“When we choose to store our data online, we're often ceding our claim to it. Companies can decide what type of data they will hold for us, and can willfully delete any data they object to. Unless we've kept a separate copy on our own machines or drives, this data will be lost to us forever. If any of our data is found to be particulalry objectionable or otherwise in violation of the terms of service, the companies can unilaterally delete our accounts, deny us our own data, and yet retain a copy for their own records, which they can then turn over to the authorities without our knowledge or consent.
Ultimately, the privacy of our data depends on the ownership of our data.
There is no property less protected, and yet no property more private.”
– Edward Snowden, Permanent Record
Announced gmni here:
@neauoire as a general rule we never open anything in a new tab because it's a bad UX; you can always middle click if you want a new tab but you can't tell if a link is going to force one and there's no way to prevent it from happening if it would
If you’re trying to update VSCodium and getting a 429 Too Many Requests error from https://gitlab.com/paulcarroty/vscodium-deb-rpm-repo/raw/repos/debs/dists/vscodium/InRelease, here’s the workaround:
vagrant-libvirt and Bridged Networking
Once I had a way to install virtual machines on my Ubuntu home lab server, my next goal was to be able to directly SSH into them from my laptop. By default, the Vagrant-installed libvirt virtual machines all connect to a virtual subnet. In order to be able to connect from other computers in my home, I needed to set up Bridged Networking. . . .
Trying out ArchLinux using libvirt and Vagrant
I have been curious about the ArchLinux distribution for some time. I have a Ubuntu 20.04 server running in headless mode in my home lab, with KVM + libvirt already set up, so I decided to set up a virtual machine to give Arch a try. . . .
Blog Post: Nest Micropub - First Steps
Now and then I feel like it would be convenient to be able to post quick notes, or to quickly save bookmarks, here on my blog. The obvious IndieWeb solution would be to add Micropub support. Since I have a desire to learn more about the NestJS framework for creating NodeJS servers, it seems like creating a Micropub server using NestJS will be a nice personal project. . . .
New Video Out!
LBRY Link Coming Soon ^ ^
"The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free"
I wrote a short script that downloads YouTube videos from channels I like so I can watch them wherever I want, whenever I want, and with whatever media player I want.
Addendum added : With the default example Gitea configuration, I found that I was still getting Unauthorized errors. I had to watch the network calls to get access to the full error message. The problem was that even though I was authenticated, I was not actually authorized. I had to chose to either enable the allowAllUsers setting, or I needed to add specific users to the whitelist. (Details posted at https://kevin.thecorams.net/posts/2020/07/nginx-oauth-addendum/ )
New blog post after a long hiatus:
Adding OAuth Authentication to an Nginx Website
The code I’m still ashamed of