retrocrash

twtxt.net

distributed computing | algorithmic generative art | cypherpunk

User Info


Recent twts from retrocrash
In-reply-to » Great conversation with @ocdtrekkie tonight. Some things we talked about: * Goryon being taken off the Google Play Store * The woes of uppercase ls and Iowercase Ls * De-Googling Android * The Google Glass and how it forced you into the walled garden * iOS and privacy * Privacy legislation and the extent to which people know about the spying * Creepy Amazon stores * The new issue of Lab6 (https://lab6.com/3)

@ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net @mckinley@twtxt.net primarily audio and visual issues. like the instance isp had issues at the time but could have been my link. have since moved can’t say connectivity has improved here.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Great conversation with @ocdtrekkie tonight. Some things we talked about: * Goryon being taken off the Google Play Store * The woes of uppercase ls and Iowercase Ls * De-Googling Android * The Google Glass and how it forced you into the walled garden * iOS and privacy * Privacy legislation and the extent to which people know about the spying * Creepy Amazon stores * The new issue of Lab6 (https://lab6.com/3)

@mckinley@twtxt.net are you still using peercalls? the last couple of times i used it the experience was flaky. the last call you and i had along with @prologic@twtxt.net was tough to get through due to connectivity issues and what not. curious to know if you did jitsi last night

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Unbelievable Media 170,000,000 women vs 6 Judges

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net moving here i never thought i would see something like this happen. i appreciate the ability to carry weapons as it’s a dangerous world and a dangerous country to which i feel people should be able to arm themselves to defend their home and family.

what i never expected in a country that claims such freedom is that a government would come down and tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies.

this indeed is a sad state of affairs, and i don’t see things ever getting better in this country. one could consider moving, but the ripple effect from their decisions do have global impact.

i’ve always dreamed of a better world. it appears i need to keep dreaming.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Reaching 700M Active Users, Telegram Announces 'Premium' Tier "Telegram became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users," they announced this weekend. "This growth is solely from personal recommendations — Telegram has never paid to advertise its apps."

@ullarah@txt.quisquiliae.com well played

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Reaching 700M Active Users, Telegram Announces 'Premium' Tier "Telegram became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users," they announced this weekend. "This growth is solely from personal recommendations — Telegram has never paid to advertise its apps."

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net @prologic@twtxt.net to be fair you use signal. will you leave it? legit curious.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Q: if most ransomware attacks originate from Email phishing or SMS smishing scams, why then do we continue to use such insecure and unverifiable forms of communication?! 🤔

@prologic if it’s too expensive to change companies won’t do it. looking at bancs

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » PSA: If you happen to have bottles like these, don’t throw them away. When they’re empty, you can (often) clean them and fill ’em up with water instead. Now you can spray your face or your arms with a very fine fog of water. Works wonders when it’s hot, it’s basically artificial sweat. Instant cooling! 🥵

@movq@www.uninformativ.de good idea. also 3-4l of h2o. add .25gm of salt/litre

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Anyone have any no/low cost cloud providers I can run my Yarn instance on? Thinking it may be a good idea to host it in the cloud rather than on my own hardware, and yes, I would prefer a provider with a good privacy policy.

@screem no worries. i’ve enough unique systems to know your concerns.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Anyone have any no/low cost cloud providers I can run my Yarn instance on? Thinking it may be a good idea to host it in the cloud rather than on my own hardware, and yes, I would prefer a provider with a good privacy policy.

@prologic @screem now that i think of it throw it on oracle/was/gcp free tier.

there’s no such thing as privacy with any provider that controls the traffic path and the metal in the dc.

didn’t we get it running on-prem last month? or am i inhaling petrol and suffering memory lapse?

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Anyone have any no/low cost cloud providers I can run my Yarn instance on? Thinking it may be a good idea to host it in the cloud rather than on my own hardware, and yes, I would prefer a provider with a good privacy policy.

@prologic

you won’t allow me to forget.

by the by. when are we dropping yarn on linode?

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Also... I fucking hate Kubernetes 🤦‍♂️ 🤬 Kubernetes sucks ass 😂

@prologic grab a drink and a peercall and we’ll discuss.

i took a look at box and think it’s a good path forward. it’s like a docker-lite from what i gather. this is an area of research for me, so if you’d like to collaborate, i’m interested.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Also... I fucking hate Kubernetes 🤦‍♂️ 🤬 Kubernetes sucks ass 😂

@prologic here’s my take on kubernetes.

it’s simple in principle and architecture. but the infinite abstractions and constant tool-shifting makes it a schizophrenic erector set for angry adults.

next time we session let me show you a couple of ideas on how to make it simple and keep it that way.

and yes, i still rock swarm as the main dc.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Anyone have any no/low cost cloud providers I can run my Yarn instance on? Thinking it may be a good idea to host it in the cloud rather than on my own hardware, and yes, I would prefer a provider with a good privacy policy.

@prologic @screem

  • racknerd
  • frantech
  • netcup
  • hetzner

all inexpensive. i have a couple of prepaid vps im not using you can have one.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Q: Are passphrases really more secure than cryptographically random passwords? 🤔

@xuu@txt.sour.is of course, mfa goes without saying. passphrase+mfa wins every time. i was delving more into the cryptography and mathematics behind it coming from a lot of research in this area. but point well received.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Q: Are passphrases really more secure than cryptographically random passwords? 🤔

@eaplmx indeed and thank you for unpacking further. your use of mnemonics is a good substitute for complex long passwords (still better than dog1234).

and if you have issues with typing, some form of password manager is helpful. unless of course it’s your luks partition or something else then you should burn this into the cortex.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » Farside: "A smart redirecting gateway for various frontend services" like Nitter and Scribe. https://github.com/benbusby/farside

@prologic tls-intercept would be considered bad if you were doing it to someone else. feel free to break your own proxies.

in the interim, have a look at how dnsmasq. it can be used to rewrite hostnames at the os-layer or you can package in container for further network-wide shenanigans.

⤋ Read More
In-reply-to » @movq Ich mag deine Webseite. Sehr strukturiert und einfach gehalten. Fuer das ganze gopher Zeug habe ich https://gopher.floodgap.com/gopher/gw? genommen. Muss aber auch ehrlich zugeben, dass ich echt verwoehnt bin von dem "Mach mal alles im Browser". Dabei finde ich Terminal Sachen gar nicht so schlecht. Aber wie so haeufig, gibt es viele Dinge die man machen will und einfach viel zu wenig Zeit sie alle umzusetzen.

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net manchmal ist es schwierig, zwischen dem web und einem terminal zu wechseln. wenn sie sich jemals dafür entscheiden, wird es hilfreich sein, einen guten workflow zu finden.

⤋ Read More