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KeePassXC for beginners – setup and basic usage:

infosec-handbook.eu/blog/keepa

In this tutorial for beginners, we set up and show a typical use case of KeePassXC, an open-source password manager.

#KeePassXC #PasswordManagement #Passwords #InfoSec #Security #cybersecurity

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Really interesting example of a privacy issue highlighted on r/privacy yesterday:

> visited a roommate's place and was bombarded with ads about engagement rings when I used his wifi. I asked him if he was going to propose to his girlfriend and he was shocked I found out. Helped him install PiHole/network wide ad blocking before she found out.

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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"How do I get started contributing to open source? What are some good entry-level tasks to work on?"

These are questions I am often asked, so here's the answer for everyone to read:

Scratch your own itches. Find bugs that are causing you problems, conspicuously missing features you would find useful, and implement them - in literally any free/open-source software you're using. Don't worry about not being familiar with the codebase or programming language or whatever, just solve one problem at a time.

Try this: next time you go to report a bug, report it, and immediately start working on a patch which fixes the problem.

Scratching your own itches is the best source of motivation and maximizes your productivity.

Often that means not contributing to my projects at all, if you're asking how to get started with a specific project. Maybe you like it because it's flawless 😉 (hah!), in which case it wouldn't need your help anyway. Go fix something which is bugging you in another project. Spread the contributor wealth around and eventually it'll come back to my projects, too.

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You can find a recording of my talk on Small Web at Creative Mornings Istanbul today at small-tech.org/events

(The audio is rather hot and there’s an audio mismatch which I’d thought I’d handled in my tests this week – I’m running off a laptop at the moment and it’s having trouble keeping up – but hey, this was the first time doing anything with this new setup so I will tweak as I go.) :)

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So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮

There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.

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Questions to ask when evaluating an online service 

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RT @MarkoSaric@twitter.com

New post: How to pay your rent with your open source project

Including @Ghost@twitter.com, @discourse@twitter.com, @matrixdotorg@twitter.com, @gitlab@twitter.com and other great, sustainable open source products.

plausible.io/blog/open-source-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MarkoSaric/status/

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I appreciated this video because he is articulate, insightful, and talks about how to improve the world in a more subtle way than you may have heard before.

youtube.com/watch?v=o-_WXXVye3

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Need to send encrypted emails? #Nextcloud mail uses browser add-in Mailvelope for this, and the latest Mail release improves the integration of this add-in.
blog.wuc.me/2020/05/18/nextclo

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Modest suggestion: next time you plan on buying some luxury item (starbucks, a video game, a dinner out, etc), consider donating that amount to an open source project that you love. Not every time - you can have that frappachino tomorrow - but just this time, let's give back to FOSS.

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From HN comments: "Gemini sites load so fast, it's a little crazy". Not at all, what's crazy is that we've come to accept as normal that downloading O(1000) words of text that we actually care about reading takes long enough to notice and sometimes might make your laptop fan spin up a little - in 2020!

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