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Tech/normie content here. Stick with my RojoGato alt for spicier stuff.

Infosec guy, user, fan of , free software, and good old fashioned liberty.

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Tech Alt: @GLFC
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I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are.


So the domain is

the idea is to build an activity pub compatible/aware piece of BBS software. Add some local only posting, some member to member email, a few door games, etc.

But, ultimately, it's an activity pub aware BBS.

We access it over telnet, we have optional actual dialup.

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What's wrong with (modern) computing?

- Computers spy on us all the time
- Computers are insecure, while pretending not to to be.
- Computers enable new modes of rent seeking, further exasperated by shitty patents and worse laws
- Computers/the modern internet encourage behaviors which are bad for our mental health as individuals.
- Computers and the modern internet, in concert with modern capitalism have built a world essentially without public spaces.

You know, all that bullshit.

@atyh looks ok now. I was away for a couple weeks and was just catching up on my favorites :).

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Today we will talk about the danger of phone apps, solutions, and alternatives.
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Hello! I am a scientist and parent looking to chat with folks about the future β€” the scary parts and also the hopeful parts. I'm interested in #permacomputing, the small internet, and doing more with less. I've been writing at and more recently sharing stuff at #introductions

Today's temporary workstation: a TV table in front of a hammock chair on the inlaws' back porch.

On a road trip to visit friends and get handed half a dozen laptops belonging to the family's deceased patriarch. They want to preserve all the data because he was notoriously disorganized and some critical item could be on a machine that's ten years old.

I took the best one (a five year old ideapad with 12GB RAM and a 1TB spinner) and started using disk2vhd to create images from each of them and creating hyper-v machines of each. The usable machines can be reused, the sketchy ones wiped and sold/recycled.

Of course we're only here for a couple days so it's a late night... Tomorrow ought to be fun.


I have an old fridge. Runs great.

Got myself a treadle machine.

Picking up an old Kenmore on Monday.

I need an old stove without computerized ignition.

Would like to find an old washer/dryer.

And shopping for an old beater car.

Want to be in pretty good shape, should things fall apart.

EVERYTHING in our lives is computerized.

Seems -- ultimately, and in the wrong hands -- a vicious plot.

@HunDriverWidow @icare4america @Bleukitty @cully45 @KarePatriot @oystergirl @Andre

Looking for 2022 recommendations for an ebook consumption device. Preferably something easy on the eyes (likely e-ink), and compatible with epub, pdf, plain text, and html. Zim would be nice. Network access isn't critical, but a nice to have for syncing a library. A 10-inch screen seems like it would be about right. Thanks!

Cracking open one of my favorite of 's juveniles, "Have Space Suit - Will Travel". I miss the hope of the space age.

Those of you hosting or for a small number of users on a VPS, what kind of resources are you using? I'm assuming 2 core / 4gb / 40gb is probably plenty?

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Starnix is a community effort lead by FOSS enthusiasts for the purpose of establishing ActivityPub Software and promoting Fediverse usage. The primary topics for this Mastodon instance include but are not limited to software technology, including FOSS, Unix and Unix-like operating systems, and gaming.