antisemitism, fediverse, mh 

Seeing the rise in antisemitic speech on the Fediverse, and needing to block multiple accounts a day, I am taking a one week holiday from the Fediverse.

If you need to contact me, you probably have my email. If not, DM me and I'll get an email about it and let you know how.

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RT @offlinemark@twitter.com

Here's my favorite git feature that no one knows about:

You can reference commits using the commit message instead of the hash. The ":/" syntax accepts a regex that matches any part of the commit message, returning the youngest matching commit.

git-scm.com/docs/revisions/2.2

🐦🔗: twitter.com/offlinemark/status

deltachat, rant 

@delta

This would feel a lot more like the Signal workflow- wouldn't require users find a hidden setting, be more secure, and also faster to set up.

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deltachat, rant 

@delta

How about if Deltachat looks first for the presence of the IMAP folder. Then if it sees it, it says "I see you already have Delta Chat. Would you like to set up using your existing device?"

and then if they say yes, a message is sent from the new device to the old one asking for a code, where a user can then be prompted "Do you want to set up a new device".

Finally, let the key, or at least the decryption key, be transmitted optionally as a QR code vs typing it in.

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deltachat, rant 

2nd day using @delta . This time from my phone.

It's great that I can use it from multiple devices, but the setup process was genuinely odd.

By default, it just overrode the keys and like @ArneBab said, no one was warned.

To set things up, I needed to know to "Settings->Advanced->Send Autocrypt Message""

If you're not a crypto person, how would you know that?

Allow me to present an alternative workflow.

canpol, net neutrality 

If CC-10 worries you, this change to the relationship of ISP to censorship should be of much greater concerns to anyone living in Canada:

openmedia.org/article/item/bey

2. With a mutable CAS, you can store your key there. This is why Datashards is important.

But imagine if you *really* wanted the Web of Trust. You could build such a thing pretty straightforwardly in two ways.

First, if you could "fork" your CAS, someone could sign your key and then make a "pull request" (using git terminology).

Another way would be Spritely/OCAP in that you could make a "Sign My Key" authority that only allows you to sign a key.

Both would give you WoT if that's important.

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One thing that occurs to me playing with email encryption is is that PGP key servers are really not designed to federate,

Michah Lee's writeup on this issue is illuminating:

code.firstlook.media/the-death

I see two practical solutions:

1. AutoCrypt/p3p are "Good Enough" for most situations and we just accept it.

This isn't as crazy as it sounds. In fact I think this would be the best way forward. The other approach would be more complex but doable.

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Trying @delta Very cool far, but a few oddities:

1. There's no way to export by public key without also exporting my private key.

There are good reason to make it easy to see your public key, and it's in the Autocrypt headers anyway, so make it easy to get to!

2. The read reciepts and other metadata messages are unecrypted. Not sure why this is. They're possibly sensitive metadata

3. Read receipts are stored on the server? Not sure why they're needed once used.

Is anyone using Delta chat? If so, can you send me a message at emacsen-chat@emacsen.net ?

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Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost

See standardebooks.org/

#technology #opensource #ebooks #reading #nodrm

Everyone is excited about Open Movement, but I'm holding out for Free Mövenpick.

openmovement.org/

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hijab ban 

I'm not seeing a lot of people talk about this so I'm not sure if you even know?

1. France is making the hijab illegal for everyone under 18 (in public. In other words, they're making it illegal for underage hijabis to fucking *go outside*). Hijabis also won't be allowed to accompany their children on school trips

2. Germany is making it illegal for hijabis to work in public office, like as a teacher

#islamophobia #misogyny

Seeing the news that someone has ported Haiku to Risc, I remembered Haiku can run on arm supposedly:

haiku-os.org/guides/building/c

I wonder if that means the MNT Reform could run Haiku?

Forget Amiga, the dream of the 90s is BeOS. ;)

@mntmn

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Hey Canada!

Our federal government is considering introducing mass website blocking, suspending our personal Internet, or permanently disconnecting our Internet - all because of a copyright infringement problem we don’t really have!

To learn more about what’s going on, and give your feedback telling them to say NO to these overreaching proposals, visit OpenMedia here: openmedia.org/NoSiteBlocking-e

Looking at encrypted email providers, does Tutonia federate?

It appears not to speak SMTP and instead uses its own protocol, and it's server is not Free/Open Source, but is there a specification anywhere for federating with it?

war 

Wife didn't explicitly mention the bus or cafe bombings, but they're storied that even hearing second hand, are burned into my mind.

Wife has the news on so she can hear what's going on. For me it's too much and is overwhelming.

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war 

Most of my wife's family are in shelters in Israel, being woken up at 3am being told to go emergency shelters, then told not to.

Seeing the rockets fired from Gaza into Tel Aviv is giving my wife flashbacks of the Gulf War and being bombed when she was a kid, as well as her bus being bombed, and being next door to a cafe that was bombed.

This is very scary stuff.

500 characters isn't sufficient to discuss my views on the politics of it, but I just want peace and freedom for everyone.

@mntmn I know it's largely out of your control, but I'm curious when my order will ship...

It's great you're making new ones, but what about us existing orders? :)

One last plug on this Litter Robot.

With the reduction in litter usage, I estimate that the Litter Robot will pay for itself in less than two years.

Here's the math:

25% reduction litter is about $17 CAD a month, ~$17 * 41 = ~$700.

Subtract some electricity, and subtract the litter bags, and generously the thing has paid for itself in two years.

You will need to do a cleaning every 6-12 months, but that's far less work than one litter scooping

And you still don't need to scoop cat poop. :)

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