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A most interesting take on the "8 character" password approach to security. :birdsite:

Quote from picture:

"During a recent password audit at the Bank of Ireland in Strabane it was found that a customer was using the following password: MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofyDublin. When the customer was asked why he had such a long password; he replied, "Bajezus! Are yez feckin' stupid? Shore oi was told me password had to contain at least 8 characters and include one capital!"

@Little__Ham well then

- vaultwarden (bitwarden compatible server written in rust)
- prosody or ejabberd for xmpp (email like distributed instant messaging), and for the super easy setup snikket
- syncthing ( decentralized peer to peer file sync)
- email ( but might need a bigger or dedicatd VPS for the easiest deployment as its docker, mailu, or one that wants the whole machine to itself - mail in a box)
- gitea ( selfhosted code repositories )
- gonic (airsonic api compatible music streaming server)
- photoprism or lychee (photo sharing like Google photos)
- powerdns ( run your own authoritative DNS server, or resolver)
- adguard home (pi hole but a bit better)
- calibre web (web based version or calibre, the desktop ebook management software. I use synching to sync my local database and books to my server so I have it on the web as well)
- authelia (authentication layer to put in front of services you want extra security, supports 2fa. Good for your media library etc)

What kind of things are you into? I might be able to suggest more interesting things.

Like federated blogging with writefreely.

Or your own invoice and payment management suite with invoice ninja.


216 bytes??!!??

And, yes, do read Charles Stross. Saturn's Children and Neptune's Brood, as well as the entire Laundry series, are amazing.

You can also download Accelerando for free on the Internet, if I remember correctly:

@sng @mwlucas

a brief history:

3 guys create dotCloud during Y Combinator Summer batch 2010
rename to "Docker" and debut at PyCon 2013, released as open source
2014: Windows Server, IBM Cloud, and AWS announce collaborations, raise $15M Series B from Greylock Partners, IVP, Benchmark, Trinity
Federal agencies and In-Q-Tel (CIA) invest and/or maintain contracts since 2016
in 2019, secured $35 million in new financing to restructure
4 months ago, Docker Raises $23MM series B
and finally, today: after granting it admin rights upon initial installation, Docker started asking for $5/mo from me to not install software every day

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I'm really enjoying a podcast that tells the story of a lot of the software I use or have used, like SQLite and CVS (remember that one?).

@downey could we update the :fedora: logo on this instance? See eg @Conan_Kudo for the new logo


Capitalists: "it's obviously impossible to provide a decent standard of living to everyone on the planet, there's not enough resources for that"

Also capitalists: "let's destroy unsold goods by the hundred thousands each week, there's not enough room in our warehouses for all that stuff"

In case anyone is wondering, some of the use cases are having the packages I maintain in and SIG consistently available


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Dear Fediverse,

I have this use case of wanting to check out the same Git repos across multiple machines, but not wanting to lock in which branch and revision I'm on.

So git submodule doesn't seem like a good fit.

Short of just using or or somesuch, is there a lightweight way of doing this?


Steve Wozniak (as opposed to the late Steve Jobs) supports a Right to Repair: (YouTube via Invidious)

It's becoming more and more apparent to me that working inside AWS, Google, Facebook, or Microsoft is a completely different career path than most of the industry outside these companies. The table-stakes kind of skills I was interviewing for at Facebook and Google, which used to be widespread across the industry, seem to be nearly nonexistent among the candidates I interview for my current company.

If the pharma companies are right and poor countries truly *don't* have the capacity to build vaccine factories, then the WTO is a failure.

The whole point was to build capacity.

If it's not there, then all the rents the poor world paid all century were a lethally squandered opportunity - they should have followed in the footsteps of America and the Netherlands and ignored the rent demanded by wealthy lands.


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Some big news to round off the trifecta of our IRC gateways: our matrix bridge is now available! You can connect to where #foo is the channel.

A big thanks to @matrix for their support - we know a lot of our communities view Matrix access as a big deal!

Hey, USA, how long does the world have to wait until you start exporting #vaccine the way the EU is already doing since months? #JustCurious


A singular desire drove the knight to the dragon's lair - no simple cave dwelling beast was the one known as Tyrsyn the Star-Devourer, instead he resided in a great tower of onyx and fire.

To the knight's surprise, Tyrsyn threw his gates open with flourish and no hesitation.

"Foolish knight," the dragon sighed, "Your journey is wasted, I have no interest in princesses thus keep none. Here's some gold for your trouble; run along home."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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