Unfortunately, the account migration feature isn't working for some reason. I have created an alias for it on the new account but it still doesn't work. 😞
Moving to @ProfessorCode.
I just realized how far behind Librem Social is lagging in terms of updates. It's currently using a really old release of Mastodon (v3.1.1).
@purism What's happening? This server hasn't been updated in over two years. 🤯 This may explain certain 'hiccups' I have while using the service.
Right now, I would tell Librem Social users to move to a different server and to not recommend it to others. If you are looking for a server, you can go to https://joinmastodon.org.
For anyone who is interested, please check out my latest PyWeek entry for which the theme was 'The Red Planet'.
I ran into a couple of issues, which I have highlighted there, but I would still appreciate any feedback I can get.
You can also see my previous entry for the last PyWeek.
@sudo Thanks! I don't spot hoverflies a lot, so I try to give them a bit of attention when I see them.
I don't have a mobile phone because I don't enjoy the idea of being contactable when I'm not at my desk or within earshot of my landline. I don't want the intrusion or the distraction of anticipating intrusion when gardening, walking, cycling, etc. I don't enjoy the idea of contributing to demand for battery production or embracing the hardware churn that the mobile industry is anchored around
I read a couple of articles about the dangers of #ChatControl. This article by the Register makes a really strong case by demonstrating the technical, legal and practical shortcomings of such proposals.
Read it and then share it around. If you live in the EU, don't forget to give feedback.
⌛ There's a few more days to tell the EU that you don't want #chatcontrol
📄 Read about why it's a terrible idea: https://cryptpad.fr/code/#/2/code/view/+8pkd4-2AxP4QusFjKtVLQVgMXsfqsKYo0TJ3kjuDrQ/present/
For those #Linux users out there, what's your reason for using it?
I got encouraged to record a reading of the new lore I drafted for my FPS game called Liblast.
So I have redrafted it once more and gave it a shot! If you like light-hearted science-fiction, FOSS and FPS games, you should find this enjoyable :D
The recording as well as the music were made using Ardour, Arch Linux and various open-source aduio plug-ins.
I found this interesting article regarding the password vs. passphrase debate.
The takeaway is basically, given that the password is actually of considerable length, it doesn't matter which one you use.
However, if it's a password that you'll need to remember, it's probably better to use a passphrase. The master password for the password manager you use is a good example. (That's one password it can't remember for you.)
@Suzie97 I have to agree. Flatpak is amazing. It really takes how the Linux community has done things and massively improves it without trying to change it fundamentally. I think that may be why it is winning out against AppImage and Snap.
While they are both great formats and have their own strengths, I think they fail to address their audience and how they prefer to work. It's more or less the same reason why Microsoft Store didn't take Windows users by storm.
@bitwarden Does it matter whether you use a passphrase or a reasonably long password if you use a password manager?
I wrote about the anatomy of an email offering to pay me to add malware to my browser extension. https://ericwbailey.website/published/re-selling-your-extension/
Dealing with the issues of everyday computing.