scottish witch trial records
it really was surreal to peruse scottish witch trial records and find inquisitors dutifully notating how they coerced confessions, how they interpreted healers and political agitators and neuroatypical folx alike as satanists in order to have everyone they knew captured and killed. we downplay it today, somehow, but the witch trials were a pan-european political genocide without which the modern nation-state and all its crimes, perhaps even whiteness itself, would not be possible.
I finally get to talk about what I’ve been helping build since I started at Betterment! Introducing Betterment Everyday: https://www.betterment.com/checking-savings/
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
MIMS 2010. Living in Western Mass. now and working as a PM.
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