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Applications secretly running web servers on localhost is such a security antipattern. Basically turns your desktop into just another ioshit zombie.
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own photos installation 

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There's something beautiful about code analysers analysing themselves

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Found a new RSS feed to follow:
Cryptography Dispatches - buttondown.email/cryptography-

First article is interesting. OpenPGP is Broken

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I've done a little update to my homepage: 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.

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

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@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
⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️ 🚨

openwall.com/lists/oss-securit

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

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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.

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I'm really loving the "single column" Mastodon layout. If you haven't tried it out head to Preferences > Appearance and uncheck the 'enable advanced web interface'. :mastodon: ❤️

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It is not a special character, you fucking imperialist, it is my (first) last name.

@elementary do you have a recommended list of laptop hardware for running Juno?

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aerc no longer depends on Python /o/

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What do you use as your daily driver?
(Boosts appreciated)

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A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

tinysubversions.com/notes/read

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