication well, abuses workers, and is trying to destroy the planet
It's almost like job hunting is designed for both sides to not get what they want
Thinking on how job hunting is sales. And if you’re top notch with sales skills you can sell even the shittiest stuff. Not to say one should do that, but if that’s true surely you can amp up your sales skills enough to sell your resume/services, even if you’re struggling now.
me: “please create a user with uid 7365” Ubuntu: “user created with uid 121” me: “delete user with uid 121” Ubuntu: “no user with uid 121” me: “delete user with uid 7365” Ubuntu: “no user with uid 7365” me: “uid for user ‘arrigo’?” Ubuntu: “uid is 131”
The problem with Mastodon is that even if I end up filtering all Mastodon hosts out of my federation, their posts can still get through and people will police their badly implemented community guidelines at me and it will still make the federation worse to use
You shouldn't have to... our shit should get fixed. a lot of us run modified masto anyway... there's got to be ways to patch to be better neighbors, I don't know what yet. But the people still using masto under duress are creative.
Hell, we couldn't even have local-only posts so now there's a magical emoji on the glitch-soc fork. All our local posts have 👁️ at the end. That's how it works. Magic emoji.
(and more problems arise because a lot of us run the shit and simply don't know ... it's pretty common knowledge that our topic fields are bullshit and not everyone grabs our emoji and that it's really only pleroma we can play well with, but I had no idea our privacy settings weren't being communicated properly. That's... uh, that's foundational sysadmin stuff. Every mastoadmin should want that fixed).
We used to have a plugin that stored all the custom emojis for each remote Mastodon account but it got rendered obsolete when the emojis started being shipped with posts, but apparently it needs to come back for display names and possibly CW titles.
in fairness 3.0 adds "stealth" blocks as an option. the things Mastodon wants to do with blocks can be done but the way to do them securely requires an actual security model that has thought put into it.
I feel like you're confusing multiple entities in "Mastodon". The person who yelled at you isn't the one who made the software, so I don't think it's fair to say "mastodon built something that didn't work and tried to normalize public pressure to paper over bad technical work". The users are rightfully yelling over something they have no control over, and I'm not sure the people who are making the software are doing anything specific to encourage the yelling.
It isn't just Mastodon, it's all the platforms that ended up representing a specific protocol, and as a result they don't need to be aware of other platforms using the same protocol. It it the case for Mastodon of course, but also Diaspora, Hubzilla and GNU/Social before.
Friendica is hyper-aware of other platforms because it is its raison d'être, maximum interoperability, but it is an outsider.
But Shæ has learned to flip over, but not well, so has picked up the habit of rolling on his side, then onto his stomache, then crying to get me to put him on his back, so I am barely sleeping and kinda touchy
I guess it was a public post that wasn't listed. This is a specialty that Mastodon invented. These posts are marked as public posts, they behave like public posts and are visible like public posts - but they aren't displayed on the public timeline.
If there would be some rules that you don't apply to (I don't know such but hey, different story) wouldn't it be those strictly following the rules who have to defederate from those who don't follow the rules and not the other way around?
This is the worst follow up I've ever gotten from a job application:
Apologies for the delay, I wanted to reach out to you. Our head of Infrastructure and our CTO are meeting to talk about your expertise and experience. We will be reaching out very soon about next steps.
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Quote from @provisionalidea "...getting actors to pretend to steal and using that to train your data is the equivalent of training an image recognition on cartoon villains to identify bad guys." 🤣 pic.twitter.com/hvDpTMw2IC