I'm looking for a fairly rugged, dependable laptop running under #linux with decent hardware support.
My instinct is to go with a ThinkPad. Anyone think I'm wrong about that?
If not, which ThinkPad?
In my quest to build an #ActivityPub based simple, no-frills bulletin board / forum system, I've gone ahead and pushed up my work-in-progress #golang ActivityPub single server framework: apcore. It has no README (yet) and still has a lot left TODO.
I hope to use it in the future to launch multiple small ActivityPub applications leveraging common serving, storing, and moderation features. But new #ActivityStreams vocabulary can be readily innovated upon.
Alpine Linux has completed their migration to SourceHut for their mailing lists 🎉
They're running their own instance here:
I'm actively recruiting volunteer devs for a native Signal / Signal-like client in Gtk, in the hopes that we can bring it to the @Purism Librem 5 phone. Please contact email@example.com if interested.
PGP/GPG: FA9D 40F1 5FE1 D8AB 8312 4AAA 77E3 1447 CD1F C3F6
'Backdoor found in Ruby library for checking for strong passwords'
Found a new RSS feed to follow:
Cryptography Dispatches - https://buttondown.email/cryptography-dispatches
First article is interesting. OpenPGP is Broken
ar.al is now running on a new server
I've done a little update to my homepage: https://emsenn.net/
Still have a lot of trinkets from my old hugo stuff to bring in but, it's a bit more informative and complete than it was.
Absence of certain features in IRC considered a feature
@ignaloidas this will disable TCP SACK, an optional feature without which lossy connections may suffer reduced throughput
Without disabling this, your server can be remotely kernel paniced
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Urgent Linux advisory
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Urgently run the following:
echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_sack
On all Linux hosts to work around the issue and then start patching your kernels
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
MIMS 2010. Living in Western Mass. now and working as a PM.
A Mastodon server for the UC Berkeley I School students and alumni (unaffiliated with UC Berkeley or the I School administration)