A quick #intro:
~ I’m a #geek, #Christian, #husband, #father
~ I love #gadgets & #tech
~ I’m concerned about individual #privacy & #security
~ I’m interested in #minimalism & #minimalist lifestyle
~ I enjoy the #outdoors & #hiking & love visiting #nationalparks
~ Fav TV show is #StarTrek #TNG & also love #DS9, #Voyager, & #Enterprise. No interest in #Discovery, excited for the new #Picard series
~ I love #retro things, especially from the #80s & #90s
~ In #politics, I err on the side of #liberty
I'm not a dev but an app I definitely want is a good GPS navigation app!
Most of my family and friends are still on #Facebook and #Instagram, so I still post there. But I occasionally invite them to join me on #LibremOne. I prefer #patience and gentle #persuasion over shouting and guilting. If we want people to join the #fediverse we can’t behave like holier-than-thou jerks with a chip on our shoulder if we want to convince people there is a better way.
Hong Kong protesters warn of Telegram issue that can disclose their identities
"Hong Kong software engineers ... say the discovered issue can allow a threat actor, such as Chinese law enforcement or intelligence services, to obtain the phone numbers users utilized to register a Telegram account, which authorities can then track down to protesters' real-world identities."
Lenovo High-Severity Bug Found in Pre-Installed Software
"Another flaw has been found in Lenovo’s decommissioned Lenovo Solution Centre software, preinstalled on millions of older-model PCs made by the world’s leading computer maker. The vulnerability is a privilege escalation flaw that can be used to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system, giving an adversary Administrator or SYSTEM-level privileges."
I know some may be shocked by this #announcement, but I felt I needed to be true to myself and share what’s in my heart:
For the first time in my life, I love #salad.
Maybe it’s like Winston at the end of Orwell’s book 1984 when he realizes he loves Big Brother (it doesn’t count as a spoiler alert - the book has been around for 70 years). But I don’t care. I have finally found salads I will actually eat - and not just eat, but enjoy!
I feel like this is a major turning point in my life.
I do currently subscribe to #AppleMusic, and my family is enjoying our shared subscription, but I am often frustrated when it doesn’t have the music I want, or when music that I have added to my library suddenly becomes “unavailable” due to arbitrary #licensing deals.
It’s time to take back control of my digital media.
This is a #tune called "For the Dancing and the Dreaming". It's from the animated movie "How to Train Your Dragon 2". The instant I heard it, I knew I wanted to play it. In this video, I'm playing it on the beautiful C whistle my wife gave me for Christmas made by Nick Metcalf.
Amazon is selling (and profiting from) counterfeit ebooks.
Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite
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Apple locked me out of its walled garden. It was a nightmare
"All in all, I was locked out of my account for roughly two months. Had I not taken advantage of my internal Apple contacts, I may not have gotten my account back. ... The company I had given so much money to over the years could revoke my access to everything with just the press of a button."
Deleting your Siri voice recordings from Apple’s servers is confusing — here’s how: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20734681/apple-siri-privacy-settings-how-to-delete-voice-servers
“What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone” has apparently become “What happens on Siri stays on Apple’s servers, potentially forever.”